Fowey & Lostwithiel

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...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’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...

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

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

Zoo owner “amazed” his escaped leopard killed sheep

12th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne The owner of a private zoo near Fowey has said he was “amazed” to learn that one of his leopards had killed a...

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

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

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

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

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

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

Could Falmouth keep its Minor Injury Unit? New report sheds insights into how health and council bosses are planning the “Kennally Care” future of Cornwall’s community hospitals

18th January 2018 By Graham Smith Further details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care...

Leopard was on the loose near Fowey for five days

15th January 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to revoke a dangerous wild animal licence near Fowey, after a pet leopard escaped and lived wild...

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

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

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

2nd January 2018 Police 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...

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

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

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

7th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Donations 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...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

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

Budget was “a missed opportunity” to help clean Cornwall’s air quality blackpsots

26th November 2017 By Peter Tremayne Leaders of the UK100 Clean Air Summit – which is supported by Cornwall Council – have written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove calling...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017 Thousands 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...

Planners don’t like TV chef’s proposal to make a home in Fowey’s Lloyds Bank, warning of flooding – and asking for a market test

10th November 2017 By Oscar Morse Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay could be cursing Cornwall Council planners after he was told his proposal to convert the former Lloyds bank in...

Firefighters called to Connon Bridge landfill site, East Taphouse

30th October 2017 Fire 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...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

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

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

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