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  1. 23.01.2019

    Heidi Mottram

    NORTHERN POWER WOMEN announce the 2019 Power and Future Lists

    The Northern Power Women has released the names of 100 women, including Northumbrian Water Chief Executive, Heidi Mottram, who have contributed to making a difference in their communities and raising awareness of gender equality in northern England.

  2. 01.11.2018

    Louise Hunter and Jason Cook

    The Happiest Comedy Show in the North East Returns

    Top comedians and entertainers from around the region will once again take to the stage this Christmas to make sure no child goes without a present.

  3. 27.09.2018

    public art project on the River Tyne at Hexham

    Salmon spawning jumps into the future

    A new augmented reality project is allowing nature lovers to see and find out more about Salmon in the River Tyne at Hexham, Northumberland through a new interactive experience.

  4. 15.08.2018

    Institute of Water Committee Members of the Year 2018 Winners Announced

    The Institute are proud to announce the National and Regional winners of the Committee Member of the Year award launched in May.

  5. 09.08.2018

    Researchers awarded nearly £600k to boost diversity in Engineering and Physical Sciences

    A consortium of 9 universities and 6 companies has received £591,463 aimed at boosting the representation of women, disabled people, LGBT+, and people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in Engineering and Physical Sciences in the North of England.

  6. 25.07.2018

    Green scheme cuts through the ′FOG′

    Food businesses in South Shields Town Centre are benefiting from a new project to help reduce the amount of fats, oils and grease getting into the local sewerage network.

  7. 19.06.2018

    Northumbrian Water are the first utility company in the world to install nuron’s nervous system for sewers

    The project will be launched at Northumbrian Water’s innovation festival in July 2018.

  8. 07.06.2018

    Work starts on Hexham flood defence

    Work will start on Monday (11 June) on a £65,000 flood embankment which will protect homes in Hexham from flooding.

  9. 01.06.2018

    Elected Mayor cuts ribbon to mark opening of new-look promenade

    North Tyneside’s Elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor were joined by other delegates to officially declare Whitley Bay’s new-look Central Lower Promenade open.

  10. 25.05.2018

    A new team takes the Talis Men’s Trophy

    The Institute of Water’s National Drilling and Tapping competition took place in Birmingham at Utility Week Live on the 22nd and 23rd June and what an event it was!

  11. 15.05.2018

    Bonus beaches leads to record number of swimming spots

    This summer people can take a dip at more bathing beaches than ever before along the English coastline.

  12. 01.05.2018

    Institute of Water launches new internal award to recognise volunteers

    The Institute of Water is proud to announce the launch of its new ‘Committee Members of the Year’ Award.

  13. 26.03.2018

    National award for North East flood partnership

    National award for North East flood partnership

    A pioneering partnership project to reduce the risk of flooding and implement sustainable drainage in the North East has scooped a national award.

  14. 21.03.2018

    Finishing touches being made to Central Lower Promenade revamp

    Major work to revive Central Lower Promenade in Whitley Bay is nearing completion.

  15. 19.03.2018

    New river forecasts for North East communities

    A new service which allows people to get forecasts for river levels to help them plan for flooding is available for two locations in the North East.

  16. 09.03.2018

    Environment event showcases water and nature

    An event to showcase the work taking place across the North East to improve the environment and protect people and property takes place next week.

  17. 26.02.2018

    Springwell Village Primary School

    Planting the seeds for a flood resilient future

    A Sunderland school is more prepared for flooding after a rain garden planter was installed and the school’s pupils created a flood plan as part of the Environment Agency’s ‘Flood Weeks’.

  18. 14.02.2018

    Children help schools prepare for flooding

    Children in the north east are helping prepare their schools for flooding in a series of ‘Flood Weeks’ run by the Environment Agency.

  19. 15.01.2018

    CC Water logo

    Act now to stay one step ahead of rising water bills

    Cash-strapped households are being urged by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) to stay one step ahead of rising water bills by taking advantage of untapped financial support.

  20. 12.12.2017

    UK Water industry wages war against wet wipes

    Northumbrian Water is joining the whole UK water industry in waging a war against wet wipes.

  21. 24.11.2017

    Youngsters help with Christmas stocking

    The Environment Agency has released 1,500 fish into a recently re-established fishery this week to give stocks a pre-Christmas boost and encourage angling.

  22. 10.11.2017

    Life Science Centre and Northumbrian Water join forces for global science centre celebration

    On 10 November, Life Science Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with support from Northumbrian Water, is running a special programme for local school children.

  23. 30.10.2017


    Respected Innovators Announced for VentureFest North East

    A host of highly respected innovators are heading to the region to inspire businesses at this year’s VentureFest North East to think big and aim high.

  24. 16.10.2017

    £6 million invested in restoring nature’s natural carbon store in Northern England

    A new £6 million project launches today to help fix large swathes of Pennine peatland over the next four years.

