Liskeard & Looe

Man found guilty of Liskeard murder to be sentenced today

By Peter Tremayne Carly Smythe, 46, of Liskeard, is due to be sentenced today (Wednesday) after being convicted of murdering Damien Bendelow following an argument in a pub. Smythe...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Covid-19 death at Liskeard care home as 11 residents test positive

By Anne North One person has died after an outbreak of Covid-19 at the Pengover House care home, Liskeard. Yesterday (Saturday) the home, which is run by Cornwall Care,...

Women jailed for dog attack which killed 9-year-old boy at Cornish holiday park

By Peter Tremayne Two women have been jailed in relation to the fatal dog attack of a nine-year-old boy at a Cornwall holiday park last year. Frankie MacRitchie, 9,...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Outsourcing company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres asks taxpayers to top-up staff’s wages

By Anne North The company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres is asking local taxpayers to top up its staff wages, as central government pays only 80% of normal salary...

Menheniot temporary classroom approved

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school has been granted planning permission for a temporary classroom which it says is needed because a bid for funding for a permanent building...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray says NHS staff have the protective equipment they need

By Richard Whitehouse One of Cornwall’s MPs has found herself at the centre of a row over protective equipment for health and care workers, after claiming they had sufficient...

Trial of 79-year-old Cawsand army veteran adjourned until Monday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The trial of 79-year-old Dennis Hutchings, from Cawsand, charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in Northern Ireland 46 years ago, has been...

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...