Bowes Street in Blyth

Funding boost confirmed for Blyth

30 Sep 2020

The council has had confirmation from Government that its Northern Gateway Project in Blyth has been successful in securing £750,000 of early Town Deal funding to spend this financial year. 

The Union Chain Bridge

Bridge closes ahead of major restoration work

30 Sep 2020

The record-breaking Union Chain Bridge is closed from this week until 2022 as engineers prepare to start the first stage of its restoration.

Image demonstrating Contractors appointed to build Morpeth Leisure Centre development 

Contractors appointed to build Morpeth Leisure Centre development 

28 Sep 2020

The development of a new state-of-the art  Leisure Centre and community hub in Morpeth has taken another step forward with the appointment of the contractors. 

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Sign up for swimming - one of life’s most important lessons 

28 Sep 2020

Active Northumberland is restarting its Learn to Swim programme and is inviting people to enrol onto the scheme which is suitable for children of all ages and abilities


Tougher COVID restrictions announced for region

28 Sep 2020

Tougher COVID restrictions have today, Monday 28 September, been announced for the region. 

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Support for Northumberland businesses outlined in letter

25 Sep 2020

The council is writing to businesses in Northumberland – offering guidance and support to help them as they implement the new measures recently introduced both regionally and nationally to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

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Council focused on long-term solution for Rothbury road

24 Sep 2020

Northumberland County Council is working alongside specialist geotechnical design consultants to develop a long-term solution to the cracking in the road between Weldon Bridge and Rothbury.   

Councillors Glen Sanderson and Richard Dodd

New leadership at council

23 Sep 2020

New leadership arrangements have been agreed by Northumberland County Council. 

Flytipping rubbish on the side of the road

Fly tipper fined as public warned to beware of cowboy rubbish collectors 

22 Sep 2020

A fly tipper who dumped rubbish in Northumberland has been brought to justice following an investigation by environmental enforcement officers at Northumberland County Council. 

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Posters being rolled out ahead of national track and trace app

22 Sep 2020

Council buildings and businesses in the county will be displaying NHS QR code posters from later this week ahead of the NHS COVID-19 app being rolled out nationally. 

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Councils welcome government decision on childcare arrangements

21 Sep 2020

Councils and the North of Tyne Combined Authority have made a joint statement following the government's announcement on childcare arrangements.

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Launch confirms funding for high streets heritage scheme

19 Sep 2020

The national launch of the High Streets Heritage Action Zone programme (HSHAZ) scheme has been welcomed in Hexham and Northumberland. 

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It’s business as usual at Active Northumberland

18 Sep 2020

  Following the Government’s announcement that new precautionary measures are to be introduced across the north east to reduce the spread of the cornavirus, Active Northumberland is reassuring the public that its sports centres can and will remain open and that it will be business as usual. 

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North East calls for local restrictions change on childcare

18 Sep 2020

Leaders across the North East are calling on Government to amend new local COVID-19 restriction measures to allow families to continue their usual childcare arrangements. 

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Northumberland’s first local COVID testing centres set to open

18 Sep 2020

The county’s first Local COVID-19 Testing Centres are to open in Ashington and Blyth.  

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Northumberland remains open for business

18 Sep 2020

The council’s interim leader has moved to reassure businesses in the county that new measures introduced this week will support their futures. 

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Consultation starts on renewal of Public Spaces Protection Orders 

17 Sep 2020

  Northumberland County Council  is proposing to reintroduce new Alcohol Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) and is seeking the views of the public. 

New COVID restrictions

New COVID measures being introduced in Northumberland

17 Sep 2020

Northumberland residents are facing new measures as part of a combined North East effort to help fight COVID-19. 

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North East lobbies government for stricter COVID control measures

14 Sep 2020

Leaders of North East local authorities have come together to take the unprecedented step of seeking greater controls from government to introduce stricter COVID-19 prevention measures ahead of national intervention.

Fun fair ride

Organisers agree to close fair in Ashington, to support public health measures

13 Sep 2020

The council has welcomed the decision of the organisers of a fair in Ashington after they agreed to close the event earlier than planned, due to concerns about the risks of transmission of COVID-19

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Lost your job or worried about your future due to Covid-19?

10 Sep 2020

If you have lost your job or are worried about the risk of losing it due to Covid-19 you can now get support through a new service.

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New service to support mental wellbeing

10 Sep 2020

If worries about job security, going back to work after being furloughed, finding a new job or finances are affecting their mental health can now access a new support service.

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Linking job hunters with vacancies in Northumberland

10 Sep 2020

Joint working between the National Careers Service, the Department for Work and Pensions, the council and Advance Northumberland is connecting employers with job vacancies to Northumberland residents seeking work. 

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Community grant scheme open for next round of bids

09 Sep 2020

Community groups across the county are being offered funding to help deliver projects as Northumberland County Council extends its community chest scheme for another year.

Wilson the border collie

Appeal to find owners of severely neglected dog found in Slaley

09 Sep 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 Slaley area.