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Help at hand to try one new thing during Get Online Week

12 Oct 2018

Northumberland Libraries is encouraging residents to make the most of the internet as part of national Get Online Week from October 15 - October 21.

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Community Choirs perform in local libraries

10 Oct 2018

On Saturday 13 October, to mark National Libraries Week, community choirs will be singing in Northumberland Libraries.

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Call out for volunteers on World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2018

On World Mental Health Day (10 October) a call out is being made for volunteers to come forward and act as support buddies to help people in Northumberland with mental health issues to become physically active.

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Changes to bin collections

09 Oct 2018

Changes to bin collection days for more than 27,000 residents are being introduced in the county.

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Roadshows to provide support and advice for elderly

09 Oct 2018

Two Winter Warmer roadshows will be held in Northumberland this week to help older people to stay active, safe and connected in their communities.

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Northumberland businesses get the ‘Digital Knowhow’

09 Oct 2018

More than 100 businesses and charities attended a special workshop in the county aimed at helping them flourish in a digital future.

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Council gets budget under control to reduce budget gap to £36m

09 Oct 2018

​Northumberland County Council have published revised budget proposals for 2019-2022 following Cabinet approval.

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Ministerial backing for new Darras Hall Primary School

08 Oct 2018

The Secretary of State for Education has made a visit to a newly built primary school in Northumberland today (October 8th).

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Public encouraged to attend Union Chain Bridge consultation events

08 Oct 2018

A series of consultation events with local residents, teachers and community groups will be held this month as further progress is made on the second round National Lottery bid for the Union Chain Bridge project.

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Fighting Fly tipping in Cramlington

08 Oct 2018

The fight against fly tipping in the county is continuing, and this month the focus has been on a waste dumping hotspot in Cramlington.

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Welcome boost for education funding

08 Oct 2018

Job prospects and opportunities for young people in Northumberland are set to be boosted by a new £24 million programme for the north east, the Education Secretary has announced.

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Thousands complete Britain's most beautiful marathon

07 Oct 2018

Thousands complete Britain's most beautiful marathon Over 1,000 exhausted but exhilarated runners crossed the finish line of what is undoubtedly Britain's most beautiful marathon today (Sunday 7 October)

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Northumberland and Scottish Fire Service collaborate on remote wildfire training

04 Oct 2018

Firefighters in Northumberland have tackled a number of wildfires this summer after the enduring heat wave made the countryside dangerously flammable.

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Stand-alone leisure centre and hospital confirmed for Berwick

04 Oct 2018

Northumberland County Council act on commitment to listen to community.

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NRFS Chief’s Challenge focuses on mental health within the emergency services.

03 Oct 2018

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Chief Fire Officer, Paul Hedley, is taking on a number of ‘Chief’s Challenges’ to mark his landmark 50th birthday while raising money for Tyneside and Northumberland Mind, the local branch of the charity Mind.

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Discover something new during libraries week

03 Oct 2018

Northumberland residents are being encouraged to discover more about their local library during Libraries Week which runs from October 8 to 13. Northumberland Libraries have put on a packed week of events to demonstrate just what libraries in the county can offer to our local communities.

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Record turnout expected at Kielder Marathon weekend

03 Oct 2018

There are just a few days to go before thousands of runners enjoy Britain's ‘most beautiful' marathon.

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Kirknewton residents’ views sought on conservation area

03 Oct 2018

Public consultation is underway on a new Conservation Area Appraisal for the Northumberland village of Kirknewton.

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One person quits smoking every 80 seconds in England

03 Oct 2018

Stoptober is back and smokers in Northumberland are being encouraged to give quitting another go – even if they’ve tried before.

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Is your home as safe as it can be?

02 Oct 2018

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Home Safety Week, running from 1 - 7 October, and encouraging residents to ensure they and their loved ones have a Safe Home.

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Council awards contract on Ponteland Development

02 Oct 2018

Northumberland County Council has awarded Kier Construction the landmark development to create a combined schools and leisure campus in Ponteland.

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Forum for Northumberland landlords to be held in Morpeth

02 Oct 2018

Landlords and agents based in Northumberland are invited to an annual forum being organised by Northumberland County Council.

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Ambitious Borderlands Deal proposals submitted to Governments

02 Oct 2018

After a year in the planning, a multi-million-pound proposal to provide significant investment to the Borderlands has formally been submitted to UK and Scottish Governments.

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Carlisle Park strikes GOLD at the ‘in bloom’ awards

02 Oct 2018

County council staff, members and volunteers have been celebrating Carlisle Park’s Gold award win in the Best Park category of this year’s Northumbria in Bloom Awards.

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An army of volunteers to help at Kielder Marathon weekend

01 Oct 2018

Race organisers at Kielder have drafted in the armed forces to help runners soldier on.