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Planners grant permission for another 133 houses near Falmouth

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans for 133 houses at Hillhead Road, Kergilliack, Budock, near Falmouth, have been approved by Cornwall Council.  The developers are Barratts. The council’s west area planning...

The battle for County Hall: A week is a long time in politics – and we still have eight weeks to go

By Julia Penhaligon Your door might not yet have been knocked, but Cornwall’s political parties have lost no time in getting their campaigns underway in the quest for votes...

Former MP Andrew George to seek election to Cornwall Council

By Julia Penhaligon Former St Ives MP Andrew George is to seek election to Cornwall Council. Mr George lost his seat in Parliament to the Conservatives in 2015 after...

Hands off the United Downs banger racing track, Sport England tells Cornwall Council

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Campaigners hoping to save the United Downs banger racing track have been boosted by backing from Sport England. Sport England is a government Quango close to...

Madron-based Western Hunt apologises after out-of-control hounds kill pet cat on housing estate

By Peter Tremayne Police are investigating an incident in West Cornwall in which hounds from the Western Hunt, based at Madron, near Penzance, attacked and killed a pet cat...

Plymouth to pioneer UK’s new wave of Freeports

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Business leaders in the south west are watching the progress of plans to develop a “Freeport” at Plymouth. The city is one of eight places in...

Some council candidates could be on the doorstep from tomorrow

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has published guidance for anyone who hopes to take part in elections on 6th May, whether they are seeking a seat at County Hall,...

Work starts soon on Britain’s first lithium battery factory – 460 miles from Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Construction is due to start soon on Britain’s first electric vehicle battery factory – 460 miles away from Cornwall. While the establishment of any Gigafactory in...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s case rate falls to 16.6 per 100,000 population, as schools reopen tomorrow

By Anne North Cornwall’s children return to school tomorrow (Monday) as the latest Covid data shows the rate of infection locally has fallen to only 16.6 cases per 100,000...

Camborne landlady banned for five years in landmark tribunal ruling

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A Camborne landlady who persistently broke residential lettings rules has been banned from operating for five years.  The case stems from enhanced monitoring as a result...

Political parties make one last push to find candidates for council elections

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s political parties are putting the finishing touches to their candidates’ lists ahead of the 6th May local council elections, and the Police & Crime Commissioner...

To infinity, and beyond – Vote Tory for more tourism, as Newquay spaceport gets even more political

By Julia Penhaligon Three of Cornwall’s senior Conservative politicians have written to Richard Branson to distance themselves from the leader of Cornwall Council, who recently dismissed the idea of...

We’ve approved so many planning applications we can now slow down, says Cornwall Council, just two months before local elections

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has approved so many planning applications for new houses that it has comfortably exceeded government targets, according to a new County Hall report. The...

Nearly 35,000 sign petition protesting against proposed Mylor Bridge rabbit farm

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Nearly 35,000 people have now signed a petition calling on Cornwall Council to refuse planning permission for a rabbit farm near Falmouth. The planning application has...

Cornish holiday resort sold to America

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Gwel An Mor holiday resort, Portreath, has been taken over by Bunn Leisure, meaning ownership now rests with the United States-based Cove Communities company through...

EXCLUSIVE: Could Truro’s £170 million regeneration project still win planning permission before 6th May?

By Graham Smith Speculation is growing that Cornwall Council officials are to make another attempt at winning permission for their £170 million Truro regeneration project next month. Today’s (Thursday’s)...

Pub fined £1,000 for breach of Covid rules

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A pub in Cornwall has been fined £1,000 after people were found drinking alcohol inside the premises during lockdown. Since the start of the pandemic, Cornwall...

Budget boost for Okehampton rail link could benefit North Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has welcomed yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) budget support for improved rail services between Exeter and Okehampton. Regular services were withdrawn in 1972 but...

Barn fire at Rame closes roads as flames and smoke visible for miles

By Peter Tremayne Fire crews have dealt with a large barn fire at Rame, near Torpoint, following the explosion of gas cylinders and the combustion of a large quantity...

Murder trial to probe death of 22-year-old Callum Hill

By Peter Tremayne The death of a young man who was found seriously injured at Kit Hill, Callington, last year is to become the subject of a murder trial....