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Armed police hunt knifeman after disorder in St Blazey

By Peter Tremayne Armed police descended on St Blazey on Saturday afternoon (20th April), responding to reports that a knifeman was damaging a car and assaulting another man. Police...

Why only Jeremy Corbyn can beat Nigel Farage, and why it’s all about the turnout – a partisan view

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE My first love was mathematics.  I was one of those rather precocious infants who knew...

Mevagissey’s James Mustoe is number two on the Conservative Party list of Euro candidates

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor James Mustoe, from Mevagissey, is number two on the Conservative Party list of candidates for the European Parliament. In 2014, the Conservatives got nearly...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Labour announces its SW European Parliament candidates: Falmouth’s Jayne Kirkham is number 3

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Jayne Kirkham, from Falmouth, is number three on Labour's list of European Parliament candidates for the South West region. It is thought to be...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

If there is to be a Liberal Democrat Euro MP for the South West, he or she will not come from Cornwall

By Anne North The Liberal Democrats appear to have given Cornwall a miss with their selection of European Parliament candidates. Naming five of their possible six South West region...

Tywardreath village shop – winding up proceedings come to court next week

By Graham Smith The owners of the Tywardreath village shop have been summoned to defend a winding up petition next week (Friday 26th April.) Two of the local people...

Wednesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

“We Want Brian!” Monty Python’s classic returns to Cornwall’s cinemas, 40 years after “blasphemy” ban

By Graham Smith Several cinemas in Cornwall are preparing to show Monty Python’s Life of Brian, to mark the 40th anniversary of the film being banned in many parts...

Public inquiry starts to consider 112,000-chicken poultry farm

By Richard Whitehouse A planning inquiry gets underway today (Tuesday) to consider proposals for a mega egg farm which would be home to 112,000 birds. Local residents have been...

Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Council plans to crack down on illegal puppy farms

By Richard Whitehouse Licensing officers say they are monitoring an “explosion” in the number of people breeding dogs without a licence and advertising them for sale on social media....

Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Cornwall Council “does not know” how many children are not in school

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has admitted that it has no way of knowing how many children in Cornwall are not attending school.  Some of the children who are...

Boy, 10, killed by dog at Cornish holiday park

By Peter Tremayne Police say they are continuing to investigate how a 10-year-old boy died after being attacked by a dog at a caravan park near Looe.  The incident...

“No need” for a new faith school in Saltash

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to reject proposals for a new faith school in Saltash. The government is offering cash for a Voluntary Aided Christian...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Tory turmoil over Brexit continues: Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton warns Prime Minister “not to give in to the bullies on our backbenches”

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton, the only one of Cornwall’s six MPs to oppose Brexit during the 2016 referendum, has urged the Prime Minister to...

Is former Tory Julie Girling about to become the TIGGERS’ first Euro MP?

By Graham Smith At least two of the South West’s six Euro MPs seem certain to retain their seats in the European Parliament, even before a vote is cast. ...