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Dynamic leader sought to take tourism forward in Northumberland 

31 Jul 2020

A nation-wide search will be launched for a dynamic leader to take tourism in Northumberland into the future.

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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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Shielding advice for residents in Northumberland

28 Jul 2020

People who are currently shielding in Northumberland have been contacted and offered advice in the run up to measures being eased on August 1.

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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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Council celebrates hat trick on MJ awards shortlist

23 Jul 2020

The Council have been shortlisted in three categories in this year’s Municipal Journal Local Government Achievement Awards.

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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.

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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. 

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Join the Kielder Brag Challenge

21 Jul 2020

Northumberland Libraries and Kielder Water & Forest Park have teamed up to offer children a creative writing and art project as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

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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.

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Blyth beach huts repaired following arson attack

15 Jul 2020

Blyth’s iconic beach huts have been restored to their former glory following an arson attack earlier in the year.

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Returning to School

15 Jul 2020

Resources available to help you and your family prepare.

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Council to commemorate the life of Jack Charlton

15 Jul 2020

Following the sad loss of sporting legend Jack Charlton, the council plans to honour his memory in his home town of Ashington.

Flooding in Northumberland

Flood protection funding welcomed

15 Jul 2020

Hundreds of homes in the county are to get better flood protection thanks to new Government funding.

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Consultation launched on new evidence behind local plan

14 Jul 2020

A consultation has been launched on new evidence presented as part of the local plan making process in Northumberland.

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Northumberland Homefinder service reopens

14 Jul 2020

The popular Northumberland Homefinder service that is used to search and apply for a home is back up and running.

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Customer safety is Active Northumberland’s top priority as sport centres prepare to reopen 

13 Jul 2020

Active Northumberland sports and leisure centres around the county are to reopen on Saturday 25 July,   with stringent new hygiene and social distancing practices in place to keep customers and staff safe and well.

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Sporting boost for new schools project at Hexham

13 Jul 2020

The new Hexham schools scheme has received a boost, with news of a £482,575 grant towards a 3G sports pitch.

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Calling all the county's creative freelancers!

10 Jul 2020

Creative Freelancers in Northumberland are being asked to take part in a research project to help shape the future of their industry.

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Don’t get caught out – make sure you’re on the electoral register

09 Jul 2020

Residents in Northumberland are being urged to safeguard their vote at election time by sparing just a few minutes of their time to make sure their name is on the electoral register. 

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Blyth scoops extra funding for town centre scheme

09 Jul 2020

Blyth is to get a further £750,000 cash boost as plans for its regeneration continue to gather pace.