Successful candidates in the youth elections

Youth Cabinet and Youth Parliament members elected

24 Jan 2020

Voting has taken place this week to elect representatives to the county's youth cabinet and parliament.

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Landlords invited to free information event

22 Jan 2020

Landlords and agents are  being invited to attend a free event aimed at providing updates on new housing legislation and industry issues.

Partners launch Physical Activity Strategy

A radical approach to encourage residents to be more active for life

22 Jan 2020

A new physical activity strategy has been launched for the county which sets out a bold, innovative ambition to encourage every resident in Northumberland to be more active for life.

Image of people dealing drugs

Dawn raids in Berwick tackle drug dealing

22 Jan 2020

Dawn raids have been carried out in Berwick to target suspected drug dealing in a major offensive against ‘County Lines’.

Artist's impression of play village

Minister in £5m tourist attraction backing

21 Jan 2020

A major tourist attraction in Northumberland has moved a step closer with £5 million Government funding.

Cllr Cath Homer completes her library consultation

Good response to library consultation

21 Jan 2020

A public consultation on the future shape of Northumberland’s library service has received more than 1,800 responses in its first month.

Harry Potter Night

Harry Potter Book Night 2020

21 Jan 2020

Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night with Northumberland Libraries!

Two children are taught STEM subjects on a computer

Come along and discover STEM in Prudhoe

20 Jan 2020

Children aged 8 to 13 can have a brilliant day at Fuse Media Centre this spring half-term week for a Digital Discovery Day to find out more about these fascinating subjects.

Beach huts damaged by fire

Blyth beach hut fires condemned

17 Jan 2020

Northumberland County Council has condemned senseless acts in Blyth which have seen the town’s iconic beach huts badly damaged by fire.

Children underneath a 20mph sign

Roll-out of safer school zones continues

16 Jan 2020

More than 80 schools in Northumberland are now safer thanks to the ongoing roll-out of 20mph limits outside their buildings.

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Public event to commemorate 75 years since Auschwitz liberation

16 Jan 2020

Residents in Northumberland are being invited to an event next week to commemorate the 75th liberation of Auschwitz.

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Meet the Author event at libraries

16 Jan 2020

Award-winning children’s author Alan Windrum will be hosting a series of Meet the Author events in Northumberland next week.

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New funding for community groups announced

14 Jan 2020

Uniformed groups across the county are to benefit from thousands of pounds in funding to support their work in the community.

Hexham Abbey from Hexham House grounds

Hexham residents invited to second showcase event

14 Jan 2020

This Hexham Hub event will provide updates on some major developments for the town.

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Residents reminded about safer driving

14 Jan 2020

Residents are being reminded to check their speed when driving through the county.

Blyth quayside

Global firm to deliver Blyth investment strategy

10 Jan 2020

Global engineering, management and development consultancy firm Mott MacDonald have been appointed to deliver a new town centre investment strategy for Blyth town centre.

Photo of Cramlington village

Referendum date set for Cramlington Neighbourhood Plan

09 Jan 2020

A date has been set for a local referendum on the Cramlington Neighbourhood Plan.

Artist impression of new cinema in Ashington

Ashington town centre scheme gets green light

08 Jan 2020

The multi-million pound scheme to transform Ashington town centre has taken another major step forward with Advance Northumberland securing planning permission for its flagship scheme on Portland Park. 

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Views sought on proposed boundary changes to Morpeth Town Council

08 Jan 2020

The electoral arrangements of Morpeth Town Council  are currently being examined with a view to amending its boundaries with Hebron, Hepscott and Mitford Parish Councils.

Councillors John Beynon and Glen Sanderson at the carpark site

Work on track for station parking improvements

08 Jan 2020

Work is underway to create extra parking at Morpeth Railway Station.

Green fields and desert representing climate change

Climate change action plan gets full approval

08 Jan 2020

Northumberland County Councillors have formally approved their Climate Change Action Plan - paving the way for a range of ambitious green projects.

Wayne Daley and Cath McEvoy-Carr holding copies of the new brochure

Hundreds of opportunities to learn new skills

07 Jan 2020

Northumberland’s new adult learning prospectus, has just been published - providing hundreds of opportunities to gain new skills.

Picture of model of new schools

Hexham schools proposals agreed by planning committee

07 Jan 2020

The council's strategic planning committee has supported the proposals for two new schools in Hexham.

Alnwick Playhouse

 Alnwick Playhouse and community hub reopens to the public

06 Jan 2020

Alnwick Playhouse, one of the town’s most popular and well loved buildings has re-opened to the public following a £3.3m renovation.

Bottles of illegal alcohol

Festive crackdown on illegal alcohol

31 Dec 2019

Northumberland County Council’s Housing and Public Protection Service has carried out a crackdown on illegal Christmas spirits.