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Festive crackdown on illegal alcohol

31 Dec 2019

Northumberland County Council’s Housing and Public Protection Service has carried out a crackdown on illegal Christmas spirits.  

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Visitor centre to close for improvement works

27 Dec 2019

The latest phase of improvements at Druridge Bay Country Park are getting underway in the New Year.

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Recycling advice for Northumberland residents

23 Dec 2019

Amounts of household waste increase dramatically over Christmas - as residents unwrap presents, consume lots of tasty festive food and then dispose of everything from wrappings to Christmas trees!

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People in Northumberland are challenged to “Try Dry” in January

23 Dec 2019

One in 10 drinkers plan to go alcohol-free for Dry January 2020. And almost four in five (78%) Brits say they drink more than they want or intend to, according to a new online poll for Dry January.

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Working together, for the best start in life

20 Dec 2019

Northumberland has officially launched its new children and young people’s plan.

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Festive firework warning following seizure of old stock

18 Dec 2019

Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards Service is asking residents to be its eyes on the ground following a seizure in November of old and potentially dangerous fireworks. 

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Grand opening weekend of events planned for Alnwick Playhouse and community hub 

17 Dec 2019

Alnwick Playhouse, one of the town’s most popular and well loved buildings is to re-open to the public on Friday January 3rd.

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Community groups invited to bid for funding 

17 Dec 2019

Voluntary and community groups across the south east of the county that are in need of financial assistance,  are being invited to apply for funding from Northumberland County Council’s community chest fund. 

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Sporting heroes celebrated at awards ceremony

17 Dec 2019

A record crowd of over 440 packed into Hexham's Wentworth Leisure Centre for the annual Sport Tynedale Awards that recognise sporting achievements in West Northumberland.  

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Work to start on Berwick’s new leisure centre

16 Dec 2019

A turf cutting ceremony has taken place to officially mark the start of a multi-million pound scheme to transform leisure provision in Berwick.

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Council launches its 2020 budget consultation

16 Dec 2019

Consultation opens today on the council’s budget plans for the coming year.

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Climate Change Action Plan reaches next stage

13 Dec 2019

Northumberland County Council’s Cabinet has formally approved its draft Climate Change Action Plan - and a further £3m could be committed over the next three years to get a raft of projects underway.

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Council wins West Thirston appeal

10 Dec 2019

The council has won an appeal against its refusal to grant planning permission for a proposed development at West Thirston.

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18 new school places for pupils with SEND

10 Dec 2019

The council has agreed a pilot scheme which will see 18 new places for SEND pupils in mainstream schools in the county

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Northumberland community pub helping local children

09 Dec 2019

Owners of the The Northumberland Arms pub in Bedlington have offered their support for local children.

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Further consultation on West Woodburn school

02 Dec 2019

The council's cabinet has agreed to carry out further consultation on the future of West Woodburn First School.

Julie Mills at the National Apprenticeship Awards

Julie is national apprentice of the year!

28 Nov 2019

Northumberland apprentice Julie Mills was a winner at last night’s annual National Apprenticeship Awards. 

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Learning Disability Nursing centenary rocks

28 Nov 2019

To celebrate the 100th birthday of learning disability nursing this year, 100 decorative rocks are being placed in mystery locations around Northumberland.

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Borderlands schemes set to start in 2020

27 Nov 2019

It is anticipated that delivery of schemes under the £394.5million Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal will start next year - delegates at the second Borderlands Conference have been told. 

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Real Christmas trees on sale at Hepscott Park

27 Nov 2019

Hepscott Park Horticultural Skills Unit is now selling good quality Christmas trees.

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

25 Nov 2019

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

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Schools top the region for sustainable travel

25 Nov 2019

Northumberland schools have topped the region in the 2019 Modeshift STARS awards.

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Improvement works complete at Cramlington junction

22 Nov 2019

A scheme to improve safety and traffic flows at a busy Cramlington town centre junction has been completed on schedule.

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Staycation Award win for Northumberland

22 Nov 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Northumberland has been crowned Seaside Staycation of the Year in iNewspaper’s first ever Staycation Awards!

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Fire scheme scoops top European award

20 Nov 2019

The Firefighters Plus project has won the European Fire Safety Award 2019