Attendance Matters Morpeth First School

Campaign highlights importance of school attendance

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.  

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New bus day tickets for Northumberland now available

12 Dec 2023

Passengers across the county can now benefit from a new Northumberland day ticket for unlimited bus travel priced at just £5.

Northumberland County Councillor Wendy Pattison, Portfolio Holder for Caring for Adults

Cabinet approve additional support for people with a terminal illness

12 Dec 2023

People with rapidly progressing terminal conditions, can now access non means tested funding up to £6,500 to pay for urgently needed home adaptations.

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Fire Service appoints new Deputy Chief Fire Officer

11 Dec 2023

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has appointed Jim McNeil as their new Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO).

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Northumberland joins campaign to recruit more foster carers this Christmas

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.

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Cabinet asked to approve next steps for new Seaton Valley super-school

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). 

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Ofsted rates Northumberland schools as best in the North East 

06 Dec 2023

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

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Councillors set to agree changes to Coroner Service

05 Dec 2023

Changes are set to be agreed which will see Northumberland have one Senior Coroner to cover the county. 

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New digital service to extend online support for carers

04 Dec 2023

The Council is piloting a new service to reach out to unpaid carers across the county.

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Council sets out progress on plans for Hexham Middle School Site 

04 Dec 2023

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. 

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New book captures the history of Hexham’s high Street 

04 Dec 2023

A special event was held at Hexham Library to launch a new book which shines a spotlight on Hexham’s historic high street. 

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Rescue dogs to be stars of 2024 charity calendar 

04 Dec 2023

A charity calendar, featuring dogs rescued in Northumberland is now for sale with all the proceeds going directly to three local animal charities. 

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New leisure provider for County Council announced

04 Dec 2023

Northumberland County Council’s leisure services are to be managed by Places for People Leisure Management Limited from April next year.  

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Latest technology is identifying poor signal areas in Northumberland

30 Nov 2023

Northumberland County Council is using the latest monitoring technology to improve mobile connections across the county.

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Significant improvements confirmed in fire service inspection

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. 

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Students to stay active with online exercise classes 

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. 

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Game-changing support for childcare costs is coming soon – sign up now!

28 Nov 2023

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.

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Iconic bridge scoops hat-trick of awards

28 Nov 2023

Six months after its grand re-opening, the Union Chain Bridge connecting England and Scotland has scooped a hat-trick of awards. 

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Public urged to follow rules to contain Avian flu outbreak in Northumberland 

28 Nov 2023

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. 

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Broomhaugh & Riding Neighbourhood Plan officially ‘made’ 

27 Nov 2023

Residents of Broomhaugh & Riding Parish now have more of a say over future development in their local area. 

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Norham & Islandshire apply to be a Neighbourhood Area 

27 Nov 2023

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.  

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Parkruns turn orange on White Ribbon Day

27 Nov 2023

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.  

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Celebrating Northumberland’s trailblazing social work academy graduates 

27 Nov 2023

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.   

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Northumberland supports campaign to end domestic abuse and violence against women and girls 

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.  

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Investment Zone announced for the North East

24 Nov 2023

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.