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Northumberland health chief backs new Covid campaign featuring North East artists as Plan B restrictions end

27 Jan 2022

Despite Plan B measures across England ending this Thursday 27 January, Covid cases in the North East remain high. Northumberland public health chief Liz Morgan is backing a new campaign featuring local artist Alex Mulholland (known as Mul) and designer and illustrator, Laura Sheldon.

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Apprenticeship visit helps Hexham students think about all options

26 Jan 2022

Talking about the opportunities an apprenticeship can offer those leaving school.

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Council tenant banned from her home 

25 Jan 2022

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

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New ‘one-stop-shop’ website for Fire Service

25 Jan 2022

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has launched their brand new website providing residents with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all Fire Service related information.

Image demonstrating Council welcomes Government backing for Gigaplant factory

Council welcomes Government backing for Gigaplant factory

21 Jan 2022

The County Council has welcomed a major step forward in bringing the UK’s first full-scale Gigaplant to Northumberland. 

Image demonstrating Work starts on £1.9m refurbishment of Newbiggin Sports Centre 

Work starts on £1.9m refurbishment of Newbiggin Sports Centre 

20 Jan 2022

Construction work is now underway to refurbish and remodel Newbiggin Sports and Community Centre. 

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Gill is swimming to highlight hidden disabilities  

20 Jan 2022

An inspirational Alnwick woman is using her love of swimming to raise awareness of hidden disabilities and to encourage more people with them to swim if they can. 

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Health Chiefs urge people to 'keep doing their bit'

20 Jan 2022

The region's Directors of Public Health have issued a joint statement in response to the return to Plan A for covid.

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Build your future through an apprenticeship

20 Jan 2022

Gain the skills you need in 2022 by building your future through an apprenticeship.

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Northumberland libraries offer free online reading

19 Jan 2022

The Northumberland library service has increased the number of digital books available to its members.  

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Storm Arwen review gets underway

18 Jan 2022

A council-led review is underway looking into the aftermath of Storm Arwen which left thousands of Northumberland residents without power for nearly two weeks. 

Image demonstrating Free health walks to boost mood and fitness 

Free health walks to boost mood and fitness 

17 Jan 2022

Free health walks are running across the county to encourage more people to get out into the great outdoors and improve their health. 

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Learn a new language at home with free library resources 

17 Jan 2022

If you want to set yourself a challenge this New Year, why not learn a new foreign language, which you can do for free, and from home, using resources from Northumberland libraries.  

Image demonstrating Funding for Wooler as visitor numbers grow

Funding for Wooler as visitor numbers grow

17 Jan 2022

Wooler is set for a range of improvements as it continues to become an increasingly popular visitor destination. 

Image demonstrating New grant schemes for business affected by Omicron launched

New grant schemes for business affected by Omicron launched

17 Jan 2022

Businesses across Northumberland are set to benefit from the latest round of grants aimed at supporting businesses that have been hit by reduced trade and cancellations due to fears over the spread of Omicron in the run up to Christmas. 

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund launched

14 Jan 2022

A Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund has been launched by Northumberland County Council to help communities celebrate the historic occasion during 2022.

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Town centre improvements begin in Blyth

13 Jan 2022

As part of Northumberland County Council’s ongoing regeneration of Blyth, infrastructure improvements in the town centre are now underway.

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Proposal to relocate Atkinson House Special School approved

12 Jan 2022

Cabinet has agreed the publication of a statutory proposal to relocate Atkinson House Special School to a former school site in Ponteland and to change the designation of the school to become co-educational.

Cabinet report update

Seaton Valley school amalgamation proposals rejected

12 Jan 2022

A proposal to amalgamate three Seaton Valley schools has been rejected by Cabinet following officer recommendation.

Image demonstrating Council plans multi-million pound boost to care worker pay

Council plans multi-million pound boost to care worker pay

12 Jan 2022

Care workers in Northumberland are set to benefit from a £3.4million cash injection to increase wages in the sector. 

Image demonstrating Ashington men fined for failing to clear eyesore gardens 

Ashington men fined for failing to clear eyesore gardens 

12 Jan 2022

Three Ashington men who repeatedly failed to clear up large quantities of waste they had allowed to accumulate in their gardens, have been fined following an investigation by Northumberland County Council. 

Image demonstrating January referendum date for Longframlington Neighbourhood Plan  

January referendum date for Longframlington Neighbourhood Plan  

11 Jan 2022

A local referendum on the Longframlington Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 20th January 2022. 

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Ovington plant towards a better future

11 Jan 2022

Tyne Valley village Ovington have joined forces with Northumberland County Council on a tree-planting mission.

Image demonstrating Concordia Swimming Pool re-opens with classes for everyone 

Concordia Swimming Pool re-opens with classes for everyone 

11 Jan 2022

Concordia swimming pool has re-opened to the public following its temporary closure to enable further improvement work to be carried out to the sports and leisure centre.  

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Sign up to free course to improve weight loss and wellbeing 

06 Jan 2022

  If you feel you’ve overindulged during the festive period and the long winter nights and want to achieve a healthier lifestyle in 2022, then why not sign up to Active Northumberland’s free weight management programme to achieve lasting weight loss and wellbeing.