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New support grant launched for Northumberland businesses

26 Feb 2021

More businesses in Northumberland are set to be supported by a new grant aimed at helping them deal with the impacts of Covid-19. 

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Car park changes as leisure centre works start

26 Feb 2021

Changes to car parks are coming into force as the multi-million pound scheme to transform leisure provision in Morpeth gathers pace. 

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Council agrees budget 'to boost economy'

25 Feb 2021

A budget aimed at boosting the county’s economy over the coming years has been agreed at Full Council. 

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Berwick archives available online

25 Feb 2021

Berwick’s history will now be available to be viewed online thanks to a project funded by The National Archives.

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Council welcomes Seaton Delaval park funding

25 Feb 2021

The County Council has welcomed funding to help restore a historic Seaton Delaval park. 

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Partners working together as county gears up for bumper summer

23 Feb 2021

The council is working with business leaders, landowners, town and parish councils, the police and tourism groups to prepare for an influx of visitors to the county’s coastline over the coming months. 


Northumberland headteachers recognised for good working practice

23 Feb 2021

Three of Northumberland’s headteachers have been awarded the ‘Valued Workers Scheme’ accreditation for good working practice.

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Prudhoe project recognised in national awards

23 Feb 2021

Work which has helped to rejuvenate Eastwoods Park in Prudhoe has been recognised on a national stage, in the recent Keep Britain Tidy Network awards.

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Two COVID-19 grant support schemes close this Sunday

23 Feb 2021

Two grant schemes which are supporting Northumberland businesses through the coronavirus pandemic are closing for applications this Sunday. 


Coastal Path funding gets the green light

22 Feb 2021

A grant of £100,000 has been formally accepted from Natural England to start work on the latest phase of the England Coast Path between Amble and Bamburgh.


Leaders welcome cautious approach to easing lockdown

22 Feb 2021

The region's leaders have welcomed the cautious approach to the easing of lockdown in England.

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Precautionary closures at Rothbury

20 Feb 2021

Car park and footpaths on low lying land in the Coquet valley, between Rothbury and Thropton, are being closed today as a public safety precaution.

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Council welcomes major new tourism experience

19 Feb 2021

The council has warmly welcomed the news that the team behind Ad Gefrin have received the final go ahead for their bespoke whisky distillery development in North Northumberland. 

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Berwick’s first full size 3G football pitch now complete

19 Feb 2021

Work is now complete on Berwick’s first ever full size 3G artificial grass pitch which will provide high quality football facilities for young people and adults in the town, right throughout the year.

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Everyone will benefit from Census 2021 

18 Feb 2021

Households across Northumberland will be asked to take part in Census 2021 in March. 

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Tackling loneliness and mental health through the power of reading

18 Feb 2021

Northumberland Libraries has received funding from The Reading Agency to help tackle loneliness and promote wellbeing.


Leaders welcome vaccine milestone

15 Feb 2021

The region's leaders have welcomed news that 15m people have now received their first Covid vaccine.

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Praise for all involved with Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Northumberland  

15 Feb 2021

Praise for all involved with Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Northumberland  

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Council working to bring empty homes back into residential use 

15 Feb 2021

To mark National Empty Homes Week (15 - 21 February), Northumberland County Council is highlighting the work that it taking place to address the problem of empty properties in the county and is appealing to anyone who owns or knows of a long term empty property to get in touch. 

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Safety a priority as local elections confirmed

12 Feb 2021

Northumberland County Council is encouraging voters to register for postal voting after the Government confirmed elections will go ahead on May 6. 

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Lynemouth clean-up scheme moves to next stage

11 Feb 2021

The next stage of works to tackle the historic pollution at Lynemouth beach are getting underway. 

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Recruitment opportunity for local businesses

10 Feb 2021

Northumberland businesses are encouraged to take part in a government funded recruitment opportunity known as the Kickstart Scheme.

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Planning a path out of the pandemic

10 Feb 2021

An ambitious plan to bring the county out of the coronavirus pandemic in a stronger position has been unveiled by the council. 

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County Council sets out plans to tackle climate change

10 Feb 2021

County Councillors have formally approved their Climate Change Action Plan for the next two years – laying out detailed plans to reduce Northumberland’s emissions to net-zero by 2030.

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Rapid Covid tests now available for Northumberland key workers

10 Feb 2021

Key workers in Northumberland are being invited to book themselves free Covid tests and play their part in helping to reduce the spread of the virus in the county.