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Ponteland flood scheme complete

21 Sep 2021

More than 250 homes and businesses in Ponteland are better protected from flooding now Environment Agency work on a new £2.7million flood scheme has been completed.

Cllr Glen Sanderson; Northumberland Bin Wagon

Recycle Week: ‘Stepping It Up’ in the fight against Climate Change

20 Sep 2021

The council is joining Recycle Now in the fight against climate change and asking residents to ‘Step It Up’ and take action to protect our environment through even better recycling habits.

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Smokers urged to quit in Northumberland

20 Sep 2021

At a time when staying healthy is even more important, smokers in Northumberland are being urged to take the step and give up cigarettes for good. 

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Multi-million pound school project opens doors to students

20 Sep 2021

Doors have opened on two new schools in Hexham welcoming students back for the first time since the summer break.

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Community work honoured in LOVE Northumberland awards

17 Sep 2021

The Duchess of Northumberland has helped to celebrate the very best in community and voluntary environmental work across the county at a special LOVE Northumberland awards ceremony. 

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Council welcomes new Blyth wind turbine facility

17 Sep 2021

The Port of Blyth has officially launched a £1m Wind Turbine Training facility complete with a full sized, specially modified wind turbine aimed at providing unique, high quality training opportunities to the renewables industry.

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County's food and drink celebrated

16 Sep 2021

Northumberland’s diverse range of food and drink producers is being celebrated as part of British Food Fortnight (Sept 18th - Oct 2nd).

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Region's leaders welcome Covid winter plan

15 Sep 2021

The region's leaders have welcomed the Government's winter plan to tackle Covid.

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Families thanked for patience

15 Sep 2021

Northumberland County Council and the Hexham schools project team are thanking students and their families for their continued patience and understanding.

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Support available for families experiencing parental conflict

15 Sep 2021

Support is available for Northumberland families experiencing conflict thanks to the Government’s Reducing Parental Conflict programme.  

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Residents asked their views on education system for Berwick

14 Sep 2021

Residents in Berwick and surrounding areas are being called upon to have their say on the future of education in the area as part of a review into options by Northumberland County Council.

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Neighbourhood Plan 'made' for Seaton Valley 

14 Sep 2021

Residents of Seaton Valley now have more of a say over future development in their parish, following the adoption of a neighbourhood plan for their area. 

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Don’t wait for a knock on door in October  

14 Sep 2021

Canvassers will be knocking on doors in Northumberland from 13th October to give residents a final chance to register and to vote in the next elections. 

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Second Northumberland Line station approved

14 Sep 2021

The second new station for the Northumberland Line has been given the go-ahead – less than a week since the first. 

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Kids gone back to school? You could foster

14 Sep 2021

As Northumberland’s children and young people get back to school, and college or university, the County Council is asking if residents have room in their home and life to help children and young people.   

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Applications are now open for 2022 Middle, Secondary and High school admissions

13 Sep 2021

Parents and carers of children starting Middle, Secondary or High school in September 2022 can now apply for a place. 

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Deadline looming for community grant applications 

13 Sep 2021

Voluntary and community groups across the county, that are in need of financial assistance, are being invited to apply for funding from Northumberland County Council’s community chest fund. 

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County takes centre stage in Tour of Britain

10 Sep 2021

Northumberland took centre stage as the prestigious AJ Bell Tour of Britain cycle race returned to the county.

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Haltwhistle Academy opens its doors

09 Sep 2021

Doors have opened on the £2.65m school project in Haltwhistle.

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Ashington's new railway station given green light

09 Sep 2021

The first new station for the Northumberland Line has received planning approval. 

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Heritage Open Days unlocks Northumberland’s culinary secrets

08 Sep 2021

Once again Northumberland will be celebrating its heritage and culture as part of the annual Heritage Open Days festival.

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Active's Spa reaches beauty award finals 

08 Sep 2021

The Tranquillity Spa, run by Active Northumberland, has been named among the best in the region after reaching the finals of the North East Beauty Industry Awards 2021. 

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Astro tourism boost with funding for major new astronomy facility

07 Sep 2021

A major new radio astronomy facility will be established at Kielder Observatory thanks to funding from Northumberland County Council. 

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Leave plenty of travel time on Tour day

07 Sep 2021

Road closures and safety information- everything you need to know ahead of the Tour of Britain Stage Six on Friday 10 September.

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Create hope through change this World Suicide Prevention Day

07 Sep 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day takes place on 10th September and Northumberland County Council is sharing easy to follow advice to help look after your mental health.