Author: Anne North

Eyes to the skies on Saturday night at Jamaica Inn

15th August 2017By Anne NorthAmateur astronomers are being invited to join experts and other enthusiasts enjoy the internationally-recognised “dark skies” over Bodmin Moor this weekend.Jamaica Inn is hosting another...

The battle of Tintagel footbridge draws big hitters as Visit Cornwall takes on AONB partnership

8th August 2017By Anne NorthThe battle for hearts and minds about whether or not to build a footbridge to Tintagel castle is turning into a “walkover” for objectors.After 50...

Wainhomes wins planning appeal for new housing estate at Par

7th August 2017By Anne NorthWainhomes has won its appeal against the refusal of planning permission for 103 new homes at Par.Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee unanimously refused outline consent...

Time running out to have your say on what Cornwall will look like in 2030

2rd AugustBy Anne NorthCornwall has only a few more days to respond to a major public consultation over where planners think new housing development should go.The clock continues ticking...

Wanted: a name for Cornwall’s new fire boat

28th July 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s firefighters are asking for suggestions to name their new fireboat.It is the first purpose- built boat for the service and will be used for...

A30 Hayle by-pass safety barrier petition closing in on 3,000 names

24th July 2017By Anne NorthA petition calling for improved safety on the A30 Hayle by-pass has already attracted nearly 3,000 names, only a few weeks after it was launched.Casey...

Want to know where the new A30 between Carland and Chiverton Cross will go? Find out on Tuesday

20th July 2017By Anne NorthResidents in the St Agnes and Perranporth areas are being invited to a Community Network meeting next week to hear from Highways England about the...

Public invited to hear details of forthcoming roadworks at Arch Hill, Truro

18th July 2017By Anne NorthShortlanesend Village Hall is expected to be busy this evening (Tuesday) when it hosts a public meeting called to hear details of major roadworks on...

MP backs campaign to save St Minver Post Office services

14th July 2017By Anne NorthA fundraising campaign is underway to help save Post Office services at St Minver.The site of the existing community Post Office is due to be...

More talks on council size

11th July 2017By Anne NorthCornwall councillors meet this morning (Tuesday) to again consider how many of them are needed to run the £1.2 billion local authority.The Local Government Boundary...

Another NHS charm offensive hits the road in Cornwall, as bosses eye November deadline for decisions

10th July 2017By Anne NorthHealth chiefs are about to embark on a new “charm offensive” in a bid to win support for £277 million cuts to Cornwall’s hospital and...

Police car driver “fell below standards” in Camborne accident which injured 12-year-old

7th July 2017By Anne NorthThe driver of a police car which injured a 12-year-old girl in Camborne “fell below standards,” the Independent Police Complaints Commission has ruled.Devon and Cornwall...

Government awards Cornwall £1.9m to support transformation of education, health and social care services

6th July 2017By Anne NorthThe government has awarded Cornwall nearly £2million to help support vulnerable children and their families.The project, developed by Cornwall Council in partnership with health organisations,...

Plymouth City Council urges Home Office to sack Alison Hernandez over “vigilante” comments

4th July 2017By Anne NorthThe Home Secretary is being urged to remove Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner from office because of "stupid and dangerous" comments about guns.Plymouth...

Major Truro housing project still on track and should be ready for scrutiny in September, says council

30th June 2017By Anne NorthA taxpayer-funded rescue of Truro’s housing plans is still on track and will be reported to Cornwall Council’s cabinet by September, the portfolio holder for...

Is time running out for Royal Cornwall Hospital bosses?

26th June 2017By Anne NorthSpeculation is growing that the management of Cornwall’s main hospital is about to be placed in “special measures” – effectively meaning direct rule from Whitehall...

Plans for 128,000-chicken farm cause a flap at Nancegollan

16th June 2017By Anne NorthPlans for a large poultry farm on the outskirts of Nancegollan, near Helston, are stirring controversy.Richlands Foods Ltd, of Leedstown, Hayle, is preparing a planning...

36 Cornwall councillors face the axe as Boundary Commission says only 87 are needed

13th June 2017By Anne NorthThe Local Government Boundary Commission wants to scrap nearly a third of Cornwall councillors, in a move which would save taxpayers more than £500,000.The Commission...

Cornwall councillors prepare to face the axe as Commission sets out to re-draw the map

6th June 2017By Anne NorthThe Local Government Boundary Commission will next week announce how many Cornwall councillors need to be “culled” before the next round of local government elections...

Gold medal winners to compete for glory in Royal Cornwall Show flower show

5th June 2017By Anne NorthNo fewer than five Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winners will be among the exhibitors that will be vying for the limelight in the Flower...