  25. 13.09.2017

    Institute of Water launches new and improved mentoring site

    The Institute of Water is excited to announce the launch of a new and improved online mentoring site!

  26. 21.08.2017

    Flood committee to spend £22million to protect north east communities

    A flood and coastal group will oversee spending of almost £22million to protect hundreds of homes across the north east as it sets out its objectives for the next year.

  27. 23.05.2017

    Northumbrian Water confirmed as new Spectrum tenant

    One of the region’s fastest growing business parks has secured its biggest private sector tenant.

  28. 17.05.2017

    Getting wild at Kielder

    Partners at Kielder Water & Forest Park are delighted with the success of its first Wild at Kielder Festival, which took place recently alongside the long standing and ever popular Kielder Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show.

  29. 16.05.2017

    North East LEP initiative supports students with special educational needs into the workplace

    Children and young people from Northumberland with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities are being given valuable experience of the world of work thanks to the North East LEP’s Enterprise Adviser initiative.

  30. 27.04.2017

    Northumbrian man set to complete all 214 Wainwright Peaks in the Lake District to raise money for WaterAid

    WaterAid supporter Dave Whiteley from Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear, will be walking and scrambling his way up and down Alfred Wainwright’s 214 peaks in the Lake District to raise money for the international development charity.

  31. 25.04.2017

    County back in the spotlight as Tour of Britain returns

    The UK’s biggest and most prestigious cycle race has been confirmed as returning to Northumberland this September.

  32. 18.04.2017

    Easter crackdown sees offences reported

    Environment Agency officers checked more than 400 rod licences in an Easter weekend crackdown on illegal fishing.

  33. 13.04.2017

    Easter crackdown on illegal fishing

    Environment Agency officers will be on patrol this weekend in an Easter crackdown on illegal angling.

  34. 06.04.2017

    Time to go wild at Kielder

    Partners at Kielder Water & Forest Park are encouraging everybody to get their family and friends together and discover their wild side this May.

  35. 20.03.2017

    Business innovators ′essential ingredient′ to the north east economic success

    CBI calls for higher R&D spending from business and Government

  36. 06.03.2017

    TTE Trainee Izaaz Sajid, TTE Trainer Ken Appleby and TTE Trainer, Charlotte Lax-Keeler at the Bran Sands Compound

    TTE dispatches trainees to Middlesbrough site to secure new training kit from Northumbrian Water

    TTE is increasing its training facilities thanks to a donation from Northumbrian Water Limited. It will utilise equipment from a redundant gas transfer compound in Teesport to support the training of its young people.

  37. 01.03.2017

    Environment Agency unveils new wildlife paintings to promote fishing

    The Environment Agency has unveiled three paintings by top wildlife artist David Miller to promote angling.

  38. 23.02.2017

    Invest Newcastle to help local businesses tackle Apprenticeship Reform

    Invest Newcastle will host an event on 1 March 2017 to shed light on the governments upcoming Apprenticeship Levy and to discuss the benefits of apprenticeship schemes.

  39. 21.02.2017

    Green light for Whitley Bay sea defence scheme

    A revised scheme to strengthen and safeguard sea defences – which has saved more than £1m of public money - has been given the go-ahead.

  40. 13.01.2017

    Rachel is a winner

    Rachel is a winner

    Wildlife enthusiast Rachel Bell has been awarded a wildlife book after winning a prize draw.

  41. 13.12.2016

    Make sure your festive food isn′t a costly pain in the drain

    Tipping turkey fat, gravy and other leftovers down the plughole this Christmas could be a recipe for disaster, the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) is warning households.

  42. 02.12.2016

    Conservation is key to astro-tourism as county celebrates 3 years of dark skies

    As Northumberland International Dark Sky Park celebrates its third anniversary on Friday 9 December, evidence shows that astro-tourism is having a positive impact on the county’s visitor economy, especially in rural areas.

  43. 23.11.2016

    Northumbrian Water’s

    Volunteers Get Behind Thornley Wood Project

    As woods go, Thornley Wood is really not a wood at all but a collection of brash piles and dead hedges with mud and nettles in between.

  44. 23.11.2016

    Winners announced for North East England Tourism Awards

    Tourism businesses from across the North East were celebrated last night (Tuesday 22 November) as the winners for the North East England Tourism Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony held in Newcastle Civic Centre’s Banqueting Hall.

  45. 22.11.2016

    Kielder Waterside Award

    Kielder holiday destination wins top tourism award

    Kielder holiday destination, Kielder Waterside, has been presented with a top regional tourism award by domestic holiday giant Hoseasons.

  46. 15.11.2016

    Central Lower Promenade in Whitley Bay

    New plans lodged for central lower promenade scheme

    Fresh plans to strengthen and refurbish Central Lower Promenade in Whitley Bay have been submitted.

  47. 09.11.2016

    Snow-doubt these pooches made a splash!

