Author: theboss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28th March 2017 By Graham Smith Members of Parliament spent nearly three hours debating badger culling yesterday (Monday), following an online petition which attracted more than 108,000 supporters. There...

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

27th March 2017 Police 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...

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

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

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...

The Progressive Alliance comes to Cornwall

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

Here comes the Progressive Alliance

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

Community proceeding with plan to bring refugees to Launceston

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

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 2017 By Graham Smith A public meeting is due to take place in Launceston this evening to explore the possibility of bringing two Syrian refugee families to...

Eye-witness: Cornwall MP describes terrorist attack at Westminster

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

Devon & Cornwall Police leading the way on use of drones

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

Planning inspector considers Wainhomes appeal for 183 homes at Par

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

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

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

Council pushing to improve Cornwall’s air quality

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

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

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

Cornwall Council’s top lawyer calls it a day

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

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

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

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

Parliamentary asterisks, and straight-talking bollocks in Bodmin