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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 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’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 Information answer.GLL,...

Battle lines drawn for Cornwall Council elections in 2021, as Independents face party political squeeze

14th February 2018By Anne NorthBattle lines have been drawn for the next set of Cornwall Council elections in 2021.New ward boundaries, identifying 87 council divisions, were approved by a...

87, 88, 89…….that’s not right! Last-minute hitch as councillors crawl towards the boundaries finish line

8th February 2018By Julia PenhaligonThe long march to a smaller Cornwall Council is nearing the end of its journey – but a last-minute hitch has necessitated yet another meeting,...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018By Graham SmithMore than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part of the...

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials.In 2015 the council embarked on...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude to Helston,...

Police confirm woman’s death in New Year’s Eve fire at Looe

2nd January 2018Police say they have found the remains of a woman following a fire at a bungalow on Barbican Hill, East Looe which happened on New Year’s Eve....

Government to offer Cornwall “debt write-off” worth millions if council agrees to NHS takeover

10th December 2017By Graham SmithCouncillors are preparing to launch a “charm offensive” in a bid to win the battle for hearts and minds over the future of Cornwall’s health...

Good news for pet owners as fire crews get new life-saving kit

7th December 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneDonations from Helston-based The Dog House Grooming Company and the RSPCA mean that all of Cornwall’s on-call stations will now have special life-saving equipment for...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017By Graham SmithNational Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the end of...