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Universal Credit rolls in to Cornwall on Wednesday: Bude, Launceston and Liskeard are first

4th December 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe controversial new benefit, Universal Credit, arrives in Cornwall this week.  It is due to start in Liskeard, Bude and Launceston on Wednesday (6th December.) ...

Livestock auctions draw to a close in Liskeard

28th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe end of an era is approaching for Liskeard Cattle Market.  The Christmas poultry sale, on 19th December, will be the final auction held there...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017Thousands of people across Cornwall have observed Remembrance Day memorial services.  Towns and villages staged events to respect local friends and relatives who have been killed and...

Firefighters called to Connon Bridge landfill site, East Taphouse

30th October 2017Fire fighters are tackling a blaze at the Connon Bridge waste landfill site, East Taphouse, near Looe.Video shot by Wadebridge fire service (above) shows thick black smoke...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonThousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of the traditional...

Cornwall’s libraries: the “devolution revolution” is taking longer than expected

20th October 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s “pioneering” reform of the county’s libraries is to be extended for a further year, as council officials struggle to find local partners willing to...

Saltash railway station building needs votes to help fund refurbishment

19th October 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneOnline voting starts next week which could boost the chances of a successful refurbishment of Cornwall’s first railway station – Saltash.The Aviva Community Fund has...

And this is where the lifeboats are – but there are only 87 seats for 123 councillors, as the scramble for places gets underway

29th September 2017By Graham SmithThe maps reproduced in this article illustrate the first draft of how officials suggest re-drawing Cornwall Council boundaries.  The 2021 local council elections will be...

Motorists with no cash to cross the Tamar Bridge may have to pay double

8th September 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneMotorists who try to cross the Tamar Bridge or use the Torpoint Ferry without paying could end up paying double.About 30 drivers a day currently...

A38 crash victims were a Saltash mother and her 6-year-old son, and a pedestrian from Plymouth

10th July 2017Police have released more details of the accident which killed three people on the A38 at Landrake yesterday (Sunday.)The victims were a 32-year-old woman and her six-year-old...

Saltash hospital “temporary” closure – now it’s to remain closed for the rest of the year

31st May 2017By Anne NorthThe minor injury unit at St Barnabas hospital, Saltash, which had been due to re-open tomorrow (Thursday) is to remain closed for at least the...

Police concern for missing Saltash woman

4th February 2017 By Graham Smith Police are appealing for help to find a 19-year-old woman, missing from Saltash. Celeste Smith was last seen at 4pm on Tuesday 31st...