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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.

A stunt cyclist. A festival of cycling is coming to Blyth Marketplace on July 28 from 10am-4pm

Wheelie good bike festival coming to Blyth

22 Jul 2022

As part of Northumberland County Council’s The Big Northumberland Gear Change campaign that encourages locals to travel more sustainably, a bike festival is taking place in Blyth this month.

New toilets at Newton by the Sea have beach wheelchair facilities

New toilet facilities include beach wheelchair storage

22 Jul 2022

Work is complete on a very special public toilet refurbishment at one of the county’s tourism hotspots. 

Scholchildren on a train between Newcastle and Morpeth

Students get first glimpse of Northumberland Line service

22 Jul 2022

Schoolchildren in Northumberland have been given a glimpse into the future of travel on the county’s railway as they boarded a special train service between Newcastle and Morpeth.  

family hub

Have your say on shaping plans for Northumberland’s Family Hubs

21 Jul 2022

Northumberland’s Children’s Centres will relaunch as Family Hubs in Autumn 2022.  

The County Council has launched its ‘Love It Like It’s Yours’ campaign -  to welcome people to the county while reminding everyone to act responsibly by following the Countryside Code at all times.

Forests re-open as summer visitor campaign launches

20 Jul 2022

Following November’s Storm Arwen last November where around one million trees were uprooted overnight, seven forests in Northumberland are reopening in time for summer.

Donate your pre-loved uniform

Call for donations of pre-loved school uniform in Northumberland

19 Jul 2022

Northumberland County Council is holding a week-long uniform amnesty in a bid to encourage families to recycle clothing while also helping others.   

an artist impression of Energy Central Campus’ Energy Central Learning Hub

Council to update on Blyth's regeneration plans

19 Jul 2022

On Thursday, 28th July from 11am, the County Council will be stationed in The Keel Row Shopping Centre in Blyth to update businesses and residents on the £70m regeneration scheme, Energising Blyth.

Alnwick Library has gone back to its full opening hours after recruiting additional staff post-pandemic.

Longer hours at Alnwick Library

19 Jul 2022

Alnwick Library has gone back to its full opening hours after recruiting additional staff post-pandemic.

Image demonstrating Public urged not to pick up sick or dead birds following avian flu outbreak 

Public urged not to pick up sick or dead birds following avian flu outbreak 

19 Jul 2022

  The public are being urged not to pick up or touch sick or dead birds, following an outbreak of Avian Flu in the wild bird population. Dog owners are also being asked to be extra vigilant and keep their dogs away from them. 

Image demonstrating Northumberland County Council marks UK ASB Awareness Week 

Northumberland County Council marks UK ASB Awareness Week 

18 Jul 2022

Northumberland County Council is highlighting its commitment to tackling anti-social behaviour and making local communities safer by joining the national ASB Awareness Week campaign, which runs 18-24 July 2022. 

Thermometer showing high temperature

Northumberland’s Public Health chief urges people to stay safe in the heat

18 Jul 2022

Northumberland County Council is urging people to take precautions so they can stay safe in the heat.

Image demonstrating Haydon residents vote for neighbourhood plan 

Haydon residents vote for neighbourhood plan 

18 Jul 2022

  Residents of Haydon, in the Tyne Valley now have more of a say over future development in their parish, following a successful referendum which will result in the adoption of a neighbourhood plan for their area. 

A fire engine. The fire service is reminding people to take care on open water

Water safety reminder follows tragic river death

18 Jul 2022

The region’s emergency services are reminding people of the very real dangers of swimming in open water following the tragic death of a teenager in the River Tyne near Ovingham. 

Wildfire

Heightened risk of wildfires in Northumberland

18 Jul 2022

People are being urged to take extra care when out and about over the coming days due to the heightened risk of wildfires.

Rail tracks. The new Northumberland Line website has been launched at www.northumberlandline.uk

New Northumberland Line website launched

15 Jul 2022

A bespoke website for the Northumberland Line rail project has been launched – as the main construction phase prepares to get underway.