Work starts on £2.2m Morpeth Railway Station improvements

31 Oct 2018

Work has started on giving Morpeth Railway Station a new lease of life and making it fit-for-purpose for 21st Century train travellers.

Hexham library scanner a hit with local history enthusiasts

31 Oct 2018

The newly refurbished Hexham Library has had a welcome addition to facilities for local and family history researchers.

Survey will help council address Bellingham housing needs

30 Oct 2018

Householders in Bellingham and the surrounding area are being urged to fill in an important housing needs survey that will be landing on their doorstep over the coming week.

School extension will boost special needs education

30 Oct 2018

A school extension which will provide additional places for children with special needs in Northumberland has opened this week.

Funding awarded to improve children’s health at school

30 Oct 2018

Northumberland County Council has allocated more than £230,000 of Healthy Pupil Capital funding to schools across the county - enabling them to develop schemes that will benefit children’s health.

Where are the best local firework displays?

30 Oct 2018

View our big list of organised firework displays in Northumberland and surrounding areas.

Buses backing roadside litter campaign

30 Oct 2018

Buses are backing the council’s campaign to keep the county clean and green.

Car parking improvements at the coast

29 Oct 2018

Major improvement works are getting underway at one of the county’s most popular coastal car parks.

Police ramp up speed enforcement in Powburn

29 Oct 2018

Drivers passing through Powburn are being warned to keep their speed in check as police step up their camera enforcement due to continued excessive speeding through the village.

Top tips to keep your kids safe this Halloween

29 Oct 2018

Halloween is an exciting time for children, but trick-or-treating can become dangerous in a second.

New library listening pod provides silent place to read

29 Oct 2018

A new, soundproof listening pod that offers a quiet space to sit and read has been introduced into Northumberland Libraries.

Council welcomes latest steps in town regeneration

25 Oct 2018

The latest phase of redevelopment in Morpeth town centre is set to get underway.

Touring exhibition marks the end of important archive project

25 Oct 2018

Northumberland Archives are hosting a touring exhibition to signify the end of the Dickson, Archer and Thorp project.

Abbey service to mark World War I anniversary

24 Oct 2018

Members of the public are invited to attend a special service at Hexham Abbey which will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I

Northumberland forest school has opened a nursery ‘branch’

24 Oct 2018

A pioneering forest school in Northumberland has opened a full time nursery - the Footprints Outdoor Forest School Nursery.

Consultation underway on charges for day care and support services

24 Oct 2018

Consultation is underway on proposals to change the way people are charged for care and support services such as home care or day care.

Fire and Rescue Service team up with Mountain Rescue

24 Oct 2018

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team.

Prudhoe park pavilion gets a new lease of life

23 Oct 2018

A century old park near Prudhoe will see its pavilion brought back into use thanks to a real partnership effort.

Major milestone reached for county’s economic future

23 Oct 2018

The penultimate step to transfer the Northumberland County Council’s development arm to its successor has been agreed.

Animal welfare team are rewarded for work with stray dogs

23 Oct 2018

Animal welfare officers in Northumberland are doing “Platinum” work in tackling the issue of stray dogs in the county.

Fire service warns of cheap phone chargers after blaze

23 Oct 2018

Firefighters are warning people to avoid using cheap phone chargers, which do not meet EU and UK safety standards and could be a fire risk.

Save the date - Morpeth Wedding Fair

22 Oct 2018

The date has been set for a local Wedding Fair at the historic Morpeth Town Hall.

Council cash to refurbish Berwick football pavilion

22 Oct 2018

Spittal Rovers Football Club, based in Newfields, Berwick has been given a cash boost from Northumberland County Council to help refurbish a local pavillion adjacent to its sports pitch.

Berwick pub sold illegal spirits

22 Oct 2018

A couple who sold illegal spirits from their Berwick pub have to pay more than £3,000 after appearing in court.

Residents survey deadline extended to November 9

22 Oct 2018

There’s still time for residents to have their say in a survey about council services, as the deadline for completion has been extended to November 9.