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Cornish police officer “would have been sacked” if she had not resigned, says disciplinary panel

By Peter Tremayne A former Camborne police constable has been found guilty of breaching professional standards.  WPC Sarah Trewern resigned from the Devon and Cornwall force before a misconduct...

Scotland and Wales offer free public transport for Ukrainian refugees, but those who come to Cornwall get no help from County Hall

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to provide free bus passes for refugees. The governments of Scotland and Wales do offer free public transport for refugees...

EXCLUSIVE: The reality of what Brexit means for young Redruth mum and her two small children, as DWP demands £7,000 repayment

By Graham Smith Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice has stepped in to help a young Polish woman and her two small children who have suddenly been told to...

Covid-19: Saltash and Redruth infections increasing, despite drop in testing

By Anne North Some parts of Cornwall are once again recording very high rates of Covid infection, despite the government’s declaration of its latest “Freedom Day” and the effective...

Failing to clear up dog mess costs man £1,354

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Robert Knight, of Illogan, has been ordered to pay £1,354 in fines and costs after allowing his dog to foul and not clearing up after it....

Another opinion poll forecasts Tory losses in Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon Labour would win two seats in Cornwall and both seats in Plymouth if a general election were to be held now, according to an opinion poll...

Nine years later, we discover that it was “not in the public interest” to tell the public that Bude’s spy station had polluted a local stream

By Peter Tremayne The top secret GCHQ spy station at Morwenstow, near Bude, “committed an offence” by polluting a local stream – but was never prosecuted – according to...

The end is nigh for Cornwall’s banger racing fans

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The end of an era is approaching for Cornwall’s stock car racing fans.  A lease agreement made by Cornwall Council officials, without the approval of any...

Covid-19: Health chiefs close Stithians vaccination centre, just as new infections in west Cornwall start rising again

By Anne North A Covid vaccination centre in Cornwall is closing today (Monday) – just as Cornwall’s infection rate is starting to accelerate. The vaccination centre at Stithians Showground...

Covid-19: Cornwall is once again more dangerous than England

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate has again overtaken that of England, completing five consecutive days of increased new cases. Cornwall’s average rate per 100,000 population is now...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s “Enhanced Response Area” status will end next week, just as infection rates start rising again

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate has risen for the fourth consecutive day, with the latest NHS data reporting 271.4 cases per 100,000 population.  The data was published...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate starts to rise again

By Anne North There are signs that Cornwall’s Covid numbers are rising again, after a few weeks of steady decline.  Infection rate data for the past three days shows...

Promotion for St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double in this week’s government reshuffle

By Julia Penhaligon St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has been promoted in the latest government reshuffle.  He becomes an Assistant Whip, an unpaid post, and joins North...

Cornwall keeps a voice in the cabinet as Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice survives reshuffle

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s only cabinet-level MP kept his job in yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) reshuffle.  Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice remains Environment Secretary, despite months of speculation that he...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council’s recent deals in the property market include a pub

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has bought a pub.  Documents available for public inspection at the Land Registry show that County Hall advanced a £200,000 mortgage on the Grenville...

Time is running out for Cornwall’s last banger racing track, as councillor calls for a community takeover

By Graham Smith The only banger racing track in Cornwall could be forced to close in only months unless County Hall agrees a new lease. The United Downs stock...

Plan to turn United Downs banger racing track into a rum distillery needs an Environmental Impact Assessment, rules government

By Peter Tremayne Supporters of the United Downs banger racing track have found an ally in their campaign against plans to turn the site into a rum distillery. The...

Crowdfunding campaign to help repair Redruth United, after travellers’ nine-day occupation of football pitch

By Peter Tremayne An online fundraising campaign has raised more than £7,600 in just a few days, after travellers caused huge damage to Redruth United football club. Police are...

The first batch of Cornwall Council’s “bunkabins” destined for Carn Brea

By Julia Penhaligon Ten single-bedroomed “shipping container” homes are to be placed on the site of former industrial workshops at Carn Brea. The “bunkabins” are destined for Cowlins Mill,...

Row over plan for “affordable” homes highlights the issues which frame Cornwall’s housing crisis

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Plans to build 40 “affordable” homes have come up against objections from a number of local residents. The issue highlights many aspects of...