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A photo that asks more questions than it answers: is Boris Johnson on his way out of 10 Downing Street?

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall’s Sheryll Murray was among a large group of Conservative MPs to meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (Thursday) - fuelling speculation about the...

Falmouth prepares to show support for its local leisure centre

By Richard Whitehouse A community event in Falmouth this weekend will aim to show support for the town’s leisure centre and the campaign to keep it open. Ships &...

“We’ll pass on this one, thanks” – Tamar Bridge consultants tell Cornwall’s transport chief they would rather not get involved with his ideas for alternative income generation

By Peter Tremayne Consultants hired to consider alternative ways of funding the Tamar Bridge have quit, after criticism from Cornwall Council’s transport chief, councillor Philip Desmonde. Mr Desmonde made...

Rame planning row continues to keep the lawyers busy, as farmer appeals refusal of permission

By Rashleigh MacFarlane More lawyers have been drafted in to rekindle a furious planning row in South East Cornwall. Farmer Chris Wilton is appealing against Cornwall Council’s decision to...

A brief window in time: 36 hours next week to question Cornwall Council about leisure centre closures

By Julia Penhaligon and Richard Whitehouse The agenda is due to be published on Tuesday (23rd November) for the next full meeting of Cornwall Council – which appears set...

Leisure centres petition passes 5,000 names, forcing a full council debate

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council will be forced to debate the proposed closure of four leisure centres.  A petition has easily garnered the required 5,000 signatures - it currently...

Your leisure centre is not a community asset, Cornwall Council tells Wadebridge

By Graham Smith Leisure centre campaigners in Wadebridge are furious that Cornwall Council has declared their local swimming pool, gym and sports hall is not a “community asset.” Wadebridge...

Cornwall’s leisure centres: County Hall now has options, as GLL destroys its own monopoly

By Graham Smith The deadline closed this morning (Wednesday) for expressions of interest to take over the running of four under-threat leisure centres in Cornwall. Cornwall Reports understands that...

Leisure centre closures: petition to force full council debate nears half-way stage

By Graham Smith A petition designed to force a full council debate about the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres has attracted more than 2,300 names in only four days....

Petition launched to force a full council vote on the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s ruling Conservative group of councillors are facing more embarrassment because of a new petition calling for the proposed closure of four leisure...