Smiling woman with text that reads discover a brighter future at the Prudhoe Jobs Fair on Friday 28th June

Pave your career path at Prudhoe Jobs Fair

14 Jun 2024

Residents are invited to take part in a special jobs fair in Prudhoe.

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Council joins Fair Tax Week

12 Jun 2024

  Northumberland County Council, one of nearly 60 UK Fair Tax Councils, is proud to be part of Fair Tax Week 2024. 

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B4RN brings full fibre broadband to rural Northumberland

12 Jun 2024

The fastest broadband speeds are coming to over 6,000 homes and businesses across rural Northumberland and County Durham as part of the B4RN North East project.

This year's theme is putting carers on the map.

Putting carers on the map - Carers Week 2024

12 Jun 2024

The council is highlighting the support available for carers of adults in Northumberland.

An artist impression of a stretch of the proposed new Blyth Relief Road

Refreshed business case for Blyth Relief Road

07 Jun 2024

The Council is moving forward with its plans for Blyth Relief Road as it works to refresh its outline business case. 

Winners of Local Hero awards talking to the Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland

Local heroes honoured at special event

07 Jun 2024

Local heroes who make a real difference to communities in Northumberland have been honoured at a special ceremony. 

Image demonstrating Referendum dates set for Warkworth and Eglingham Neighbourhood Plans 

Referendum dates set for Warkworth and Eglingham Neighbourhood Plans 

04 Jun 2024

Local referendums on the Warkworth and Eglingham Neighbourhood Plans will take place later this summer and all residents in the Parishes who are registered to vote will be able to have a say on the Plans.  

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Appeal for dog walkers to ‘respect the lead’ 

04 Jun 2024

Northumberland County Council is backing a national campaign to avoid tension between dog walkers by promoting good lead etiquett

Workers repairing a pothole in Northumberland

Pothole reports fall by three quarters in Northumberland

04 Jun 2024

The number of potholes reported in Northumberland fell by 74% in the last three months. 

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Action Plan updates aim to tackle climate change in Northumberland

04 Jun 2024

Northumberland County Council is to consider its updated Climate Change Action Plan for 2024 to 2026.

Surface dressing taking place in Northumberland

Essential road improvement works getting underway 

04 Jun 2024

Work is getting underway on the council’s summer programme to make travelling on Northumberland’s roads a smoother experience.  

The Union Chain Bridge near Berwick

Union Chain Bridge work set for summer

03 Jun 2024

Works will be taking place in the coming weeks on the award-winning Union Chain Bridge connecting England and Scotland. 

Volunteer litter pickers

A time to say thanks to Northumberland’s volunteers

03 Jun 2024

Northumberland County Council is celebrating the difference volunteers make to their organisation and thanking them for all their time and dedication during this year’s 40th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 3-9 June 2024. 

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June 7 deadline for Community Chest applications

31 May 2024

Voluntary and community groups across the county that need financial assistance are being invited to apply for funding from Northumberland County Council’s community chest scheme. 

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Important info ahead of general election

30 May 2024

With a general election taking place on July 4th, residents in Northumberland are being reminded of some important dates for their diary – and what they need to do ahead of the polls. 

Pegsworth House

Full house for children’s home following award-winning recruitment drive 

24 May 2024

Northumberland’s new children’s home is a step closer to opening following a successful recruitment drive that has been recognised with a national excellence award. 

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Plans progress for Hexham Middle School Site

24 May 2024

Plans are moving forward for the future use of the former Hexham Middle School site – and work could potentially start by the end of this year.

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Affordable housing for Amble moves one step forward

24 May 2024

Permission has been granted for the development of 15 new housing units in Amble.

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Council joins Blue Badge Day of Action

23 May 2024

Northumberland County Council is supporting the National Blue Badge Day of Action. 

Image demonstrating Final preparations ahead of historic pollution clean-up work

Final preparations ahead of historic pollution clean-up work

23 May 2024

The final stages of preparation are underway ahead of major works to tackle historical pollution on the coast at Lynemouth.  

The new conductor facility at Ashington

New staff facility installed on Northumberland Line

21 May 2024

Northern has created a brand-new facility for staff who will run passenger services on the Northumberland Line when it reopens later this year.

Image demonstrating Motorists beware of horse drawn wagons heading to Appleby  

Motorists beware of horse drawn wagons heading to Appleby  

21 May 2024

  Motorists driving through parts of Northumberland over the next few weeks are being warned to take extra care as the travelling community makes it way to the annual Appleby Horse Fair. 

Council Leader Glen Sanderson and MP Robbie Moore

Council welcomes Minister visit into farming review

20 May 2024

The Council welcomed a Ministerial visit as part of its ongoing work looking into the future of farming in Northumberland.

Ovingham Bridge over the River Tyne

Fire Service issues water safety reminder

20 May 2024

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people of the very real dangers of swimming in open water following the tragic incident involving two teenagers in the River Tyne near Ovingham on Saturday, May 18th.  

Childminding Week 2024

Celebrating the life-changing work of Northumberland’s Childminders 

17 May 2024

This week is National Childminding Week and an opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our amazing childminders and celebrate what you do to help children shine and reach their potential