Cornwall Gateway

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...

Refit starts on Torpoint ferry as consultation gets underway on Tamar Bridge tolls

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Tamar II, one of the three Torpoint ferries, has been taken out of service for its five yearly refit at the dry dock facilities at A&P...

Trading Standards alert as mobile mattress sellers target Torpoint

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Trading Standards team is warning the public not to deal with a mobile gang selling mattresses from their white Toyota van. The warning follows reports...

Saltash library opening ceremony today

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents in Saltash are invited to celebrate the official launch of their library today (Saturday.) The service is being transferred to Saltash Town Council as part...

Devonport has become a radioactive graveyard for retired submarines, says National Audit Office

Nine retired nuclear submarines stored at Devonport contain highly radioactive waste, and the Ministry of Defence lacks a credible plan to deal with it, according to a damning report...

Councils secure cash to boost cycling and walking between Cornwall and Plymouth

By Anne North The government has backed a plan to increase the numbers of people who can walk or cycle from South East Cornwall to Plymouth. The “Transforming Cities...

18 months of disruption for cyclists and pedestrians at the Tamar Bridge

By Ed Oldfield Travellers on the Tamar Bridge which carries the A38 between Cornwall and Plymouth are facing 18 months of disruption. The walking and cycle route across the...

Torpoint takes charge of its own library

By Anne North Torpoint Library has joined the growing list of those taken over by a local town council, following agreement with Cornwall Council.  The building will now close...

MP Sheryll Murray calls for Torpoint ferry compensation

By Richard Whitehouse MP Sheryll Murray has backed calls for the firm which carried out repairs that led to major delays on the Torpoint Ferry to help fund compensation...

Plymouth told to prepare for more cross Channel ferries as Brexit deadline looms

By Graham Smith The port of Plymouth could see a huge expansion in ferry traffic as a result of Brexit, according to industry experts studying the government’s decision to...

Tamar Bridge tolls set for 33% increase

By Richard Whitehouse Tamar Bridge tolls need to increase to prevent a repeat of disaster in Italy which saw a major bridge collapse, killing 43 people, Cornwall Council’s cabinet...