Launceston local news

Planners back North Cornwall quarry expansion, guaranteeing its future for 30 years

31st August 2017By Peter TremayneCornwall’s planners have approved controversial plans for the major expansion of a North Cornwall quarry.An attempt to halt the expansion of Greystone quarry, at Lezant,...

When two tribes go to war: Devon’s planners complain that Cornwall’s planners want to spoil their view

22nd August 2017By Peter TremayneControversial plans for the major expansion of a North Cornwall quarry have been recommended for approval.The application has set Cornwall’s planning officials against their colleagues...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council boundary review poses bigger threat to Lib Dems than to other parties

9th July 2017By Graham SmithThe proposed shake-up of Cornwall Council ward boundaries poses a greater risk to Liberal Democrat councillors than to those of other parties, an analysis of...

“Devonwall” constituency now unlikely, as parties gear up for another election

26th June 2017By Graham SmithCornwall’s political community is already preparing for the next general election, barely three weeks after the last one.Although Prime Minister Theresa May says she has...

Adam Paynter is new leader of Cornwall Council, in another Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition

23rd May 2017By Graham SmithLaunceston Liberal Democrat councillor Adam Paynter became leader of Cornwall Council this morning (Tuesday), defeating Conservative Phil Seeva by 70 votes to 44 with one...

Police name motorcyclist killed in accident near Launceston

21st April 2017 Police have identified the motorcyclist who died in a collision on the B3362 near to Lawhitton, Launceston on Thursday 6 April 2017. He was 49 year...

No Devonwall, no by-elections: the 2017 General Election will be all about Brexit (again)

18th April 2017By Graham SmithThe prospect of an early general election has killed the suggestion of a new “Devonwall” constituency as all six of Cornwall’s current MPs are set...

Community proceeding with plan to bring refugees to Launceston

24th March 2017By Graham SmithA public meeting in Launceston has agreed to push ahead with plans to bring a family of refugees from Syria to the town.More than 40...

Police investigate suspicious death at Launceston

9th March 2017 Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man in Launceston. A body was found at Town Mills Close around lunchtime. A 27-year-old man is helping...