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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...

Climate protestors target the Liskeard office of South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has hit back at climate change protestors who stuck posters all over the windows of her Liskeard office. Mrs Murray...

The complex issue of suicide prevention, and raising walkway barriers on the Tamar Bridge, will have to be decided by Cornwall Council’s cabinet

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s 10-member cabinet will have to decide whether or not to raise parapets on the Tamar Bridge, following calls that to do so move might...

Houses and old mine shafts don’t mix, warn planning officials

By Richard Whitehouse Plans for a housing development could be in doubt due to a nearby mine. Colin Dawe has applied for outline planning permission to build 10 homes...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray posts photos of brick left outside her office

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray appears to have been the victim of attempted intimidation, following the febrile atmosphere which has accompanied the government's defeat in...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray says “I hope so” when asked if it is acceptable for government to break the law over Brexit extension

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New £1.75 million transit site for gypsies and travellers poised to open

By Anne North Cornwall’s first transit stopping site for gypsies and travellers will be completed and open later this month.  Cornwall Council is planning to unveil the new £1.75...

The Cornish Conservative bidding to join the Tory Party’s top table

By Graham Smith While Westminster-watchers await today’s coronation of a new Conservative leader – and the country’s next Prime Minister – a significantly smaller number of politics-obsessives is enjoying...

After 16 years of festival fun, Port Eliot calls it a day

By Rashleigh MacFarlane This year’s Port Eliot festival will be the last.  Organisers have announced the event is no longer financially viable. The festival has been a part of...

EXCLUSIVE: Huge rise in police attendances at Tamar Bridge “incidents” not matched by suicide statistics, suggesting that raising walkway barriers could actually increase deaths

By Peter Tremayne Freedom of Information statistics released by Devon and Cornwall police lend weight to the argument that raising walkway barriers on the Tamar Bridge could actually cause...

Motorists told to slow down, as highways authorities consider speed cameras and lower limits in bid to improve A38 safety

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A plan designed to cut accidents and reduce deaths on the A38 in East Cornwall has been published today (Tuesday.) The draft A38 Road Safety Feasibility...

Man told to pay nearly £5,000 in fines and costs after refusing to allow Cornwall Inshore Fisheries officer to board

By Julia Penhaligon A man has been fined and ordered to pay costs totalling nearly £5,000 for obstructing a Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority officer, refusing to let...

Bishop of St Germans moving on to new pastures

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Bishop of St Germans is to leave his post for a new job within the Church of England.  Chris Goldsmith is to become leader of...

Decision on raising Tamar Bridge walkway barriers, to reduce suicides, postponed for more research

By Peter Tremayne It could be several weeks before a decision is reached about raising the height of parapets on the Tamar Bridge in a bid to cut the...

Calstock flood defence proposals divide opinion, as decision approaches

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Environment Agency plans to prevent flooding at Calstock have drawn criticism from some local residents. The Agency proposes to create new flood defence banks and a...

Should Tamar Bridge safety barriers be raised to prevent suicides? Councillors will have to decide

By Peter Tremayne Councillors in Cornwall and Plymouth are to consider raising the height of parapets on the Tamar Bridge in a bid to cut the numbers of suicides....

A good night for Labour in Plymouth, while Cornwall’s Greens and Lib Dems cheered by other South West council results

By Peter Tremayne Labour has strengthened its grip on Plymouth City Council, gaining one seat from the Conservatives.  Only one third of the council was facing election.  There are...

St Germans man stands alone to challenge all-comers in European elections

By Anne North A 53-year-old man from St Germans, South East Cornwall, is one of the three Independents who is risking his £5,000 deposit to take part in the...