British Travel Awards

Northumberland wins Silver at British Travel Awards

28 Nov 2019

We are proud to announce that Northumberland has been awarded SILVER in the category of Best UK Holiday Destination in the British Travel Awards!

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.

Delegates at the second Borderlands conference

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.

Allendale Primary students and staff receiving their award

Schools top the region for sustainable travel

25 Nov 2019

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

Westmorland Way roundabout

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.

Lindisfarne castle with the tide in

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!

Join the Winter Mini Challenge

Join the Winter Mini Challenge for a sled-load of reading fun

21 Nov 2019

Libraries across Northumberland are running a Christmas Reading Challenge from Monday 2nd December through to Monday 13th January.

 European Fire Safety Award ceremony 2019

Fire scheme scoops top European award

20 Nov 2019

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

Ignite: Festival of Flame one of the Great Northumberland Winter Festival events

Exciting events planned for Great Northumberland Winter Festival

20 Nov 2019

The Great Northumberland Winter Festival continues with some exciting events planned for the remainder of 2019.

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 a wreath making workshop that is being held at Hepscott Park, near Morpeth on 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.