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Image demonstrating Schools competitions launched for International Women’s Day

Schools competitions launched for International Women’s Day

31 Jan 2020

School children from across the county are being invited to take part in creative writing and art competitions focusing on gender equality.

Group of council representatives sat around meeting table

Community leaders meet to address vandalism in Blyth

31 Jan 2020

Local community leaders met in Blyth today to discuss the recent spate of arson attacks in the South Shore area.

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Marine conservationist swimming to the end of the Earth to protect Antarctica

30 Jan 2020

In February 2020, an intrepid team of marine conservationists from around the globe will be accompanying world-renowned extreme swimmer Ger Kennedy on an awareness-raising expedition to Antarctica

The rainbow flag at County Hall

Council celebrates Stonewall success

30 Jan 2020

For the second year running Northumberland County Council has been listed in the Top 100 Employers in the country for its commitment to equality and diversity by Stonewall, the national LGBT (lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender) charity. 

A new recycling bin

New recycling bins trialled

29 Jan 2020

New bins aimed at boosting recycling are being trialled in Northumberland.

Cllrs Trevor Cessford and Cath Homer with Peter Rodger from Hexham Community Partnership

'A great way to showcase future development in Hexham'

29 Jan 2020

One of the many positive comments about the recent Hexham Hub Showcase event.

Councillors and railway staff on a new cycle track

Full-steam ahead for new cycleway

29 Jan 2020

A new cycle path taking in some of the county’s beautiful scenery has been officially opened.

Image demonstrating Council to run information events to seek new suppliers 

Council to run information events to seek new suppliers 

28 Jan 2020

Northumberland County Council is looking to recruit new contractors and will be holding a number procurement information events so that those interested can come along and find out more.

Tynedale Rugby Club Girls' Team

Girls' rugby teams fight for place in cup final

28 Jan 2020

Tynedale Rugby Club’s girls’ teams will be fighting for a place in the finals of Northern League cup next month.

Successful candidates in the youth elections

Youth Cabinet and Youth Parliament members elected

24 Jan 2020

Voting has taken place this week to elect representatives to the county's youth cabinet and parliament.

Partners launch Physical Activity Strategy

A radical approach to encourage residents to be more active for life

22 Jan 2020

A new physical activity strategy has been launched for the county which sets out a bold, innovative ambition to encourage every resident in Northumberland to be more active for life.

Image of people dealing drugs

Dawn raids in Berwick tackle drug dealing

22 Jan 2020

Dawn raids have been carried out in Berwick to target suspected drug dealing in a major offensive against ‘County Lines’.

Artist's impression of play village

Minister in £5m tourist attraction backing

21 Jan 2020

A major tourist attraction in Northumberland has moved a step closer with £5 million Government funding.

Cllr Cath Homer completes her library consultation

Good response to library consultation

21 Jan 2020

A public consultation on the future shape of Northumberland’s library service has received more than 1,800 responses in its first month.

Beach huts damaged by fire

Blyth beach hut fires condemned

17 Jan 2020

Northumberland County Council has condemned senseless acts in Blyth which have seen the town’s iconic beach huts badly damaged by fire.

Children underneath a 20mph sign

Roll-out of safer school zones continues

16 Jan 2020

More than 80 schools in Northumberland are now safer thanks to the ongoing roll-out of 20mph limits outside their buildings.

A cartoon picture of scouts

New funding for community groups announced

14 Jan 2020

Uniformed groups across the county are to benefit from thousands of pounds in funding to support their work in the community.

Hexham Abbey from Hexham House grounds

Hexham residents invited to second showcase event

14 Jan 2020

This Hexham Hub event will provide updates on some major developments for the town.

A drawing of a safety camera

Residents reminded about safer driving

14 Jan 2020

Residents are being reminded to check their speed when driving through the county.

Blyth quayside

Global firm to deliver Blyth investment strategy

10 Jan 2020

Global engineering, management and development consultancy firm Mott MacDonald have been appointed to deliver a new town centre investment strategy for Blyth town centre.

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Referendum date set for Cramlington Neighbourhood Plan

09 Jan 2020

A date has been set for a local referendum on the Cramlington Neighbourhood Plan.

Artist impression of new cinema in Ashington

Ashington town centre scheme gets green light

08 Jan 2020

The multi-million pound scheme to transform Ashington town centre has taken another major step forward with Advance Northumberland securing planning permission for its flagship scheme on Portland Park. 

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Views sought on proposed boundary changes to Morpeth Town Council

08 Jan 2020

The electoral arrangements of Morpeth Town Council  are currently being examined with a view to amending its boundaries with Hebron, Hepscott and Mitford Parish Councils.

Councillors John Beynon and Glen Sanderson at the carpark site

Work on track for station parking improvements

08 Jan 2020

Work is underway to create extra parking at Morpeth Railway Station.

Green fields and desert representing climate change

Climate change action plan gets full approval

08 Jan 2020

Northumberland County Councillors have formally approved their Climate Change Action Plan - paving the way for a range of ambitious green projects.