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Senior Tory tips Lib Dems to seize control of Cornwall Council

4th April 2017By Graham SmithThe Liberal Democrats are on course to regain overall control of Cornwall Council, according to a leading Conservative.Baron Hayward, formerly the Tory MP Robert Hayward...

Why we voted for the West Carclaze “garden village” and against the wishes of 1,100 local people – by two local councillors

4th April 2017By Graham SmithTwo local councillors have been explaining why they voted in favour of plans for a 1,500-home "garden village" at West Carclaze, in Cornwall's china clay...

Manifestos seek to set the agenda for Cornwall Council elections

4th April 2017By Graham SmithWith the close of nominations this afternoon (Tuesday), the political parties are trying to put their various alternative futures for Cornwall in front of the...

Padstow, Newlyn and Mevagissey fishermen to get free health checks

3rd April 2017By Louis MorseMen who work in the fishing industry will soon be getting health checks in Padstow, Newlyn and Mevagissey. The NHS Health Check Outreach team, which helps...

56 of Cornwall’s councillors were guilty of misconduct since 2013 – will the next four years be any better?

3rd April 2017By Graham SmithOne of the potential pitfalls of being a local councillor is being “named and shamed” for a breach of the code of conduct.  It is...

Potentially dangerous bee-keeping “cleaning acid” stolen in Camborne

31st March 2017By Louis MorsePolice are warning the public after potentially dangerous chemicals were stolen during a Camborne vehicle break-in.The incident took place overnight on Wednesday-Thursday 15-16 March at...

Taxpayers to the rescue, as Truro’s housing and stadium projects stumble and fall

31st March 2017By Graham SmithCornwall Council is preparing to make a major intervention in the Truro housing market with the multi-million pound purchase of nearly 60 acres of land...

NHS Kernow confirms closure of Bodmin Treatment Centre, as MP calls on Health Secretary to intervene

30th March 2017By Graham SmithThe closure of the Bodmin Treatment Centre tomorrow (Friday) is to be raised with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, as fall-out from the botched contractual arrangements...

Bodmin Treatment Centre will close on Friday, as Ramsay keeps the work and moves it to Truro’s Duchy hospital

29th March 2017By Graham SmithThe Bodmin Treatment Centre is to close at the end of this week.  Frantic last-minute efforts to find a way of keeping it open have...

Is Cornwall Council preparing a secret rescue package for stalled Truro housing plans?

29th March 2017By Graham SmithThere are growing signs that Cornwall Council is considering an emergency rescue of stalled plans to build houses on 70 acres of farmland at Threemilestone,...

MPs take a three-hour trip round the block to debate badger culling

28th March 2017By Graham SmithMembers of Parliament spent nearly three hours debating badger culling yesterday (Monday), following an online petition which attracted more than 108,000 supporters.There was no substantive...

Police identify the body of a man found on a Newquay beach

27th March 2017Police have this evening (Monday) confirmed that the body found at Watergate Bay beach, Newquay on Wednesday 15th March has been identified as missing man, John Hurst,...

Hong Kong Metro to take over South West Trains Exeter-Waterloo service

27th March 2017By Graham SmithSouth West Trains has lost its franchise.  A Hong Kong-based firm is to help run the service, which runs trains on the Exeter-Waterloo line.The government...

Camper van destroyed by fire at Roche

26th March 2017 Fire crews have dealt with a blaze in a camper van at Roche.  Firefighters from Bodmin and St Austell found the camper van was well alight, with...

The Progressive Alliance comes to Cornwall

25th March 2017By Graham SmithMore than 80 political activists attended the launch of Cornwall’s “Progressive Alliance” at County Hall, Truro, this morning (Saturday).A mix of Liberal Democrat, Green Party...

Here comes the Progressive Alliance

25th March 2017By Graham SmithCornwall’s first “Progressive Alliance” meeting is due to take place at County Hall, Truro, today (Saturday).Billed as an opportunity for Liberal Democrat, Labour, Green and...

Community proceeding with plan to bring refugees to Launceston

24th March 2017By Graham SmithA public meeting in Launceston has agreed to push ahead with plans to bring a family of refugees from Syria to the town.More than 40...

Launceston refugee support group aims to follow Bude’s example, as fundraising event hears how local lifeguard is helping to save Syrian lives

23rd March 2017By Graham SmithA public meeting is due to take place in Launceston this evening to explore the possibility of bringing two Syrian refugee families to the town.The...

Eye-witness: Cornwall MP describes terrorist attack at Westminster

22nd March 2017By Graham SmithAll of Cornwal's six MPs, and their staff, are thought to be safe and unhurt, after this afternoon's terrorist attack at Westminster.At least one person...

Devon & Cornwall Police leading the way on use of drones

21st March 2017By Graham SmithDevon and Cornwall Police are pioneering the use of drones.In a move which some fear takes the force even further from “community policing” officials are...