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.

Image demonstrating Northumberland County Council sites go smokefree

Northumberland County Council sites go smokefree

29 Oct 2019

Northumberland County Council has transformed all its sites into fully smokefree areas.

Parents and children in a children's centre

Parents and families invited to drop-in event at Bellingham

25 Oct 2019

Parents and families in the Bellingham and North Tyne areas are invited to a drop-in event at a new base for Early Help and Children’s Centre services.

A Riding for the Disabled lesson at the Pegasus Centre

Volunteers needed for Morpeth Riding for the Disabled Group

24 Oct 2019

An appeal is being made for volunteers to help at Morpeth Riding for the Disabled at the Pegasus Centre in Morpeth.

Seal swimming

Conservationist Jane dives straight in with campaign support

24 Oct 2019

It's not every day you come nose to nose with a seal, but that's exactly what the newest recruit to Northumberland County Council's 'Discover our Land' campaign, Jane Hardy, is very used to.

Wire model of a soldier

'Soldiers' to stand guard in run up to Armistice Day

23 Oct 2019

Life size wire models depicting World War One soldiers will be ‘standing guard’ in the county over the coming weeks.

Cllr Daley presenting Stannington school with their Modeshift  STARS award

Northumberland schools are travel STARs

23 Oct 2019

Ten Northumberland schools have achieved Modeshift STARS accreditation - marking them out for excellence in promoting sustainable and active travel.

Young people training to be sports volunteers

Calling Northumberland schools’ budding young sports leaders!

22 Oct 2019

Young people between 14 and 18 are being encouraged to take part in a successful sports volunteers programme.

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Views sought on proposed changes to Easington and Belford Parish Councils

21 Oct 2019

Local people are being asked to give their views on proposed changes to the electoral arrangements of Easington and Belford Parish Councils.

Artists impression of the new Morpeth Leisure Centre

Plans submitted for Morpeth’s new leisure centre 

21 Oct 2019

Plans to provide Morpeth with a state-of-the-art £21m leisure centre and community services hub have taken a step closer to reality.

Grass and desert representing climate change

Plans for Climate Change Commission announced

21 Oct 2019

Northumberland County Council has announced ambitious plans to create a Climate Change Commission.

Pre-loved furniture

Furniture sale will support key service

21 Oct 2019

A community scheme that helps adults with learning difficulties acquire new skills is holding a furniture sale on Saturday 16 November.

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Fly tippers targeted

21 Oct 2019

Northumberland County Council is clamping down on fly-tippers using a combination of education, engagement and enforcement.

New teacher in classroom

Support for new teachers in Northumberland

21 Oct 2019

The Chartered College of Teaching has partnered with the council.

Cllr Cath Homer and Eliot Smith

Great Northumberland Winter Festival events announced

19 Oct 2019

The Great Northumberland Winter Festival was officially launched today with events taking place across the county.

Image demonstrating Litter campaign to celebrate community heroes

Litter campaign to celebrate community heroes

16 Oct 2019

A major campaign is encouraging people to play their part in keeping the county clean and green.

Cathy and Matthew Stephenson of Sweetdreams

Cramlington chocolatiers sweet on regional campaign

16 Oct 2019

Northumberland Confectioners Cathy and Matthew Stephenson are backing a country-wide campaign that showcases Northumberland’s thriving business community.

Woodland scene

Hundreds of new trees to be planted in county

16 Oct 2019

More than 600 new trees are to be planted across Northumberland - making the county greener and cleaner.

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Olympic runner opens new school track

15 Oct 2019

Olympian Laura Weightman has officially opened a new running track at Whittingham Primary School.

Image demonstrating More details set to be revealed on Alnwick campus scheme

More details set to be revealed on Alnwick campus scheme

15 Oct 2019

Residents are being invited to a special drop in session to find out more about the new Lindisfarne Community Campus in Alnwick.

Image demonstrating Northumberland students try out democracy

Northumberland students try out democracy

14 Oct 2019

Over 1,200 school pupils from across the county are taking part in Local Democracy Week.

Image demonstrating Thousands complete the tenth year of Britain's most beautiful marathon

Thousands complete the tenth year of Britain's most beautiful marathon

14 Oct 2019

Rain didn't dampen the spirits of nearly 1,000 exhausted but exhilarated runners who helped celebrate the tenth anniversary of Britain's most beautiful marathon.

Image demonstrating National campaign sees Northumberland get more out of life online

National campaign sees Northumberland get more out of life online

11 Oct 2019

Next week will see Get Online Week help Northumberland residents learn that getting the most out of the internet can be easy and fun.