    Two perfect pooch pack pals have earned a dog treat from their owners for drawing crowds and winning hearts.

  48. 25.10.2016

    Brunton Park flood scheme

    A community celebration to officially open Brunton Park flood scheme in Newcastle has seen residents young and old join in the fun.

  49. 19.10.2016

    Speakers to use networks and know-how to open doors for regional businesses

    Organisers of the region′s largest innovation event today announced their line-up of star speakers who are intent on using their networks and know-how to open doors for North East businesses.

  50. 18.10.2016

    Historic pumping station saved with help of Groundwork North East & Cumbria

    Groundwork North East & Cumbria has secured a piece of history for future generations after helping to restore the Tees Cottage Pumping Station to its former glory.

  51. 17.10.2016

    Competition to find best shot of North East launched

    A photographic competition to promote how fantastic the North East is and help promote tourism businesses is being launched today, (Monday, 17 October 2016).

  52. 10.10.2016

    Famous paper bridge artist turns to waterfalls

    A renowned Teesdale artist, who hit the headlines with a paper bridge strong enough to hold a car, is getting ready to unveil his latest creation – a series of projections, using whitewashed barns, which will appear as cubes of gushing water.

  53. 29.09.2016

    Thousands gather for the Kielder Marathon race weekend

    Thousands of runners and spectators are gathering in Northumberland for the start of ‘Britain’s Most

  54. 22.09.2016

    £1.3million National Lottery boost for Northumberland heritage

    Natural, built and maritime heritage in Northumberland has been awarded more than £1.3million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), it was announced today.

  55. 23.08.2016

    Veolia awarded a contract at Northumbrian Water’s Horsley WTW

    Veolia awarded a contract at Northumbrian Water’s Horsley WTW

  56. 22.08.2016

    No embargo

    NWG Grab a Tall Ships taste of Northumberland

  57. 22.08.2016

    Poppies Weeping Window at Woodhorn

    Poppies: Weeping Window at Woodhorn Museum – part of 14-18 NOW tour - inspires record visitor numbers and benefits North East economy to the tune of £1.8million

  58. 29.07.2016

    ′Discover Water′ industry wide digital dashboard launched today

    Today (Friday 29 July), a brand new water industry digital dashboard is being launched to help give greater visibility to customers about the our sector’s performance, in a way that is clear and easy for them to understand.

  59. 27.07.2016

    Flood repairs start in Northumberland town

    Work to repair flood defences in a Northumberland town, which were damaged during the winter floods, is due to start next week.

  60. 14.07.2016

    Drinking Water report shows nearly a third of failures are caused in homes and avoidable

    The nation’s water supplies are among the healthiest in the world – with 99.96 per cent passing stringent standards.

  61. 13.07.2016

    Flood committee sets out next year’s commitments

    A flood and coastal group will oversee spending of more than £24million to protect hundreds of homes across the North East as it sets out its objectives for the next year.

  62. 12.07.2016

    Northumbrian Water awarded the keep me posted campaign′s best practice mark of distinction

    Northumbrian Water has been awarded the Keep Me Posted campaign’s ‘Best Practice’ Mark of Distinction

  63. 11.07.2016

    Pioneering North East research partnership hits key international milestone

    Newcastle Business School and Northumbrian Water have reached an important milestone in their ground-breaking research project into sustainability.

  64. 07.07.2016

    Award winning flower show garden coming to Washington wetland reserve

    A garden that shows people how they can help solve local flooding through gardening has won a Gold Award and Best Garden Award at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016 – and it’s coming to wow visitors at WWT Washington Wetland Centre.

  65. 28.06.2016

    Satisfaction with value for money of tap water reaches five year high

    A growing number of customers believe their water company is delivering value for money, with satisfaction levels now at a five year high.

  66. 27.06.2016

    Northumbrian Water CEO Gets HRH Ambassadorial Role

    Northumbrian Water CEO gets HRH Ambassadorial role

    Two North East businesses are celebrating after being named as finalists in the 2016 Responsible Business Awards, run by the charity Business in the Community (BITC), HRH The Prince of Wales’ Responsible Business Network.

  67. 27.06.2016

    Two North East firms confirmed as finalists for prestigious awards programme backed by HRH The Prince of Wales

    Two North East businesses are celebrating today after being named as finalists in the 2016 Responsible Business Awards, run by the charity Business in the Community (BITC), HRH The Prince of Wales’ Responsible Business Network.

  68. 24.06.2016

    Northumbrian Water boss named among top women engineers

    Heidi Mottram OBE, Chief Executive of Northumbrian Water, has been named as one of the UK’s top 50 female engineers in a major national poll.

  69. 09.06.2016

    Harvey the dog

    North East tourism businesses aim to get their paws on an award as applications open

    Today (9 June 2016) tourism bosses have launched the 2016 North East England Tourism Awards, calling on businesses across the region to enter and celebrate their achievements and success.

