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Cyclists win their campaign for a bridge over the A30 at Chiverton Cross

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Proposals to build a bridge for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders over the dual carriageway at Chiverton will go ahead, Cornwall Council has confirmed. The announcement follows a...

EXCLUSIVE: Saints Trail inquiry “will not attribute blame” as councillors face long wait for answers

By Peter Tremayne It will be several months before Cornwall Council is able to explain what went wrong with its chaotic £19 million Saints Trail cycle path project, part...

Mount Hawke murder: Devon and Cornwall police “tapped on the window” and then left

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police are bracing themselves for a damning report from the Independent Office for Police Conduct over their failure to respond to reports of...

New secondary school for 1,350 students to open at Perranporth – in September 2025

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Truro and Penwith Academy Trust looks set to strengthen its grip on Cornwall’s education system with news that a “free school” is to open at...

Perranporth skate park gets planning permission, despite noise concerns

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Planners have rejected the advice of Cornwall Council officials and approved a skatepark at Perranporth, after a campaign stretching back several years. The latest application had...

Cyclists fear County Hall might scrap plans for Chiverton Cross bridge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cyclists have given themselves another week to collect names on a petition which they hope will save plans for a bridge over the Chiverton Cross junction...

Planners recommend refusal of permission for Perranporth skatepark

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The battle for a skatepark at Perranporth is set to be resumed next week, when Cornwall’s planners again consider an application which has divided local opinion....

Developers again have Penhale Army Camp in their sights, planning to build a holiday park

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon New plans have been revealed for the redevelopment of a former military camp with beach houses.  Holiday firm CABU has submitted a planning...

Cornwall Council leader challenged to declare that she has confidence in County Hall officials who wasted millions on failed Saints Trail cycle path

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s political leadership will be challenged today (Tuesday) to declare that it has confidence in the senior County Hall officers who masterminded the disastrous Saints...

Storm Eunice is expected to bring a tidal surge, and flooding, to North Cornwall coast on Friday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Environment Agency is urging people living in flood risk communities along Cornwall’s north coast to prepare for flooding from a forecast tidal surge caused by...