Man clearing snow from a path

Snow Wardens sought for new scheme

19 Nov 2019

Community volunteers are being sought to help clear snow and ice from Northumberland’s pavements and paths this winter.

Council officers sleep out

Big Sleep out raises funds and awareness of homelessness

19 Nov 2019

Three Northumberland County Council employees  joined over 60 regional business leaders to sleep out in sub zero temperatures and raise awareness of the plight of the homeless.

Winners of the Discover our Land Photo competition, Charlotte Christian, 12, with Ashley Corr and photographer and competition judge Neil Denham (Centre)

Winners of photo competition announced

19 Nov 2019

The winners of the Discover our Land “Days Out” photo competition which celebrated fantastic places to go in Northumberland have been announced.

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A Christmas Fair for a worthwhile cause 

18 Nov 2019

A community scheme that helps adults with learning difficulties acquire new skills is holding its Christmas Fair at Hepscott Park on Wednesday, 4th December, providing a great opportunity for local residents to pick up hand-made festive gifts, while supporting a worthwhile cause.

Road Safety Week poster

Week to help young people stay safe on our roads

18 Nov 2019

This is Road Safety Week 2019, and we're highlighting some important life-saving messages.

Smith caught flytipping

Fly tipper brought to justice

13 Nov 2019

A fly tipper who dumped rubbish in the Northumberland countryside was brought to justice following an investigation by environmental enforcement officers  from Northumberland County Council.

remains of fallen stock that had not been disposed of correctly

Failure to dispose of dead stock lands farmer in court

13 Nov 2019

A farmer who failed to dispose of dead cattle and sheep and correctly complete required documentation has appeared before Berwick Magistrates Court.

Members of the Armed Forces and emergency services at a Remembrance Service at County Hall, Morpeth

Northumberland remembers  

11 Nov 2019

War veterans and representatives of the Armed Forces and emergency services  joined together with members of the public and local councillors to help commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

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 Get creative with Christmas wreath making workshop

11 Nov 2019

If you fancy getting creative for Christmas, why not sign up to one of the wreath making workshops that are being held at Hepscott Park, near Morpeth on Saturday 30 November and Monday 2 December.

Vindolanda

More of Britain’s top treasures to go on display at Vindolanda

07 Nov 2019

During the summer of 2017 Vindolanda archaeologists enjoyed one of their most successful research excavation seasons to date with the discovery of a hoard of wafer-thin ink on wood Vindolanda writing tablets.

Children in a classroom

Northumberland tops the region for ‘Progress 8’

07 Nov 2019

The council has become the top local authority in the region for a key education performance measure.

Colourful deckchair at the event

A fin-tastic evening of celebrations

07 Nov 2019

More than 200 of Northumberland’s looked after children and care leavers had their achievements celebrated at a special beach-themed awards event last week.

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Beware Apple email scam

06 Nov 2019

Northumberland County Council is warning residents to be on their guard for a scam email which alleges to be from the technology company Apple. 

Dog walkers Ridley Park, Blyth

Council asks dog walkers to ‘respect the lead’

06 Nov 2019

Northumberland County Council is backing a national campaign to avoid tension between dog walkers by promoting good lead etiquette.

A firework exploding

Steady night for Northumberland fire crews

06 Nov 2019

It was a steady night for Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) on the busiest night of the year.

Image demonstrating Remembrance Day Service Invite

Remembrance Day Service Invite

05 Nov 2019

An invite has been extended to members of the public to join staff, councillors and ex servicemen for a Remembrance Service at County Hall in  Morpeth on Monday 11 November.

Councillors holding an anti-litter poster

Buses drive home litter message

05 Nov 2019

Buses travelling round the county are driving home an anti-litter message this autumn.

Alnwick Garden

Northumberland again tops the list of nominees in Tourism Awards

05 Nov 2019

Northumberland has topped the list of nominees once again at this year’s North East England Tourism Awards.

Snow at Bamburgh Castle

Voting is now open for the pic of the pictures

05 Nov 2019

People power is to decide the pick of the county’s pictures.

Man installing solar panels on a roof

Green buildings set for green light

05 Nov 2019

Five more of the council’s buildings are set to go green, if plans are approved for solar panels on their roofs.

Artist's impression of development on bunker site, Hexham

Bunker site development welcomed for Hexham

05 Nov 2019

The council has welcomed a £20million development which is set to bring 60 jobs and around £2.16 million visitor spending to Hexham.

Councillor Cath Homer stood next to International Woman's Day banner at past event

County Council plans programme of celebration for International Women’s Day

04 Nov 2019

Northumberland County Council is planning a programme of activities in the run up to International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March 2020.

Firefighter Plus Project

The Firefighters Plus project has been nominated as finalists for the European Fire Safety Award

31 Oct 2019

Our firefighters are ranked as one of the most trustworthy professions - therefore they have the potential to do so much more for their communities.

   Three Northumberland County Council employees have received prestigious awards for their outstanding contribution to improving community safety.

Community Safety Officers honoured at police awards ceremony

30 Oct 2019

  Three Northumberland County Council employees have received prestigious awards for their outstanding contribution to improving community safety.

children dressed in Halloween costume

Top Tips to keep your child safe this Halloween

29 Oct 2019

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