Author: Anne North

Student numbers at Falmouth University can rise by 50%, following 8-7 vote

2nd March 2017By Anne North The number of students at Falmouth University’s Penryn campus is set to increase by 50%, following a vote by Cornwall councillors this morning. Cornwall...

Do you know who found Darren’s phone?

1st March 2017 By Anne North Police are trying to trace the person who found a mobile phone in the Glamis Road area of Newquay in December 2015.  They...

Full speed ahead for Devonwall, as MPs escape proposed reduction in their numbers

28th February 2017 By Anne North The suggestion that one of Cornwall’s six MPs should be scrapped, to avoid the need for a cross-border “Devonwall” constituency, has been rejected...

Cornwall short-changed by £109 million as government says: “That’s your lot”

24th February 2017By Anne North Follow @CornwallReports The government yesterday (Thursday) announced that Cornwall is to get only £18 million in Growth Deal funding.  The Cornwall and Isles of...

Planners signal backing for Wainhomes project at Liskeard

22nd February 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports Plans for 207 homes on more than 30 acres of farmland at Liskeard are recommended for approval when they come before councillors next...

Cornwall’s school funding row: “impact still being assessed” says council

21st February 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for education, councillor Andrew Wallis, has moved to further qualify his welcome of the government’s proposed funding formula for...

Gambling for high stakes with a final roll of the dice in Cornwall’s cultural casino

20th February 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports The proposal to gamble £536,000 on a bid to make Truro the European Union’s capital of culture in 2023 faces two hurdles in...

“Illegal” cigarettes and tobacco seized in Illogan, Redruth and Camborne

6th February 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports Trading Standards officers and police have seized a quantity of illegal cigarettes and tobacco in three raids on houses and businesses in Illogan,...

December’s St Austell flat deaths still a mystery – but “not currently suspicious”

6th February 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports Police say they are still waiting for the results of toxicology tests on the bodies of two men found in a St Austell...

Planners approve heliport for Penzance-Isles of Scilly link

2nd February 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall’s planners have approved proposals for a £2 million private-sector heliport to restore passenger helicopter flights from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly. ...

Bodmin library closes at 5pm – and re-opens at new site a week later

1st February 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports   Bodmin’s library is due to close its doors at its current site in Lower Bore Street at 5pm this afternoon (Wednesday) and...

Planning officials again urge lifting of “holiday only” condition at former Wild West resort

The owners of the former Wild West theme park near St Columb are to make a fresh bid for what planners fear could become an “instant village.” Planning officials...

Planners signal Penzance heliport is good for take-off

Proposals for a £2 million private-sector heliport to restore passenger helicopter flights from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly should be approved, according to planning officials. Flights could resume...

New tax considered for plastic bottles to help prevent waste on beaches

Ministers are considering plans for a new tax on plastic bottles as part of a crackdown on waste on beaches. The move comes a year after thousands of pink...

Cornwall’s leisure centres’ contract under scrutiny as triathlons are scrapped for 2017

The transfer of Cornwall’s leisure centres from a local charity to a London-based company has got off to a shaky start even before the new contract comes into effect,...

Government gives Cornwall nearly £26m for road repairs – but is it enough?

The government is giving Cornwall nearly £26 million to help repair the county’s roads – but the cash is not expected to go very far. Cornwall’s £25.9 million is...

Newquay’s brothels: police data suggests very low risk of prosecution

Reports that Newquay is experiencing an upsurge in prostitution have been placed in context by the disclosure that Devon and Cornwall police rarely prosecute such offences. An analysis of...

Council to rule on whether or not to increase tax to boost adult social care

Adults who need social care could benefit from a £7.7 million uplift in council spending if Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet opts to take full advantage of new government rules...

Bird flu edging closer to Cornwall

9th January 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports Bird flu appears to be continuing its advance on Cornwall following confirmation that nine swans have died of the disease in Dorset. The...

Councillors vote 12 – 8 to defer decision on Falmouth University student numbers

A decision over the number of students at Falmouth University has been deferred. After a two-hour debate, Cornwall’s planners voted 12-8 not to make a decision today. During an...