Image demonstrating AJ Bell announced as title partner of the Tour of Britain and Women's Tour

AJ Bell announced as title partner of the Tour of Britain and Women's Tour

31 Aug 2021

AJ Bell has been confirmed as the new title partner of the 2021 AJ Bell Tour of Britain and AJ Bell Women’s Tour, Britain’s biggest and most prestigious cycle races.

Image demonstrating World champion Julian Alaphilippe returning to the Tour of Britain

World champion Julian Alaphilippe returning to the Tour of Britain

28 Aug 2021

French star and reigning UCI road world champion Julian Alaphilippe will return to the Tour of Britain next month for the first time since winning the UK’s leading race in 2018.

Bin wagon on summers day

August Bank Holiday bin collections

27 Aug 2021

Due to the Bank Holiday on Monday 30 August, bin collections will take place one day later than usual for one week.

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Rail timetable plan delay welcomed

27 Aug 2021

The leader of Northumberland County Council has given a cautious welcome that plans which would negatively impact on rail travel in the county have been put on hold. 

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Eisberg renews as partner of Tour of Britain

27 Aug 2021

Eisberg, the UK’s leading alcohol-free wine brand, will celebrate five years of partnership with Britain’s biggest professional cycle race, the Tour of Britain, after renewing their commitment to supporting the event, which takes place 5 to 12 September.

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Firefighters kick off charity football match

26 Aug 2021

Firefighters from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service went head-to-head in their first footballing derby at the weekend to raise money for charity.

Marygate building in Berwick

Holidaymakers encouraged to Shop Local

25 Aug 2021

Those choosing a staycation in Northumberland this year or a holiday close to home are being encouraged to Shop Local and support local retailers.

Health visitor and child

New NHS partner agreed for health visiting and school nursing services

25 Aug 2021

The new partnership aims to link these services more closely with other services which support children and young people across the county. 

A refugee child

Council to support Afghanistan resettlement programme 

24 Aug 2021

The Leader of Northumberland County Council, Glen Sanderson has joined the residents of Northumberland in voicing his sadness and concern for the people of Afghanistan and has confirmed the council’s commitment to supporting those fleeing their homes and seeking safety in the UK. 

Morpeth BIPC Centre

BIPC North East Centres arrive in Northumberland Libraries

19 Aug 2021

Business & Intellectual Property Centre North East (BIPC) is delighted to announce that three libraries across Northumberland will house a ‘BIPC Local’, a free information services offer that will provide support to the local business community.

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Referendum date set for Thirston Neighbourhood Plan

18 Aug 2021

A date has been set for a local referendum on a Neighbourhood Plan for Thirston in Northumberland.

Lindisfarne castle on Holy Island

Holy Island land train on hold following residents' concerns

18 Aug 2021

Northumberland County Council have instructed the UK Vehicle Certification Agency to put the licence for the Holy Island land train on hold following serious issues raised by local people.  

Cyclist Wout Van Aert

Belgian star Wout Van Aert to make Tour of Britain Debut in 2021

17 Aug 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medallist and six-time Tour de France stage winner Wout Van Aert will make his Tour of Britain debut this September.

Energising Blyth

Energising Blyth Artist Call Out: Expressions of Interest – Blyth Creative Programme

17 Aug 2021

As part of Energising Blyth’s creative programme we would like to hear from artists, designers, makers and creative practitioners working across all mediums and disciplines who would like to be considered for future creative commissions.

Cyclist Mark Cavendish

Legendary sprinter Mark Cavendish confirmed as first rider for 2021 Tour of Britain

16 Aug 2021

Mark Cavendish, the greatest sprinter of all time, has today been confirmed as the first rider for this year’s Tour of Britain (Sunday 5-12 September).

Duchess of Northumberland presenting the award to Mrs Hannah Crackett

Queen's posthumous bravery award for tragic coach driver  

16 Aug 2021

A coach driver who died in the French Alps trying to save the passengers on board has received a posthumous Queen's Commendation for Bravery. 

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Northumberland Trading Standards seize illicit tobacco worth £4,000  

16 Aug 2021

Over 10,000 illicit cigarettes and numerous packets of hand rolling tobacco worth £4,000 have been seized by Northumberland County Councils Trading Standards Service during a number of recent inspections.  

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Call for donations of pre-loved school uniform in Northumberland

13 Aug 2021

Northumberland County Council is calling for donations of pre-loved school uniform in a bid to encourage families to recycle clothing whilst also helping others.

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Hard work and determination pays off for Northumberland’s GCSE students

12 Aug 2021

Students across the county have this week received their GCSE results

Cllrs Sanderson and Wearmouth seated on the special train

First trains travel on proposed Northumberland Line route

12 Aug 2021

Special rail services have run between Newcastle and Morpeth, as plans to reintroduce passenger trains on the Northumberland Line gather pace.

Holy Island by Simon Holding from the Discover our Land photo competition

Meeting called to discuss Holy Island land train concerns

11 Aug 2021

Northumberland County Council is to call a meeting to hear local concerns around a proposal to introduce a land train on Holy Island.

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Appeal launched to shut down illegal tobacco dealers 

10 Aug 2021

Locals in Northumberland are being urged to help shut down criminals dealing illegal tobacco this summer as new figures show “tab houses” and shops are the two main sources for children and adults in the region. 

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A Level students praised for resilience on results day

10 Aug 2021

Congratulations is being sent to all those who have received their A Level results this week. 

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Spectacular year of events planned for Hadrian's Wall

10 Aug 2021

Hadrian’s Wall Partnership, which is co-ordinating a year-long festival celebrating Hadrian’s Wall 1900th anniversary in 2022, is thrilled to announce they have been awarded pivotal funding from North of Tyne Combined Authority.

Berwick Barracks

Cultural organisations launch consultation on new vision for Berwick Barracks

10 Aug 2021

Heritage and cultural organisations in Berwick-upon-Tweed have teamed up to launch a consultation on a positive new vision for the future of the town’s 18th century barrack buildings.