Cornwall Gateway

“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...

Tolls resume on Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry on Monday

By Julia Penhaligon Tolling will resume on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry from Monday 1 June. Tolls on the two crossings were suspended on 25th  March to help...

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry “will run out of cash in 12 weeks”

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s senior councillor for transport has warned that the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry only have reserves to last until the end of July unless the...

Menheniot temporary classroom approved

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school has been granted planning permission for a temporary classroom which it says is needed because a bid for funding for a permanent building...

Vandals attack historic gun emplacement at Rame Head

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Police are investigating a graffiti attack at Rame Head.  Vandals have daubed paint on a former gun emplacement, which is in the care of Historic England....

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...

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry tolls suspended to protect staff during Covid-19 crisis

By Peter Tremayne Charges to cross the Tamar Bridge or use the Torpoint Ferry have been suspended for at least three weeks because of the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis. Cornwall...

Trial delayed for Cawsand army veteran accused of attempted murder, 46 years ago in Northern Ireland

By Anne North The trial of a Cawsand army veteran accused of attempting to murder a man during the Northern Ireland conflict 46 years ago has been delayed because...

Tamar Bridge bosses ponder how to tackle anti-social behaviour

By Richard Whitehouse People living near the Tamar Bridge have raised concerns about safety after reporting items being thrown from the bridge including a pig’s ear, traffic cones and...

Marine drowned after jumping out of landing craft during Tregantle beach training exercise

By Anne North The Ministry of Defence has released details of the young Royal Marine recruit who died during a training exercise at Tregantle beach, Whitsand Bay, last week....

Royal Marine recruit dies during training exercise at Tregantle

By Peter Tremayne A Royal Marine who got into difficulty during a training exercise at Tregantle, Whitsand Bay, on Tuesday has died in hospital.  About 18 armed forces personnel...

Cornwall College to close Saltash campus in bid to avoid financial collapse

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall College is to sell its 35-year-old Saltash campus to help stave off a financial crisis. A statement on the college website says the Saltash campus...

Thieves steal 100 sheep in South East Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Police are looking for 100 sheep stolen from farmland at Trerulefoot, near Liskeard.  The flock disappeared from a field sometime between Thursday and Monday. Police are...

Fines and suspended prison sentence for Torpoint waste site manager

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The manager of a waste transfer station has been given a 12 month suspended prison sentence and banned from working in the waste industry for five...

From tiny acorns….the first signs of Cornwall’s new “forest”

The first saplings which will eventually become part of the proposed Forest for Cornwall have been planted today (Tuesday.)  The project, which started at Oaklands Drive, Saltash, is led...

Cornwall’s new “forest” will start to be planted this month

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The first trees to become part of the proposed Forest for Cornwall will be planted later this month. The aim is to eventually cover more than...

Cornwall councillor asks for leave of absence due to illness

By Anne North A Cornwall councillor is asking for an approved “leave of absence” due to illness. John Crago, a Conservative who represents Torpoint West, is asking next week’s...

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...