Council teams ready to tackle winter weather

30 Nov 2018

A dedicated team has once again swung into action to tackle the worst the winter weather can throw at the county.

Breaking the ground on a groundbreaking scheme

30 Nov 2018

The first turf has been dug at the start of construction on a groundbreaking development in Northumberland.

Blyth BID results announced

30 Nov 2018

The results of a ballot to introduce a Business Improvement District (BID) in Blyth have been announced.

Northumberland strikes Gold at prestigious travel awards

29 Nov 2018

Northumberland has won Gold at the British Travel Awards and picked up the coveted title of “Best UK Holiday County/Destination of the Year”.

Rescue dogs are stars of 2019 charity calendar

29 Nov 2018

A charity calendar, featuring dogs rescued in Northumberland, is now for sale with all the proceeds going directly to four local animal charities.

Northumberland tops the North East for apprenticeship recruitment

28 Nov 2018

Northumberland County Council has exceeded national targets for the number of apprentices recruited between 2017 and 2018.

There's a Yeti in the playground

27 Nov 2018

Join the Winter Mini Challenge and share in the Christmas Fun with Northumberland Libraries

Referendum date set for Acomb Neighbourhood Plan

27 Nov 2018

A date has now been set for a local referendum on the Acomb Neighbourhood Plan.

Failure to dispose of dead stock lands farmer in court

27 Nov 2018

A farmer who failed to dispose of dead stock and complete animal movement records correctly has appeared before Newcastle Magistrates.

Excellent progress on new first school for Morpeth

27 Nov 2018

Teachers and students from Morpeth First School have joined county councillors to view progress on the site of the new school that they will attend from September 2019.

New lease of life for former council depot

26 Nov 2018

Northumberland County Council has welcomed new investment in a disused site in Alnwick.

​Northumberland FRS welcomes new fire appliances into its fleet

26 Nov 2018

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is committed to providing the best possible vehicles and equipment to enable personnel to effectively and efficiently respond to emergency incidents which occur within the county. To further improve the service, NFRS have recently introduced two new fire engines to their fleet of operational response vehicles.

Wildlife suffering at hands of litter louts

23 Nov 2018

The impact on Northumberland’s wildlife as a result of littering has been revealed in a new video.

Black Friday sales - Watch out for scams and be aware of your rights

22 Nov 2018

Black Friday deals might not always be the bargains they seem to be warn Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards.

Grant kick starts community led affordable housing scheme

22 Nov 2018

A community led affordable housing scheme is now underway in Haltwhistle thanks to a grant from Northumberland County Council.

Northumberland sweeps the board at North East England Tourism Awards

22 Nov 2018

Northumberland swept the board at last night’s North East England Tourism Awards picking up more Gold awards than any other area in the region.

Raising awareness of the advantages of regular HIV testing

22 Nov 2018

Community health experts are raising awareness of the need for regular testing as part of national HIV testing week.

Hundreds have their say on Alnwick's future

21 Nov 2018

Hundreds of residents have had their say about how Alnwick develops over the coming years.

Beware hiring cowboy rubbish collectors, or you could face a fine

21 Nov 2018

Don’t trust a ‘white van man’ offering to get rid of your rubbish on the cheap. That’s the message from Northumberland County Council’s Public Health Protection Unit after a string of fly-tipping incidents from unscrupulous waste collectors.

Gold standard meals in a silver anniversary year

21 Nov 2018

Schools across Northumberland have been celebrating their meals service in style, with a range of initiatives aimed at highlighting everything that is great about school catering.

Councils Team Up for Domestic Abuse Awareness Week

20 Nov 2018

Northumberland County Council is again teaming up with Newcastle City Council and North Tyneside Council for the annual Domestic Abuse Awareness Week – helping to make a stand against domestic abuse and encouraging people to report it.

Paving the way for road improvements

20 Nov 2018

The County Council is investing in the latest technology as it continues to improve Northumberland’s roads.

New look and name for Alnwick Children’s Centre’s pre-school

20 Nov 2018

Alnwick Children’s Centre’s pre-school has got a new name and image.

Electrical Safety tips for over 65's

20 Nov 2018

Senior Citizens at Risk – with 11 accidental electrical fires a day affecting people aged 65 and over, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) and Electrical Safety First ask people to check on older neighbours and friends

Council evicts trouble making tenants

19 Nov 2018

Eight tenants who have been causing misery and upset to neighbours and the community have been evicted from Northumberland County Council owned properties over the last year, sending out a clear message that crime and antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.