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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.

October 2023

Newcastle to host Euro 2028 matches

Newcastle will host Euro 2028 matches after the UK and Ireland's bid to host the tournament was approved.

Statement on Jesmond East Neighbourhood Low Traffic Zone

Council confirms emergency services were consulted and Northumbria Police sent letter of support.

Council renews commitment to tackling climate change

Newcastle remains committed to its bold environmental ambitions despite changes to national policies, councillors have declared.

£1.35 million fund opens up to Newcastle community projects

A new £1.35 million fund has launched to support community projects in the north and west of Newcastle.

Fly-tippers sentenced for dumping large piles of waste

Two men who dumped large piles of waste across Newcastle have been sentenced.

Switch to cashless parking gets under way

Changes to the way people pay for parking in Newcastle will be introduced from later this month.

Improving air quality in Newcastle

The whole of Newcastle will become a Smoke Control Area as part of plans to improve air quality and protect people's health.

Stoptober calls on smokers to 'commit to quit'

Fresh with Newcastle City Council are encouraging people to join the tens of thousands of people quitting for this year’s Stoptober’s mass quit attempt this October.

Black History Month 2023 in Newcastle

Each October, Black History Month shines the light on the achievements, stories and difficulties of people of African and Caribbean descent.

September 2023

Looking forward to Newcastle’s Christmas and New Year 2023

Plans for Christmas and New Year in Newcastle have been announced, helping to make this festive season undoubtedly the most wonderful time of the year.

Sniffer dog finds haul of illegal tobacco in barbecue

Sniffer dog Cooper thanked after illegal tobacco stash found hidden deep inside brick-built barbecue.

Drivers warned against using unofficial CAZ payment sites

Drivers are being warned against using unofficial websites to pay Clean Air Zone charges.