Photo of the North East England Tourism Awards. Round Tables with groups of people sitting at them looking towards a raised stage where winners of awards are being announced.

Northumberland shines in North East England Tourism Awards

24 Mar 2023

Northumberland stole the show at the annual awards, achieving gold in an amazing nine of the available categories, including returning category Business Events Venue of the Year which was won by The Sill: National Landscape and Discovery Museum.

Record Ofsted Results for Northumberland

Annual Education Report Celebrates County's Schools

24 Mar 2023

Northumberland's Education and Skills Annual Report celebrates the achievement and resilience of young people and schools despite the challenges of the pandemic and sets out the council’s priorities over the next two years. 

A photograph of Natalie Wright. She wears a white bike helmet and is holding up her e-bike.

Northumberland resident celebrates long covid recovery three years since the first UK lockdown

23 Mar 2023

Natalie Wright is aiming to inspire others living with Long Covid to take up cycling to aid recovery as part of Northumberland County Council’s The Big Northumberland Gear Change initiative.

Freedom of Northumberland

Three "outstanding individuals” awarded Northumberland's Highest Honour

23 Mar 2023

Three dedicated public servants have been awarded Freedom of Northumberland in recognition of their outstanding service to the county. 

Have your say on PlayZones

Have your say on council bid to bring PlayZones to Northumberland

22 Mar 2023

Northumberland County Council is seeking the views of communities as part of a bid to bring up to £3.8m investment into outdoor facilities for sport and physical activities.  

Artist illustration from the Heart of Blyth Celebration

First birthday celebrations for Heart of Blyth

22 Mar 2023

Dignitaries and members of the community gathered today (22 March 2023) to celebrate the first birthday of The Heart of Blyth project, which works to create a stronger community in the town.

World Social Work Day 2023

Caring social workers thanked as Northumberland Celebrates World Social Work Day

21 Mar 2023

The role of Northumberland’s social workers in supporting people to live their best lives is being celebrated on World Social Work Day 2023.  

Image demonstrating Council’s strategy to tackle homelessness in Northumberland

Council’s strategy to tackle homelessness in Northumberland

21 Mar 2023

A refreshed strategy to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Northumberland has been given the go-ahead.

Image demonstrating Morpeth’s new sports & leisure centre opening date revealed 

Morpeth’s new sports & leisure centre opening date revealed 

21 Mar 2023

  Excitement is building in and around Morpeth as the town’s new flagship sport & leisure centre prepares to open its doors to the public at midday on Monday 3 April. 

Image demonstrating New contractor appointed to finish external work at Berwick Leisure Centre. 

New contractor appointed to finish external work at Berwick Leisure Centre. 

21 Mar 2023

A new contractor has been appointed to complete the external works to Berwick Sports & Leisure Centre after the existing contractor Tolent Construction went into administration in February. 

Close up image of Ad Gefrin Whisky still

Northumberland welcomes £16m new museum and distillery

20 Mar 2023

£16m new museum and distillery set to create major economic uplift for North Northumberland

A pothole repairing machine

Council welcomes extra road repair funding

17 Mar 2023

Extra funding to help repair the county’s roads has been welcomed by the County Council. 

Two councillors outside the old toilets in Hexham which will soon be refurbished

Next phase of public toilet refurbishments underway

17 Mar 2023

The next phase of public toilet refurbishments in Northumberland is getting underway. 

Raodworks in the street

Changes introduced at Cramlington roundabout roadworks

16 Mar 2023

Changes are being introduced for the next phase of works to construct a new roundabout in Cramlington.  

A devolution consultation meeting in Berwick

North East devolution consultation reaches final stages

16 Mar 2023

Leaders from across the North East have issued their thanks to everyone who has taken part in a consultation into a £4.2bn devolution deal for the region.  

Image demonstrating Building of Morpeth Sport, & Leisure Centre now complete 

Building of Morpeth Sport, & Leisure Centre now complete 

15 Mar 2023

Work to build the new £21m state-of-the-art sport and leisure centre in Morpeth is now complete as the countdown begins to opening day. 

A mural of Ashington

Multi-million pound Ashington improvement funding announced

15 Mar 2023

News of a multi-million pound investment into Ashington town centre has been warmly welcomed. 

Helium balloon caught on tree. The council is urging people not to carry out balloon releases

Council plea over harmful balloon releases

14 Mar 2023

Northumberland County Council is appealing to the public to use other alternatives to balloon and lantern releases for events and memorials which can have a devastating impact on wildlife and the environment.  

Image demonstrating Working to keep Amble safe with town engagement day 

Working to keep Amble safe with town engagement day 

14 Mar 2023

People living, working or visiting Amble are being encouraged to share any concerns they may have regarding anti-social behaviour in and around the town at a community engagement day on Wednesday 22nd March. 

Image demonstrating Advice to follow when employing a builder 

Advice to follow when employing a builder 

14 Mar 2023

Building a house or having an extension built is probably one of the most expensive things you will ever do so it is worth taking care when you choose your builder.  

painted image of a heart giving itself a hug

Contract awarded for Integrated Sexual Health Service in Northumberland

14 Mar 2023

Following approval by Cabinet on 14 March 2023, Northumberland County Council has awarded Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust the Integrated Sexual Health Service contract for Northumberland.

Blyth Quayside. The green light has been given for town centre improvements

Blyth town centre improvements get the green light

14 Mar 2023

Approval’s been given for improvements to Bridge Street in Blyth town centre. 

A sculpture of Sam Brown, who designed the Union Chain Bridge connecting England to Scotland

Historic figure overseeing final stages of bridge work

10 Mar 2023

A stunning sculpture of the man who designed the famous Union Chain Bridge over 200 years ago is now overseeing the final stages of work on the project. 

A picture with the words Wor Bella on it

Wor Bella honoured at Blyth Library

10 Mar 2023

First World War football hero Bella Reay has been honoured in a special ceremony carried out by her grandson and his daughter.

family hubs

More funding announced to support families

09 Mar 2023

Up to £3.5m has been allocated to the flagship Supporting Families programme in Northumberland.