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Festival of Flame returns to Hexham Abbey this week

30 Nov 2022

Featuring over 1,000 candles in the Abbey, live performances of music, fire gardens, toasted marshmallows and much more, the free event takes place on Friday 2 December.

healthy fruit and vegetables

Six week course to help people achieve healthier lifestyle

30 Nov 2022

A free healthy eating programme has been launched for people looking to achieve lasting weight loss and wellbeing.

Image demonstrating Hexham’s historic pub official opening following major refurbishment    

Hexham’s historic pub official opening following major refurbishment    

29 Nov 2022

A special event was held this week to celebrate the official re-opening of the Coach and Horses Public House in Hexham following a major refurbishment. 

Image demonstrating Council to offer affordable homes for rent in Longframlington 

Council to offer affordable homes for rent in Longframlington 

28 Nov 2022

  Northumberland County Council has purchased two new houses in Longframlington which it will rent out at an affordable rent to local people in housing need.  

Bowes Street in Blyth which opens to cars on November 26th

Blyth's Bowes Street to re-open to traffic

25 Nov 2022

Bowes Street in Blyth town centre will re-open to vehicles on Saturday 26th November.

Image demonstrating Ending violence against women and girls is the council’s goal

Ending violence against women and girls is the council’s goal

25 Nov 2022

Northumberland County Council is calling on communities to unite as a team and end violence against women and girls.

A car damaged by a tree during Storm Arwen

Council reflects on Storm Arwen anniversary

25 Nov 2022

A year after Northumberland was badly damaged by Storm Arwen, the leader of the council has reflected on lessons learned over the past 12 months. 

The council's new waste recycling van

Food waste trial gets underway in county

24 Nov 2022

A food waste recycling trial is now underway in Northumberland – with thousands of homes taking part. 

Image demonstrating Rescue dogs calendar raises money for animal charities 

Rescue dogs calendar raises money for animal charities 

24 Nov 2022

A charity calendar featuring dogs rescued in Northumberland is now for sale with all the proceeds going directly to two local animal charities. 

Image demonstrating Record attendance at Alnwick Forum event 

Record attendance at Alnwick Forum event 

22 Nov 2022

  Alnwick residents turned out in force for an Alnwick Forum event which gave people the opportunity to find out information about a variety of plans, services and community initiatives across the town. 

A woodland scene. A new pattern of electoral divisions is being developed for Northumberland County Council.

Have your say on a new political map for the council

22 Nov 2022

A new pattern of electoral divisions is being developed for Northumberland County Council.

Councillor Wendy Pattison holds the Healthy Weight Declaration

Organisations Join Forces to Champion Healthy Weight Amongst Communities

22 Nov 2022

Organisations in North Tyneside and Northumberland have committed to supporting their communities to live full and healthy lives through adopting a Healthy Weight Declaration – with this joint adoption being the first of its kind.

Safeguarding Adults Week

Residents in Northumberland urged to look out for signs of abuse and neglect  

21 Nov 2022

Organisations across Northumberland are coming together this week to raise awareness of how everyone has a role to play in keeping people safe and free from abuse, harm and neglect. 

Image demonstrating January deadline for community grant applications 

January deadline for community grant applications 

21 Nov 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. 

Councillors and staff at the newly opened carpark at Goosehill, Morpeth

Morpeth's newest carpark open for business

18 Nov 2022

Morpeth town centre’s newest free carpark is open for business – providing hundreds of new spaces for residents and visitors.

A picture of a football and a bot promoting fostering over the World Cup

It's a goal! Councils join forces for World Cup fostering campaign

18 Nov 2022

Two North East councils have joined forces with local authorities from across the UK during the World Cup with the aim of achieving just one goal – to recruit more foster carers for children and young people. 

Accessible changing facilities in newley refurbished toilets in Alnwick town centre

New accessible toilet facilities open in Alnwick

17 Nov 2022

Refurbished public toilets have opened at Alnwick to improve the services in one of the county’s main towns.  

A general view of Amble coastline

Cabinet approves two-tier system and new SEND hub for Amble schools

17 Nov 2022

The Council’s Cabinet has approved proposals to reorganise schools in Amble into a two-tier system and create a new special educational needs hub to serve the wider Coquet community.  

Artists impression of a new Culture Hub for Blyth

Latest consultation arranged for Blyth town centre plans

17 Nov 2022

As part of the £70m regeneration of Blyth town centre, the County Council is holding its latest public consultation on the proposed plans for a brand new Culture Hub and improved Market Place.  

Two gritting vehickles. The council is ready to tackle problems on the roads caused by snow and ice

Winter is coming...and our teams are ready

16 Nov 2022

As the county braces itself for winter, the council’s cutting-edge gritting fleet is ready to tackle everything that’s thrown at them. 

Image demonstrating Black Friday sales - Watch out for scams and be aware of your rights

Black Friday sales - Watch out for scams and be aware of your rights

15 Nov 2022

  Black Friday deals might not always be the bargains they seem to be warns Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards. 

Image demonstrating Active Northumberland drop-off points for Christmas gift appeal 

Active Northumberland drop-off points for Christmas gift appeal 

15 Nov 2022

Active Northumberland Sports and Leisure Centres are nominated drop off points for Metro Radio’s Mission Christmas appeal which is collecting presents for sick and disadvantaged children across the north-east. 

Food waste. The council is starting a recycling trial this month

Recycling trials continue as council drives forward its green agenda

14 Nov 2022

A food waste recycling trial is being introduced in Northumberland this month, as the council continues its drive to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. 

A road in Cramlington. Roadworks in the town centre are continuing

Update on Cramlington town centre roadworks

14 Nov 2022

Roadworks being carried out in Cramlington by two housing developers will be continuing over the coming weeks. 

Inclusive Careers Event 2022

Young people attend inclusive careers event to get inspired for the future 

11 Nov 2022

Young people from across Northumberland found out about the range of post 16 options available to them as they plan for their future.