“Nightmare” Saints Trail cycle path set to face further scrutiny

By Julia Penhaligon County Hall officials are coming under pressure to provide more information about the Saints Trail cycle path to the west of Truro, which has had to...

We have not flip-flopped on major housing projects, say Cornwall’s Tories

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Conservative councillors had never been “whipped” to oppose major capital projects such as Truro’s Pydar redevelopment scheme, or the Langarth “New Town,” County Hall heard...

Cornwall’s Opposition parties frustrated by delays in selecting general election candidates

By Julia Penhaligon The selection of Parliamentary candidates to challenge any of Cornwall’s six Conservative MPs is being delayed by national party priorities. Labour Party bureaucrats are determined to...

Truro rapist jailed for life

By Peter Tremayne Matthew Addison, 48, of St Clements Close, Truro, has been jailed for life after admitting raping a woman in her own home in July. Truro Crown...

Truro’s “quiet lanes” project needs sticks as well as carrots, survey finds, as some narrow rural roads see increases in traffic

By Rashleigh MacFarlane An experimental “quiet lanes” traffic reduction scheme to the west of Truro is not working, according to official data collected by Cornwall Council.  Although some of...

Another opinion poll forecasts Tory losses in Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon Labour would win two seats in Cornwall and both seats in Plymouth if a general election were to be held now, according to an opinion poll...

Anti-vax campaigner bailed pending Crown Court sentencing after admitting criminal damage and bomb hoax

By Peter Tremayne Rodney Peasley, of Radnor Road, Scorrier, is to be sentenced at the Crown Court after admitting three charges of making bomb hoaxes against a school and...

Truro New Town finally gets the go-ahead

  By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have this morning (Thursday) voted unanimously to support proposals for a 3,800-home Truro New Town. The Langarth Garden Village is to be built...

Has County Hall become a centre for drug-dealing? Cornwall Council questioned about its emergency, temporary accommodation scheme

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has been asked to comment on alleged drug-taking and alcohol abuse at its “temporary, pop-up” housing estate in the car park at County Hall....

Football’s coming home – but not to Truro

By Peter Tremayne Truro’s footballers, currently playing “home” fixtures in Plymouth because their former Treyew Road ground is being turned into a retail park, could one day be playing...