Free School Meals

Families continue to receive support during the Easter break

17 Mar 2021

Children and young people eligible for free school meals will continue to receive support during the Easter break thanks to continued funding.


Northumberland supports child exploitation awareness day

17 Mar 2021

Residents in Northumberland are being reminded of how to spot the signs this National Child Exploitation Awareness Day.

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3G pitch completed for Hexham schools project

17 Mar 2021

A multi-million pound schools project in Hexham is gaining pace with the completion of an all-weather 3G artificial grass sports pitch.

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Second phase of improvements to Blyth Sports Centre complete 

17 Mar 2021

The second phase of an exciting £5 million scheme, funded by Northumberland County Council, to rejuvenate and modernise Blyth Sports Centre is now complete. 

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Region's Public Health Directors offer reassurance over vaccine

17 Mar 2021

The region’s Directors of Public Health are reassuring people that they consider the AstraZeneca vaccine to be safe and effective

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New footpath work underway at Berwick park

16 Mar 2021

Work starts this week on some major improvements to Berwick’s Five Arches Park. 

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Northumberland’s Young Carers praised for contributions

15 Mar 2021

Northumberland County Council and Carers Northumberland are praising the contributions Northumberland’s Young Carers make to their families and communities as part of Young Carers Action Day.

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Social workers thanked as part of World Social Work day

15 Mar 2021

Social workers across the county are being thanked as part of World Social Work day.

Supporting young people

Growing Up in Northumberland

11 Mar 2021

Young people with special education needs and/or disability growing up in Northumberland can now access advice and guidance to help them get prepared for the next stage in their lives.  

Dan Roberts, Trainee Graduate Apprentice

Local jobs and apprenticeships created by schools project

11 Mar 2021

A £37m schools project in Hexham has helped to create more jobs and training opportunities for local people.

Doorstep Deliveries

Library service praised for Covid response

10 Mar 2021

Residents across Northumberland have praised the county’s library service for the support it has continued to offer during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bridge work hits milestone as Border crossing cut

10 Mar 2021

A symbolic stage has been reached on works at the famous Union Chain Bridge - with the physical connection between England and Scotland being cut at the site for the first time in centuries.

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Northumberland homes to receive free energy efficiency boost

09 Mar 2021

More than 300 households could soon be offered free energy efficiency improvements to their homes in a bid to help reduce fuel poverty and tackle the climate emergency.

Library Consultation

Consultation helps to shape future library service

09 Mar 2021

Northumberland residents’ views on the county’s library service are helping to shape its future, following an extensive consultation.

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New facilities for key council depot

09 Mar 2021

Funding has been agreed to upgrade the facilities at a key council highways depot. 

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Look out for your Census letter 

08 Mar 2021

Households across Northumberland are being asked to take part in Census 2021. 

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New online fitness experience launched

08 Mar 2021

Active Northumberland has launched a new online fitness experience which brings professional group exercise classes to your home. 

Statement from North East Leaders

LA7 Leaders welcome return to school as road map milestone reached

08 Mar 2021

Today marks a significant milestone on our road to recovery, as we reach the first step of the Government’s plan for easing lockdown restrictions.

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Hadrian's Wall to celebrate 1900th anniversary with year-long festival

05 Mar 2021

Hadrian’s Wall will celebrate its 1900th anniversary in 2022 with a year-long festival of events and activities.

Regular Rapid Testing

Rapid lateral flow testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and staff

05 Mar 2021

Households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary school pupils and staff in Northumberland can access regular twice weekly rapid lateral flow testing as part of the Government’s roadmap to recovery.

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Teams out in force for road inspections

04 Mar 2021

Council teams have been out in force to deal with any damage to the county’s road caused by the recent spell of severe weather. 

Happy Child

High level of first place school offers in Northumberland

02 Mar 2021

Over 97% of year 6 pupils moving up to secondary or high school in September have received their first-choice school in Northumberland.  

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Final adoption of Northumberland Local Plan now in sight

02 Mar 2021

The next steps in securing a finalised Local Plan for Northumberland are being put in place.

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Stay vigilant and help us recover - leaders urge

01 Mar 2021

The region's leaders have urged people to remain vigilant after good weather brought crowds outside this weekend.

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Celebrating inspirational women this International Women’s Day

01 Mar 2021

Women across Northumberland are being celebrated on Monday March 8 as part of International Women’s Day.