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Launceston hospital land: the restrictive covenant not mentioned by the auctioneers

17th October 2017 By Peter Tremayne The low price sought by NHS Property Services for the sale of land next to Launceston hospital might be explained by a restrictive...

All eyes now on Cornwall’s care providers, as councillors say “yes” to doing more with £39 million less

17th October 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have given the green light to plans which they say will “transform social care” by changing dramatically the way elderly and...

Devonwall returns, as a theoretical prospect, but the Parliamentary maths remain unchanged – for now

17th October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The prospect of a “Devonwall” Parliamentary constituency has returned to the political agenda, as the Boundary Commission continues its quest to re-draw boundaries...

Launceston hospital land about to go under the hammer

16th October 2017 By Anne North A patch of land next to Launceston hospital is due to go for sale at auction later this month. NHS Property Services Ltd...

Is it really possible to cut £39 million from the budget and still give the workers a pay rise? Cornwall contemplates a social care revolution

16th October 2017 By Graham Smith Trade unions representing care workers have given a cautious welcome to radical new proposals for merging Cornwall Council’s and NHS social care services....

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council’s new vision of adult social care – cut the workers’ pay to save £39 million

14th October 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council chiefs have set out their vision of adult social care for the future – aiming to cut £39 million over four...

Cornwall summit warned that Brexit risks becoming a “complete mess”

13th October 2017 By Graham Smith South West Euro MP Clare Moody has been visiting Cornwall College, at St Austell, in a bid to explain the implications of Britain's...

Cornwall’s children’s services head for the door, as the complexities of integrating council with health start to hit home

13th October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s children’s services could undergo a radical restructure if councillors approve plans drawn up by senior officers. The department, which as well as...

Spaceport delegation returns from New Mexico optimistic of “strong interest” after £30,000 trade trip

12th October 2017 By Graham Smith The Cornwall trade mission to USA spaceports has returned without any firm contracts – but business and council leaders say they are optimistic...

Cornwall’s MPs lost for words about Falmouth University chief’s £300,000 pay and pension deal

11th October 2017 By Peter Tremayne All but one of Cornwall’s MPs appear too busy to comment on news that the Vice Chancellor of Falmouth University is on a...

A Very Bodmin Scandal, as former MP Peter Bessell returns in TV version of the Jeremy Thorpe story

11th October 2017 By Graham Smith Production is now underway for a three-part television drama telling the story of former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe.  The series also tells...

Cornwall’s rising tide of plastic pollution

11th October 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Millions of tiny plastic pellets are polluting Cornwall’s coastline, according to a study by the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition. The group points the...

And the next train to arrive at Bude is……..possibly still some way off

11th October 2017 By Anne North Plans to re-open the railway line to Bude could take a step forward later this month when the Bude Connect group holds its...

Woman’s body found at Kynance Cove

10th October 2017 The body of a woman has been found at the bottom of cliffs at Kynance Cove, on the Lizard. A 48-year-old woman had been reported missing...

Porthleven harbour decision postponed until 23rd October

10th October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents of Porthleven will have to wait a few more weeks to learn the fate of the town’s harbour, after a site visit...

Lostwithiel library to be run by volunteers as Town Council takes over

9th October 2017 By Oscar Morse Lostwithiel Town Council is set to take over the local library and run it with volunteers. Negotiations with County Hall are all but...

My Place In Cornwall wins awards

9th October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane My Place in Cornwall, based in Wadebridge, has won the British Property Award for Cornwall. Having already won the Gold award in June,...

South West Green MEP calls for second referendum on Brexit

8th October 2017 By Peter Tremayne South West Green Party Euro MP Molly Scott Cato has told her party conference that there must be a second referendum on Brexit,...

Tories sack SW Euro MP for voting the “wrong” way on Brexit

8th October 2017 By Anne North One of the South West’s Euro MPs has had the Conservative Party whip withdrawn after she voted against Brexit in the European Parliament....

The battle for Tintagel Castle’s footbridge approaches its endgame

8th October 2017 By Julia Penhaligon A date has finally been set to determine the battle for Tintagel Castle – a planning committee meeting will be held on 26th...