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Public safety paramount as country parks re-open

12 May 2020

The County Council has confirmed that its four country parks will open from Wednesday, May 13 - but the safety of the public remains its absolute priority.

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Construction work to resume on Berwick’s new leisure centre

06 May 2020

Work is due to recommence on the construction of Berwick’s new state of the art leisure centre following a halt in building work due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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Residents thanked as tips re-open

05 May 2020

The Council’s Household Waste Recovery Centres (HWRC) opened this week - with residents thanked for their patience. 

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QE II landmark proposal to be decided by planning hearing

04 May 2020

The controversial planning application is set to be decided through a hearing run by The Planning Inspectorate.

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Bulky waste collection service resuming

04 May 2020

The council is reintroducing a reduced bulky waste collection service from Monday 4 May to help residents dispose of excess waste which has accumulated during the current coronavirus lockdown.

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Welcome step for Great Northumberland Forest

04 May 2020

The council has welcomed an important step in the creation of a Great Northumberland Forest.

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Please be a considerate neighbour during lockdown

01 May 2020

As we all continue to adjust to Government requirements to Stay at Home unless travel is absolutely necessary, life is very different for many families.

Blyth Crematorium

Webcasting providing comfort to nearly 100 bereaved families

01 May 2020

Northumberland County Council is supporting bereaved families in the county by providing free webcasts from funerals at its crematorium in Blyth  - with nearly 100 families using the service so far.

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Smokers urged to quit in Northumberland

01 May 2020

At a time when staying healthy is of peak importance, smokers in Northumberland are being urged to take the step and give up cigarettes for good.

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Council encourages healthy drinking habits during lockdown

30 Apr 2020

It’s a stressful and worrying time for everyone right now which means that when it comes to alcohol, people’s habits around drinking are changing.

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Call for people to celebrate VE Day with 'Stay at Home' parties

30 Apr 2020

Residents in Northumberland are being encouraged to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day with their own stay at home parties. VE Day dawns on Friday, May 8 which marks 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe.

Northumberland tips to reopen with restrictions in place

Northumberland tips to reopen with restrictions in place

29 Apr 2020

The tips will initially offer a restricted service in line with Government guidance on reopening HWRCs.

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Northumberland tops the table for business grants paid out

23 Apr 2020

Figures released by Government this week show that Northumberland is in the top four authorities in the country for the amount of grant paid out to small businesses to support them during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Northumberland firms and residents rally to produce PPE 

23 Apr 2020

Local businesses, schools and residents have stepped up to the mark to ensure that Northumberland’s health workers receive the protective equipment needed to continue their vital work in the front line of the coronavirus battle.

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Northumberland celebrates as county tops the winners at awards

23 Apr 2020

Northumberland found reason to celebrate today as the county topped the list of winners at this year’s North East England Tourism Awards.

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Residents praised for patience as tips remain closed

22 Apr 2020

While tips remain closed across the county residents are being praised for their patience - and asked to hold onto their bulky waste.

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Summer planting work to keep the county blooming

22 Apr 2020

With Spring in full swing, work is getting underway on the council's summer planting programme.

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Council praises outstanding efforts of residential care homes

22 Apr 2020

Northumberland County Council has praised the outstanding work of staff at its Residential Care Homes for children and young people across the county.

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Latest stage of Ponteland schools work set to start

22 Apr 2020

The next step towards completion of Ponteland’s state-of-the-art new school and leisure development is getting underway - with the works to create the new accesses for the school.

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Overnight Spine Road closures for essential works

17 Apr 2020

A series of overnight weekend road closures will be taking place on the A189 Spine Road to allow for essential maintenance works.

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Residents asked to take care with charity donations

17 Apr 2020

Residents are being urged to stay vigilant when giving to charity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Be aware!

Be alert to criminal activity during Covid-19 lockdown

17 Apr 2020

Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Police are working together to urge residents to be extra vigilant to those who might be taking advantage of the current lockdown.

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Council lobbying Government on more support for businesses

17 Apr 2020

Northumberland County Council is lobbying the Government to bring forward further measures to support businesses across Northumberland.

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Council calls on residents to stop nuisance bonfires

17 Apr 2020

Residents are being reminded not to start bonfires that could cause problems for their neighbours. 

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Discover a world of opportunities without leaving your home

16 Apr 2020

Residents in Northumberland will be able to discover a world of opportunities without leaving their home.