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Over 98% of Northumberland parents gain their first choice of primary school

16 Apr 2021

The vast majority parents in Northumberland have gained their top choice of first or primary school on National Offers Day for September 2021.

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Bedlington Station Library Update

15 Apr 2021

Bedlington Station Library remains closed following structural damage to the building.

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Business pack available for hospitality sector

14 Apr 2021

A business pack has been produced by local authorities across the North East to help support hospitality business owners and managers to operate safely

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Deadline looming to apply for postal vote 

14 Apr 2021

On 6 May 2021, there will be Local Government elections and the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Northumbria Police Area. 

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Fitness fans joy as leisure centres reopen 

13 Apr 2021

  Hundreds of fitness fans were able to get back to their regular exercise routines as Active Northumberland sports and leisure centres re-opened their doors on Monday, following the easing of lockdown restrictions. 

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Leaders urge caution in next stage of roadmap

09 Apr 2021

As the next step of the roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect, leaders across the region are asking residents to be cautious as we are once again able to visit shops, personal care premises, indoor leisure facilities and outdoor hospitality settings.

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Tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

09 Apr 2021

The Civic Head has made a statement on the sad passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Shop Local, Shop Northumberland campaign launched

08 Apr 2021

As more businesses across Northumberland prepare to reopen next week residents are being encouraged to Shop Local.

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Northumberland Libraries reopening update

08 Apr 2021

In line with the Government’s relaxing of Covid restrictions many libraries in Northumberland will be reopening from April 12.

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Call for unpaid carers to have their say

08 Apr 2021

Unpaid carers in Northumberland are being asked to take part in a survey to help local authorities across the region better understand what makes a difference to them and what support they need.   

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Learn local for free

08 Apr 2021

Part-time learning in Northumberland is now even more accessible thanks to a range of free courses through the Learning and Skills service. 

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Self-isolation support for parents and carers

08 Apr 2021

Parents and carers of school children who are asked to self-isolate following contact with a positive case of Covid-19 can now access support if they are unable to work as a result and are on a low income.  

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Rapid Covid testing available to everyone

08 Apr 2021

In an expansion to the national Covid testing programme, from 9 April everyone in Northumberland will be able to access free, regular, rapid testing. 

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Countdown is on for sports centre re-opening

07 Apr 2021

It’s just days to do until Active Northumberland can once again open the doors to its sports centres and welcome customers back in to enjoy the fantastic facilites. 

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Active Northumberland Goes Green 

06 Apr 2021

Active Northumberland Goes Green 

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Easter holiday bin collection day changes

01 Apr 2021

Due to the Easter Bank Holidays, bin collections will take place one day later than usual from Friday 2 April.

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Landslip works move to next stage

01 Apr 2021

The latest phase to develop a long-term solution to the cracking in the road between Weldon Bridge and Rothbury will get underway at the end of April.   

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Restart Grant applications open

01 Apr 2021

Applications have opened for Restart Grants for Northumberland businesses. 


Stay safe this Easter and protect our summer

31 Mar 2021

Residents and visitors to Northumberland are being urged to protect the summer by acting responsibly in the county this Easter. 

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People urged to be careful as Covid restrictions change

29 Mar 2021

Residents are reminded they still need to take precautions as some of the rules on what you can and cannot do change this week. 

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Mobile van pilot to offer Covid home testing kits

29 Mar 2021

Covid home testing kits for families will be made available from a mobile van in parts of Northumberland in a new pilot programme for the next two weeks. 

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Families thanked for 'Short Breaks' care offer feedback

29 Mar 2021

Families of disabled children are being thanked for their invaluable feedback into the Short Breaks care offer review.  

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Over 1,000 housing tenants helped by employment project

25 Mar 2021

Over 1,000 people in the North of Tyne area have now benefitted from an employment project run jointly by housing companies, learning providers and local authorities. 

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Grant application deadlines approaching

25 Mar 2021

Deadlines are approaching for a number of COVID-19 business support grant schemes. 

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Country park carpark extension nears completion

24 Mar 2021

Work to create scores of extra car spaces at one of the county’s most popular country parks is nearing completion.