A fire appliance

Residents thanked for support after quieter Bonfire Night

06 Nov 2023

Firefighters across Northumberland have thanked residents after a quieter than usual Bonfire Night. 

A butterfly on a plant

Plans to boost biodiversity in Northumberland

03 Nov 2023

Proposals are to be discussed for a comprehensive plan to protect and enhance biodiversity in Northumberland. 

A section of the proposed Blyth Relief Road

Relief Road team address Cramlington queries

03 Nov 2023

Since consultation went live, the Blyth Relief Road team had a number of queries from residents about the proposal in the vicinity of the A189. 

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Council set to make ambitious net zero pledge

02 Nov 2023

Plans to make the county net zero by 2040 are set for approval by Northumberland County Council.  

Image demonstrating Residents’ views sought to enhance Hexham’s Heritage 

Residents’ views sought to enhance Hexham’s Heritage 

01 Nov 2023

  The views of Hexham’s residents and business owners are being sought for the development of a plan that will help to protect and enhance the commercial heart of the town’s Conservation Area. 

Image demonstrating Warning of storm dangers at Blyth Promenade

Warning of storm dangers at Blyth Promenade

01 Nov 2023

The public are being asked to take extra care when out walking along Blyth Promenade.

DadPads launch in Northumberland

Free 'DadPad' app launches to support dads in Northumberland 

31 Oct 2023

Dads-to-be and new dads in Northumberland now have free access to the DadPad app to help them give their baby the best start in life. 

Image demonstrating Leader welcomes U turn on rail ticket office closures 

Leader welcomes U turn on rail ticket office closures 

31 Oct 2023

The Leader of Northumberland County Council has welcomed the news today that the county’s rail ticket offices will remain open.  

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Winner announced in sustainable logo competition

31 Oct 2023

A pupil from Corbridge Middle School has been named as the winner of the Northumberland School’s Sustainability Network (NSSN) school logo competition.

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Council Tax Support scheme set to remain unchanged

30 Oct 2023

Council tax support is set to remain unchanged in Northumberland next year – and the county’s scheme will still be one of the most generous in the region.

Image demonstrating Improvements to three parks set for the green light

Improvements to three parks set for the green light

30 Oct 2023

Improvements to three of Northumberland’s parks are set to go ahead – including plans for the creation of a bouldering park.

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Landlords invited to free information event  

30 Oct 2023

Landlords and agents are being invited to attend a free event aimed at providing updates on new housing legislation and industry issues. 

CGI of a section of Blyth Relief Road

Extra dates added for Blyth Relief Road plans

27 Oct 2023

Residents are being invited to a series of drop-in sessions to find out the latest on plans for the new Blyth Relief Road.

Image demonstrating Improvement plans for Concordia continue  

Improvement plans for Concordia continue  

26 Oct 2023

  Further exciting new improvement works are to be carried out on Concordia Leisure Centre in Cramlington over the coming months. 

Image demonstrating Changes to postal and proxy voting introduced by electoral commission 

Changes to postal and proxy voting introduced by electoral commission 

25 Oct 2023

The 31 October 2023 is not only the time of spooks and ghouls – but it will also see changes to absent voting. 

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North East councils to take next step towards historic devolution deal

24 Oct 2023

Plans to form a new mayoral combined authority to unlock huge new investment and powers for the region are set to progress.

Image demonstrating Listed Building application submitted to restore Hexham’s historic Shambles  

Listed Building application submitted to restore Hexham’s historic Shambles  

24 Oct 2023

A Listed Building application has been submitted to repair and restore The Shambles, a prominent Grade II* historic building in the heart of Hexham. 

Image demonstrating Hexham’s one-way system to be lifted for Christmas trading 

Hexham’s one-way system to be lifted for Christmas trading 

24 Oct 2023

A one-way system in Hexham is to be temporarily lifted from Saturday 2nd December so that traffic arrangements can return to normal during the Christmas trading period. 

The new footbridge being built for the Northumberland Line

A189 foot and cycle bridge taking shape

24 Oct 2023

The new foot and cycle bridge to take Northumberland Line customers over the A189 between Chase Meadows and Blyth Bebside station is taking shape.

Image demonstrating Safety checks available for private water supplies  

Safety checks available for private water supplies  

23 Oct 2023

Northumberland County Council is recommending that owners of private water supplies have their supply checked regularly to make sure it is safe to drink. 

Embleton Beach in Northumberland

Beaches re-open after palm oil cleared away

23 Oct 2023

Beaches in Northumberland which were closed over the weekend after an unknown substance was washed up have re-opened. 

Image demonstrating Resilience shines through during Storm Babet

Resilience shines through during Storm Babet

21 Oct 2023

Council teams have been working round the clock to ensure residents have been kept safe during Storm Babet.

Image demonstrating Turning renters into homeowners in Longframlington

Turning renters into homeowners in Longframlington

19 Oct 2023

For the first time, Rentplus is offering affordable rent to buy homes in Northumberland, in partnership with Northumberland County Council.  

A graphic warning of storms

Council ready as Storm Babet hits region

19 Oct 2023

Northumberland County Council is preparing to support residents as very wet and windy weather is expected over the coming days. 

The expanded Duchess carpark in Alnwick

Extra parking spaces created in Alnwick

17 Oct 2023

Extra parking facilities have been created in Alnwick ahead of the Christmas shopping season with the expansion of an existing carpark.