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Why you should keep your eyes on the road when you drive on the A30 at Launceston

By Daniel Clark A layby on the A30 near Launceston is a “dogging hotspot” according to a Devon and Cornwall police Freedom of Information answer. There were 17 instances...

The changing face of retail as Next confirms it will quit Truro for out-of-town mall

By Richard Whitehouse The clothing, footwear and home products store Next says that its closure in Truro city centre is “inevitable” after the company agreed to open a new...

Brexit Party targets Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton

By Anne North The Brexit Party has announced its first Parliamentary candidate in Cornwall.  Paul Wood is to contest the Truro & Falmouth constituency, threatening to split the Conservative...

BBC Radio Cornwall’s disappearing audience hits a new low

By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience continues to shrink, year-on-year, to a new low, according to the industry’s latest quarterly listening figures - the station has 64,000 fewer...

Par River pollution investigation so far inconclusive

By Julia Penhaligon An Environment Agency investigation into the deaths of fish in the Par River has so far been inconclusive. Tests and analysis of water samples have so...

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...

Johnson’s £100 million cash boost for Royal Cornwall hospital

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government is promising nearly £100 million to build a new women’s and children’s unit on the site of the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro. The...

Climate scientists keen to get their hands on County Hall’s spaceport study

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s scientific community is bracing itself for a robust exchange of views as it awaits an Exeter University report on the “carbon footprint” of the proposed...

Turning honey into money in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Wanted: someone to take charge of his Lordship’s bees. What could be nicer than pottering about in the gardens of a large country house in Cornwall,...

Kennally Care to seek government backing in November – unless a general election gets there first

By Anne North The proposed “Kennally Care” takeover of Cornwall’s NHS aims to be operational next year, according to a report to health chiefs. The move away from the...

Cornwall Council buys St Day residential care home labelled “inadequate” by CQC

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has stepped to secure the safety and wellbeing of 33 vulnerable residents by purchasing a nursing home in St Day. Trefula House provides vital...

Nigel Farage now naming the Brexit Party’s Parliamentary candidates – will he target Cornwall?

By Julia Penhaligon Conservatives are watching for any announcements today (Friday) from the Brexit Party to see if it announces any Parliamentary candidates in Cornwall. The Brexit Party claims...

Get ready for “fishing war” with Europe, warns ministerial Brexit briefing

By Graham Smith Scallop wars between French and Cornish fishermen are likely to become permanent if there is a “no deal” Brexit, according to a confidential briefing note for...

New fishing deal comes into effect today to prevent French-Cornish “scallop war”

By Julia Penhaligon New fishing rules come into effect today (Thursday) designed to prevent a repeat of last year’s “scallops wars” between French and Cornish boats.  Some vessels came...

GWR to provide 9,000 extra passenger seats for next week’s Boardmasters festival

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Great Western Railway is planning to provide more than 9,000 extra train seats to help get passengers to next week’s Boardmasters Festival at Newquay.  The company...

MAIB identifies insurance issues at the heart of last year’s grounding of Russian cargo ship at Falmouth

By Peter Tremayne Swift action by the Falmouth harbourmaster prevented a potentially serious incident with the Russian bulk carrier Kuzma Minin, which ran aground in December, according to a...

County Hall refused to co-operate with Ombudsman investigating why homeless teenager was given a tent

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council refused to co-operate with the Local Government Ombudsman and had to be threatened with legal action to disclose information about why it gave a...

Councillors vote 7-5 to approve housing plans on land allocated for allotments

By Richard Whitehouse By seven votes to five, Cornwall councillors have given planning permission for a housing development on a site which had been earmarked for allotments. Cornwall Council’s...

Cornwall’s Merlin Centre, which provides a unique service for multiple sclerosis sufferers, forced to close its new hydrotherapy pool

By Anne North The Merlin Centre, which provides therapy and services for people suffering from multiple sclerosis, is to close its new hydrotherapy pool. The pool opened in January...

Lottery cash to help new management approach for Cornwall’s important sand dunes

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Two of Cornwall’s most important sand dunes are to benefit from a £4 million National Lottery grant. The dunes at Penhale, and at the Towans, both...