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Visitor centre refurbishment complete

30 Jun 2020

Work is complete on the transformation of one of the county’s top country park visitor centres.

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Weddings and Civil Partnership Ceremonies update

30 Jun 2020

Couples looking to get married in Northumberland in the next few months will be contacted by the Northumberland Registration Service, following new government guidance.

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Phased re-opening for county's libraries

29 Jun 2020

Following the government’s recent announcement, the County Council is now planning for a phased reopening of its library services from Monday 6th July 2020.

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Unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers

26 Jun 2020

Northumberland Library members can now access thousands of magazines and newspapers online thanks to a new digital service.

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More funding to boost rural connectivity in the Borderlands

25 Jun 2020

More funding is now available to help homes and businesses in rural areas of Northumberland and Cumbria get access to much faster and more reliable internet connections.

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Colourful scenes to adorn town centre shop

25 Jun 2020

The council is providing artwork wraps to improve the look of a closed store in a prominent location in Hexham town centre.

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Ambitious Covid-19 recovery plan gets seal of approval

23 Jun 2020

An ambitious recovery plan has been approved by the council’s cabinet today - setting out how the council and the county can recover.

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Tynedale House showcase parade with Pride

23 Jun 2020

In celebration of Pride Month, staff and residents at Tynedale House care home in Blyth organised their own Acceptance Pride event.

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Second phase of £5 million investment work to start at Blyth Sports Centre

22 Jun 2020

The second phase of an exciting £5 million scheme, funded by Northumberland County Council,  to rejuvenate and modernise Blyth Sports Centre is due to start this week.

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Businesses encouraged to sign pledge to Armed Forces

22 Jun 2020

Businesses across Northumberland are being encouraged to sign up to a public pact to ensure lifelong practical backing for our armed forces and their families.

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Start talking about loneliness

19 Jun 2020

Residents in Northumberland are being urged to start talking about loneliness to help tackle the stigma it holds, and to promote the importance of social connections, as the issue takes centre stage as part of Loneliness Awareness Week 2020.

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New public rights of way for East and West Chevington

19 Jun 2020

Eight new public bridleways and one new public footpath are set to be created on land which was formerly part of the Maidens Hall opencast site at East and West Chevington.

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Grant launched to support uniformed youth groups

18 Jun 2020

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

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School Games Go Virtual

18 Jun 2020

A virtual version of the Northumberland and Tyne & Wear School Games Festival, which involves hundreds of young people from the county’s primary and secondary schools, will launch on Friday 19 June at 10.00am.

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Council to focus on fly-tipping

17 Jun 2020

The council is clamping down on fly-tippers using a combination of education, engagement and enforcement.

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Felton Bridge work nears completion

12 Jun 2020

Work to repair nearly a 100-year-old bridge in Northumberland is almost complete.

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Council flying the flag for PRIDE month

12 Jun 2020

During June the Northumberland County Council is showing support of Pride month by flying the rainbow flag at County Hall in Morpeth and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service headquarters at West Hartford.

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Measures being finalised to safely re-open town centres

11 Jun 2020

Draft proposals to safely re-open town centres as lockdown eases are being finalised by the council.

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Two Hexham charities receive Queen’s Award

10 Jun 2020

Two Hexham based charities have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service.

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Businesses urged to apply for small business grant before deadline

09 Jun 2020

Applications close this Sunday - 14 June - for Covid-19 Discretionary Grants.

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Council backs ambitious plans to increase walking and cycling in Northumberland

09 Jun 2020

Ambitious plans to encourage more people to walk and cycle in Northumberland have been backed by Northumberland County Council’s Cabinet.

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Northumberland celebrates carers for national awareness week

08 Jun 2020

The invaluable role of carers is being celebrated in Northumberland - as part of Carers Week 2020.

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County to benefit from £1.5m COVID funding boost

04 Jun 2020

Businesses, residents and the tourism industry are to benefit from a £1.5 million funding boost as the county continues to recover from the coronavirus lockdown.

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Celebrities show their support for Northumberland Communities Together

04 Jun 2020

Former X-Factor winner Joe McElderry has thrown his support behind a dance challenge aimed at spreading sunshine to Northumberland residents.

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Three cheers for Northumberland’s volunteers

02 Jun 2020

To mark National Volunteer Week (1 - 7June), Northumberland County Council is issuing an extra special thank you to all the amazing volunteers who have given up their time to help local people and who continue to step up on a daily basis, to help those in need.