Hadrian's Wall 1900 c. Roger Clegg

Hadrian's Wall to celebrate 1900th anniversary with year-long festival

05 Mar 2021

Hadrian’s Wall will celebrate its 1900th anniversary in 2022 with a year-long festival of events and activities.

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Rapid lateral flow testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and staff

05 Mar 2021

Households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary school pupils and staff in Northumberland can access regular twice weekly rapid lateral flow testing as part of the Government’s roadmap to recovery.

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Teams out in force for road inspections

04 Mar 2021

Council teams have been out in force to deal with any damage to the county’s road caused by the recent spell of severe weather. 

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High level of first place school offers in Northumberland

02 Mar 2021

Over 97% of year 6 pupils moving up to secondary or high school in September have received their first-choice school in Northumberland.  

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Final adoption of Northumberland Local Plan now in sight

02 Mar 2021

The next steps in securing a finalised Local Plan for Northumberland are being put in place.

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Stay vigilant and help us recover - leaders urge

01 Mar 2021

The region's leaders have urged people to remain vigilant after good weather brought crowds outside this weekend.

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Celebrating inspirational women this International Women’s Day

01 Mar 2021

Women across Northumberland are being celebrated on Monday March 8 as part of International Women’s Day.

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Council Tax scam warnings

01 Mar 2021

Northumberland County Council is warning residents to be aware of several Council Tax scams offering a promise of a reduction or refund.

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New support grant launched for Northumberland businesses

26 Feb 2021

More businesses in Northumberland are set to be supported by a new grant aimed at helping them deal with the impacts of Covid-19. 

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Car park changes as leisure centre works start

26 Feb 2021

Changes to car parks are coming into force as the multi-million pound scheme to transform leisure provision in Morpeth gathers pace. 

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Council agrees budget 'to boost economy'

25 Feb 2021

A budget aimed at boosting the county’s economy over the coming years has been agreed at Full Council. 

Poster by Robert Cooper Clements to promote Berwick as a Tourist resort - 1913

Berwick archives available online

25 Feb 2021

Berwick’s history will now be available to be viewed online thanks to a project funded by The National Archives.

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Council welcomes Seaton Delaval park funding

25 Feb 2021

The County Council has welcomed funding to help restore a historic Seaton Delaval park. 

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Funding boost for broadband in rural Northumberland

24 Feb 2021

Northumberland welcomes a boost of funding to develop rural broadband and increase jobs in the area.

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Partners working together as county gears up for bumper summer

23 Feb 2021

The council is working with business leaders, landowners, town and parish councils, the police and tourism groups to prepare for an influx of visitors to the county’s coastline over the coming months. 


Northumberland headteachers recognised for good working practice

23 Feb 2021

Three of Northumberland’s headteachers have been awarded the ‘Valued Workers Scheme’ accreditation for good working practice.

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Prudhoe project recognised in national awards

23 Feb 2021

Work which has helped to rejuvenate Eastwoods Park in Prudhoe has been recognised on a national stage, in the recent Keep Britain Tidy Network awards.

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Two COVID-19 grant support schemes close this Sunday

23 Feb 2021

Two grant schemes which are supporting Northumberland businesses through the coronavirus pandemic are closing for applications this Sunday. 


Coastal Path funding gets the green light

22 Feb 2021

A grant of £100,000 has been formally accepted from Natural England to start work on the latest phase of the England Coast Path between Amble and Bamburgh.


Leaders welcome cautious approach to easing lockdown

22 Feb 2021

The region's leaders have welcomed the cautious approach to the easing of lockdown in England.

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Precautionary closures at Rothbury

20 Feb 2021

Car park and footpaths on low lying land in the Coquet valley, between Rothbury and Thropton, are being closed today as a public safety precaution.

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Council welcomes major new tourism experience

19 Feb 2021

The council has warmly welcomed the news that the team behind Ad Gefrin have received the final go ahead for their bespoke whisky distillery development in North Northumberland. 

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Berwick’s first full size 3G football pitch now complete

19 Feb 2021

Work is now complete on Berwick’s first ever full size 3G artificial grass pitch which will provide high quality football facilities for young people and adults in the town, right throughout the year.

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Everyone will benefit from Census 2021 

18 Feb 2021

Households across Northumberland will be asked to take part in Census 2021 in March. 

Reading Friends

Tackling loneliness and mental health through the power of reading

18 Feb 2021

Northumberland Libraries has received funding from The Reading Agency to help tackle loneliness and promote wellbeing.