Caradon area local news

Planners vote 5-4 to reject Menheniot dog kennels

By Richard Whitehouse Proposals to build kennels at a home in south east Cornwall have been rejected due to concerns over noise and that it could turn into a...

Suspended prison sentence, and costs of more than £6,500, for farmer who neglected sheep

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A sheep farmer from Callington has been given a 4-month suspended prison sentence and has been banned from keeping sheep for 10 years after failing to...

Saints Trail – it wasn’t the first two-wheeled “omnishambles” and it won’t be the last: Any inquiry needs to ask the right questions if the same mistakes are not to be repeated

By Graham Smith Any inquiry into the multi-million pound Saints Trail fiasco, which on Friday saw the scrapping of a key part of a 19 mile off-road cycle path,...

Six months after rejecting a Tamar Crossings toll increase, Cornwall Council’s cabinet is now set to back a 30% rise

By Peter Tremayne The cost of crossing the River Tamar into Plymouth is set to rise to £2.60 for a single trip, an increase of 30%, with Cornwall Council’s...

A friend in need: South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray’s contribution to Prime Minister’s Questions

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray came to the aid of Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (Wednesday) by asking if he would “continue to deliver” on “getting Brexit done,...

Controversial plans for waste site set for decision

By Richard Whitehouse A decision will be made next week on controversial plans for new waste treatment facilities which will be used to process food waste and street sweepings....

Man arrested on suspicion of arson after Upton Cross car fire

By Peter Tremayne A 45-year-old man from the Liskeard area has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a car fire at an Upton Cross business yard. Other vehicles...

Farming couple win award for pioneering methane-to-fuel from slurry lake

By Graham Smith A farming couple from Cornwall have won “silver” at the British Farming Awards for their pioneering approach to converting a toxic greenhouse gas into an alternative...

Covid-19: only 24 hours after clearing the critical list, the darkness returns to two areas in Cornwall

St Neot and St Cleer, and Saltash, are currently recording more than 800 new daily Covid cases per 100,000 population – putting them in the government’s category of “most...

Covid-19 forces rescheduling of St Dominic’s gymkhana

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s more traditional village festivals has fallen victim to Covid.  No sooner came news that the huge Padstow Christmas Festival was cancelled for 2021,...

Woman killed in A38 accident near Landrake

By Peter Tremayne A woman has died after a mutli-vehicle crash on the A38 at Landrake in South East Cornwall yesterday (Monday) afternoon.  The road was closed in both...

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...

For sale: Grade 1 listed church, in small rural parish, only £65,000

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The latest twist in the 700-year-old history of a small Cornish church appears to be unfolding, with another attempt to sell the Grade 1 listed building...

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...

Tamar Bridge resurfacing due to start next month

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Resurfacing work on the Tamar Bridge is due to start next month, bringing inevitable delays as some lanes are closed to traffic. Resurfacing is necessary every...

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...

Height of Tamar Bridge walkway barriers to remain unchanged

By Peter Tremayne The question over whether or not to raise the height of barriers along the sides of the Tamar Bridge appears to have been resolved.  Nearly two...

Plymouth to pioneer UK’s new wave of Freeports

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Business leaders in the south west are watching the progress of plans to develop a “Freeport” at Plymouth. The city is one of eight places in...

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...

Barn fire at Rame closes roads as flames and smoke visible for miles

By Peter Tremayne Fire crews have dealt with a large barn fire at Rame, near Torpoint, following the explosion of gas cylinders and the combustion of a large quantity...