Author: Anne North

A rum business costs Bodmin Moor hotel owner

19th March 2017By Anne NorthThe owner of a hotel near Liskeard has been fined £126 after a bottle behind the bar labelled as Bacardi Rum was found not to contain...

Council gives NHS 14 days to explain continuing “temporary” closure of Edward Hain hospital, St Ives

17th March 2017By Anne NorthHealth bosses have been given 14 days to say when they plan to re-open the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, or face a formal consultation...

Fire which destroyed Falmouth’s Four Winds Inn “was started deliberately”

13th March 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s fire service has confirmed that the blaze which destroyed the Four Winds Inn, Falmouth, in January, was started deliberately.Fire crews battled for more than...

Cornwall’s headteachers again urge MPs to act over school funding

10th March 2017By Anne NorthCornwall's headteachers are stepping up their pressure on the county's MPs over their concern about school budgets.The Cornwall Association of Secondary Headteachers (CASH) is urging...

Home Office approves Bude’s bid to welcome Syrian refugees

9th March 2017By Anne NorthThe Home Office has approved a bid by a Bude refugee support group to re-settle a family from Syria.  Meanwhile it has emerged that a...

Truro’s Lemon Street still top of the league for parking fines

7th March 2017By Anne NorthLemon Street in Truro continues to be the biggest earner for parking fines, according to a Freedom of Information answer.In the 2015-16 financial year, Cornwall...

And they’re under starter’s orders: everything you need to know about the timetable for council elections

6th March 2017By Anne NorthElection officials have today published information packs for anyone interested in standing as a councillor in the forthcoming elections.Candidates for election to Cornwall Council, and...

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

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

Do you know who found Darren’s phone?

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

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

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

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

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

Planners signal backing for Wainhomes project at Liskeard

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

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

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

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 2017 By Anne North Follow @CornwallReports Police say they are still waiting for the results of toxicology tests on the bodies of two men found in a...

Planners approve heliport for Penzance-Isles of Scilly link

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

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 reopen in...

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...