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Royal Marine recruit dies during training exercise at Tregantle

By Peter Tremayne A Royal Marine who got into difficulty during a training exercise at Tregantle, Whitsand Bay, on Tuesday has died in hospital.  About 18 armed forces personnel...

Cornwall College to close Saltash campus in bid to avoid financial collapse

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall College is to sell its 35-year-old Saltash campus to help stave off a financial crisis. A statement on the college website says the Saltash campus...

Thieves steal 100 sheep in South East Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Police are looking for 100 sheep stolen from farmland at Trerulefoot, near Liskeard.  The flock disappeared from a field sometime between Thursday and Monday. Police are...

Fines and suspended prison sentence for Torpoint waste site manager

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The manager of a waste transfer station has been given a 12 month suspended prison sentence and banned from working in the waste industry for five...

From tiny acorns….the first signs of Cornwall’s new “forest”

The first saplings which will eventually become part of the proposed Forest for Cornwall have been planted today (Tuesday.)  The project, which started at Oaklands Drive, Saltash, is led...

Cornwall’s new “forest” will start to be planted this month

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The first trees to become part of the proposed Forest for Cornwall will be planted later this month. The aim is to eventually cover more than...

Cornwall councillor asks for leave of absence due to illness

By Anne North A Cornwall councillor is asking for an approved “leave of absence” due to illness. John Crago, a Conservative who represents Torpoint West, is asking next week’s...

Government approves 33% increase in the cost of crossing the Tamar into Plymouth

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has approved a 33% increase in tolls for the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferry – the first increase for nine years. In the letter...

Labour re-selects Gareth Derrick to contest South East Cornwall constituency at general election

By Anne North The Labour Party has re-selected Gareth Derrick, a former Royal Navy Commodore, to be its Parliamentary candidate in South East Cornwall. Mr Derrick, a Plymouth City...

Planners refuse permission for houses next to old mine

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build new homes on land next to a mine have been rejected because they could prevent the mine from reopening. An outline planning application...