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All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

Trial of Cawsand army veteran, accused of attempted murder in Northern Ireland 47 years ago, now due to start in October

By Peter Tremayne The trial of a 79-year-old former soldier from Cawsand, accused of killing an unarmed man in Northern Ireland nearly 47 years ago, is now due to...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Tamar Bridge resurfacing due to start next month

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Resurfacing work on the Tamar Bridge is due to start next month, bringing inevitable delays as some lanes are closed to traffic. Resurfacing is necessary every...

Indian restaurant to pay £80,000 in fines and costs after food safety prosecution

By Peter Tremayne A Saltash restaurant and its owner have been ordered to pay a total of £80,000 in fines and court costs after admitting multiple offences regarding food...

Height of Tamar Bridge walkway barriers to remain unchanged

By Peter Tremayne The question over whether or not to raise the height of barriers along the sides of the Tamar Bridge appears to have been resolved.  Nearly two...

Plymouth to pioneer UK’s new wave of Freeports

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Business leaders in the south west are watching the progress of plans to develop a “Freeport” at Plymouth. The city is one of eight places in...

Barn fire at Rame closes roads as flames and smoke visible for miles

By Peter Tremayne Fire crews have dealt with a large barn fire at Rame, near Torpoint, following the explosion of gas cylinders and the combustion of a large quantity...

Planners refuse permission for St Mellion retirement village

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have voted 12-0 to reject proposals for a 165-unit retirement village at the St Mellion Estate, between Callington and Saltash. Cornwall Council’s planning officers...

The battle for Rame Head: High Court judge reserves judgement in planning case with national implications

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of plans for a large detached house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Cornish coast should be known by early April....