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County Hall concedes inquiry into Saints Trail cycle path fiasco

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is to undertake an internal “lessons learned” exercise to find out how it lost control of the Saints Trail cycle project, part of which...

Cornwall’s political junkies look to Plymouth for their fix of local election excitement

By Julia Penhaligon Party political activists from across Cornwall are heading to Plymouth today (Wednesday) for last-minute campaigning in local council elections.  Voters go to the polls tomorrow. There...

Partner of Cawsand former solider vows to continue legal battle over “legacy” prosecutions

By Peter Tremayne The partner of Cawsand’s Dennis Hutchings has said she is taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming discriminatory treatment of former service...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray wants “Margaret Thatcher Day”

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has called for the creation of a “Margaret Thatcher Day” to encourage women to seek high office in public life....

New walking path would encircle Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A lottery-funded project is recommending a new walking path to link Bude in North Cornwall to Rame in South East Cornwall. The 90-mile route, through the...

Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet votes to close Falmouth’s Ships & Castles leisure centre

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet has voted to close the Ships and Castles leisure centre at Falmouth. The Pendennis headland site will now be declared “surplus” and...

Covid-19: Saltash and Redruth infections increasing, despite drop in testing

By Anne North Some parts of Cornwall are once again recording very high rates of Covid infection, despite the government’s declaration of its latest “Freedom Day” and the effective...

Planners refuse permission for holiday lodges after hearing flood risk poses threat to life

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have rejected plans to build 20 holiday lodges on a flood plain after experts said that they could put lives at risk. Ian James...

Saints Trail – it wasn’t the first two-wheeled “omnishambles” and it won’t be the last: Any inquiry needs to ask the right questions if the same mistakes are not to be repeated

By Graham Smith Any inquiry into the multi-million pound Saints Trail fiasco, which on Friday saw the scrapping of a key part of a 19 mile off-road cycle path,...

Six months after rejecting a Tamar Crossings toll increase, Cornwall Council’s cabinet is now set to back a 30% rise

By Peter Tremayne The cost of crossing the River Tamar into Plymouth is set to rise to £2.60 for a single trip, an increase of 30%, with Cornwall Council’s...

From Downing Street parties to local political parties – it will be three months before we see evidence how today’s “bring your own booze” report will impact on Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall might have to wait more than three months before seeing clues about the political impact of today’s report on the lockdown-busting Downing Street parties. Although...

A friend in need: South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray’s contribution to Prime Minister’s Questions

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray came to the aid of Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (Wednesday) by asking if he would “continue to deliver” on “getting Brexit done,...

The future of leisure centres: price or value?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The “beauty contest” to decide who will run leisure centres in Falmouth and Wadebridge is approaching its final stages, with councillors today (Tuesday) due to consider...

Covid-19: Saltash joins the list of “most dangerous” clusters

By Anne North Saltash has become the latest “black list” Covid cluster in Cornwall, as the virus strengthens its grip – although the total number of Covid patients occupying...

Covid-19: “black list” clusters now spreading across Cornwall putting more pressure on NHS

By Anne North Cornwall now has an average Covid infection rate of 1,117.1 new daily cases per 100,000 population, with four clusters in the new most dangerous “black list”...

Covid-19: South West hospitals now need new beds for infected patients every 30 minutes

By Anne North Covid patients took more South West hospital beds yesterday (Wednesday) as the region’s total climbed to 852, a rise of 47 – or 6% - in...

It’s business as usual, as Cornwall Council resumes the strategy most likely to result in leisure centre closures, leaving potential new local management out in the cold

By Graham Smith Anyone hoping to rescue leisure centres at Falmouth or Wadebridge has only a few days to submit a formal bid to Cornwall Council. The development of...

Two of Cornwall’s under-threat leisure centres will definitely stay open, while two others have a lifeline if alternative management proposals can be realised

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet has agreed to a package of proposals which should definitely save two under-threat leisure centres and may save two others. County Hall...

Leisure centres show-down: whose finger on the trigger?

By Graham Smith A trial of strength between Cornwall Council’s ruling Conservatives and County Hall officials will be displayed publicly tomorrow (Wednesday) when the council’s cabinet has to choose...

Who runs Cornwall Council? Why Wednesday’s cabinet meeting is about much more than four leisure centres

By Graham Smith Wednesday’s Cornwall Council cabinet meeting (15th December) will be a defining moment in the recent history of the authority, determining not only the future of four...