Bude

Trust us, say health chiefs, as another of Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units joins the “temporary” closure list

By Anne North Cornwall’s health bosses have finally explained the sudden closure of Launceston’s Minor Injury Unit, part of the town’s community hospital. NHS Kernow said patients from that...

North Cornwall planning embargo could remain in place for months

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Property developers and their agents have been invited to hear an update about the planning embargo which is affecting a large part of North Cornwall. The...

Covid-19: Only three areas of Cornwall unaffected, according to latest cluster map

Cornwall’s average daily rate of Covid infection has fallen slightly over 24 hours, from 183.1 to 178 cases per 100,000 population.  The equivalent average number for England is 239...

Google’s new undersea cable links New York to Bude

By Graham Smith A large ship off Bude is laying an undersea cable linking Cornwall to New York. The Grace Hopper is installing a private fibre optic cable for...

Call for more walk-in Covid vaccination centres in North and South East Cornwall is “a fair challenge”

By Anne North County Hall is to explore ways of increasing Covid vaccination opportunities in North and South East Cornwall, after hearing concerns that Stithians and Wadebridge are the...

Bude councillor Peter La Broy quits Liberal Democrats, just six weeks after election

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have lost another councillor, only six weeks after he was elected. Bude’s Peter La Broy has decided to quit the party.  He is...

Boundary Commission proposals expected to re-ignite “Devonwall” row

By Julia Penhaligon Arguments about a “Devonwall” Parliamentary constituency look set to be revived tonight (Monday) when a new review outlines plans to redraw boundaries. Previous plans to abolish...

The Once and Future Kings of Tintagel settle in to their new roles as parish councillors

By Graham Smith Tintagel parish council took the first steps towards resolving community tensions last night (Thursday) by holding its first meeting since bitterly contested local elections two weeks...

Power to the people! The “Popular Front for the Liberation of Bude” takes control, as town and parish councils get the taste for democracy

By Julia Penhaligon Towns and villages across Cornwall are today (Sunday) finding out that their local councils are under new management – with some facing a significant change. In...

County Hall confirms embargo on new building in part of North Cornwall: full details

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has today (Tuesday) confirmed – and given more details of – the embargo on new development in the River Camel area of North Cornwall....

The parish council where only one candidate put himself forward for election

By Julia Penhaligon Hundreds of town and parish councillors across Cornwall have been elected without a contest, as not enough candidates came forward. In St Merryn, the future of...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

Bude raises £1,000 per day to save its storm tower

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A fundraising campaign appears to have rescued Bude’s storm tower, which had been in danger of falling into the sea as a result of coastal erosion....

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

Bude’s storm tower is in danger of falling into the sea

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Bude’s storm tower is in danger of falling in to the sea, and will have to be brought further inland. The tower, at Compass Point, is...

Budget boost for Okehampton rail link could benefit North Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has welcomed yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) budget support for improved rail services between Exeter and Okehampton. Regular services were withdrawn in 1972 but...

Canadian cheese giant gets £3.2 million of Cornwall’s “shovel-ready” Covid recovery cash

By Peter Tremayne The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is giving the Canadian multi-national dairy empire Saputo a £3.2 million grant to boost cheddar production at...

Is it one law for celebrities, and another for local people? Amanda Holden’s visit to Cornwall puts Covid enforcement under the spotlight

By Peter Tremayne The decision of TV personality Amanda Holden to break Covid lockdown rules by travelling 200 miles to see her elderly parents in Cornwall has put local...

Reopening Cornwall’s branch railway lines: plenty of ideas, but no money for infrastructure

By Daniel Clark A £500 million government fund to study the prospect of reopening old railways lines in Cornwall has now been open for more than a year –...