Author: Julia Penhaligon

Cornwall waits, as Supreme Court rules that minimum pricing for alcohol is lawful in Scotland

15th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe chance of Cornwall setting its own minimum price for alcohol has come a step closer this morning (Wednesday) after a landmark Supreme Court ruling.A...

Council aims to use compulsory purchase powers to build 38 “unaffordable” houses at Liskeard

14th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonCornwall Council is planning to buy nearly five acres of land at Liskeard to build more than 50 houses – only 13 of which would...

Council housing returns to Cornwall – but only if private sector profits permit

13th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe first bricks have been laid in a housing development which signals a dramatic public sector intervention in Cornwall’s housing market.Cornwall Council aims to resume...

Cornwall Council sharpens its axe, preparing to shed another 170 jobs

8th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonCornwall Council is preparing to shed nearly 170 jobs, if elected councillors approve recommendations drawn up by their officials.The council’s ruling cabinet is due to...

Cornwall’s newspapers cut further, as Wales comes up with a new idea

5th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe Cornish Guardian has slashed the number of its local editions from seven to just three, reducing even further its coverage of local news.Founded in...

St Minver death driver “was unaware of collision”

3rd November 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe man accused of causing the death of Kate Bailey in St Minver last year, in a collision in which his Land Rover hit the...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonThousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of the traditional...

Perranporth development “sums up everything that’s wrong about planning and housing” – says council cabinet member for housing

24th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonPeople have queued overnight to buy flats at the controversial Dunes development at Perranporth.The one, two, three or four bedroom beachside properties, which boast unspoilt...

Planning officials recommend approval for Tintagel Castle footbridge

19th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonCornwall’s planning officials have signalled their approval of controversial proposals for a footbridge to link Tintagel Castle with the mainland.A final decision will be made...

Cornwall’s rising tide of plastic pollution

11th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonMillions of tiny plastic pellets are polluting Cornwall’s coastline, according to a study by the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition.The group points the finger at sewage...

The battle for Tintagel Castle’s footbridge approaches its endgame

8th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonA date has finally been set to determine the battle for Tintagel Castle – a planning committee meeting will be held on 26th October to...

Cornwall’s STP must be opened up to public scrutiny, say campaigners, as hospital boss says she won’t quit

5th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Kathy Byrne, has said she will not be resigning in the wake of today’s damning report...

Planners vote 10-2 to approve Penhale army camp housing project

28th September 2017By Julia PenhaligonPlanners have approved a controversial proposal to turn the former Penhale army camp, near Newquay, into a 130-home housing estate.They voted 10-2 to accept £2.2...

Even less local news in Cornwall’s local newspapers, as production moves to Plymouth

24th September 2017By Julia PenhaligonThree of Cornwall’s most important local weekly newspapers are moving the bulk of their production to Plymouth.The West Briton, Cornishman and Cornish Guardian are currently...

Scientists despair as nearly 700 more badgers face Cornwall cull

13th September 2017By Julia PenhaligonNearly 700 badgers could be shot in North Cornwall during the new culling season, according to licence letters issued by Natural England.The number is fewer...

Man’s body is found following fishing tragedy near Padstow

11th September 2017By Julia PenhaligonCoastguard rescue teams have recovered the body of a man at Constantine Bay, near Padstow.Police were alerted just after 8am this morning (Monday.)  It follows...

Devon & Cornwall police in talks about full merger with Dorset constabulary

6th September 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Devon and Cornwall police are in talks to merge with the Dorset force. The two Chief Constables today (Wednesday) announced plans to explore...

CQC gives Royal Cornwall Hospital a final deadline of 30th November to “urgently address” failings

4th September 2017By Julia PenhaligonHealth watchdog the Care Quality Commission has told the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust that it must make significant improvements in the care of patients...

How council plans to be £4 million midwife at the birth of a Stadium for Cornwall

30th August 2017By Julia PenhaligonPlans for a sports stadium on the outskirts of Truro will be boosted by a £4 million public “subsidy” if a council-backed housing project goes...

Nathan Outlaw’s Port Isaac restaurant is the best in Britain

17th August 2017By Julia PenhaligonNathan Outlaw’s restaurant in Port Isaac is the best in Britain, according to the next edition of the Good Food Guide.The Guide today released its...