13 Dec 2023
We're launching a new campaign to highlight the importance of school attendance in making sure children and young people achieve their full potential.
12 Dec 2023
Passengers across the county can now benefit from a new Northumberland day ticket for unlimited bus travel priced at just £5.
People with rapidly progressing terminal conditions, can now access non means tested funding up to £6,500 to pay for urgently needed home adaptations.
11 Dec 2023
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has appointed Jim McNeil as their new Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO).
08 Dec 2023
Councils and their carers across England are responding to recent figures published by Ofsted, highlighting the urgent need to recruit new foster carers.
06 Dec 2023
Cabinet will be asked to approve the next steps for the construction of the new Astley High School and Whytrig Middle School when it meets next week (Tuesday December 12).
A new report celebrates record Ofsted results for Northumberland schools and sets out the council’s vision to continue to be a land of great opportunities for all young people
05 Dec 2023
Changes are set to be agreed which will see Northumberland have one Senior Coroner to cover the county.
04 Dec 2023
The Council is piloting a new service to reach out to unpaid carers across the county.
Ambitious plans to bring the former Hexham Middle School site back into use are continuing with the development of a Master Plan for the land.
A special event was held at Hexham Library to launch a new book which shines a spotlight on Hexham’s historic high street.
A charity calendar, featuring dogs rescued in Northumberland is now for sale with all the proceeds going directly to three local animal charities.
Northumberland County Council’s leisure services are to be managed by Places for People Leisure Management Limited from April next year.
30 Nov 2023
Northumberland County Council is using the latest monitoring technology to improve mobile connections across the county.
29 Nov 2023
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has been commended by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) on the significant improvements it has made since its last inspection in 2021.
28 Nov 2023
Active Northumberland is piloting a scheme to deliver virtual exercises classes into some schools in the county to help pupils stay active and healthy during the school day.
Families in Northumberland are urged to sign up now to be the first to hear the latest updates on the Government’s game-changing support with childcare costs.
Six months after its grand re-opening, the Union Chain Bridge connecting England and Scotland has scooped a hat-trick of awards.
Following confirmed avian influenza (bird flu) at a premises at Milfield near Wooler, an appeal is being made to the public to strictly follow measures that have been introduced to help stop the spread of infection.
27 Nov 2023
Residents of Broomhaugh & Riding Parish now have more of a say over future development in their local area.
Ord Parish Council in partnership with the parishes of Ancroft, Duddo, Horncliffe Kyloe, Norham and Shoreswood have applied to be designated as a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ for the purposes of neighbourhood planning.
Parkruns across Northumberland turned orange on Saturday to mark the start of an annual campaign to end domestic abuse and violence against women and girls.
The life-changing work of Northumberland’s caring social workers was celebrated at a special event to mark their graduation from the council’s trailblazing social work academies.
24 Nov 2023
Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service raised the White Ribbon flag to mark the start of an annual campaign to end domestic abuse and violence against women and girls.
Communities across the North East are set to benefit from up to 4,000 new jobs and a multi-million pound investment in the local economy.