Image demonstrating Apprenticeships available with Active Northumberland  

Apprenticeships available with Active Northumberland  

15 Aug 2022

Active Northumberland, the county’s leading leisure provider, has apprenticeships available at its sports centres in Morpeth and Alnwick. 

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Wednesday road closure on Rothbury road

15 Aug 2022

The stretch of road on the B6344 Weldon Bridge to Rothbury at Todstead has been subject to some further movement of the landslip which has caused the road surface to become uneven and in need of resurfacing. 

Image demonstrating Council backs bid for Newcastle to host Eurovision 2023 

Council backs bid for Newcastle to host Eurovision 2023 

12 Aug 2022

Northumberland County Council has thrown its support behind a bid to bring the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 to the north-east. 

Foster Care Celebration 2022

Celebrating Northumberland’s Foster Carer Family

11 Aug 2022

There were emotional reunions as Northumberland celebrated the county’s family of foster carers and the difference they make to the lives of children and young people every day.

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Northumberland County Council issues safety warning as summer weather heats up

11 Aug 2022

With temperatures set to reach almost 30 degrees in the North East this week, Northumberland County Council is urging residents and visitors to be extra careful if they are planning to enjoy the coast and countryside.

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September deadline for community grant applications 

11 Aug 2022

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 scheme. 

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Welfare and benefits advice service in the county set for funding boost

09 Aug 2022

A much-valued service providing residents with help on welfare and benefits advice is set for a funding boost from the County Council.

Councillors Jeff Watson, John Riddle, terry Clark and Highways Manager John Hunter at the new Turner Street carpark in Amble

New Amble carpark opens for business

08 Aug 2022

Amble’s newest carpark is open for business. 

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Funding awarded to help tackle climate change

08 Aug 2022

Community and voluntary groups in the county are set to benefit from funding to help tackle climate change.

Image demonstrating Hexham’s historic pub reopens following major refurbishment  

Hexham’s historic pub reopens following major refurbishment  

08 Aug 2022

An historic public house in the centre of Hexham that was awarded a grant to breathe new life into the building has re-opened to the public.

A road closure sign and cones. Level crossing works are taking place up to Christmas for the new Northumberland Line

Planned level crossing works for new rail line

05 Aug 2022

As work on the Northumberland Line rail project gathers pace, a number of road closures are taking place at level crossings over the coming months. 

A dog in a shellsuit. A photography exhibition is coming to Blyth this summer

extra{ordinary} exhibition comes to Blyth

05 Aug 2022

A major exhibition of photographs, made in hundreds of locations across the UK over the last two decades, will be exhibited in Blyth this summer.

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Walking football festival to raise funds for charity 

03 Aug 2022

A charity walking football festival is to be held in Ashington in August and teams are being invited to sign up now. 

The Union Chain Bridge. Restoration work is entering its final stages

Bridge restoration work entering its final stages

02 Aug 2022

Painstaking work to fully restore the famous Union Chain Bridge connecting England and Scotland is entering its final stages. 

A sign saying great job. An employers skills survey is taking place

Council seeks business views to help economic recovery

01 Aug 2022

The County Council is asking businesses across Northumberland to outline their current and future recruitment needs. 

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Thriving together to tackle inequalities in Northumberland

29 Jul 2022

Key stakeholders in Northumberland are working on a major plan to tackle inequalities across the county.

A view of Morpeth. The Register Office is moving to County Hall from August 1st

Register Office move to help residents

29 Jul 2022

Morpeth Register Office is packing up and moving to a more suitable and convenient location to improve accessibility for residents. 

Paul Hedley and Rick O'Farrell

Council signs Menopause Workplace Pledge

29 Jul 2022

The Council has signed Wellbeing of Women’s Menopause Workplace Pledge, recognising the importance of supporting staff who experience the menopause in the workplace.

The Hospital Level Crossing in Ashington. It could close after the council responded to residents’ concerns.

Level crossing closure sought after local concerns

28 Jul 2022

A level crossing over part of the Northumberland Line could close after the council responded to residents’ concerns. 

A computer and images of figures. Unemployment in Northumberland continues to fall– new figures show. 

Unemployment in county continues to fall

28 Jul 2022

Unemployment in Northumberland continues to fall– new figures show. 

A news symbol. The council has agreed a settlement with Chief Executive Daljit Lally which will see her leave the council on July 31st. 

Council agrees settlement with Chief Executive as departure date announced

27 Jul 2022

The council has agreed a settlement with Chief Executive Daljit Lally which will see her leave the council on July 31st. 

Image demonstrating Appeal to find owners of severely neglected dog found near Mitford 

Appeal to find owners of severely neglected dog found near Mitford 

26 Jul 2022

An appeal is being made to members of the public to come forward if they have any information, or dash cam footage that could solve the mystery of a dog that has been found abandoned and in poor condition just outside of Mitford, Morpeth. 

Image demonstrating County parks once again among the UK’s best  

County parks once again among the UK’s best  

26 Jul 2022

  Eleven Northumberland parks have been awarded prestigious Green Flag Awards by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, which recognises them as some of the very best in the country. 

A stunning new art installation is coming to Walltown from August 26th.

Plans for stunning public artwork at Hadrian's Wall unveiled

26 Jul 2022

Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival has unveiled plans for a contemporary large scale public artwork that celebrates 1,900 years of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Northumberland’s children set for 10 minute shake up

25 Jul 2022

Following the success of previous years, Northumberland County Council is again supporting the 10 Minute Shake Up campaign, where schoolchildren across the county will be inspired to get physically active this summer.