  70. 03.06.2016

    Countdown to artistic ′Dragon′s Den′

    The countdown to a Dragon’s Den-style culmination of a Sunderland arts project is underway.

  71. 01.06.2016

    Keep your head above water

    Citizens Advice County Durham and Northumbrian Water have joined forces to help people who are struggling to pay their water bill.

  72. 26.05.2016

    Flood support for Tyne Valley communities

    Partners are continuing to work together to support Northumberland communities affected by the winter storms.

  73. 25.05.2016

    APCRG National Responsible Business Champion award 2016

    Long-listed companies nominated by MPs for national award announced

  74. 19.05.2016

  75. 13.05.2016

    Discover how water companies are helping customers in difficulty

    Efforts to support people who are struggling to pay their water bills will be showcased at the Consumer Council for Water’s (CCWater) meeting in Darlington on Thursday (May 19).

  76. 10.05.2016

    Being socially responsible is very good for business

    Delegates at the first ever event organised by the North East Chamber of Commerce to focus on corporate social responsibility, heard that being a ‘good’ company is a deciding factor for many jobseekers looking to take up a new role.

  77. 21.04.2016

    Northumbria’s innovative students and staff in Japanese collaboration

    Students from Tsukuba University in Japanese recently teamed up with Northumbria’s MDI (Multidisciplinary Innovation) students and staff for a research project funded by Northumbrian Water.

  78. 21.04.2016

    New Marine Nature Partnership for Berwickshire and Northumberland

    The Berwickshire and Northumberland Marine Nature Partnership is a collaboration of more than 20 Scottish and English organisations responsible for managing our local inshore waters.

  79. 20.04.2016

    Four police forces in North East join Operation Traverse clamp down on illegal fishing

    Four local police forces have joined a multi-agency operation to target illegal fishing and fish theft in the North East and Yorkshire.

  80. 31.03.2016

    Low-income households urged not to miss out on water bill reductions

    Thousands of low-income households across England and Wales are being urged by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) not to miss out on a raft of schemes which could stop water bills from draining their finances.

  81. 23.03.2016

    Are we bottling out of binning when it comes to drinking on the go?

    Latest beach litter figures strengthen case for bottle deposit return schemes around UK.

  82. 22.03.2016

    Splash of colour as North East goes #Blue4Water

    One of the North East’s most famous landmarks will be illuminated in blue today [Tuesday, March 22], as part of a campaign shining a spotlight on the millions of people who still live without clean water.

  83. 15.03.2016

    Tyne and Wear Metro joins forces with the NECC and Northumbrian Water to raise awareness of snowdogs campaign among north east businesses.

    Business leaders from across the North East will gather at an event this month to highlight the potential regional benefits to be gained by supporting the Great North Snowdogs campaign.

  84. 19.02.2016

    Joint effort to tackle fisheries-related crime in North East

    The Angling Trust says it is looking forward to a further crackdown on fisheries-related crime, which will help to protect fish across North East England.

  85. 17.02.2016

    New research show a role for blue and green alongside Newcastle’s classic black and white

    New world-leading research has shown that alongside Newcastle’s traditional colours of Black and White, increasing the amount of blue and green in the City could help tackle flood risk and climate change, and bring other social and economic benefits.

  86. 08.02.2016

    Water watchdog to focus on flooding and water quality issues at Preston meeting

    Lessons learned from recent incidents involving water companies will top the agenda when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) holds its board meeting in public on Tuesday (9 February).

  87. 04.02.2016

    Droids in the dale

    A Strange force has awakened across the North Pennines with several familiar-looking droids landing on the moors.

  88. 29.01.2016

    Coal Authority Scheme to protect drinking water source from contamination

    A new protection scheme developed by the Coal Authority was switched on at Whitburn today to prevent an important drinking water source from contamination by mine water.

  89. 18.01.2016

    Kielder Lodges team wins national award for second year running

    Staff at leading Northumberland holiday destination Kielder Lodges have been awarded a top national tourism award by domestic holiday giant Hoseasons for the second year in a row.

  90. 13.01.2016

    PAC: Water Regulator must act to secure a better deal for customers

    The Committee of Public Accounts today calls on water regulator Ofwat to adopt new measures intended to secure a better deal for customers.

  91. 13.01.2016

    Households urged to prepare their home for winter’s late arrival

    As temperatures fall across the country, households are being warned by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) to prepare their home’s pipes for winter’s late arrival.

  92. 12.01.2016

    Northumbrian Water Group Chooses Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3

    and Lone Worker Solutions to Enhance Staff Safety.

  93. 08.01.2016

    Water watchdog launches benefits calculator to help those struggling with bills

    Households struggling to afford their water bills are being urged by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) to use new online tools which could provide a vital boost to their finances.

  94. 14.12.2015

    Report launched today highlights the contribution of utility companies to the northern economy

    A new independent report launched at the House of Commons today (14 December) reveals utility companies are driving economic regeneration across the north of England through £2 billion worth of investment per year.

