Baby laughing and trying to feed itself with baby food

Parents encouraged to make a healthy start with weaning

12 Jul 2022

New parents are being reminded about the importance of waiting until their baby is around six months old before they start introducing solid foods.

Planning approval for new special free school in Blyth

Planning approval for new special free school in Blyth

09 Jul 2022

Councillors have approved planning permission for a new special school in Blyth.  

Have your say on plans for schools in Seaton Delaval

First look at plans for Seaton Delaval’s new £40m carbon neutral super school

08 Jul 2022

Here's how Northumberland’s first carbon neutral school could look.  

A sign stating seven days to go until the Queen's Baton Relay visits Blyth and Alnwick

Excitement mounts for Queen's Baton Relay visit

08 Jul 2022

Excitement is mounting ahead of The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay visit to Northumberland on Friday, July 15. 

A rail line. As work on the Northumberland Line project gathers pace, a phased approach to car parking is now being planned for one of the stations.

Phased parking planned for Northumberland Line station

08 Jul 2022

As work on the Northumberland Line project gathers pace, a phased approach to car parking is now being planned for one of the stations.

A pile of books. A Summer Reading Challenge that will help banish boredom and get children interested in the science behind how things work launches tomorrow (Sat 9th July) in Northumberland.

Gadgeteers reading challenge will ignite curiosity

08 Jul 2022

A Summer Reading Challenge that will help banish boredom and get children interested in the science behind how things work launches tomorrow (Sat 9th July) in Northumberland.

A car damaged by a fallen tree during Storm Arwen. The council's review into the response has now been published

Council's Storm Arwen review findings published

07 Jul 2022

A comprehensive council review into the aftermath of Storm Arwen has recommended that all agencies should be better prepared for future emergencies. 

Major bids are going to Government for funding towards new cycling and walking routes for Tynedale and Bedlington - to make it easier, safer and greener for people to get around the county. 

Council bidding for cycling and walking improvements

07 Jul 2022

Major bids are going to Government for funding towards new cycling and walking routes for Tynedale and Bedlington - to make it easier, safer and greener for people to get around the county. 

Image demonstrating Residents' views sought on Felton affordable bungalow   proposal  

Residents' views sought on Felton affordable bungalow   proposal  

07 Jul 2022

  The residents of Felton are being asked to give their views on a new affordable housing scheme which is being proposed for Felton and would provide five new bungalows in the village. 

Northumberland County Councillor Wendy Pattison, cabinet member for adults' wellbeing, with Joint Equipment Loans Service Manager, Antony Manley; Deputy Manager Alan Dodds and Colin Patterson.

Northumberland invests in industrial disinfection machine to improve recycling

07 Jul 2022

Northumberland is set to benefit from a state of the art industrial cleaning machine which will enable independent living equipment to be recycled and reused.

The Britishvolt site at Cambois. The Government has pledged funding for it this week

Council welcomes Britishvolt funding announcement

06 Jul 2022

The council has welcomed news an "in principle offer of support" has been sent to Britishvolt in Cambois. 

The Caravan Gallery, brainchild of artists and photographers Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale, will arrive in Blyth town centre on Tuesday, 12th July.  The exhibition contains a selection of their photog

Touring mobile art gallery comes to Blyth

06 Jul 2022

The Caravan Gallery, brainchild of artists and photographers Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale, will arrive in Blyth town centre on Tuesday, 12th July.

The Duchess of Northumberland has helped to celebrate the very best in community and voluntary environmental work across the county at this year’s LOVE Northumberland awards ceremony.    Thirteen grou

Community work honoured in LOVE Northumberland awards

05 Jul 2022

The Duchess of Northumberland has helped to celebrate the very best in community and voluntary environmental work across the county at this year’s LOVE Northumberland awards ceremony. 

Image demonstrating Council and the community support for Ukranian refugees  

Council and the community support for Ukranian refugees  

05 Jul 2022

Over 250 Ukrainian refugees are now living in Northumberland and the county council has been working alongside local communities, charities and host families to ensure when families arrive, they have the support they need and feel truly welcome. 

Image demonstrating Could you volunteer to be a Hexham heritage tour guide? 

Could you volunteer to be a Hexham heritage tour guide? 

05 Jul 2022

Residents with a love for Hexham are being asked to consider joining a team of volunteers who will be trained to lead heritage tours around the town. 

Hundreds of soldiers will be parading through the streets of Hexham as 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (3RHA) exercises its Freedom of Northumberland. 

Council ready to welcome Freedom Parade through Hexham

04 Jul 2022

Hundreds of soldiers will be parading through the streets of Hexham as 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (3RHA) exercises its Freedom of Northumberland. 

Shop Local, Shop Northumberland logo

Shop Local, Shop Northumberland this Independents’ Day weekend

02 Jul 2022

Shoppers are once again being encouraged to Shop Local as part of a national campaign this weekend.

Berwick Barracks

Drop-in events at Berwick Maltings

30 Jun 2022

Drop-in events have been organised for people to find out more about plans to relocate activities from Berwick Maltings to the town’s Barracks.

Census 2021

First Census Results from 2021 Published 

29 Jun 2022

The first results from Census 2021 were published on Tuesday 28th June 2022. Carried out in the Spring of 2021, data from the Census gives communities across Northumberland a glimpse of how the local population has changed in the past decade and provides a rich dataset to inform decisions about public services.

Image demonstrating Council evicts tenant from Blyth property after serious offences 

Council evicts tenant from Blyth property after serious offences 

29 Jun 2022

A Byth woman has been evicted from her Northumberland County Council owned property, for crime and anti-social behaviour which was causing misery and fear to her neighbours and the community of Blyth. 

Archaeologists at the site of the new Northumberland Line Station at Newsham

Ancient remains found at new rail site

29 Jun 2022

Evidence of life in the county dating back thousands of years has been uncovered at the site of a new station for the Northumberland Line. 

Have your say on plans for Morpeth

Help shape plans for town’s future at Morpeth Forum event

28 Jun 2022

The Morpeth Forum is set to return to Morpeth Town Hall with a special drop-in session to give residents the chance to catch up on the latest developments across the town.   

Northumberland Children's Centres recognised for breastfeeding support

Children’s Centres recognised by UNICEF for breastfeeding support 

28 Jun 2022

Northumberland’s network of 12 Children’s Centres have been recognised by UNICEF for their commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers. 

Berwick's new Pilot Boat, GARDO

Port of Berwick's new pilot boat named

28 Jun 2022

A new pilot boat for the Port of Berwick which will help safeguard its commercial operations for years to come has been officially unveiled. 

Image demonstrating Shop selling illicit tobacco has alcohol licence revoked 

Shop selling illicit tobacco has alcohol licence revoked 

28 Jun 2022

A shop that persistently sold illicit tobacco in Ashington has had its licence to sell alcohol revoked by Northumberland County Council.