Liskeard & Looe

Three Minor Injury Units will now close two hours early

By Anne North Three of Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units have cut their opening hours. The MIUs at Liskeard, Newquay and St Austell will now close two hours earlier than...

Man dies in accident involving two motorbikes

By Peter Tremayne A man has died following a collision involving two motorbikes on the B3252 at Horningtops between Looe and Liskeard. Emergency services were notified at around 10pm...

Planners vote 5-4 to reject Menheniot dog kennels

By Richard Whitehouse Proposals to build kennels at a home in south east Cornwall have been rejected due to concerns over noise and that it could turn into a...

County Hall concedes inquiry into Saints Trail cycle path fiasco

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is to undertake an internal “lessons learned” exercise to find out how it lost control of the Saints Trail cycle project, part of which...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray wants “Margaret Thatcher Day”

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has called for the creation of a “Margaret Thatcher Day” to encourage women to seek high office in public life....

Looe to get a new lifeboat after fundraising appeal tops £100,000

By Peter Tremayne Looe is getting a new lifeboat, thanks to a fundraising campaign in memory of a local man killed in a road traffic accident. Ollie Naismith, 19,...

Saints Trail – it wasn’t the first two-wheeled “omnishambles” and it won’t be the last: Any inquiry needs to ask the right questions if the same mistakes are not to be repeated

By Graham Smith Any inquiry into the multi-million pound Saints Trail fiasco, which on Friday saw the scrapping of a key part of a 19 mile off-road cycle path,...

A friend in need: South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray’s contribution to Prime Minister’s Questions

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray came to the aid of Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (Wednesday) by asking if he would “continue to deliver” on “getting Brexit done,...

Dobwalls nursery closed after damning Ofsted report

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Dobwalls Nursery and Fun Club has closed after a damning Ofsted report called it unsafe. The nursery, housed within Dobwalls primary school, has more than...

The not-so-lonely lives of the long-distance swimmers: Cornwall’s rescued seals thrive after rehabilitation and release, says major new scientific study

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A two-decade study of grey seals around Cornwall’s coast has found that the pursuit of “rescue, rehabilitation and release” has a significant and positive impact on...

Controversial plans for waste site set for decision

By Richard Whitehouse A decision will be made next week on controversial plans for new waste treatment facilities which will be used to process food waste and street sweepings....

Covid-19: Plan B and the demand for vaccination passports puts question marks over Cornwall’s New Year festivals

By Anne North Cornwall’s Conservatives are bracing themselves for a turbulent few days ahead of next Tuesday’s vote in the House of Commons on the government’s “Plan B” for...

A photo that asks more questions than it answers: is Boris Johnson on his way out of 10 Downing Street?

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall’s Sheryll Murray was among a large group of Conservative MPs to meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (Thursday) - fuelling speculation about the...

Dog breeders prosecuted and ordered to pay £7,854 in fines and costs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A pair of illegal dog breeders have been fined, ordered to pay thousands of pounds in costs and banned from keeping dogs, following a prosecution brought...

Covid-19: new cases in South East Cornwall again on the rise

Cornwall’s Covid cluster map continues to lighten, except in two parts of South East Cornwall where new cases are again on the increase.  In St Germans and St Mellion...

Two of Cornwall’s MPs back plan to neuter Parliament’s “sleaze” watchdog

By Julia Penhaligon Two of Cornwall’s MPs have put their names to a controversial proposal which would have the effect of shelving an official, independent report on “sleaze” which...

Hands off Cornwall’s leisure centres, says swimming star Ruby

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Another swimming star has added her voice to calls to save Cornwall’s leisure centres. Ruby Griffiths, 15, from Looe, began her career with the Caradon swimming...

Remember, remember, 5th November – it might be the last time you see a firework, as Looe cancels New Year’s Eve display

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Looe has cancelled its 2022 New Year’s Eve fireworks display, blaming a combination of Brexit, Covid and an international shortage of fireworks. Fireworks suppliers have been...

Cawsand pensioner goes on trial in Belfast, accused of attempted murder 47 years ago

By Peter Tremayne An 80-year-old man from Cawsand in South East Cornwall has gone on trial at Belfast Crown Court accused of attempted murder. The high-profile prosecution, which has...

Why Looe is still at least five years away from a flood defence scheme, despite being underwater more often than anywhere else

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A crucial meeting next month could determine if plans for a £75 million flood defence scheme in Looe will start within the next few years. The...