  95. 14.12.2015

    Sunderland school children get VIP passes into £2.5m major construction site

    This main sewer has a peak flow capacity of over 6,000L per second –about 75 baths full of water – and is always in use.

  96. 11.12.2015

    New report highlights the contribution of utility companies to the northern Region

    Northern Gas Networks, Northern Powergrid, Yorkshire Water and Northumbrian Water, which together make up Infrastructure North will launch a new report on Monday.

  97. 19.11.2015

  98. 12.11.2015

    Northumbrian Water and Northumbria University make a splash in innovation festival

    Exhausted students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have completed a 24-hour challenge to explore our relationship with water and how to use it more sustainably.

  99. 10.11.2015

    Don’t give your home’s pipes the cold shoulder this winter

    Households are being warned not to give their home’s water pipes the cold shoulder this winter and wrap them up warm before temperatures plummet.

  100. 10.11.2015

    Work on Gaskell Lane Bridge begins

    Work will begin this month on the repairs of an ancient flood-damaged bridge in Loftus.

  101. 05.11.2015

    An increase in bathing water quality in the face of tougher standards

    Water company staff live and work in the communities they serve.

  102. 29.10.2015

    Rising Developer Standards

    The second quarterly report of developer service standards shows water companies have improved on their overall levels of delivery and performance.

  103. 16.10.2015

    Research to tackle ‘grand challenges’ for water sector gets £3.9m boost

    A new £3.9million research project involving Newcastle University and Northumbrian Water will ensure the UK maintains a clean, sustainable water supply for the future.

  104. 14.10.2015

    TTE support Northumbrian Water′s workforce development

    TTE has welcomed nine aspiring engineers from across the UK to Teesside after they were accepted onto Northumbrian Water Group’s (NWG) prestigious apprenticeship scheme.

  105. 07.10.2015

    Volunteers Swap Office for Outdoors in Charity Teambuilding

    Volunteers Swap Office for Outdoors in Charity Teambuilding

    Staff members from Northumbrian Water have swapped a day in the office for a day outdoors as they took time out to volunteer on Durham Cathedral’s Woodlands and Riverbanks.

  106. 28.09.2015

    Alan Metcalfe his wife Viv and Councillor Tracey Dixon

    Praise for flood alleviation works

    Efforts to reduce the risk of flooding on a South Tyneside estate have been praised by residents.

  107. 24.09.2015

    Mott MacDonald Bentley appointed to two new frameworks with Northumbrian Water Group

    Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) has been named by Northumbrian Water Group as one of five partners that will deliver water and wastewater work worth up to £500million during AMP6.

  108. 04.09.2015

    Efforts to improve water quality in Cramlington burn

    The Environment Agency is working with partners and local residents to improve water quality in a Northumberland burn.

  109. 01.09.2015

    Sir Bradley Wiggins leads latest riders confirmed for Aviva Tour of Britain

    Cycling superstar Sir Bradley Wiggins and Taylor Phinney of the BMC Racing Team are the latest riders to confirm they will be on the start line for the Aviva Tour of Britain.

  110. 28.08.2015

    Northumberland road closures for Tour of Britain cycle race

    Details of road closures in Northumberland for the Aviva Tour of Britain cycle race have been announced.

  111. 19.08.2015

    Lumiere ′feel-good′ factor should be ′bottled and sprinkled across the county′

    Volunteer festival makers are shining a light on what it’s like to be behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest light festival.

  112. 17.07.2015

    Paint your bike red and yellow for cycle race

    Paint your bike red and yellow for cycle race

    The people of Northumberland are being asked to donate or decorate their unwanted bikes to help turn the county ‘red and yellow’ for the Aviva Tour of Britain cycle race.

  113. 14.07.2015

    Keep cool and stay hydrated on Metro this summer

    Tyne and Wear Metro customers are being encouraged to keep cool and stay hydrated when travelling on the Metro this summer.

  114. 07.07.2015

    Career bootcamps beckon for Durham pupils

    Career bootcamps beckon for Durham pupils

    More than five thousand Durham school pupils are embarking on a week of career bootcamps with many put through their paces with the Ministry of Defence.

  115. 06.07.2015

    Water customers expect impartial chairs and greater transparency from CCGs

    Impartial chairs and greater transparency are vital to ensure Customer Challenge Groups1 (CCGs) have legitimacy in the eyes of customers, new research by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has revealed.

  116. 01.07.2015

    Northumberland takes centre stage for national cycle race

    Route plans for the prestigious Friends Life Tour of Britain cycle race have been announced today (Tuesday 23 June)

  117. 25.06.2015

    Reducing the risk of flooding

    The second phase of a major scheme to reduce the risk of flooding on a South Tyneside housing estate is now underway.

  118. 23.06.2015

    Vital dam now protects Morpeth

    Work to build the vital dam which will increase flood protection for homes and businesses in Morpeth is complete as part of a multi-million pound scheme.

