Launceston local news

Launceston takes charge of its own library

By Anne North The future of Launceston Library has been safeguarded for the community after a new agreement which will see it transferred to Launceston Town Council today (Wednesday...

Launceston pudding factory confirms closure with the loss of 650 jobs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Launceston’s Kensey Foods has confirmed that its pudding factory will close in July, with the loss of 650 jobs. The company, owned by the Leicester-based Samworth...

North Cornwall’s Lib Dems to have a choice over who will be their Parliamentary candidate

By Anne North North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are gearing up for a contested election to decide who will be their candidate at the next general election. Launceston vet Danny...

Cornwall Council leader charged taxpayers £9,240 for driving his electric car to work

27th September 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council leader Adam Paynter costs taxpayers nearly £50,000 a year, according to the latest return of members’ allowances and expenses. All 123...

EXCLUSIVE: 135 complaints per year. There’s something in the air at Davidstow, as Dairy Crest prepares for controversial expansion

13th September 2018 By Anne North Residents in and around Davidstow are preparing for a public presentation later this month of a proposed £75 million expansion to the local...

Cornwall cyclists return after Pedalling for Palestine

13th August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Three cyclists have returned to Cornwall after “Pedalling for Palestine” – a 120 mile bike ride from Coventry to London. Roger and Jane...

Launceston’s White Hart Hotel is sold ahead of auction

31st July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of North Cornwall’s best-known businesses has been sold. The White Hart Hotel, in Launceston, has been sold ahead of auction to Michael...

EXCLUSIVE: Launceston hospital land to be used for “supported living” scheme

28th July 2018 By Graham Smith Land at Launceston hospital, which the NHS last year tried to sell at public auction, is to be used for a supported living...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats look to the future

23rd July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are about to start the process of selecting a Parliamentary candidate, in anticipation of a general election. Former Lib...

Launceston Liberal Democrat councillor says she won’t seek re-election

28th June 2018 By Graham Smith One of Launceston’s Liberal Democrat councillors has announced she will not seek re-election in 2021, following the Local Government Boundary Commission review which...

Countdown to Devonwall?

4th June 2018 By Graham Smith The possibility that Parliamentary boundary revisions, creating at least one cross-border “Devonwall” constituency, could be revived when officials publish their final proposals in...

Cornwall’s traffic wardens and the taxi rank parking poser

29th May 2019 By Richard Whitehouse Traffic wardens are unable to issue parking tickets to people parking in taxi ranks because they have not been legally adopted by the...

Davidstow creamery gets £75 million cash injection

23rd May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Dairy Crest is to invest £75 million at its Davidstow cheese factory. It is part of an £85 million spend allowing the dairy...

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...

Pro-EU campaigners win backing in Falmouth

15th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Campaigners who want Britain to remain in the European Union’s Single Market and Customs Union have been leafletting in Falmouth. The Cornwall For...

Council set to embark upon land deal spending spree as part of ambition to build 1,000 houses

27th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is about to buy three sites as part of its ambition to build 1,000 houses - even though only a small...

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...

£400,000 fines for A30 roadworks delay

14th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The fine for delays in completing works on the major A30 dualling at Temple are “approaching” £400,000. Work to create dual carriageways on...

Council says sorry for “temporary” classroom failure in North Cornwall which has so far cost more than £500,000

14th March 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council officials are to meet community representatives at Warbstow, between Launceston and Bude, next week to update them on plans for a...

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...