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Safety key for home to school transport

28 Aug 2020

Home to school transport for over 7,000 students in Northumberland will see new measures put in place to ensure the safety of those travelling. 

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Businesses can help the battle against Covid

28 Aug 2020

The county council is appealing to businesses in Northumberland to comply with the Government’s Covid guidelines.

Dean Jackson

End of term for Education Director

28 Aug 2020

Northumberland County Council will say goodbye to Dean Jackson, Director of Education this week as he leaves in search of a new challenge. 

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Residents encouraged to think about sustainable transport

28 Aug 2020

With pupils going back to school and people returning to work - residents are being asked to think about sustainable travel.

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Transformation for Haydon Bridge High School

27 Aug 2020

Students going to Haydon Bridge High School from September will be wowed by a multi-million pound makeover which is now complete.

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Time limited browsing offered at some libraries

26 Aug 2020

Northumberland Library members will now be able to browse for a new book as the service introduces time limited browsing at some of its libraries. 

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Changes to temporary traffic arrangements in Hexham

26 Aug 2020

From this Saturday (29 August) there will be a change to the temporary traffic arrangements in Hexham town centre.

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Last chance to apply for a business grant in Northumberland

26 Aug 2020

This is the last week that small businesses and retail, hospitality or leisure businesses can apply to Northumberland County Council for support grants.

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Under two weeks left to comment on new evidence behind local plan

25 Aug 2020

There are less than two weeks left for people to make any comments they have on new evidence behind the Northumberland Local Plan.

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Reassurance ahead of reopening of schools

24 Aug 2020

Children in Northumberland returning to school next week for the first time since lock down are being reassured that every possible precaution is being taken to ensure their safety.

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Work to start on Berwick’s first full size 3G football pitch 

24 Aug 2020

  Work is due to start this week on Berwick’s first ever full size 3G artificial grass pitch which will provide high quality football facilities for young people and adults in the town, right throughout the year.  

Union Chain Bridge

Work begins on Union Chain Bridge restoration

20 Aug 2020

Preliminary work has started this week ahead of the restoration of the famous Union Chain Bridge.

Historic pollution at Lynemouth beach

Work progresses on historic Lynemouth pollution

20 Aug 2020

Site investigations are underway as work progresses on tackling the historic pollution at Lynemouth.

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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.