Caradon area local news

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....

All eyes on the 1922 Committee – and a role for South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray

9th July 2018 By Graham Smith South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray could have a key role to play in deciding if Theresa May is to survive as Prime...

A micro library for Linkinhorne – a possible future model for rural Cornwall?

5th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A new micro library service for Upton Cross is to be hosted in Linkinhorne parish hall later this month. The move is significant...

Speak Cornish Week draws to a close at Heartlands today

1st July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The “Gool Kernewek” event is due to start later this morning (Sunday) at Heartlands, Redruth, the mark the end of the 2018 Speak...

Cost of crossing the Tamar Bridge set to rise 33%, as councillors hear of the need for £1.5 million to tackle asbestos problem

11th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The cost of driving over the Tamar Bridge from Cornwall into Devon could go up from £1.50 to £2, if councillors agree to...

Four deaths in four weeks lead to renewed calls for road safety on A38

5th June 2018 By Anne North A new road safety campaign has been launched after four fatalities in four weeks on the A38 in East Cornwall. The SAFE38 group...

Cornwall’s traffic wardens and the taxi rank parking poser

29th May 2019 By Richard Whitehouse Traffic wardens are unable to issue parking tickets to people parking in taxi ranks because they have not been legally adopted by the...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

New pro-EU political party selects its first candidate in Cornwall

4th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Britain’s newest political party has selected its first candidate in Cornwall. The “Renew” party, founded to campaign for Britain to remain a member...

Funeral set for former UKIP leader Stephanie McWilliam

29th March 2018 By Graham Smith The former leader of UKIP at Cornwall Council, Stephanie McWilliam, has died.  She was 68. Mrs McWilliam, of Pensilva, was elected to the...

Council set to embark upon land deal spending spree as part of ambition to build 1,000 houses

27th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is about to buy three sites as part of its ambition to build 1,000 houses - even though only a small...

The secret jigsaw: how the NHS is Shaping Our Future into a Cornwall of winners and losers, depending on the “Property Asset Scorecard”

23rd March 2018 By Graham Smith The redesign of Cornwall’s health service is set to transfer treatment of existing minor injury units to 25 “enhanced” GP surgeries – posing...

Heavy snow forecast for Cornwall this afternoon

1st March 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Weather forecasters are warning of heavy snow in Cornwall this afternoon (Thursday).  With many schools already closed and widespread disruption to travel, motoring...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of...

Battle lines drawn for Cornwall Council elections in 2021, as Independents face party political squeeze

14th February 2018 By Anne North Battle lines have been drawn for the next set of Cornwall Council elections in 2021. New ward boundaries, identifying 87 council divisions, were...

87, 88, 89…….that’s not right! Last-minute hitch as councillors crawl towards the boundaries finish line

8th February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The long march to a smaller Cornwall Council is nearing the end of its journey – but a last-minute hitch has necessitated yet...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018 By Graham Smith More than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part...