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St Pinnock’s 14th century church could become a school

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A Grade 1 listed 14th century medieval church in a picturesque South East Cornwall village could become an outdoor school, if planners back a restoration project....

National Trust creates new “intertidal wildlife habitat” at Cotehele in bid to prevent regular flooding

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The National Trust has cut a 15-metre breach in the banks of the River Tamar at Cotehele, a Tudor-era manor house in Calstock, South East Cornwall,...

Cornwall’s Tories triumph in town council by-elections, despite national “cross-over” opinion poll

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Conservatives are celebrating two town council by-election victories, with results which will bring the Tories some comfort on the day that a national opinion poll...

Covid-19: Looe & Polperro is now Cornwall’s most infectious hotspot

By Anne North Looe and Polperro has taken over from Newquay as Cornwall’s most infectious Covid hotspot.  The south coast resort is currently recording 900.9 cases per 100,000 population. ...

Search continues for divers presumed dead at HMS Scylla wreck, Whitsand Bay

By Peter Tremayne Emergency services are urging people to avoid Whitsand Bay today (Sunday) as they continue their search for two divers, who are presumed to have died while...

Derriford hospital declares a “critical incident” as rising Covid numbers and high demand take services to the brink

By Anne North Plymouth’s University Hospital – commonly known as Derriford, and which treats nearly a third of Cornwall’s NHS patients – has declared a “Black Alert” because of...

Plymouth mass shooting probe will examine what lessons Devon and Cornwall police learned from previous incident in Durham

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police are to explain what changes, if any, they made to the way they issue firearms’ certificates following a mass shooting in the...

Plans to increase Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferry tolls put on hold

By Julia Penhaligon Councillors from Cornwall and Plymouth have backed away from raising toll charges on the Tamar Bridge by 30%.  Instead, they are to hire consultants to study...

Anglers urged to watch out for salmon with Red Skin Disease

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Environment Agency (EA) is urging anglers in Cornwall to report sightings of salmon exhibiting symptoms of Red Skin Disease (RSD). Fish have been seen with...

Why did Devon and Cornwall police return gun licence to Plymouth mass killer? Independent Office for Police Conduct announces an inquiry

By Peter Tremayne The Independent Office for Police Conduct is to investigate why Devon and Cornwall police returned Jake Davison’s firearms certificate to him only one month before he...