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Phased return to school for Northumberland children

31 Dec 2020

Information about returning to school in Northumberland, following announcements made by government yesterday.

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Council officer awarded MBE for Covid efforts

30 Dec 2020

The council’s former service director for adult social care has been honoured in the New Year’s Honours List.   

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Government places North East in Tier 4

30 Dec 2020

Statement from all LA7 leaders on the North East being placed into Tier 4 restrictions.

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Further stay for Mobile Testing Unit in Haltwhistle

30 Dec 2020

A Covid-19 mobile testing unit is to remain in Haltwhistle for a further two weeks, to make access to testing easier than ever for local residents. 


Major boost as £11m Blyth Town Centre funding approved

26 Dec 2020

The County Council has welcomed the news that a major funding bid unlocking up to £31m investment to transform Blyth town centre has been approved by government.

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Council to investigate possible move of Alnwick museum

23 Dec 2020

Northumberland County Council will work with partners in Alnwick to look at the possibility of a move of an Alnwick museum.

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Appeal to find owners of severely neglected dog found in Ashington 

23 Dec 2020

An appeal is being made to members of the public to come forward if they have any information about a dog that has been found abandoned and in poor condition in the Ashington area. 

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Residents encouraged to have a green Christmas

22 Dec 2020

Households in Northumberland are encouraged to practice effective recycling this Christmas season.

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Support Northumberland charities this Christmas

22 Dec 2020

Are you looking to support a local charity this Christmas? 

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Ask your questions on council's draft budget plans

22 Dec 2020

Residents are being invited to ask questions on next year’s draft budget proposals – at a special live Q+A session. 

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Hoarding changes bring festive cheer to Berwick nursing home

22 Dec 2020

The council’s brought a spot of early Christmas cheer to a Berwick nursing home. 

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Second phase of business support grant schemes underway

21 Dec 2020

The second versions of schemes to support businesses which have been severely impacted by COVID-19 restrictions are underway in Northumberland. 

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Keep following the basics to keep the virus at bay

21 Dec 2020

The region's Directors of Public Health have tonight issued a joint statement on the new strain of coronavirus.

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Second grant support scheme for taxi drivers launched

19 Dec 2020

If you’re a self-employed taxi driver based in Northumberland you could be eligible for a new and second grant scheme which has just been opened for applications. 

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Government decision to keep North East in Tier 3

17 Dec 2020

The North East's leaders have reacted to the government's decision to keep the region under the very high Tier 3 restrictions.

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Applications open for support grant for ‘wet-led’ pubs

17 Dec 2020

Applications have opened today for support grants for pubs in Northumberland which derive less than half of their income from food sales. 

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Business grant schemes re-open for more applications

17 Dec 2020

Three grant schemes in Northumberland have reopened, and the county council is urging any business which believes that it might be eligible for funding support to apply within the extended deadline.

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Ski-lift technology used as border bridge work continues

16 Dec 2020

Technology more commonly seen on the slopes of the Swiss Alps is being used in the latest stage of restoration of the famous Union Chain Bridge. 

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Food Partnership set to bring communities together

16 Dec 2020

A partnership to help bring forward sustainable food solutions for communities in Northumberland has been set up by the council.

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Public thanked as rail consultation closes

15 Dec 2020

Public consultation on the reintroduction of a rail passenger service in Northumberland has closed. 

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Car park time limits to be eased to support shoppers and traders

15 Dec 2020

The council is helping to ease some of the stresses and pressures on those who are out last-minute Christmas shopping by relaxing time limits within its free town centre car parks.

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Villagers come together to light up Christmas

15 Dec 2020

Villagers in Scremerston have raised more than £6,000 to help light up their village for the first time this Christmas.

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Beware of Government grant scam emails 

14 Dec 2020

Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards Service is urging businesses to be on their guard for scam emails offering monetary grants.  

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Major refurbishment for Seahouses and Holy Island public toilets

14 Dec 2020

Public toilets at Seahouses and Holy Island are set to have a new lease of life, as work is due to start on major refurbishments. 

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Council launches scheme to support taxi drivers in Northumberland

14 Dec 2020

Taxi drivers In Northumberland who have suffered a loss of income due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions can now apply for a one-off £500 grant.