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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...

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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