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Remember to follow safety guidance when travelling

19 Aug 2020

Residents in Northumberland are being reminded that restrictions are in place in other parts of the country where there are particularly high numbers of cases of Covid-19 and that they should think carefully before visiting them.

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Northumberland takes home Silver and Bronze in National Tourism Awards

18 Aug 2020

St Cuthbert’s House and Hjem made Northumberland proud at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, competing for the most coveted accolades in English tourism.

Councillors Glen Sanderson, Jeff Watson and Guy Renner-Thompson

New appointments to Council's Cabinet

17 Aug 2020

A number of new appointments have been made to the County Council’s Cabinet.

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Council commemorates 75th anniversary of VJ Day

15 Aug 2020

The council has hosted a small event at County Hall today to remember Victory over Japan (VJ) Day.

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Outdoor cinema coming to Blyth town centre

14 Aug 2020

Blyth Market Place is set to be transformed this summer into a family friendly outdoor cinema space.

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Celebrate Love Culture Week with Northumberland Libraries and the Silly Squad

14 Aug 2020

Next week (17- 22 Aug) is Love Culture Week, and Northumberland families are being invited to take part in a local treasure hunt to help them find out more about what’s available in their area.

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New service will protect Northumberland’s shorebirds

11 Aug 2020

A new coastal ranger service is set to safeguard important shorebirds along Northumberland's coastline.

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Learn how to re-set your health with the PHE Better Health campaign

11 Aug 2020

Residents and visitors in Northumberland are being encouraged to seize the moment and reset their health, with an initial focus on healthy weight.

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Learn how to find your perfect apprenticeship in Northumberland

10 Aug 2020

Join us at one of our online apprentice recruitment events this week to find out how you can kickstart your career or get a job through our apprenticeships scheme.

Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy and Councillor Richard Wearmouth

Funding bid for town's transformation submitted

07 Aug 2020

A major funding bid which could unlock up to £40m investment to transform Blyth town centre has been submitted to government.

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Select and Collect service offered at limited number of libraries

07 Aug 2020

A select and collect service has been introduced at a limited number of libraries in Northumberland.

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Active pools open to the public - but swimmers must pre-book

05 Aug 2020

Active Northumberland swimming pools have reopened to the public this week ( Monday 3rd August)  but swimmers must pre-book a time slot, before taking the plunge.

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Business can now apply for new pavement licences

04 Aug 2020

Pubs, cafes and restaurants wanting to move their chairs and tables outside can now apply to the council for permission through a special fast-track system.

Hexham town centre

Temporary traffic changes in Hexham town centre

04 Aug 2020

Temporary traffic changes are being introduced around Hexham’s Market Place to help safeguard the public and support the recovery of the town centre after the easing of lockdown.

Cllr Richard Dodd in Ponteland

Car park improvements complete in Ponteland

03 Aug 2020

Works to improve parking and roads in Ponteland town centre are almost complete.

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New programme to help businesses recover and restart

31 Jul 2020

A new support programme is launching to help businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic to recover and restart.

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Parking payments made even easier

30 Jul 2020

Paying for parking in the county has just become easier with the introduction of pay by phone parking.

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Fitness fans joy as leisure centres reopen

29 Jul 2020

Hundreds of fitness fans were able to get back to their regular exercise routines as Active Northumberland sports and leisure centres opened their doors on Saturday, following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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Owners urged to keep dogs on leads around wildlife

28 Jul 2020

Dog owners are being urged to keep a look out for wildlife when walking their pets and place them on a lead or recall them if they encounter it.

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No touch tools donated to frontline key workers

28 Jul 2020

Key workers have received a kind donation of ‘No Touch Tools’ from Collingwood School and Media Arts College.

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New era for tourism in Northumberland set to be launched at high profile business engagement event

24 Jul 2020

Tourism businesses across Northumberland are being invited to join national industry leaders for a business engagement event on Thursday 30 July, where a new Visit Northumberland brand and strategy will be launched to aid the County’s recovery.

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Residents urged to follow new rules on face coverings

23 Jul 2020

Residents and visitors to Northumberland are being urged to follow the new legislation around face coverings to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Union Chain Bridge

Virtual celebrations to mark bridge bicentenary

22 Jul 2020

A day of digital celebrations will mark the 200th birthday of the world-famous Union Chain Bridge. 

Jack Charlton

Council working to support funeral arrangements for local hero

20 Jul 2020

Northumberland County Council is working with the Charlton family to support the funeral arrangements of footballing legend Jack Charlton.

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Tourism takes centre stage in Northumberland’s road to recovery

17 Jul 2020

The road to recovery for Northumberland’s tourism industry has taken centre stage as Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Tourism join forces to take tourism to the next level.