A builder jumping in the air in front of a new house

Council to buy more affordable housing in Alnwick

16 Jan 2024

The County Council has agreed to purchase two new houses in Alnwick which it will rent at an affordable rate to local people in housing need.  

An aerial shot of progress on the Northumberland Line at Newsham, Blyth

Passenger rail service confirmed for 2024 opening

16 Jan 2024

The Northumberland Line – bringing passenger services back between the South East of the county and central Newcastle – will be open from Summer 2024.

Image demonstrating Gold award for Council’s support to Armed Forces Community

Gold award for Council’s support to Armed Forces Community

16 Jan 2024

Northumberland County Council has maintained its Gold Standard Award for the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme.

Councillors and chair of Ashington Board Board in the town centre

Council to acquire sites to transform Ashington town centre

16 Jan 2024

The Council is to acquire two major town-centre sites in Ashington as part of the ongoing £30m regeneration programme in the town. 

Separating better

Northumberland pilots new app to support separating parents

15 Jan 2024

A new app to support parents during the challenges of separation has launched in Northumberland 

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Reception place applications are closing soon!

12 Jan 2024

Was your child born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 and starting school in September 2024? Apply for reception.

Northumberland Registration team sat on a staircase inside Morpeth Town Hall

You’re invited – To our wedding fair

11 Jan 2024

Meet the Northumberland Registrar team this January and make your dream Northumberland wedding a reality. Join us on Sunday, January 21, from 11am to 3pm for a free wedding fair, hosted by Northumberland County Council’s Registration Service. No tickets required.

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Funding awarded to pioneering environmental and climate projects in Northumberland

09 Jan 2024

Successful community groups in Northumberland are benefiting from financial support from Northumberland County Council’s Environment and Climate Fund to support environmental and climate change initiatives in the county. 

A view of Hexham town centre

Hexham's one-way system being re-introduced

03 Jan 2024

A temporary one-way system in Hexham that had been lifted in December to support residents and businesses during the Christmas trading period is to be re-introduced on Monday 8th January. 

The inside of a bus. New services are being launched by Border Buses in January 2024

New bus routes unwrapped for 2024

02 Jan 2024

A local bus company is adding a new route to its network, as well as making improvements to current services.   

Ronnie Wright

Northumberland Fire and Rescue officer recognised in New Year Honours

30 Dec 2023

A Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service officer has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours. 

Groups of people discussing employment barriers at Newbiggin

Organisations commit to removing employment barriers

22 Dec 2023

Scores of professionals are finding solutions to employment barriers faced by Northumberland residents. 

Supported Lodgings

Could you transform the life of a young person?

22 Dec 2023

Could you make a difference to the life of a young person and support them on their journey to independence? 

Horton Grange is Ofsted Outstanding

Ofsted rates “vibrant and caring” Horton Grange as outstanding

22 Dec 2023

Horton Grange Primary School in Blyth is celebrating after being rated outstanding in every judgement area.  

Community safety officers, fire service staff, police and councillors in Cramlington

New officers helping keep Cramlington safe

21 Dec 2023

A new team of Community Safety Officers have started work in Cramlington – working with police and partners to cut down anti-social behaviour (ASB). 

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Are you looking to support a local charity this Christmas?

21 Dec 2023

Did you know that as well as donating funds or items, you can also support charities across the county by playing the Northumberland Lottery?

A view of Ashington town centre

Ashington town centre regeneration plans take a major step forward

21 Dec 2023

The £30m regeneration programme to revitalise Ashington town centre has hit another milestone, with the appointment of design teams to take forward ambitious plans across three sites. 

School Inclusion Council

New student council will champion the voice of young people with SEND

20 Dec 2023

A new student council for Northumberland has set out its ambition to champion the voice of children and young people with SEND and to drive positive change. 

Image demonstrating Northumberland Schools unite to combat climate change

Northumberland Schools unite to combat climate change

19 Dec 2023

Northumberland County Council hosted a unique event at its Morpeth headquarters for pupils from several schools in the county to address environmental and climate change issues.

Image demonstrating Council will continue to lobby for better rural rail service 

Council will continue to lobby for better rural rail service 

15 Dec 2023

Northumberland County Council has pledged to continue to campaign hard for improved rail services for communities located along the east coast mainline and beyond. 

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Working to improve county skateboard facilities  

14 Dec 2023

  Northumberland County Council is working with communities across the county to identify where skateboard facilities can be improved or introduced and how the potential benefits of skateboarding can be increased. 

Multiverse Data Academy

New Data Academy launches to offer staff apprenticeships

14 Dec 2023

Northumberland County Council is investing in its workforce following the launch of a Data Academy.

Image demonstrating Contractor named for new Seaton Valley super-school 

Contractor named for new Seaton Valley super-school 

13 Dec 2023

Cabinet has approved leading construction company BAM as the contractor for the construction of the new Astley High School and Whytrig Middle School.

A graphic stating Budget Consultation and a pile of coins

Views sought on budget plans

13 Dec 2023

Residents are being invited to have their say on next year’s budget. 

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service alongside Abigail and Melanie from Robson and Prescott and Mia the dog

Pets can breathe easy this Christmas

13 Dec 2023

It's giving season in the North East, and the pets in the region are the first to receive their Christmas presents.