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North East can lead recovery with the right support

09 Feb 2021

The region's leaders say they are 'cautiously optimistic' about the future as infection rates go down and the vaccination programme continues at pace.

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Service with respect for Northumberland’s key workers

09 Feb 2021

Northumberland County Council has signed up to the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) campaign ‘Service with Respect’.  

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Pier project scoops national excellence award

09 Feb 2021

The team behind the £3m restoration of Seahouses Pier have scooped a national engineering award. 

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Cabinet approve draft budget plans

09 Feb 2021

The Council’s Cabinet have approved next year’s draft budget proposals – aimed at boosting the county’s economy. 

Northumberland Archives' catalogue

Thousands of historic records now available to view online

09 Feb 2021

Descriptions of thousands of historic records are now available to view online via the Northumberland Archives online catalogue.

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Residents in Northumberland reminded to only travel if absolutely necessary!

05 Feb 2021

Ahead of weather warnings for the weekend, Northumberland County Council is reminding people that on top of the current the lockdown restrictions, they should only be travelling if absolutely necessary. 

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Free School Meal support for February half-term

04 Feb 2021

Children and young people eligible for free school meals will get extra support during the February half-term thanks to additional funding.

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County welcomes return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the region

04 Feb 2021

Northumberland County Council has today welcomed the exciting news that the Lindisfarne Gospels are set to return to the region in autumn 2022.

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Residents thanked for feedback on council’s budget proposals

04 Feb 2021

Residents have been thanked for their contribution in shaping the county council’s forthcoming budget proposals. 

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Rapid tests for frontline workers with no symptoms launched

03 Feb 2021

Northumberland County Council is setting up a Targeted Community Testing programme  to help detect cases of Covid in frontline workers who are not showing any symptoms. 

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Work starting on new Hexham development

03 Feb 2021

Work is starting on a new development that will deliver hundreds of parking spaces in Hexham and support the economic growth of the town. 

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Major Blyth funding bid submitted to Government

03 Feb 2021

The County Council has submitted a bid to Government to unlock a new multi-million pound ‘Town Deal’ for Blyth - set to be agreed in the Spring.   

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Council takes on contact tracing to help tackle Covid-19 transmission 

03 Feb 2021

Northumberland County Council is to support the NHS in its bid to stop the spread of Covid-19 by helping to ensure that residents who have tested positive are informed of the need for them to self-isolate. 

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First planning applications to be submitted for rail scheme

03 Feb 2021

The first planning applications for the county’s newest rail line will be submitted in the coming days. 

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Build your future with Northumberland County Council.

03 Feb 2021

As part of Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February) the county council will be holding virtual open day sessions to inspire those looking at careers through an apprenticeship to think about joining a local authority that is committed to them.

SEND Strategy

Children, young people and families with SEND to have their say

01 Feb 2021

Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are being asked for feedback on a strategy which sets out plans to develop and improve support for them in the future.

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Iconic Berwick Shelter set for repairs

01 Feb 2021

A Berwick beach shelter immortalised in a painting by LS Lowry is being refurbished over the coming weeks. 

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Digital device support for children and young people

01 Feb 2021

Northumberland County Council has committed to providing more children and young people with digital devices and internet access to assist them in remote learning.

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Northumberland residents invited to vote by post at the May elections  

01 Feb 2021

Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Police and Crime Commissioner elections are scheduled to go ahead as planned this year, with people encouraged to vote by post if they have concerns about visiting polling stations in person. 

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Leaders hail 'great' vaccine progress

01 Feb 2021

The region's leaders have hailed the north east for leading the way in the roll-out of the COVID vaccine.