Dai and the Morpeth Blitz group shortlisted for national award

23 Jan 2019

An environmental group and one of its key organisers have been shortlisted for a national award for their dedicated work to ‘Keep Morpeth Tidy’.

Events planned across county for #VillageHallsWeek

22 Jan 2019

Northumberland’s village halls are gearing up to open their doors for #VillageHallsWeek, starting Tuesday 22 January, to celebrate the vital role they play.

Council is one of Britain’s top 100 LGBT - inclusive employers

21 Jan 2019

Northumberland County Council has been named one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2019. The authority has been ranked the seventh highest scoring local authority in the country.

Discover our Land campaign launched to promote Northumberland

18 Jan 2019

The council has launched an exciting new campaign called Discover our Land to build a community of people to champion everything that is great about the county.

Forum for landlords to be held in Blyth

17 Jan 2019

Landlords and agents based in South East Northumberland are invited to attend development forum being organised by Northumberland County Council.

Catering manager ran as School Chef of the Year

17 Jan 2019

A school catering manager from Northumberland reached the final of the North East and Scotland School Chef of the Year competition.

New education courses for adults

17 Jan 2019

Adults across Northumberland are being offered the chance to improve their job prospects or train in a new discipline.

Major investment in Northumberland's green spaces

16 Jan 2019

Around £300,000 is to be invested in improving five of the county’s parks.

‘Silence in the Library’ comes to Alnwick!

16 Jan 2019

Northumberland Libraries, together with Hexham Book Festival, have been working on a fantastic project to bring an exciting new space to our libraries - and we want you to experience it!

Nomination deadline looming for disability sport awards

16 Jan 2019

Organisers of the The North East Disability Sports Awards scheme are appealing to the public to put individuals and organisations forward for a prize, but you’ll have to hurry as nominations are set to close on Sunday January 20.

Free film screenings offered as part of Holocaust commemorations

16 Jan 2019

Free film screenings are being offered to the public as part of Northumberland’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations.

Investment agreed for Wentworth Leisure Centre refurbishment

16 Jan 2019

Northumberland County Council’s cabinet today agreed funding of almost £700,000 to carry out refurbishment work to Wentworth Leisure Centre in Hexham.

Groups invited to have their say on school site future

15 Jan 2019

Sports clubs and other user groups are being invited to come and hear more about future options for the former Lindisfarne Middle School sports hall and the wider school site.

County’s communities prepare to celebrate Village Halls Week

15 Jan 2019

Northumberland’s village halls are making preparations to celebrate the upcoming #VillageHallsWeek, starting Tuesday 22 January 2019, to celebrate the vital role they play in sustaining rural communities.

Councillors get active to support mental health awareness

14 Jan 2019

Senior councillors are among those showing their support for mental health awareness this month.

Local plan publication agreed, then for submission to Government

10 Jan 2019

A planning document that will shape the future of Northumberland up to 2036 and beyond was agreed by the full county council yesterday.

Fire and Rescue Services sign cross-county agreement

09 Jan 2019

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have signed an agreement with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS).


07 Jan 2019

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging residents to test the smoke alarms in their home (and those vulnerable friends/relatives), and if not yet done, purchase and install smoke alarms at every level of the home.

Angels scheme shows outstanding generosity

04 Jan 2019

Customers and staff at a Cramlington pub joined the council to brighten Christmas for many local youngsters.

Northumberland’s Love Parks campaign catches judges’ eyes again!

03 Jan 2019

An online campaign about people’s love for Northumberland parks has caught the eyes of Keep Britain Tidy judges for the second year running.

Northumberland’s challenge to ditch the booze for Dry January

02 Jan 2019

One in 10 drinkers in the North East said they were planning to ditch alcohol for Dry January 2019, according to a recent YouGov poll.

Award recognises excellence in sustainable travel to school

02 Jan 2019

Tweedmouth Community Middle School has been named the best secondary school in Northumberland, as well as the best in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber region, for the work it has done to encourage pupils to travel sustainably.

Council continues to push for improved rail services

24 Dec 2018

Northumberland County Council has pressed the case for improved rail services in the county as part of plans for a new service to Edinburgh.

Union Chain Bridge closure for further works

21 Dec 2018

A six week series of closures of the iconic Union Chain Bridge will be taking place in the New Year as further progress is made on the second round National Lottery bid.

January deadline for Community Chest grant applications

21 Dec 2018

Voluntary and community groups can apply for funding from our Community Chest fund until January 11th.