Final consultation on Local Plan gets underway

30 Jan 2019

The final phase of public involvement in a new Local Plan for Northumberland starts today.

Public encouraged to find out more about Union Chain Bridge project

30 Jan 2019

Members of the public are invited to two consultation events on Saturday 9 February to find out more about the bid to conserve the historic Union Chain Bridge.

Guy Mankowski at Silence in the Library

30 Jan 2019

Acclaimed North East author Guy Mankowski will be visiting Cramlington Library as part of Northumberland Libraries and Hexham Book Festival’s ‘Silence in the Library’ project which is currently touring eight libraries in the county.

A new play area for Pegswood Primary nursery

30 Jan 2019

Children at Pegswood Primary School nursery can enjoy more active play times now thanks to a new area just opened at the school.

Copycat website warning from trading standards

29 Jan 2019

Northumberland County Council’s Public Protection Service is again warning residents to be on their guard and to look out for so called ‘copycat’ websites when carrying out online transactions.

£1 million investment planned for county’s swimming pools

29 Jan 2019

Six swimming pools across the county are to be upgraded as part of a major £1 million investment programme by Active Northumberland and Northumberland County Council.

Parking charges changes after consultation

29 Jan 2019

Residents’ feedback on proposed changes to some council car parks has led to a number of suggested refinements to the original plans.

An opportunity too good to waste

29 Jan 2019

Ambitious plans to recycle more than 50% of its household waste have been put forward by Northumberland County Council.

New multi-million pound school buildings for Seaton Valley

25 Jan 2019

The council has announced plans to construct new multi-million pound state of the art school buildings at Seaton Delaval.

Ambitious plans revealed in budget proposals

25 Jan 2019

Schemes to boost the county’s economy, improve education prospects for all and create new infrastructure for the future are among ambitious plans for Northumberland County Council’s forthcoming budget.

Plans announced for new Morpeth leisure centre

24 Jan 2019

Morpeth is set for up to £18m investment in a new leisure centre.

Be part of a journey of discovery around the British Isles

24 Jan 2019

How would you like to be part of an historic voyage around the British Isles in a 100 year-old sailing ship?

Dai and the Morpeth Blitz group shortlisted for national award

23 Jan 2019

An environmental group and one of its key organisers have been shortlisted for a national award for their dedicated work to ‘Keep Morpeth Tidy’.

Events planned across county for #VillageHallsWeek

22 Jan 2019

Northumberland’s village halls are gearing up to open their doors for #VillageHallsWeek, starting Tuesday 22 January, to celebrate the vital role they play.

Council is one of Britain’s top 100 LGBT - inclusive employers

21 Jan 2019

Northumberland County Council has been named one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2019. The authority has been ranked the seventh highest scoring local authority in the country.

Discover our Land campaign launched to promote Northumberland

18 Jan 2019

The council has launched an exciting new campaign called Discover our Land to build a community of people to champion everything that is great about the county.

Forum for landlords to be held in Blyth

17 Jan 2019

Landlords and agents based in South East Northumberland are invited to attend development forum being organised by Northumberland County Council.

Catering manager ran as School Chef of the Year

17 Jan 2019

A school catering manager from Northumberland reached the final of the North East and Scotland School Chef of the Year competition.

New education courses for adults

17 Jan 2019

Adults across Northumberland are being offered the chance to improve their job prospects or train in a new discipline.

Major investment in Northumberland's green spaces

16 Jan 2019

Around £300,000 is to be invested in improving five of the county’s parks.

‘Silence in the Library’ comes to Alnwick!

16 Jan 2019

Northumberland Libraries, together with Hexham Book Festival, have been working on a fantastic project to bring an exciting new space to our libraries - and we want you to experience it!

Nomination deadline looming for disability sport awards

16 Jan 2019

Organisers of the The North East Disability Sports Awards scheme are appealing to the public to put individuals and organisations forward for a prize, but you’ll have to hurry as nominations are set to close on Sunday January 20.

Free film screenings offered as part of Holocaust commemorations

16 Jan 2019

Free film screenings are being offered to the public as part of Northumberland’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations.

Investment agreed for Wentworth Leisure Centre refurbishment

16 Jan 2019

Northumberland County Council’s cabinet today agreed funding of almost £700,000 to carry out refurbishment work to Wentworth Leisure Centre in Hexham.

Groups invited to have their say on school site future

15 Jan 2019

Sports clubs and other user groups are being invited to come and hear more about future options for the former Lindisfarne Middle School sports hall and the wider school site.