Excellence Awards Winners Announced

28 Sep 2018

The outstanding contribution County Council staff make to the lives of people across Northumberland have been recognised at this year’s Excellence Awards.

Northumberland County Council pledges support for water Refill campaign

27 Sep 2018

Northumberland County Council is joining the refill revolution by backing an exciting environmental campaign which aims to help reduce the number of plastic bottles ending up in landfill or the ocean.

Blooming marvellous results for county in floral awards

27 Sep 2018

Green fingered Northumbrians have done the county proud yet again as they collected a string of awards after impressing judges in this year’s Northumbria in Bloom competition.

Salmon spawning jumps into the future

27 Sep 2018

A new augmented reality project is allowing nature lovers to see and find out more about Salmon in the River Tyne at Hexham, through a new interactive experience.

New library listening pod to provide silent place to read

26 Sep 2018

A new, soundproof listening pod that offers a quiet space to sit and read is to be introduced into Northumberland Libraries next month.

Northumberland Safeguarding Children Board working with families who privately foster children

26 Sep 2018

Families within Northumberland are reminded that if they know of, or, are privately fostering a child then they need to get in touch with social services who will ensure the child and family are receiving the support they need.

Young reader wins bag of mischief

26 Sep 2018

A young reader from Holy Island has become the lucky owner of a bag of mischief after his name was pulled out of the hat in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge prize draw

A chilling experience for Kielder runners

26 Sep 2018

The warm up and the cool down are crucial to any exercise, but some runners at Kielder will be taking the cool down to new extremes…to a bone-chilling minus 125 degrees Celsius.

Council apprenticeship scheme to be recognised nationally

25 Sep 2018

Northumberland County Council won the Recruitment Excellence Award at the Regional Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

Borderlands deal could bring benefits for all

25 Sep 2018

An ambitious cross-border deal will benefit communities across Northumberland if approved by government, the leader of the council has promised.

Murder Mystery with a Cream Tea!

24 Sep 2018

On Friday 12th October, (3pm-5.30pm) at the RMS Olympic Suite, White Swan, Alnwick, Northumberland Libraries is hosting an afternoon with local author Fiona Veitch Smith.

Superfast fibre broadband now available to local residents in Detchant

21 Sep 2018

iNorthumberland, a partnership between Northumberland County Council and BT Group, have worked with the community of Detchant to provide residents with access to superfast fibre broadband.

​Get on your marks to secure a place

20 Sep 2018

Runners are being urged to get moving, if they're considering entering one of Britain's most beautiful races at the 2018 Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend.

Roadshows to provide support and advice for elderly

20 Sep 2018

A series of Winter Warmer roadshows are to be held across Northumberland in October to help older people to stay active, safe and connected in their communities.

Northumberland Council provided summer of fun for local children

19 Sep 2018

Northumberland County Council ensured over one hundred school children from Blyth and Hadston enjoyed a fantastic summer holiday with a range of activities and entertainment.

Public invited to drop-in session for Berwick plans

19 Sep 2018

People are being invited to a drop-in session next Thursday (27 September) to give their views on plans for hospital and leisure development in Berwick.

‘Launch of the Manor’ - new register documents rural life in Northumberland

19 Sep 2018

A comprehensive register of details about hundreds of ‘Manors’ in Northumberland has been launched this week by Northumberland Archives, part of Northumberland County Council.

Help your local community get digital

18 Sep 2018

Northumberland County Council’s iNorthumberland team and the Learning and Skills Service are encouraging village halls and community centres across the county to host computer training sessions for residents to learn basic digital skills.

Time is running out - Vote Northumberland and turn the county Red and GOLD

18 Sep 2018

There are just days left to vote for Northumberland in the 2018 British Travel Awards.

Northumberland residents' views sought on council services

18 Sep 2018

People living in Northumberland are being asked for their views about a range of issues, including the area where they live, and how satisfied they are with county council services.

Multi-million pound investment proposals heading to Government

17 Sep 2018

An ambitious multi-million-pound proposal supporting a wide range of innovative projects that could provide significant investment to the Borderlands is set to be submitted to UK and Scottish Governments later this month.

Get on your marks to secure a place

14 Sep 2018

Runners are being urged to get moving, if they're considering entering one of Britain's most beautiful races at the 2018 Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend.

Olympic legend Daley Thompson to join Kielder runners

12 Sep 2018

Double Olympic Decathlon champion, Daley Thompson CBE, will be guest of honour at the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon.

Fire safety advice for businesses

12 Sep 2018

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are supporting NFCC’s Business Safety Week which runs from 10th - 16th September.

HRH samples the cream of Northumberland’s crop in Hexham showcase

12 Sep 2018

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales sampled the very best of Northumberland’s produce on a visit to a special Showcase Market in Hexham today.