Liskeard & Looe

Man appears in court accused of Liskeard murder

By Peter Tremayne Carl Smythe, 45, of Varley Lane, Liskeard, has appeared before Truro magistrates charged with the murder of 20-year-old Damien Bendelow (right) in the Liskeard cattle market...

Police question man in connection with Liskeard murder

By Peter Tremayne Police are continuing to question a 45-year-old man in connection with a murder investigation in Liskeard. A local man in his 20s died shortly after midnight...

Royal Marine recruit dies during training exercise at Tregantle

By Peter Tremayne A Royal Marine who got into difficulty during a training exercise at Tregantle, Whitsand Bay, on Tuesday has died in hospital.  About 18 armed forces personnel...

Thieves steal 100 sheep in South East Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Police are looking for 100 sheep stolen from farmland at Trerulefoot, near Liskeard.  The flock disappeared from a field sometime between Thursday and Monday. Police are...

Fines and suspended prison sentence for Torpoint waste site manager

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The manager of a waste transfer station has been given a 12 month suspended prison sentence and banned from working in the waste industry for five...

Planners to rule on large plastic pontoon for river users at West Looe wildlife site

By Anne North Planners face a tricky problem early in the New Year when they have to rule on an application to erect a large plastic pontoon in the...

Rush to spend Euromillions as Cornwall Council identifies three major projects

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is set to contribute more than £14 million towards regeneration, business support and skills projects worth more than £53m. The council’s cabinet yesterday (Wednesday)...

Labour re-selects Gareth Derrick to contest South East Cornwall constituency at general election

By Anne North The Labour Party has re-selected Gareth Derrick, a former Royal Navy Commodore, to be its Parliamentary candidate in South East Cornwall. Mr Derrick, a Plymouth City...

Climate protestors target the Liskeard office of South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has hit back at climate change protestors who stuck posters all over the windows of her Liskeard office. Mrs Murray...

Houses and old mine shafts don’t mix, warn planning officials

By Richard Whitehouse Plans for a housing development could be in doubt due to a nearby mine. Colin Dawe has applied for outline planning permission to build 10 homes...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray posts photos of brick left outside her office

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray appears to have been the victim of attempted intimidation, following the febrile atmosphere which has accompanied the government's defeat in...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray says “I hope so” when asked if it is acceptable for government to break the law over Brexit extension

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Pro-democracy supporters take to the streets of Cornwall in protest at “Brexit shutdown” of Parliament

By Anne North Protests appear to be breaking out all over Cornwall as demonstrators take to the streets to campaign against the Prime Minister's decision to shut down Parliament...

First look inside Cornwall’s new £1.75 million transit camp for gypsies and travellers

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s first transit stopping site for gypsies and travellers opened its doors to the media yesterday (Tuesday) ahead of formally opening later this month. The £1.75...

New £1.75 million transit site for gypsies and travellers poised to open

By Anne North Cornwall’s first transit stopping site for gypsies and travellers will be completed and open later this month.  Cornwall Council is planning to unveil the new £1.75...

The Cornish Conservative bidding to join the Tory Party’s top table

By Graham Smith While Westminster-watchers await today’s coronation of a new Conservative leader – and the country’s next Prime Minister – a significantly smaller number of politics-obsessives is enjoying...

EXCLUSIVE: Huge rise in police attendances at Tamar Bridge “incidents” not matched by suicide statistics, suggesting that raising walkway barriers could actually increase deaths

By Peter Tremayne Freedom of Information statistics released by Devon and Cornwall police lend weight to the argument that raising walkway barriers on the Tamar Bridge could actually cause...

Motorists told to slow down, as highways authorities consider speed cameras and lower limits in bid to improve A38 safety

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A plan designed to cut accidents and reduce deaths on the A38 in East Cornwall has been published today (Tuesday.) The draft A38 Road Safety Feasibility...

Archaeologists digging deeper to help Calstock Roman fort yield its secrets

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Archaeologists have discovered a Roman road and possible ancient mine during excavations at Calstock, Tamar Valley. Experts will now carry out further analysis of the previously-unknown...