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New long-stay car park opens at Newquay airport

By Julia Penhaligon A new long-stay car park has opened at Newquay airport, offering up to 50% discount if pre-booked. The 94-space car park is for passengers looking to...

Crown Prosecution Service backs drugs charges against 18-year-olds, following girl’s death

By Peter Tremayne The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised drugs charges against two 18-year-old men following the death of a 15-year-old girl in Camborne last year. Joshua Ward, of...

Planners approve Marazion housing scheme, while questions remain about the business plan

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North A development of 40 new homes at Marazion has been granted planning permission.   The development will include 14 “affordable” houses on the site...

New concern about outsourcer Kier as shares fall another 40%

By Peter Tremayne Shares in the construction firm Kier, which is currently engaged in the £20 million refurbishment of Truro’s Hall for Cornwall, fell a further 40% yesterday (Monday)...

Nearly 4,000 petition health chiefs to save Mevagissey’s GP surgery

By Peter Tremayne St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double, and local Mevagissey councillor James Mustoe, have urged Cornwall’s health chiefs to commit to keeping open the local GPs’...

Cornwall’s fishermen to be offered huge discount on cost of lifejackets

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s taxpayers will be asked to contribute a further £3,800 towards the cost of buying lifejackets for fishermen. A £96,200 project to provide 200 jackets was...

Ann Widdecombe says science might one day “cure” homosexuality

By Anne North South West Euro MP Ann Widdecombe has drawn criticism from gay rights’ campaigners after suggesting that science might one day find a “cure” for homosexuality. The...

Tories get control of West Cornwall planning committee, posing a question mark over Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition

By Julia Penhaligon The Conservatives have captured control of Cornwall Council’s West area planning committee, in a development which could signal cracks in the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration. Newlyn...

Villagers bid to break away from Penzance and set up their own parish councils

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornish village has voted to split away from a town council and set up their own village authority after claiming they are suffering a democratic...

14 years and £10 million later, St Erth’s new car park is open for business

By Graham Smith One of Cornwall’s largest car parks has opened at St Erth, near Hayle, in a bid to link the A30 with the main train line through...

Tory leadership hopeful Mark Harper gets more backing from Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has joined St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double in declaring support for former Tory chief whip Mark Harper to be...

Saltash hospital travel distances “published in error” say health chiefs

By Graham Smith Health chiefs have blamed an “administrative error” for publishing incorrect information about the distances patients in South East Cornwall will have to travel as a result...

Cornwall’s health bosses say Saltash is closer than you think (wherever you are) as they seek to justify hospital closures

By Graham Smith Health chiefs have started to publish their case for closing some of Cornwall’s community hospitals – including claims that Saltash is much closer to other facilities...

Camel and Helford estuaries join the list of Marine Conservation Zones

By Anne North Two estuaries in Cornwall have today (Friday) joined Defra’s list of Marine Conservation Zones.  The Camel Estuary, near Wadebridge, and the Helford Estuary, between Mawnan Smith...

Six-week wait for next update on the overnight closure of Bude’s Minor Injury Unit

By Richard Whitehouse Health bosses have told Cornwall councillors they hope to restore 24-hour cover at the Bude Minor Injury Unit “by the summer.”  Local people have been advised...

More than 5,000 sign petition against 5G mobile phone bandwidth on Isles of Scilly

By Julia Penhaligon More than 5,000 people have now signed a petition expressing concern about plans to install a new mobile phone bandwidth on the Isles of Scilly. Vodafone...

Date set for inquiry into proposed Tamar Bridge price increase

By Peter Tremayne Plans to increase the cost of crossing the Tamar Bridge from £1.50 to £2.00 are to be examined at a public inquiry on 6th and 7th...

Councillors poised to vote on booze and music plans for Charlestown harbour

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to host concerts and sell alcohol on an historic harbour used in the hit TV show Poldark are set to be decided next week. The...

Camelford man charged with attempted murder

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Nigel Frederick, aged 45, from Market Place, Camelford, has been charged with attempted murder.  He appeared before Truro magistrates today (Tuesday) and was remanded in custody,...

After the Euros: Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats and Greens celebrate, while Conservatives and Labour go back to the drawing-board

By Anne North Cornwall’s Conservative and Labour parties are trying to recover their composure after their mauling in the European Parliament elections on Sunday. Cornwall’s Tories are hoping that...