Cornwall Gateway

Government announces cash for flood defence schemes in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in Looe are hoping to learn today (Thursday) more details of government plans to invest in significant new flood defence schemes for Cornwall. A government...

Covid-19: Plymouth cases now higher than England’s average

There has been little change in Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection in the past 24 hours.  It is now 176.8 cases per 100,000 population.  The average for England is...

Rame Head AONB planning application finally rejected by 5 votes to 4

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Controversial proposals for a large detached house in the Rame Head Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have been refused permission by Cornwall Council. The east area planning...

Travellers leave Saltash park – and a mess

By Peter Tremayne The travellers who moved on to a public park at Saltash have now left, following a court application from Cornwall Council. The travellers have left behind...

Controversial bid for a large house in Rame Head AONB is again recommended for refusal

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Controversial plans for a large detached house in the Rame Head Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have again been recommended for refusal by Cornwall Council officials....

Police use rare powers to evict travellers from Devon – sending them into Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne A group of travellers have moved from Devon to Cornwall after police in Plympton took a much more aggressive approach than usual, threatening to impound vehicles...

Parish council U-Turn on plan for large house in Rame Head Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The parish council at the centre of a fierce planning row in South East Cornwall has reversed its policy and will now object to proposals for...

Devonport dockyard wants to dispose of “radioactive” rainwater in the River Tamar

By Peter Tremayne Devonport dockyard is seeking permission to change the way it disposes of rainwater which might be contaminated by trace amounts of radioactivity, seeking to discharge it...

Call for more walk-in Covid vaccination centres in North and South East Cornwall is “a fair challenge”

By Anne North County Hall is to explore ways of increasing Covid vaccination opportunities in North and South East Cornwall, after hearing concerns that Stithians and Wadebridge are the...

Councils to think again about controversial plans for large house in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Parish councillors in South East Cornwall are to hold an emergency meeting next week to reconsider controversial plans for a large detached house in an Area...

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferries need more cash – but where will the money come from?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Councillors are being encouraged to convene an emergency summit to consider the financial future of the Tamar Bridge. The Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee...

Judge quashes Cornwall Council’s approval of large detached house in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A High Court judge has quashed Cornwall Council’s controversial approval of planning permission for a large detached house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on...

Brexit-related visa problems delay repairs to Tamar Bridge

By Julia Penhaligon Post-Brexit visa problems for some migrant workers have delayed repairs to the Tamar Bridge. The specialist resurfacing work, required every 20-25 years, had been due to...

County Hall’s controversial approval of planning application in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty means it’s all change on parish council

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A fierce – and very expensive – planning row in South East Cornwall appears to have led to a takeover of the local parish council. The...

Inquiry launched as Liskeard murderer found dead in Strangeways prison

By Peter Tremayne The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman is investigating what caused the death of 46-year-old Carl Smythe, of Liskeard, in Manchester prison yesterday (Tuesday.) Mr Smythe was serving...

Climate change: National Trust adopts a pragmatic retreat at Cotehele

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The National Trust is retreating from a field at Cotehele Quay, on the banks of the River Tamar, because of flooding made more frequent by climate...

Woman killed in A38 accident near Landrake

By Peter Tremayne A woman has died after a mutli-vehicle crash on the A38 at Landrake in South East Cornwall yesterday (Monday) afternoon.  The road was closed in both...

Planning row in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is now heading for the ballot box in South East Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A controversial planning decision in South East Cornwall appears to have sparked an outbreak of democracy at a small parish council.  While many town and parish...

Another weekly newspaper for Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Independent Media Ltd is to launch another local newspaper, bringing to five the number of “Voice” titles it publishes in Cornwall. The Saltash Voice is due...

Tamar Bridge resurfacing to close south cantilever for five months, starting next week

Part of the Tamar Bridge will be closed to pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooters from the evening of Thursday 15th April, as resurfacing work gets underway.  Tamar Crossings is...