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NHS Dreckly: Why the opening of Falmouth hospital’s new infusion suite last year was delayed by warm weather

By Anne North As China shows the world it can build a brand new 1,000-patient hospital in just over a week, Cornwall’s health chiefs have explained why they could...

Plans to axe long-stay car parking in Truro head for the long grass, as councillors rebel

By Richard Whitehouse Proposals to axe long-stay car parking in Truro in a bid to reduce the amount of traffic into the city should be dropped, according to councillors....

Call for review after inquest jury says police use of Taser weapon played “more than trivial” role in the death of Falmouth’s Marc Cole

By Peter Tremayne The family of a Falmouth man who died after police Tasered him three times have called for a review of the weapon. An inquest jury yesterday...

Skybus to quit Newquay Airport hangar and base all engineering operations at Land’s End

By Richard Whitehouse Isles of Scilly flight operator Skybus has announced that it will leave its hangar at Cornwall Airport Newquay in May. The move will mean that all...

Campaigners say “no” to Threemilestone Aldi, as Truro shopkeepers worry about the future

By Richard Whitehouse Campaigners have urged Cornwall Council to refuse planning permission for an out-of-town retail park because it could “kill” Truro city centre. A planning application is in...

Choppy waters ahead for Cornwall’s fishermen, as 48 years of Common Fisheries Policy come to an end

By Anne North Cornwall’s fishermen will put to sea on Saturday officially outside a framework of rules and regulations which have been in place since 22nd January 1972. Britain’s...

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...

Inquest into the death of Falmouth man who died after being shot three times with police Taser weapon is drawing to a close

By Peter Tremayne An inquest into the death of a Falmouth man whose heart stopped after police shot him three times with a Taser is drawing to a close. ...

Local news organisations to remain in crisis as government rejects the advice of its own review

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has rejected a proposal that it should help fund public interest journalism, leaving traditional local newspapers in crisis as their advertising revenues continue to...

When the fun stops, stop – Cornwall Council’s casino economy cost taxpayers £45 million

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has been forced to pay a £45million penalty due to “serious failings” around the use of controversial loans. The council’s auditors have issued a...

Detailed plans for 460 houses at Higher Trewhiddle Farm, near St Austell

By Julia Penhaligon Detailed plans have finally been submitted for the Higher Trewhiddle Farm housing scheme near St Austell.  Outline permission was granted three years ago for 460 houses...

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...

Cornwall is one of seven areas to pioneer new NHS “staywell” scheme to avoid the need for a hospital bed

By Anne North Cornwall has been promised an expert rapid response team to help support older people to remain well at home and avoid hospital admissions, under new plans...

Branson pushes his first Virgin Orbit space flight back again – but this time by only 48 hours

By Graham Smith The date for Richard Branson’s first test flight of his LauncherOne rocket has slipped again, but this time by only a few days – raising hopes...

The Lowering: what will happen to Cornwall’s European Union flag after Friday?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Downing Street’s orgy of red, white and blue which will accompany “Brexit Day” has led to speculation about what celebrations, or mourning, might be witnessed in...

Cornwall’s footballers learn the names of their first-round opponents in “alternative” World Cup

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s footballers will have to get past teams from Latin America, Australia and Africa to make progress in their first world cup adventure later this year....

Council leader lays down the law on anti-Semitism

By Anne North Cornwall Council has adopted a definition of anti-Semitism, posing the threat of sanction against councillors who seek to speak out about political problems in the Middle...

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...

Dog lovers win their campaign to relax rules on beaches, as council gives way to public consultation and rejects the advice of its own scrutiny committee

By Anne North Cornwall Council is going ahead with plans to relax the rules about dogs on beaches, despite those plans being rejected by its own scrutiny committee. The...

Cornwall’s planners vote unanimously in favour of Truro stadium

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have approved detailed proposals to build a sports stadium at Langarth, to the west of Truro. The planners voted unanimously in favour of the...