Caradon area local news

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 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneWeather forecasters are warning of heavy snow in Cornwall this afternoon (Thursday).  With many schools already closed and widespread disruption to travel, motoring organisations advise...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’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 Information answer.GLL,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials.In 2015 the council embarked on...

Could Falmouth keep its Minor Injury Unit? New report sheds insights into how health and council bosses are planning the “Kennally Care” future of Cornwall’s community hospitals

18th January 2018By Graham SmithFurther details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care System.The developing...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude to Helston,...

Police confirm woman’s death in New Year’s Eve fire at Looe

2nd January 2018Police say they have found the remains of a woman following a fire at a bungalow on Barbican Hill, East Looe which happened on New Year’s Eve....

From posh nosh to foodbanks – the New Year Honours sprinkle magic over Cornwall

30th December 2017By Peter TremayneCornwall’s haul of New Year’s Honours includes both a celebrity chef and the founder of the Camborne food bank.The bigger gong goes to Padstow Sea...