  119. 16.06.2015

  120. 22.05.2015

    Esh Construction wins National Water Industry Achievement Awards′ Community Project of the Year

    A pioneering project providing training and employment to ex-young offenders, of which Esh Construction is a founder Advisory Board member, has won a major national award.

  121. 19.03.2015

    Top tips to whet the appetite during Water Saving Week

    Consumers are being urged to soak up and be inspired by simple ideas to help them save water and in some cases money during Water Saving Week (March 22 to 28).

  122. 13.03.2015

    Careful what you flush away - it could cause your home to flood!

    Students from Northumbria University, Newcastle have demonstrated their problem-solving skills for business partners by developing a range of behavioural change initiatives to help Northumbrian Water tackle blocked sewers and flooding.

  123. 05.03.2015

    Northumbrian Water Group achieve two star Service Desk Certification

    Northumbrian Water Group’s (NWG) Service Management team are celebrating after being officially awarded two star Service Desk Certification (SDC) by the Service Desk Institute (SDI), the leading professional body for the IT service industry.

  124. 10.02.2015

    Something fishy happening in Thornaby

    More than 100 yellow fish are to appear in unusual places across one of South Stockton’s Thornaby estates.

  125. 04.02.2015

    Mystery-solving scientist on bill for Big Science Event

    A renowned palaeontologist, who solved one of the greatest mysteries in the history of life on earth, will be sharing her insight at a Sunderland College public event.

  126. 20.01.2015

    Make sure your water pipes are wrapped up as temperatures plummet

    With freezing temperatures taking an icy grip of the country, households are being urged by the Consumer Council for Water to act now to avoid the risk of a burst water pipe.

  127. 16.01.2015

    Business taskforce calls on UK industry to take urgent action on water

    Business leaders are calling on their peers to tackle water issues in the UK.

  128. 05.01.2015

    Assistance schemes can help struggling customers keep their head above water

    Households faced with mounting debts and struggling to pay their water bill are being urged by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) to make a New Year’s resolution to seek immediate help with their payments.

  129. 17.12.2014

    £270 million deal for surging Fastflow

    The Fastflow Group has concluded a year of unprecedented growth by securing a 50% increase in its water network contracts.

  130. 01.12.2014

    The Children and Young People Now CYPN Annual Awards Ceremony

    Newcastle social enterprise wins two national awards for work with young people

    The Skill Mill Limited has won two national awards for its work with young people in the North East.

  131. 26.11.2014

    More homes risk being caught cold this winter by a burst water pipe

    More households risk being caught cold this winter by not protecting their home’s water pipes from the threat of freezing temperatures.

  132. 19.11.2014

    Let′s ′beat the block′ by stopping to think about what we pour down the sink

    Let′s all stop and think about what we pour down the sink.

  133. 19.11.2014

  134. 11.11.2014

    A rescued puppy is back where she belongs

    A nine-month-old puppy has been reunited with her loving owner after being rescued by North Tyneside Council.

  135. 05.11.2014

    Grundfos helps move water uphill

    An award-winning Sunderland company is helping Northumbrian Water pump water uphill.

  136. 03.11.2014

    Cemetery visitors advised of road closure

    Visitors to a South Tyneside cemetery are being reminded of a road closure and diversion in place over the winter months.

  137. 03.10.2014

    Flood protection work continues

    Work is due to start on Monday (6 October) on the next phase of a major scheme to reduce the risk of flooding along one of South Shields’ best known streets.

  138. 02.10.2014

    The Safer Seas Service continues reporting on 148 beaches out of season

    September has ended, and so too has the bathing season with it’s weekly water quality testing.

  139. 23.09.2014

    Youths warned about dangers of damaging power lines

    Youths warned about dangers of damaging power lines.

  140. 17.09.2014

    Top North East business share their skills . . .

    Pupils from across Sunderland will be getting the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the region’s busiest industries as the first of a series of specialised sector days.

  141. 15.09.2014

    Affordable water bills vital to continue downward trend of complaints

    Customer complaints to water companies have plunged for the sixth successive year - but the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has warned the tide could quickly turn against the industry if it fails to deliver affordable bills.

  142. 05.08.2014

    Top Class - new outdoor education building for children at Daisy Chain

    Expertise and manpower provided by Northumbrian Water has enabled Daisy Chain to expand the services it can provide to youngsters affected by autism.

  143. 30.07.2014

    Anglian Water′s Peter Simpson joins Institute of Water Board as Vice President

    The Institute of Water is pleased to announce that Peter Simpson, Chief Executive Officer Anglian Water Group, has agreed to become Vice President.

  144. 20.05.2014

    England has some of the best beaches in the world - and it′s official!

