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Oscar Morse to write for Cornwall Reports, as website recruits its 100th paid-up subscriber

Oscar Morse, former chief reporter at The Cornish Guardian, has agreed to write for Cornwall Reports.  His coverage of the Loswithiel area can be found on the website's Local...

Headteachers join the fray as Cornwall’s schools funding row escalates

8th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The row over the funding of Cornwall’s schools escalated today when the county’s headteachers wrote directly to parents asking them to lobby their...

Cornwall’s EU culture controversy: seven out of 10 councils dropped out after Brexit decision

8th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The background to Cornwall’s possible quest to become the European Union’s capital of culture in 2023 has been thrown into sharper focus by...

Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following six-month police investigation into St Minver “hit and run” accident

7th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following the death of a St Minver woman who was killed while...

Phil Kerridge: How we got to where we are on that EU culture bid

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Flooding in Polperro

7th February 2017 Residents in the Mill Hill area of Polperro are cleaning up this morning (Tuesday) after heavy rain brought flooding to some properties yesterday evening. Fire and...

Missing Celeste Smith, 19, found safe and well

6th February 2017 Police have confirmed that Celeste Smith, of Saltash, has been found safe and well this afternoon (Monday 6 February) and has been reunited with her family....

Police name the man whose body was found at Treyarnon Bay, Padstow

6th February 2017 Police have named the man whose body was discovered on Treyarnon Bay Beach near Padstow on Saturday. Patrick Foster, 46, from Newquay, was discovered just after...

Dogs killed 10 sheep in Devon & Cornwall last year

6th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Devon and Cornwall police have disclosed that they dealt with more than 40 cases of dogs worrying sheep last year. In the calendar...

Wanted: a minister for mud

27th January 2016 I was amused to read this week that there are no fewer than 30 government ministers entitled to attend Cabinet meetings – but that not one...

Wadebridge turned on to the Sunshine Tariff for cheaper electricity, with 10% shift

6th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The prospect of cheaper electricity encouraged consumers in the Wadebridge area to change the way they used domestic appliances – but not enough...

Candy’s dandy after rescue from swimming pool

5th February 2017 By Graham Smith   Candy, a five-year-old pony, was rescued from a St Mabyn swimming pool today (Sunday). The five-foot tall Connemara got stuck in the 5-metre...

Man’s body found on the beach at Treyarnon Bay, near Padstow

The body of a man, thought to be in his mid-40s, has been recovered from the beach at Treyarnon Bay, Padstow. Emergency services were called after a member of...

Police concern for missing Saltash woman

4th February 2017By Graham Smith Police are appealing for help to find a 19-year-old woman, missing from Saltash. Celeste Smith was last seen at 4pm on Tuesday 31st January....

How much is your local hospital worth? Health bosses refuse to say, claiming “commercial sensitivity”

NHS Property Services has refused to say what steps it is taking to value community hospitals, and other parts of its estate, as part of the Sustainability and Transformation...

Council chiefs agree that Cornwall’s £536,000 EU culture bid must be reviewed

3rd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall Council’s bid to make Truro the EU capital of culture has now been formally “called in” for further scrutiny. The decision means...

Contents of St Ives “chemical drums” are still being analysed

3rd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The contents of two possible “chemical drums” which washed ashore at St Ives last month are still being investigated, Cornwall Reports has learned....

Wet and windy, with the possibility of some damage

Weather forecasters are continuing to warn of strong winds, reaching gale force, in parts of Cornwall.  Winds of up to 50 mph are possible, with some coastal areas seeing...

Cornwall’s leaders meet to consider Brexit: glass half full, or glass half empty?

2nd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Leading figures from Cornwall's political and economic sectors have been meeting in Wadebridge to consider what life will be like when Britain leaves...

Planners again refuse to lift “holiday-only” condition on Retallack resort, St Columb

2nd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Planners have again defied their officials and refused permission for the former Wild West theme park near St Columb to become an “instant...