Author: theboss

Planning inspector considers Wainhomes appeal for 183 homes at Par

21st March 2017By Graham SmithThe planning inspector conducting a Wainhomes appeal against the refusal of permission for 183 homes at Par is considering her verdict.A public inquiry at Roche...

From air rifles to wildlife gardens – how councillors splashed the cash

20th March 2017By Louis MorseHundreds of voluntary and community groups have benefited from Cornwall Council Community Chest grants worth £214,716 during the past year. With grants still being processed...

Council pushing to improve Cornwall’s air quality

20th March 2017By Louis MorseA strategy to improve air quality in Cornwall's worst affected towns has been given the go ahead by Cornwall Council’s cabinet.Geoff Brown, the authority’s portfolio...

NHS bosses fail to reassure MP about future of Bodmin Treatment Centre

20th March 2017By Graham SmithThe future of the Bodmin Treatment Centre remains unclear today after health bosses briefed North Cornwall MP Scott Mann about how and why their contract...

Cornwall Council’s top lawyer calls it a day

17th March 2017By Graham SmithOne of the most senior and longest-serving of Cornwall Council's officials is to leave the organisation at the end of July.Richard Williams, the council’s top...

“Don’t sell the hedge,” Wadebridge urges council, as 190-home planning appeal looms

17th March 2017By Graham SmithWadebridge Town Council this morning (Friday) agreed to urge Cornwall Council not to sell a hedge which borders a potential development site, which is due...

Phil Kerridge: Parliamentary asterisks, and straight talking bollocks in Bodmin

Parliamentary asterisks, and straight-talking bollocks in Bodmin

Motorcyclist dies after A39 accident near St Kew Highway

17th March 2017A 63-year-old motorcyclist has died after an accident on the A39 at St Kew Highway, near Wadebridge, yesterday (Thursday).Emergency services were called at around 4.40pm to reports of...

Police name the woman killed in Penzance traffic accident

16th March 2017Police have named the woman who died after a collision with a van in Penzance last week.Mrs Anna Maria, 56, from Penzance, died on Monday 6th March...

Electoral Commission fines Tories £70,000 over campaign accounts

16th March 2017By Graham SmithThe Electoral Commission has fined the Conservative Party £70,000 over missing and unreported payments in relation to its use of a campaign battle bus which...

How PWC pocketed more than £1/2 million from the STP – and so far all we have is a report which is “not fit for purpose”

16th March 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlanePlans to cut £264 million from Cornwall’s health and social care budget – yesterday condemned as “not fit for purpose” and “unprofessional” by Cornwall Council...

How a Wadebridge hedge might be much more valuable than anyone had thought, as council and developers ponder ownership of a “ransom strip”

15th March 2017By Graham SmithA planning appeal against the refusal of permission for 190 new homes in Wadebridge has taken a new twist following the discovery that Cornwall Council...

Cornwall Council flays NHS bosses, condemning STP proposals as “not fit for purpose”

15th March 2017By Graham SmithCornwall councillors today severely criticised the way NHS chiefs are approaching proposals to cut £264 million from health and social care budgets.In a ferocious denunciation...

Plans to cut £264 million from Cornwall’s NHS face major challenge today

15th March 2017By Graham SmithThe way in which Cornwall’s approaches plans to cut £264million from its health and social care budget over the next five years may need to...

Lostwithiel pub to the rescue as Post Office set to move to the King’s Arms

14th March 2017By Oscar MorseLOSTWITHIEL could see a new post office opening – in a pub.The King's Arms has answered pleas from residents to reinstate the service in the...

Hotel inspector’s routine visit to Looe found that not all gins and vodkas are the same

14th March 2017A hotel near Looe has been fined £3,000 after bottles behind the bar labelled as containing Smirnoff Vodka and Gordons Gin were found not to contain those...

Phil Kerridge

Could the police probe in Cornwall lead to an early general election?

Man charged with Launceston murder

13th March 2017 Devon and Cornwall Police have today released this statement in relation to the death of a man in Launceston last week: "Thomas Norman aged 27 of...

Tory “whistle-blowers” say they were told to campaign for local candidates in Cornwall, as police probe into election spending nears conclusion

13th March 2017By Graham SmithTwo former Conservative Party activists who campaigned for Derek Thomas and Scott Mann during the 2015 general election are to be questioned by Devon and...

Future of the Bodmin Treatment Centre in the balance next week

10th March 2017By Graham Smith The future of Bodmin’s Treatment Centre could be determined by a series of meetings next week, as anger in the town grows over the way...