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June 7 deadline for Community Chest applications

31 May 2024

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

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Important info ahead of general election

30 May 2024

With a general election taking place on July 4th, residents in Northumberland are being reminded of some important dates for their diary – and what they need to do ahead of the polls. 

Pegsworth House

Full house for children’s home following award-winning recruitment drive 

24 May 2024

Northumberland’s new children’s home is a step closer to opening following a successful recruitment drive that has been recognised with a national excellence award. 

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Plans progress for Hexham Middle School Site

24 May 2024

Plans are moving forward for the future use of the former Hexham Middle School site – and work could potentially start by the end of this year.

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Affordable housing for Amble moves one step forward

24 May 2024

Permission has been granted for the development of 15 new housing units in Amble.

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Energy upgrade funding for eligible properties in Northumberland

24 May 2024

Eligible homes in the county are set to benefit from funding for low-carbon energy upgrades.

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Council joins Blue Badge Day of Action

23 May 2024

Northumberland County Council is supporting the National Blue Badge Day of Action. 

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Final preparations ahead of historic pollution clean-up work

23 May 2024

The final stages of preparation are underway ahead of major works to tackle historical pollution on the coast at Lynemouth.  

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New staff facility installed on Northumberland Line

21 May 2024

Northern has created a brand-new facility for staff who will run passenger services on the Northumberland Line when it reopens later this year.

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Motorists beware of horse drawn wagons heading to Appleby  

21 May 2024

  Motorists driving through parts of Northumberland over the next few weeks are being warned to take extra care as the travelling community makes it way to the annual Appleby Horse Fair. 

Council Leader Glen Sanderson and MP Robbie Moore

Council welcomes Minister visit into farming review

20 May 2024

The Council welcomed a Ministerial visit as part of its ongoing work looking into the future of farming in Northumberland.

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Fire Service issues water safety reminder

20 May 2024

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people of the very real dangers of swimming in open water following the tragic incident involving two teenagers in the River Tyne near Ovingham on Saturday, May 18th.  

Childminding Week 2024

Celebrating the life-changing work of Northumberland’s Childminders 

17 May 2024

This week is National Childminding Week and an opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our amazing childminders and celebrate what you do to help children shine and reach their potential 

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Council working to try and resolve football club lease issue

16 May 2024

The County Council is doing all it can to help secure the future of a Northumberland Football Club. 

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Vera author launches village group's new book

16 May 2024

A local writing group based in a small Northumberland village has attracted a superstar of the literary world to help launch its new book.

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Northumberland County Council honoured with Regional Energy Efficiency Award for exceptional community support

14 May 2024

Northumberland County Council has won a prestigious award for its steadfast commitment to supporting vulnerable residents.

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Investigation works getting underway on Morpeth landslip

14 May 2024

Ground investigation works will soon be underway as engineers prepare to tackle a landslip near Morpeth.  

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Armed Forces Awareness Day – save the date 

14 May 2024

  The county council is hosting an Armed Forces Awareness Day in June to highlight the support that is available in Northumberland for veterans, reservists, serving personnel and their families. 

Artist's impression of a new cinema in Ashington

Residents invited to Ashington drop-in events

14 May 2024

Northumberland County Council is hosting two drop-in events in Ashington this month where residents and businesses can learn more about ambitious plans for the town centre. 

Foster care fortnight

Northumberland foster carers share their stories to inspire more people to join them

13 May 2024

More foster families to give children a loving caring home are urgently needed in Northumberland.  

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Free childcare extends to children over 9 months - apply now

12 May 2024

Eligible working parents in England can now apply for 15 hours childcare for a child aged 9 months old and over. 

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Council tenant banned from home due to ASB

08 May 2024

A council tenant has been temporarily banned from his home in Blyth following a history of serious anti-social behaviour at the property which disrupted the neighbourhood and left other tenants living in fear. 

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Swap to Stop Smoking in Northumberland

08 May 2024

Smokers in Northumberland can now take advantage of a FREE scheme which encourages them to swap cigarettes for vapes.

Prudhoe Main Street

Proposals sought for Prudhoe improvements

07 May 2024

Organisations in Prudhoe are being encouraged to put forward proposals to help secure Borderlands Place Programme investment to improve the town.  

Outgoing Ceremonial Head Councillor Catherine Seymour

Ceremonial Head raises over £18,000 for good causes

07 May 2024

More than £18,000 has been raised in good causes by Northumberland County Council’s Ceremonial Head over the past year.