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Bodmin’s library gets ready for next week’s move to new premises

26th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Bodmin’s library closes its doors at its current location next week and moves to the new council offices at Chy Trevail, on the...

A39 roadworks at Treluswell roundabout, Falmouth, to start on Monday – and will last 12 months

26th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Motorists in Falmouth are steeling themselves for major roadworks, due to start on Monday (30th January) which will see the current road layout...

Council to run 7-month campaign – during elections – in bid to win public support for EU culture gamble

Cornwall Council is to make the formal launch of its £536,000 bid to turn Truro into the European Union’s Capital of Culture on 3rd March. The council said this...

Judge rejects group’s bid for judicial review of planning decision at Dean Quarry, Coverack

25th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsA High Court judge has rejected a legal challenge to prevent retrospective planning permission at Dean Quarry near Coverack .The protest group, Community Against...

School coach crash near Penzance – no-one hurt

A coach carrying 28 students and a member of staff from St Ives School to a swimming gala at Jubilee Pool was involved in an accident on the A30...

Cornwall Council agrees to spend £536,000 on bid for European cultural supremacy

Cornwall Council’s cabinet has endorsed a bid to make Truro the subject of a bid to become the European Capital of Culture. The cabinet voted 9-1 to endorse a...

Cornwall’s Lib Dem/Indy council says “don’t blame us” and rejects an extra £7.7 million for vulnerable elderly

25th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Vulnerable adults in Cornwall will have to do without an additional £7.7 million after Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet this morning (Wednesday) rejected an...

Cornwall’s Lib Dems looking forward to the future, says party leader

25th January 2017Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats can look forward to May’s local council elections with confidence, their party’s national leader Tim Farron said this morning (Wednesday.)Mr Farron told BBC Radio...

The Cornwall Reports Hall of Fame

Huge thanks to those who contributed to the Crowdfunding campaign, and/or made direct donations via the Cornwall Reports Pay Pal button on the front page. These people will be...

Council puts off a decision about councillor numbers

24th January 2017The question of how many councillors it takes to run Cornwall has again been sent to a sub-committee for further consideration.A motion to today’s full meeting of...

Cornwall Council will be allowed to debate health and social care cuts – but not until after elections

24th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsCornwall Council will be able to debate the proposed £264 million health service cuts – but not until after the May local elections.Council leader...

How Sainsbury’s blew £6 million on its Wadebridge adventure, as planners prepare to back housing scheme

Sainsbury’s failed bid to build a supermarket in Wadebridge cost the company nearly £6 million – even though Sainsbury’s effectively sold its Higher Trenant site to itself. As Cornwall...

Fire sweeps through Falmouth’s derelict Four Winds Inn

Fire crews battled for more than four hours overnight as flames swept through the derelict Four Winds Inn, Falmouth.  No-one was hurt but officers advised locals to keep their...

Benn’s Brexit committee prepares to visit Cornwall

24th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports A committee of MPs is planning to visit Cornwall next month in a bid to find out what people want from the Brexit negotiations...

Candy Atherton calls on Alison Hernandez to resign as Police & Crime Commissioner

23rd January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsCornwall councillor Candy Atherton (right) has called on Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez to resign.The pair clashed on the BBC South West Politics...

Council urged to debate £264m health cuts

Cornwall Council leader John Pollard will tomorrow (Tuesday) come under pressure to allow a debate on the proposed £264million health service cuts, following concern that elected politicians are being...

Cornwall women join in worldwide protest at Trump inauguration

22nd January 2017Millions of people around the world have taken part in protests against the inauguration of new United States President Donald Trump – including in Cornwall.The protests were...

Greens aim to field more candidates than ever as party takes over County Hall

21st January 2017By Graham SmithThe Green Party took over County Hall, Truro, today (Saturday) for its first Cornwall-wide conference.Planning to field more candidates than ever before, the party’s national...

Sainsbury’s site now set to be 95 homes at Wadebridge

20th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports  Plans to build 95 homes on the site which was once earmarked for a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Wadebridge look set to get the...

Future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms looks set to be settled at the ballot box, as councillor quits

The row over the future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms could still have months to run, following the town council’s controversial decision to sell the Victorian-era building to a private...