Caradon area local news

Covid-19: South East Cornwall cluster on Rame peninsula

By Anne North Three areas in Cornwall are currently reporting “clusters” of Covid-19, of concern to Public Health officials. The Kingsand, Antony and Maryfield parishes, near Torpoint, on the...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Outsourcing company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres asks taxpayers to top-up staff’s wages

By Anne North The company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres is asking local taxpayers to top up its staff wages, as central government pays only 80% of normal salary...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray says NHS staff have the protective equipment they need

By Richard Whitehouse One of Cornwall’s MPs has found herself at the centre of a row over protective equipment for health and care workers, after claiming they had sufficient...

Government urged to fund Tamar Bridge, as accident rate deters motorists from using A38 route

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is set to continue lobbying to get more financial support to operate Tamar Bridge.  The impact of accidents on the A38 is now so...

Government approves 33% increase in the cost of crossing the Tamar into Plymouth

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has approved a 33% increase in tolls for the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferry – the first increase for nine years. In the letter...

Labour re-selects Gareth Derrick to contest South East Cornwall constituency at general election

By Anne North The Labour Party has re-selected Gareth Derrick, a former Royal Navy Commodore, to be its Parliamentary candidate in South East Cornwall. Mr Derrick, a Plymouth City...

Planners refuse permission for houses next to old mine

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build new homes on land next to a mine have been rejected because they could prevent the mine from reopening. An outline planning application...

Climate protestors target the Liskeard office of South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has hit back at climate change protestors who stuck posters all over the windows of her Liskeard office. Mrs Murray...

The complex issue of suicide prevention, and raising walkway barriers on the Tamar Bridge, will have to be decided by Cornwall Council’s cabinet

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s 10-member cabinet will have to decide whether or not to raise parapets on the Tamar Bridge, following calls that to do so move might...

Houses and old mine shafts don’t mix, warn planning officials

By Richard Whitehouse Plans for a housing development could be in doubt due to a nearby mine. Colin Dawe has applied for outline planning permission to build 10 homes...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray posts photos of brick left outside her office

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray appears to have been the victim of attempted intimidation, following the febrile atmosphere which has accompanied the government's defeat in...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray says “I hope so” when asked if it is acceptable for government to break the law over Brexit extension

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First look inside Cornwall’s new £1.75 million transit camp for gypsies and travellers

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s first transit stopping site for gypsies and travellers opened its doors to the media yesterday (Tuesday) ahead of formally opening later this month. The £1.75...

New £1.75 million transit site for gypsies and travellers poised to open

By Anne North Cornwall’s first transit stopping site for gypsies and travellers will be completed and open later this month.  Cornwall Council is planning to unveil the new £1.75...

The Cornish Conservative bidding to join the Tory Party’s top table

By Graham Smith While Westminster-watchers await today’s coronation of a new Conservative leader – and the country’s next Prime Minister – a significantly smaller number of politics-obsessives is enjoying...

After 16 years of festival fun, Port Eliot calls it a day

By Rashleigh MacFarlane This year’s Port Eliot festival will be the last.  Organisers have announced the event is no longer financially viable. The festival has been a part of...

EXCLUSIVE: Huge rise in police attendances at Tamar Bridge “incidents” not matched by suicide statistics, suggesting that raising walkway barriers could actually increase deaths

By Peter Tremayne Freedom of Information statistics released by Devon and Cornwall police lend weight to the argument that raising walkway barriers on the Tamar Bridge could actually cause...