A football on a pitch

Council working to try and resolve football club lease issue

16 May 2024

The County Council is doing all it can to help secure the future of a Northumberland Football Club. 

A pile of books

Vera author launches village group's new book

16 May 2024

A local writing group based in a small Northumberland village has attracted a superstar of the literary world to help launch its new book.

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Northumberland County Council honoured with Regional Energy Efficiency Award for exceptional community support

14 May 2024

Northumberland County Council has won a prestigious award for its steadfast commitment to supporting vulnerable residents.

The landslip at Mitford near Morpeth

Investigation works getting underway on Morpeth landslip

14 May 2024

Ground investigation works will soon be underway as engineers prepare to tackle a landslip near Morpeth.  

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Armed Forces Awareness Day – save the date 

14 May 2024

  The county council is hosting an Armed Forces Awareness Day in June to highlight the support that is available in Northumberland for veterans, reservists, serving personnel and their families. 

Artist's impression of a new cinema in Ashington

Residents invited to Ashington drop-in events

14 May 2024

Northumberland County Council is hosting two drop-in events in Ashington this month where residents and businesses can learn more about ambitious plans for the town centre. 

Foster care fortnight

Northumberland foster carers share their stories to inspire more people to join them

13 May 2024

More foster families to give children a loving caring home are urgently needed in Northumberland.  

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Free childcare extends to children over 9 months - apply now

12 May 2024

Eligible working parents in England can now apply for 15 hours childcare for a child aged 9 months old and over. 

Image demonstrating Council tenant banned from home due to ASB

Council tenant banned from home due to ASB

08 May 2024

A council tenant has been temporarily banned from his home in Blyth following a history of serious anti-social behaviour at the property which disrupted the neighbourhood and left other tenants living in fear. 

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Swap to Stop Smoking in Northumberland

08 May 2024

Smokers in Northumberland can now take advantage of a FREE scheme which encourages them to swap cigarettes for vapes.

Prudhoe Main Street

Proposals sought for Prudhoe improvements

07 May 2024

Organisations in Prudhoe are being encouraged to put forward proposals to help secure Borderlands Place Programme investment to improve the town.  

Outgoing Ceremonial Head Councillor Catherine Seymour

Ceremonial Head raises over £18,000 for good causes

07 May 2024

More than £18,000 has been raised in good causes by Northumberland County Council’s Ceremonial Head over the past year. 

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County events to commemorate D-Day 80th anniversary

01 May 2024

A series of special events are taking place in June in Northumberland to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 

Bowes Court in Blyth

Blyth housing improvement plans coming before councillors

01 May 2024

Northumberland County Council is being recommended to approve improvements to scores of homes in Blyth. 

Image demonstrating Northumberland's young eco entrepreneurs set to compete in London

Northumberland's young eco entrepreneurs set to compete in London

30 Apr 2024

Young people from across the county are ready to compete for the winning place at this year’s Young Green Briton Challenge (YGBC).

The Poet Laureate Simon Armitige and Councillor Jeff Watson

Library service is a best seller

30 Apr 2024

One of Northumberland’s oldest and best-loved services is marching into its second century stronger than ever. 

Image demonstrating New cat microchipping laws: what it means for you 

New cat microchipping laws: what it means for you 

29 Apr 2024

Under new legislation, cat owners in England will have until 10th June 2024 to microchip their cats and register them on a government approved database. 

Image demonstrating Ashington resident fined after failing to clear up rubbish-filled garden  

Ashington resident fined after failing to clear up rubbish-filled garden  

29 Apr 2024

An Ashington resident whose back garden became a dumping ground has had a financial penalty of more than £1,000 imposed following a successful prosecution by Northumberland County Council. 

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Register your interest for our brand-new roles at Northumberland County Council 

26 Apr 2024

Northumberland County Council are recruiting ten new apprentices to join their workforce - from horticulture to cyber security and civil engineering. 

Local Councillor Trevor Cessford and Green Spaces Officer Sam Talbot at Tyne Green Country Park

Hexham park improvements make it easier for all to enjoy

26 Apr 2024

Tyne Green Country Park in Hexham is now accessible in all weathers after new paths were created around the park.

Northumberland Lottery celebrates its third anniversary this week having raised £275,200 for good causes in the county.

Northumberland Lottery celebrates its third anniversary

25 Apr 2024

Northumberland Lottery celebrates its third anniversary this week having raised £275,200 for good causes in the county.  

Image demonstrating Major Hexham improvement scheme nears finish line 

Major Hexham improvement scheme nears finish line 

24 Apr 2024

The finishing touches are being made to a major scheme that has been revitalising Hexham’s historic town centre - with work due to be completed by the end of May 2024. 

South Blyth County Councillor Daniel Carr and Project Officer Rob Delap on the Landlubber at South Beach

Blyth seafront improvement works well underway

24 Apr 2024

Work is well underway to improve Blyth seafront ahead of the summer season and D-Day commemoration events this June. 

Image demonstrating Blyth man fined for being in control of a vehicle used for fly-tipping. 

Blyth man fined for being in control of a vehicle used for fly-tipping. 

23 Apr 2024

Following an investigation by Northumberland County Council, a Blyth man has been fined for owning and being in control of a vehicle which was used for fly-tipping. 

A conceptual rendering of a typical QTS data centre

Deal agreed for multi-billion pound data campus

23 Apr 2024

The County Council’s Cabinet has agreed a transaction, subject to contract, with funds managed by Blackstone, a leading global asset management firm and one of UK’s largest investors, regarding the NEP3 land site in Cambois, to enable the potential development of a ‘Hyperscale Datacentre Campus’.