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Weeds being tackled after 'perfect storm' of weather conditions

24 Jun 2021

The council is reassuring residents that grass cutting and weeding around the county is continuing – despite the ‘perfect storm’ of weather conditions. 

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Leaders urge caution as Delta variant is spreading rapidly

23 Jun 2021

The region's leaders are urging caution as Covid cases rise.

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Outreach Workers support Armed Forces through pandemic and beyond 

23 Jun 2021

As we approach Armed Forces Day (Saturday 26 June), Northumberland County Council is highlighting the important role its Armed Forces Outreach Workers have played in supporting the Armed Forces Community during the pandemic. 

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Step into summer with free weekly health walks 

23 Jun 2021

  Free health walks are taking place across the county to encourage more people to get out into the great outdoors and improve their health.  

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Northumberland County Council searches for homegrown talent

23 Jun 2021

Homegrown talent is being sought as part of Northumberland County Council’s apprentice recruitment drive this summer.

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Jim McNeil appointed NFRS Assistant Chief Fire Officer

22 Jun 2021

Jim McNeil has been appointed Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service’s (NFRS) new Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO), following an extensive selection process.

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Businesses encouraged to sign pledge to Armed Forces 

22 Jun 2021

  Businesses across Northumberland are being encouraged to sign up to a public pact to ensure lifelong practical backing for our armed forces and their families. 

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Berwick Old Bridge re-opens to traffic

22 Jun 2021

Berwick Old Bridge has re-opened following a major part of its restoration and refurbishment. 

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Business support centres to open in libraries

17 Jun 2021

The British Library has announced a major expansion of its highly successful network of library-based Business & IP Centres (BIPCs) to over 100 regional and local libraries across England.

CYPP

Children and young people inspire plan

16 Jun 2021

The Children and Young People’s Plan outlines the six most important priorities for children and young people in Northumberland.

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Leaders call for patience while backing roadmap delay

15 Jun 2021

The region's leaders have given their backing to the decision to delay further lifting of covid restrictions.

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New campaign to answer frequently asked vaccine questions

14 Jun 2021

A new campaign has launched today (Monday 14 June) aimed at answering some of the most frequently asked questions North East residents have about the Covid-19 vaccines.

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New technology aims to cut spine road crashes

11 Jun 2021

New technology is being introduced on one of the county’s busiest roads in a bid to cut accidents. 

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Full-fibre broadband coming to Cambois

11 Jun 2021

Work has begun in Cambois to build a full-fibre network, dramatically increasing connectivity for residents and businesses in the area. 

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Stakeford road improvements at crash site

10 Jun 2021

A stretch of road in Stakeford where a car crashed through a house is undergoing safety improvements. 

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Parkrun events return to North East

10 Jun 2021

Following discussions with organisers and thorough reviews of risk assessments, Directors of Public Health in the region are pleased to be able to support the return of Parkrun events.

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Have your say on proposed modifications to Local Plan

09 Jun 2021

Consultation starts today on some proposed modifications to the Northumberland Local Plan.

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Latest news on new Berwick Leisure Centre

09 Jun 2021

Residents and tourists in Berwick are being reassured that the existing Swan Leisure Centre remains very much open for business while work to the new sports centre on the same site, progresses at pace. 

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  Community grant scheme open for applications 

09 Jun 2021

Community and voluntary groups in need of financial assistance to deliver local projects are being invited to apply for funding from Northumberland County Council’s community chest fund. 

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Funding approved for Lynemouth beach clean-up

08 Jun 2021

The release of major funding has been agreed to tackle the historic pollution at the coast in Lynemouth.  

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Boost to on-street EV infrastructure for residents

08 Jun 2021

Councillors have formally agreed on an expected external funding of £115,337 to be used to install on-street residential charge points for electric vehicles.

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Road, footpath and cycling improvements lined up for Cramlington

08 Jun 2021

The Beaconhill and Beacon Lane areas of Cramlington are set to have improvements to roads, paths and cycleways as funding from housing developers is released to Northumberland County Council.

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We have worked too hard to fall at the final hurdle

04 Jun 2021

North East leaders have issued a joint statement today, thanking everyone for their hard work and efforts, and encouraging us to remember hands, face, space and fresh air, getting jabs and self isolating where required.

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Bridge team forging community links

04 Jun 2021

The team responsible for restoring the world-famous Union Chain Bridge have found themselves playing an extra role in the local community. 

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Latest on restoration of Berwick Old Bridge

04 Jun 2021

The council has provided an update on timescales for the reopening of the historic Berwick Old Bridge, following a major part of its restoration and refurbishment.