Liskeard & Looe

Government announces cash for flood defence schemes in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in Looe are hoping to learn today (Thursday) more details of government plans to invest in significant new flood defence schemes for Cornwall. A government...

Trust us, say health chiefs, as another of Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units joins the “temporary” closure list

By Anne North Cornwall’s health bosses have finally explained the sudden closure of Launceston’s Minor Injury Unit, part of the town’s community hospital. NHS Kernow said patients from that...

Local council offices face the axe as more staff encouraged to work from home

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council could be set to spend £30million on new offices and refurbishing existing buildings in a bid to save money. The ambition of County Hall’s...

Concern over plan to move villages out of Parliamentary constituencies

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to shift entire villages into different Parliamentary constituencies have come under fire from local councillors who are encouraging residents to make their views known. The...

Boris Johnson promises to “sort it out” when asked about floods in Looe

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Boris Johnson has promised to do “everything we can” to prevent more flooding in Looe. South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray raised the issue during Prime...

Call for more walk-in Covid vaccination centres in North and South East Cornwall is “a fair challenge”

By Anne North County Hall is to explore ways of increasing Covid vaccination opportunities in North and South East Cornwall, after hearing concerns that Stithians and Wadebridge are the...

High Noon: tomorrow is the deadline for bids to buy St Pinnock’s 14th century church

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Anyone hoping to buy a Grade 1 listed 14th century medieval church in a picturesque South East Cornwall village has until 12 noon tomorrow to make...

EXCLUSIVE: Edwina Hannaford elected to lead Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats at County Hall

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have elected Looe councillor Edwina Hannaford to be their new leader.  Lostwithiel’s Colin Martin is her deputy. Ms Hannaford has been a member...

Inquest will be held into the death of Liskeard murderer found dead in Strangeways prison

By Peter Tremayne An inquest is to be held into the death of Carl Smythe, 46, from Liskeard, who was found dead in Strangeways prison last week.  Mr Smythe...

24 hours after the death of Liskeard murderer Carl Smythe, another inmate dies at Strangeways prison

By Peter Tremayne A second inmate has died at Manchester prison, just 24 hours after Liskeard murderer Carl Smythe was found dead in the jail. Mr Smthe, 46, died...

Inquiry launched as Liskeard murderer found dead in Strangeways prison

By Peter Tremayne The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman is investigating what caused the death of 46-year-old Carl Smythe, of Liskeard, in Manchester prison yesterday (Tuesday.) Mr Smythe was serving...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

Trial of Cawsand army veteran, accused of attempted murder in Northern Ireland 47 years ago, now due to start in October

By Peter Tremayne The trial of a 79-year-old former soldier from Cawsand, accused of killing an unarmed man in Northern Ireland nearly 47 years ago, is now due to...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

TV shows contributing to Cornwall’s soaring property prices, say estate agents

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A rash of network television programmes extolling Cornwall’s natural beauty and lifestyles have led to an explosion in house-buying inquiries, according to Rightmove. The town of...

Reopening Cornwall’s branch railway lines: plenty of ideas, but no money for infrastructure

By Daniel Clark A £500 million government fund to study the prospect of reopening old railways lines in Cornwall has now been open for more than a year –...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

Covid-19: Three new vaccination centres open in South East Cornwall

By Anne North South East Cornwall is getting three new Covid-19 clinics – at Saltash, at Rame and at Looe. The China Fleet Country Club, Saltash, the council chamber,...