    Keep Britain Tidy names England’s award-winning beaches for 2014

  145. 06.05.2014

    Ofwat to proceed with early Draft Determination for Northumbrian Water and Dwr Cymru

    On 10 March Ofwat invited companies that did not pre-qualify for enhanced status under the Risk-Based Review to submit revised business plans by 2 May 2014 and request a draft determination by 25 June.

  146. 01.05.2014

    A67 repairs on track

    Work to repair damage to the A67 between Piercebridge and High Coniscliffe caused by a landslip in February 2013 is progressing to schedule.

  147. 15.04.2014

    A record number of UK bathing beaches receive marine charity′s top water quality award after the driest summer since 2003

    Marine Conservation Society recommends hundreds of UK beaches as having excellent water quality for taking a dip.

  148. 11.04.2014

    ′Estates Excellence′ comes to Hartleppol

    An innovative scheme will be launched in an area of Hartlepool on Monday (14 April) which offers free help to businesses.

  149. 04.04.2014

    Kielder sailors and windsurfers push the boat out

    Windsurfing at Kielder Water Sailing Club (KWSC) was given a boost earlier this week in the form of a £9000 grant from Sport England.

  150. 14.02.2014

    New £5M Littlehaven beach transformation complete

    A £5m regeneration scheme to transform Littlehaven Beach in South Shields is now complete after South Tyneside Council were officially handed over the project by contractors Galliford Try Civil Engineering.

  151. 17.12.2013

    Don’t let your festive fats become a pain in the drain this Christmas

    The water watchdog is urging everyone to make sure their festive cooking does not become a pain in the drain this Christmas by avoiding pouring fats and greases down the sink or loo.

  152. 04.11.2013

    Funding sought to fix Carlbury landslip

    Almost £4m of funding is required to provide a permanent solution to the Landslip on the A67, Low Carlbury, High Coniscliffe/Piercebridge road.

  153. 17.09.2013

    United front to showcase North East innovation

    Public and private sector work together at party conferences

  154. 26.07.2013

    Percy Hedley Foundation

    Business competition raises nearly £50,000 for North East charity

    Northumbrian Water has won a brand new business competition organised by our region’s leading disability charity.

  155. 24.07.2013

    Thunder Thursday - the impact on Newcastle

    One in five homes in Newcastle damaged by floods last summer was not insured.

  156. 12.07.2013

    Good news for users of A67

    Following detailed reports from technical surveyors, Darlington Borough Council’s Highways team is now planning to reopen the road on the A67 following the landslip at Carlbury.

  157. 02.07.2013

    Partnership reveals flood works programme

    More than £4.75 million is to be invested in North Tyneside to ensure the borough and its residents are better prepared against future flooding.

  158. 05.06.2013

    Local autism charity puts volunteering on their agenda

    North East Autism Society (NEAS) has announced a brand new volunteer programme tocoincide with national Volunteering Week, (this week 1 – 7 June).

  159. 06.05.2013

    North East Businesses’ Pull Together with pioneering Work Skills programme

    15 young men at Deerbolt Young Offenders Institute get the Chance For Change

  160. 16.04.2013

    Green is the theme at annual water conference

    A three day conference hosted by Teesside University will discuss how the water industry is driving the green agenda.

  161. 09.04.2013

    Contract extension keeps utility work flowing

    Utility infrastructure services provider Fastflow has secured an extension of its framework contract with Northumbrian Water (NWL) to March 2015.

  162. 05.04.2013

    Hotspur Awards open for nominations

    Nominations are being sought for two of the North East’s most prestigious annual awards.

  163. 28.03.2013

    UPDATE: Landslip on the A67 at Low Carlbury between High Coniscliffe and Piercebridge

    Darlington Borough Council is continuing to manage the impacts of the landslip on the A67 at Low Carlbury between High Coniscliffe and Piercebridge.

  164. 26.03.2013

    Top tips to help dilute the impact of increased water bills

    Water consumers across England and Wales facing an average increase of £13 on their 2013/14 household bill could dilute the impact on their pocket by taking some top money saving tips from the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater).

  165. 06.03.2013

    Marden Quarry reopens and gets ready for spring

    Marden Quarry – which is one of North Tyneside’s four Green Flag parks - is back in operation as extensive repair works near completion and improvements begin.

  166. 11.02.2013

    Science Central opens for business

    An important milestone has been reached for the Science Central development following the unveiling of a major campaign aimed at attracting potential investors and developers to what is one of the country’s biggest city centre regeneration projects.

  167. 05.02.2013

    Water and sewerage bills to increase

    Average bill to rise by 0.5% above inflation to £388 - £25 billion investment programme over five year period

  168. 29.01.2013

    Ofwat proposes changes to deliver for customers

    Ofwat has announced proposals to change the way it regulates the water and sewerage sectors to drive more efficient, customer-focused companies, and ensure more sustainable water use.

  169. 28.01.2013

    Business group unity over transport priorities

    A shortlist of transport priorities that will ignite regional economic growth has been drawn up by the North East’s two leading business membership organisations.

