Caradon area local news

Refit starts on Torpoint ferry as consultation gets underway on Tamar Bridge tolls

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Tamar II, one of the three Torpoint ferries, has been taken out of service for its five yearly refit at the dry dock facilities at A&P...

Trading Standards alert as mobile mattress sellers target Torpoint

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Trading Standards team is warning the public not to deal with a mobile gang selling mattresses from their white Toyota van. The warning follows reports...

Saltash library opening ceremony today

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents in Saltash are invited to celebrate the official launch of their library today (Saturday.) The service is being transferred to Saltash Town Council as part...

Devonport has become a radioactive graveyard for retired submarines, says National Audit Office

Nine retired nuclear submarines stored at Devonport contain highly radioactive waste, and the Ministry of Defence lacks a credible plan to deal with it, according to a damning report...

Councils secure cash to boost cycling and walking between Cornwall and Plymouth

By Anne North The government has backed a plan to increase the numbers of people who can walk or cycle from South East Cornwall to Plymouth. The “Transforming Cities...

18 months of disruption for cyclists and pedestrians at the Tamar Bridge

By Ed Oldfield Travellers on the Tamar Bridge which carries the A38 between Cornwall and Plymouth are facing 18 months of disruption. The walking and cycle route across the...

Torpoint takes charge of its own library

By Anne North Torpoint Library has joined the growing list of those taken over by a local town council, following agreement with Cornwall Council.  The building will now close...

MP Sheryll Murray calls for Torpoint ferry compensation

By Richard Whitehouse MP Sheryll Murray has backed calls for the firm which carried out repairs that led to major delays on the Torpoint Ferry to help fund compensation...

Plymouth told to prepare for more cross Channel ferries as Brexit deadline looms

By Graham Smith The port of Plymouth could see a huge expansion in ferry traffic as a result of Brexit, according to industry experts studying the government’s decision to...

Tamar Bridge tolls set for 33% increase

By Richard Whitehouse Tamar Bridge tolls need to increase to prevent a repeat of disaster in Italy which saw a major bridge collapse, killing 43 people, Cornwall Council’s cabinet...

Tamar Bridge tolls to rise

By Richard Whitehouse A formal application is set to be made to increase the cost of crossing from Cornwall into Devon by 33%. Cornwall Council’s Cabinet will tomorrow (Tuesday)...

Cawsand’s Dennis Hutchings allowed Supreme Court challenge over 44-year-old Northern Ireland fatal shooting

13th September 2018 By Peter Tremayne A 77-year-old Cawsand man, former soldier Dennis Hutchings, has been given leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against a decision to face...

Looe Saves The Day announces first acts for community-led festival

10th September 2018 By Anne North Organisers of the Looe Saves the Day festival have announced the first acts which will be playing on the main stage at the...

We still plan to consult the public over Cornwall’s hospital closures, insists NHS Kernow

10th August 2018 By Graham Smith NHS Kernow has again insisted that it has made no final decision about the futures of three community hospitals in Cornwall. St Ives,...

Future of Fowey, Saltash and St Ives hospitals to be determined by October

8th August 2018 By Graham Smith The future of community hospitals at St Ives, Fowey and Saltash is likely to be determined within the next few months, health chiefs...

EXCLUSIVE – How Israel tries to influence Cornwall’s MPs

7th August 2018 By Graham Smith Labour Party activists might be forgiven for feeling frustrated at their party leadership’s continuing squabble over what is and what is not anti-Semitic...

Ofcom finally scraps plan for local TV in East Cornwall and Plymouth

31st July 2018 By Graham Smith The media regulator Ofcom has abandoned plans for a hyper-local TV service for East Cornwall and Plymouth. The station was to have been...

Upgrade for Saltash railway station

30th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Permission has been granted for plans to see some buildings part demolished and the conservation and refurbishment of station buildings. The new station...

Lib Dems select Colin Martin in South East Cornwall

28th July 2018 by Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrats have selected Cornwall councillor Colin Martin to be their Parliamentary candidate in South East Cornwall at the next general election....

Sheryll Murray backs Scott Mann over PPS resignation

17th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has backed her North Cornwall neighbour, Scott Mann, who resigned from the government yesterday (Monday) over Brexit....