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Cornish police officer “would have been sacked” if she had not resigned, says disciplinary panel

By Peter Tremayne A former Camborne police constable has been found guilty of breaching professional standards.  WPC Sarah Trewern resigned from the Devon and Cornwall force before a misconduct...

A30 near Truro will be closed in both directions this weekend – expect delays

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Motorists have been warned to allow extra time for journeys on the A30 near Truro this weekend because the road will be closed in both directions...

Labour and MK hope to challenge Tories over Cornwall’s housing crisis

By Julia Penhaligon Labour councillors hope to raise the issue of Cornwall’s housing crisis next week by pushing County Hall to do more by way of reforms to the...

Does Bodmin need an open river, instead of an underground stream, to deal with its serious flood risk?

By Graham Smith Flood defence works to Bodmin might involve the creation of an open river, replacing an underground stream which is at risk of collapse. The Environment Agency...

How long does it take to repair a bridge in Cornwall? Another accident closes a road, forcing local residents to go the long way

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A second road in North Cornwall has been closed because of a single-vehicle collision with a bridge.  Local residents fear they now face months of disruption....

Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Cornwall facing dozens of road closures because of Jubilee street parties

By Richard Whitehouse Dozens of towns and villages across Cornwall have organised street parties and celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Cornwall Council has received more than 40...

Countdown to “prosperity” – County Hall seeking swift decision about how to spend £132 million fund

By Graham Smith County Hall is scrambling to draw up a shopping list of projects on which to spend Cornwall’s £132 million Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) with a bid...

EXCLUSIVE: the latest wheeze to make money at Newquay Airport involves simulated zero-gravity rides in “the Fun Zone”

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport could be the launchpad for high-altitude “parabolic” flights which simulate zero-gravity, if negotiations between two companies ever bear fruit. Blue Abyss, which for nearly...

Covid-19: Further fall in Cornwall’s infection rate, according to ONS

Only 3% of Cornwall’s population is now infected with Covid-19, according to the latest Office for National Statistics survey.  This compares with 4.5% two weeks ago.  Cornwall’s public health...

How levelled-up are you? Expert analysis of government’s own data reveals Cornwall is now worse off

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is falling behind the rest of the country as the government’s flagship “Levelling Up” policy fails, according to a new analysis of several official Whitehall...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Here comes the leader – why the Mayor for Cornwall Roadshow will be very different to previous “listening” exercises

By Graham Smith County Hall has published initial details of its “Leader’s Roadshow” with a timetable that looks like the start of a long campaign to become Cornwall’s first...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Covid-19: 920 deaths in Cornwall so far, as virus is set to overtake influenza as a cause of death

By Anne North In the past seven days, 17 people in Cornwall have died within 28 days of a positive Covid test. At current rates, and with no overt...

Councillor’s false “Tractor-gate Tweet” leads to Code of Conduct complaint

By Graham Smith County Hall officials have launched an investigation into a social media post by Penzance councillor Tim Dwelly in which he falsely suggested that the “House of...

Cornwall Council gives the green light to a robotic future in which nothing can go wrong because nothing is real

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall could become the “Silicon Valley” of the UK, according to the County Hall cabinet member for “customers” councillor Richard Pears. But councillor Pears’s excitement about...

Coming soon to a Town Hall near you: the Mayor for Cornwall roadshow

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council leader Linda Taylor is about to hit the road for a series of 10 public meetings designed to help sell the idea of having...

Cornwall Council apologises for data breach which exposed children’s details

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has apologised after it accidentally published confidential information relating to schoolchildren including their names, addresses and dates of birth. The council made the error...

Falmouth turns out to talk about a leisure centre – but can local politicians now apply pressure to Cornwall Council’s annual meeting? Meanwhile Wadebridge contemplates a re-brand

By Graham Smith More than 150 people packed in to Falmouth’s Princess Pavillions last night (Tuesday) to discuss how they might save the town’s leisure centre at Ships and...