  170. 18.01.2013

    Flooding - new guidance could help protect homes and business and benefit wildlife

    People and wildlife could be better protected from Britain’s worsening flooding problems and even use them to gain a range of benefits, through new guidance published this week.

  171. 19.12.2012

    Shortlist announced for region′s tourism awards

    The shortlist for the region’s largest awards celebrating the achievements of the tourism industry has been decided after businesses and individuals from across the region volunteered their time and services to help judge and organise the event.

  172. 07.12.2012

    Have your water pipes got their winter woolies on?

    According to research up to half of us still don′t have our water pipes protected against the cold weather, and many more of us aren′t sure how to deal with things if we do have a problem.

  173. 13.11.2012

    Air Portable Ferry Bridge (APFB) equipment to cross Kielder Water

    Soldiers from 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) are using Air Portable Ferry Bridge (APFB) equipment to cross Kielder Water, the biggest man-made lake in northern Europe.

  174. 06.11.2012

    Bathing water standards published

    New figures that show which of England’s bathing waters have met strict quality standards have been published by Defra today.

  175. 01.11.2012

    Pollution at all time low but ‘no room for complacency’ warns Environment Agency chairman

    Serious industrial pollution incidents have fallen to their lowest level for over a decade, the Environment Agency announced today.

  176. 31.10.2012

    CCWater urges you to protect your business from burst pipes

    Each winter businesses suffer frozen and burst pipes because they are not as prepared as they could be for exceptionally cold periods of weather.

  177. 08.10.2012

    Gear change can accelerate the UK towards a 21st century road network - CBI

    Government must overhaul current structures to meet funding gaps

  178. 03.10.2012

    Monument View

    Community spirit builds better future

    A training workshop designed to provide learning opportunities for young people living in residential care has today been declared ′officially open′.

  179. 01.10.2012

    Northumbrian Water is recognised for excellence

    Northumbrian Water has been awarded 5 stars in the Recognised for Excellence (R4E) programme.

  180. 15.08.2012

    Flood prevention at the heart of roadshow

    Newcastle City Council is teaming up with a national charity to give help and advice to anyone who has been affected by the recent floods or would like assistance in protecting their home from future flooding.

  181. 19.07.2012


    Windsurfing training centre accreditation for Kielder Water Sailing Club

    Kielder Water Sailing Club has gained Windsurf Recognised Training Centre accreditation from the RYA and is now a Team15 club.

  182. 11.07.2012

    Four times as many properties at risk of flooding if no action taken to prepare for climate change

    Four times as many households and businesses in England* could be at risk of flooding in the next twenty years if further steps are not taken to prepare for climate change

  183. 29.06.2012

    Water companies must improve customer satisfaction with value for money

    The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) revealed today that for water and sewerage services, there is a large gap between customers’ satisfaction with the service they receive and its value for money.

  184. 13.06.2012

    Reporting from Rio

    A Newcastle University student will travel to Rio de Janeiro next week to attend the Rio +20 Earth Summit and report back live on the debates that could shape the future of our planet.

  185. 21.05.2012

    The Institute of Water Annual Conference and Exhibition

    Innovating to meet customer needs will shape the future of our industry

  186. 21.05.2012

    Video guides scoop innovation award for Veolia Water

    A series of video self-help guides for customers scooped the Institute of Water Innovation Award for Veolia Water Central on Friday (18 May).

  187. 17.04.2012

    Swimming champions back free swimming lessons for children in Ashington

    Olympic champion Duncan Goodhew and Great Britain junior swimmers Jess Thielmann and Phoebe Lenderyou will join Ashington school children to mark the return of the British Gas Pools 4 schools initiative at Ashington High School.

  188. 13.04.2012

    A commitment to professional technicians

    The Institute of Water has joined other professional bodies licensed by the Engineering Council in making a commitment to technicians of the future, in recognition of their importance to society and the economy of the UK.

  189. 02.04.2012

    Conference places awarded to water engineers

    Four lucky engineers have won a competition to attend the Institute of Water’s Annual Conference through a competition held for employees in the 3 Northern water companies.

  190. 30.03.2012

    Morpeth road works complete

    The roadworks that have been in place in Morpeth town centre from 16th January to allow for essential utility maintenance works, and non-essential highway works are now complete on schedule.

  191. 26.03.2012

    Morrison Utility Services Win the Institute of Water Northern Area Innovation Award Winner 2012

    Morrison Utility Services has won the Institute of Water’s first Northern Area Innovation Award.

  192. 08.03.2012

    Water watchdog considers water White Paper

    The Consumer Council for Water will be discussing the implications of the Government’s White Paper on Water - Water for Life, when it meets in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday 14 March.

  193. 29.02.2012

    Award winner to feature at Water UK′s Innovation Hub 2012

    The winner of the Institute of Water National Innovation Awards 2012 will be given the opportunity to showcase their winning idea at Water UK’s Innovation Hub.

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