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Families urged to enjoy a safe but spooky Halloween

22 Oct 2020

Families in Northumberland are being encouraged to have a spooky but safe Halloween this year. 

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Leaders welcome extra support for businesses

22 Oct 2020

The region's leaders have welcomed additional business support announced by the Chancellor.


'Hard work paying off but no room for complacency'

21 Oct 2020

North East leaders have praised the efforts of everyone as the rate of Covid infections slows - but have urged everyone to keep doing their bit.


Area to stay at "High" alert level, leaders confirm

16 Oct 2020

Following constructive discussions with Government today it's confirmed our area will stay at High Alert Level 2.

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Joint LA7 Leaders statement: opposition to move to Tier 3

15 Oct 2020

The Leaders of all seven councils in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, along with the North of Tyne Mayor and the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, remain united in our approach to tackling the pandemic.

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Second county pub closed for Covid breaches

13 Oct 2020

A second Northumberland pub has been closed down for breaching Covid regulations. 

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Self-isolation support scheme now live

12 Oct 2020

A new scheme has been introduced which will give financial support to people who are required by law to self-isolate and who are on low incomes.


Local leaders react to Prime Minister's announcement

12 Oct 2020

Following discussions with Leaders and MPs across the region, the Government has indicated today that the North East region will be subject the ‘high’ level - as with all other areas, this will be kept under close review by Government and Public Health England and subject to change at any time in line with case numbers, hospital admissions and local hospital capacity. 

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First county pub closed for COVID breaches

06 Oct 2020

A Bedlington pub has become the first in the county to be closed down for breaching Covid regulations. 

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Businesses visited to ensure new regulations being followed

02 Oct 2020

Officers from Northumberland County Council have started visiting businesses around the county to ensure they are operating within the new government regulations and to offer support and assistance where it is needed.


Tougher COVID restrictions announced for region

28 Sep 2020

Tougher COVID restrictions have today, Monday 28 September, been announced for the region. 

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Support for Northumberland businesses outlined in letter

25 Sep 2020

The council is writing to businesses in Northumberland – offering guidance and support to help them as they implement the new measures recently introduced both regionally and nationally to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

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Library service offers digital helpline for all

23 Sep 2020

Northumberland Libraries is now offering a digital helpline for anyone who is struggling with IT at home.

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Posters being rolled out ahead of national track and trace app

22 Sep 2020

Council buildings and businesses in the county will be displaying NHS QR code posters from later this week ahead of the NHS COVID-19 app being rolled out nationally. 

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Councils welcome government decision on childcare arrangements

21 Sep 2020

Councils and the North of Tyne Combined Authority have made a joint statement following the government's announcement on childcare arrangements.

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North East calls for local restrictions change on childcare

18 Sep 2020

Leaders across the North East are calling on Government to amend new local COVID-19 restriction measures to allow families to continue their usual childcare arrangements. 

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Northumberland’s first local COVID testing centres set to open

18 Sep 2020

The county’s first Local COVID-19 Testing Centres are to open in Ashington and Blyth.  

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Northumberland remains open for business

18 Sep 2020

The council’s interim leader has moved to reassure businesses in the county that new measures introduced this week will support their futures. 

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New COVID measures being introduced in Northumberland

17 Sep 2020

Northumberland residents are facing new measures as part of a combined North East effort to help fight COVID-19. 

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North East lobbies government for stricter COVID control measures

14 Sep 2020

Leaders of North East local authorities have come together to take the unprecedented step of seeking greater controls from government to introduce stricter COVID-19 prevention measures ahead of national intervention.

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Organisers agree to close fair in Ashington, to support public health measures

13 Sep 2020

The council has welcomed the decision of the organisers of a fair in Ashington after they agreed to close the event earlier than planned, due to concerns about the risks of transmission of COVID-19

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Northumberland care homes told to close to visitors from Monday after rise in Covid cases

11 Sep 2020

Guidance has been issued to older persons care homes across Northumberland to suspend non-essential visitors from Monday 14 September.

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Lost your job or worried about your future due to Covid-19?

10 Sep 2020

If you have lost your job or are worried about the risk of losing it due to Covid-19 you can now get support through a new service.

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New service to support mental wellbeing

10 Sep 2020

If worries about job security, going back to work after being furloughed, finding a new job or finances are affecting their mental health can now access a new support service.

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Linking job hunters with vacancies in Northumberland

10 Sep 2020

Joint working between the National Careers Service, the Department for Work and Pensions, the council and Advance Northumberland is connecting employers with job vacancies to Northumberland residents seeking work.