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Sheriff Henry Gallagher and Lord Mayor of Newcastle Rob Higgins

New Lord Mayor of Newcastle appointed

Cllr Rob Higgins becomes city's 'first citizen', with Cllr Henry Gallagher taking over as Sheriff.

Newcastle City Council's cabinet in May 2024

Leader welcomes new Newcastle City Council Cabinet members

Councillor Abdul Samad and Councillor Adam Walker have been appointed to Cabinet positions.

Newcastle City Council's leader, Councillor Nick Kemp; chief executive Pam Smith; and and Neil Kirkby, Managing Director of Enterprise at SSE Energy Solutions

Council and SSE join forces in effort to reach net zero

SSE Energy Solutions will set up a regional HQ in Newcastle to drive innovation and create jobs.

January 2024

Councillors celebrate progress towards net zero

Newcastle has seen a 42 percent fall in carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

Working together to stop abuse of vulnerable residents

Project launched to raise awareness of and tackle home takeovers, also known as cuckooing

Recycle your small electricals with new service

Recycling your small electricals has been made easier with the launch of a new council service.

December 2023

Over 650 children to benefit from Christmas gift collection

Council staff, residents and partners donated the gifts for vulnerable children and young people.

Collingwood Street junction to be resurfaced in January

Overnight road closures will follow traffic signal upgrades at a key city centre junction.

Have fun and stay safe this Christmas

Residents and visitors to Newcastle are being reminded to stay safe and take care of each other.

Laser Lights to make spectacular return for New Year’s Eve

Laser Light City will be returning to Newcastle’s Quayside this year for one night only.

Clean Air Zone grants scheme to pause for review

Applications for support to replace older, more polluting vehicles will pause on December 17.

Youth Fund grants £620,000 for activities and services

Newcastle Youth Fund's latest funding saw 23 successful applications for projects across the city.

Adopt North East celebrates its fifth birthday

Since launching five years ago, Adopt North East has found loving families for nearly 500 children.

Improvement works to Northumberland Street now confirmed

Plans to revamp Northumberland Street have taken a significant step forward, with Newcastle City Council’s announcement that a contractor has now been appointed and preparatory work to start before Christmas in readiness for the major improvements starting in the New Year.

Sign up to Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Private landlords are eligible for a range of benefits if they sign up to the Landlord Accreditation Scheme.