Liskeard & Looe

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...

Looe’s library to close for three months, pending conversion to a “community hub”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Looe’s library is to close next week for renovation.  A temporary mobile service will start in Looe starting on 8th July and continue for three months....

Man told to pay nearly £5,000 in fines and costs after refusing to allow Cornwall Inshore Fisheries officer to board

By Julia Penhaligon A man has been fined and ordered to pay costs totalling nearly £5,000 for obstructing a Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority officer, refusing to let...

Bishop of St Germans moving on to new pastures

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Bishop of St Germans is to leave his post for a new job within the Church of England.  Chris Goldsmith is to become leader of...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council accused of creating “refugee camps” by making homeless people live in shipping containers

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is considering making homeless people live in shipping containers.  Some councillors are furious and have described the idea as “creating refugee camps.” Officials are...

End of the line for Looe Fish Market

By Peter Tremayne The end of an era is approaching in Looe, where the port’s Looe Fish Selling Company will stop trading at the local fish market on Friday....

Police name boy, 9, killed by a dog at Cornish holiday camp

By Peter Tremayne Police have named Frankie Macritchie, aged 9, as the boy who was killed by a dog at a holiday park near Looe in the early hours...

Boy, 10, killed by dog at Cornish holiday park

By Peter Tremayne Police say they are continuing to investigate how a 10-year-old boy died after being attacked by a dog at a caravan park near Looe.  The incident...

Councils secure cash to boost cycling and walking between Cornwall and Plymouth

By Anne North The government has backed a plan to increase the numbers of people who can walk or cycle from South East Cornwall to Plymouth. The “Transforming Cities...