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COVID-19 grants can now support more business types

30 Nov 2020

The council has boosted current support available for businesses impacted by COVID-19 with the addition of further funding to help more companies in the county. 

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Prudhoe Playpark reopens following refurbishment 

27 Nov 2020

A children’s playpark in Prudhoe has reopened to the public following a £90,500 refurbishment, undertaken by Northumberland County Council. 

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Free Mental Health Training for Hair Professionals

27 Nov 2020

The Public Health Team at Northumberland County Council is working in partnership with Lions Barbershop Collective to offer a free online training session for hair professionals in Northumberland on supporting the mental health of their clients.

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Great Northumberland Winter Festival programme announced

26 Nov 2020

This year’s Great Northumberland Winter Festival programme of events has been announced.

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Let’s work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible

26 Nov 2020

The region's leaders have urged everyone to work together to move out of Tier 3 as soon as possible.


Residents thanked ahead of Tier 3 restrictions

26 Nov 2020

The people of Northumberland have been thanked for all their hard work in driving down Covid infection rates as the region prepares to go into Very High (Tier 3) restrictions after December 2. 

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Be a reading hero this winter with Northumberland Libraries

26 Nov 2020

This winter children are being encouraged to join the Winter Mini Reading Challenge and discover the pleasure of reading over the Christmas holidays.

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Animal welfare team given RSPCA gold stamp of approval 

25 Nov 2020

   Animal Welfare Officers in Northumberland have been given the gold stamp of approval by the RSPCA for their work with stray dogs.   

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Grant available to kick start community led affordable housing schemes  

25 Nov 2020

  A fund that is available to assist community led affordable housing schemes across the county is reaping real results for local people, and there is still money left in the pot to support similar community projects. 

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Further business support grant scheme launched

23 Nov 2020

Businesses which remained open during late September and October this year, but were severely impacted by the Covid rules which restricted socialising, can now apply for a support grant. 

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Employment initiative provides welcome boost for tenants 

23 Nov 2020

An innovative partnership between local authorities, housing associations and learning providers is providing essential support to housing tenants in Northumberland to help boost their employability skills. 

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Archives brought to life in virtual talks

19 Nov 2020

Northumberland Archives will be brought to life in a series of FREE online talks.

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Producers unify through Food From England

19 Nov 2020

A powerful new group has been formed to give England’s food and drink industry a strong collective voice in the wake of Covid 19 and Brexit.


Leaders ask for continued public support amid concern at Covid infection rates

18 Nov 2020

The North East’s health and political leaders have issued the following statement today - 14 days to the end of lockdown on 2 December:

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Ground investigations planned for Rothbury road

16 Nov 2020

The Council is preparing detailed ground investigation works as it continues to develop a long-term solution to the cracking in the road between Weldon Bridge and Rothbury.   

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Have your say now on major rail line plans

16 Nov 2020

From today (November 16) people can have their say in a major consultation on the reintroduction of a rail passenger service in Northumberland.

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Applications open for first business support grants

13 Nov 2020

Applications have opened today for the first set of grants - these will support businesses which have been required to close in the national lockdown.

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Get involved in Northumberland's first Covid question time

13 Nov 2020

Health and council leaders in Northumberland are to host their first ever online coronavirus public question time next week. 

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Shop Local, Shop Northumberland

12 Nov 2020

Northumberland County Council is encouraging residents to Shop Local, Shop Northumberland to support the economy in its recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Let's not throw away all your hard work, leaders urge

Thank you - now let's not squander your hard work

12 Nov 2020

Let’s not throw away all your hard work – that’s the message from the leaders of North East councils after a surge in Covid cases since lockdown.


Local Testing Sites to open in Berwick and Hexham

11 Nov 2020

Two more Local COVID-19 Testing Centres are to open in  Northumberland – in Berwick and Hexham.   

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Cabinet approves budget proposals

10 Nov 2020

Northumberland  County Council’s Cabinet has approved budget proposals for the coming year - which will now go out for public consultation next month. 

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Free online exercise classes with Active Northumberland 

09 Nov 2020

Active Northumberland sports centres across the county are now closed for the lockdown, in line with government guidance - but don’t put your feet up just yet as their fitness instructors will be running free online classes to keep you moving and your spirits raised. 

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Council welcomes free school meals announcement

08 Nov 2020

The County Council has welcomed the Government’s decision to provide free school meals over the holidays. 

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Travel and exercise during lockdown

06 Nov 2020

We know many of you will be looking for places to enjoy your daily exercise during the next few weeks.