Cornwall Gateway area local news







Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry operators seek government cash to recover from Covid-19

By Richard Whitehouse Councillors responsible for overseeing the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry have criticised the government for lack of funding to help cover the cost of the suspension...

Covid-19: who will pay for the decision to stop collecting tolls on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry?

By Anne North The decision to stop collecting tolls on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry because of Covid-19 has contributed to a raid on reserves of nearly £2...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Tolls resume on Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry on Monday

By Julia Penhaligon Tolling will resume on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry from Monday 1 June. Tolls on the two crossings were suspended on 25th  March to help...

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry “will run out of cash in 12 weeks”

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s senior councillor for transport has warned that the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry only have reserves to last until the end of July unless the...

Menheniot temporary classroom approved

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school has been granted planning permission for a temporary classroom which it says is needed because a bid for funding for a permanent building...

Vandals attack historic gun emplacement at Rame Head

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Police are investigating a graffiti attack at Rame Head.  Vandals have daubed paint on a former gun emplacement, which is in the care of Historic England....

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray says NHS staff have the protective equipment they need

By Richard Whitehouse One of Cornwall’s MPs has found herself at the centre of a row over protective equipment for health and care workers, after claiming they had sufficient...

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry tolls suspended to protect staff during Covid-19 crisis

By Peter Tremayne Charges to cross the Tamar Bridge or use the Torpoint Ferry have been suspended for at least three weeks because of the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis. Cornwall...