Launceston local news

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...

Patients return to Launceston hospital after £440,000 repairs and improvements

24th November 2017By Peter TremaynePatients have returned to Launceston Hospital as a major building improvement programme nears completion.Beds at the facility were closed in September to allow NHS Property...

North Cornwall Lib Dems get ready for the next general election

20th November 2017By Graham SmithNorth Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have signalled their intention to make a significant effort at the next general election by advertising for a full-time constituency organiser.An...

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...

Camelford bypass campaign gets a boost, as Greens lend their support

2nd November 2017By Anne NorthCampaigners in Camelford are trying to revive support for a bypass – 13 years after the most recent attempt.The main A39 goes through the centre...

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...

The remarkable inside story of how the NHS tried, and failed, to sell Launceston hospital land

23rd October 2017By Graham SmithCornwall Reports has now obtained the detailed timeline of who-knew-what-and-when in relation to the botched sale of NHS land next to Launceston hospital.It reveals the...

Launceston hospital land withdrawn from Thursday’s auction

23rd October 2017By Graham SmithNHS Property Services this morning (Monday) confirmed that land at Launceston hospital has been withdrawn from Thursday’s auction, pending further consideration of its potential uses. ...

One more week to have your say about Cornwall’s Telehealth service

23rd October 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneNHS Kernow is about to undertake its final week of public consultation over its decision to axe Cornwall’s Telehealth service.  The cash-strapped health bosses, who...

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...

Dartmoor ponies find a new home

20th October 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneNine Dartmoor ponies have been rescued from possible slaughter and are now enjoying life at a sanctuary near St Mabyn.Every year uncontrolled breeding results in...

Cornwall Council to the rescue? Launceston hospital land to be withdrawn from next week’s auction

20th October 2017By Graham SmithThe National Health Service is coming under intense pressure to withdraw from auction a 0.4-acre plot of land next to Launceston hospital, due to be...

Think again before selling Launceston hospital land, MP tells health chiefs

19th October 2017By Graham SmithNorth Cornwall MP Scott Mann has intervened in the controversy over plans to sell a small patch of land next to Launceston hospital.The 0.4 acre...

Launceston hospital land sale: approved by Cornwall’s STP, no public consultation

18th October 2017By Anne NorthThe decision to sell NHS land at Launceston hospital was made by NHS Kernow only a few weeks ago, Cornwall Reports has established.  But NHS...

EXCLUSIVE: Launceston hospital land – the restrictive covenant not mentioned by the auctioneers

17th October 2017By Peter TremayneThe low price sought by NHS Property Services for the sale of land next to Launceston hospital might be explained by a restrictive covenant, which...

Devonwall returns, as a theoretical prospect, but the Parliamentary maths remain unchanged – for now

17th October 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe prospect of a “Devonwall” Parliamentary constituency has returned to the political agenda, as the Boundary Commission continues its quest to re-draw boundaries in a...

Launceston hospital land about to go under the hammer

16th October 2017By Anne NorthA patch of land next to Launceston hospital is due to go for sale at auction later this month.NHS Property Services Ltd has listed 0.4...

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...

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,...