Cornwall Gateway

Lib Dems win two town council by-elections, as postal voters demonstrate their worth

14th October 2018 By Anne North The Liberal Democrats won the Penzance Town Council by-election on Thursday night in a contest which confirmed the growing importance of party organisation...

EXCLUSIVE: How Whitehall has been secretly pulling the strings that have closed Cornwall’s hospitals

16th September 2018 By Graham Smith Plans to close Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units and sell some community hospitals have been developed by a little-known company, owned by the Department...

Cawsand’s Dennis Hutchings allowed Supreme Court challenge over 44-year-old Northern Ireland fatal shooting

13th September 2018 By Peter Tremayne A 77-year-old Cawsand man, former soldier Dennis Hutchings, has been given leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against a decision to face...

Looe Saves The Day announces first acts for community-led festival

10th September 2018 By Anne North Organisers of the Looe Saves the Day festival have announced the first acts which will be playing on the main stage at the...

We still plan to consult the public over Cornwall’s hospital closures, insists NHS Kernow

10th August 2018 By Graham Smith NHS Kernow has again insisted that it has made no final decision about the futures of three community hospitals in Cornwall. St Ives,...

Future of Fowey, Saltash and St Ives hospitals to be determined by October

8th August 2018 By Graham Smith The future of community hospitals at St Ives, Fowey and Saltash is likely to be determined within the next few months, health chiefs...

EXCLUSIVE – How Israel tries to influence Cornwall’s MPs

7th August 2018 By Graham Smith Labour Party activists might be forgiven for feeling frustrated at their party leadership’s continuing squabble over what is and what is not anti-Semitic...

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....

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...

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...

Council approves nearly 200 holiday homes at St Mellion golf club

1st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Planning permission has been granted for up to 199 holiday homes to be built at St Mellion Golf Club. The club, known as...

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...

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...

Mind the gap: men earn nearly 20% more than women at the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry

8th March 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The two councils which are responsible for the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry are to investigate why their male employees appear to earn...

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...