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Wainhomes planning appeal for Par development to be held at Roche Victory Hall

24th February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports   The public inquiry to hear Wainhomes’ appeal against the refusal of planning permission for 183 homes at Par, St Austell, is to...

Douglas Addison, 88, charged with murder following discovery of woman’s body at St Merryn

24th February 2017 An 88-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman at St Merryn on Wednesday. Douglas Addison, from Trehemborne Road, St Merryn,...

First Cornish language festival starts tomorrow

24th February 2017By Peter TremayneFollow @CornwallReports The first-ever festival to promote the Cornish language gets underway tomorrow (Saturday) in Penzance. The Festival Kernewek is centred on The Acorn, Parade...

Cornwall short-changed by £109 million as government says: “That’s your lot”

24th February 2017By Anne North Follow @CornwallReports The government yesterday (Thursday) announced that Cornwall is to get only £18 million in Growth Deal funding.  The Cornwall and Isles of...

Meeting tomorrow to plan Bodmin Heritage Day Children’s Dance

24th February 2017By Julia Penhaligon Preparations for Bodmin’s Heritage Day get underway in earnest tomorrow (Saturday) with a meeting to plan the Children’s Dance.  Parents and youngsters are encouraged...

Cornwall’s weekly newspaper slump continues

23rd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Figures published today (Thursday) show further declining sales for Cornwall’s weekly newspapers. The biggest year-on-year drop has been recorded by the Cornish Guardian,...

Police arrest man, 88, in connection with “suspicious” death of woman at St Merryn

23rd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Police have launched an investigation following the death of an elderly woman near Padstow yesterday (22 February). Officers were called at around 1.30pm...

Woman dies in Wadebridge bungalow fire

23rd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports An elderly woman has died in a house fire at Wadebridge.  She has been named locally as Mary Coleman. Flames swept through her...

EXCLUSIVE: Five out of six SW Euro MPs back Cornwall’s EU culture gamble

23rd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall’s bid for Europe’s cultural crown has received backing from a large majority of the region’s Euro MPs – including the two United...

Brave neighbour praised for rescue bid during Wadebridge fire

23rd February 2017 By Graham Smith A Wadebridge woman is in hospital with severe burns after a house fire in Whiterock Road last night (Wednesday.) Emergency services are praising...

West Cornwall HealthWatch to open “pop up” shop in Penzance next week

23rd February 2017 An instant “pop up” shop opens its doors in Penzance next week to encourage greater awareness of the radical changes proposed for Cornwall’s health and social...

Prime Minister says Edward Hain hospital must stay closed – at least until STP concludes

23rd FebruaryBy Julia Penhaligon The campaign to re-open the Edward Hain hospital in St Ives reached the floor of the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday) when St Ives MP...

Cries of “shame” as Lostwithiel Town Council rejects plea to save the town’s Post Office

22nd February 2017By Oscar MorseFollow @CornwallReports Some 210 locals attended last night’s (Tuesday) council meeting and in a show of hands, all but four voted for their council to...

Padstow’s birthday bouquet to mark 99 years

Yesterday (Tuesday) Mrs Veronica Elizabeth Brinham celebrated her 99th Birthday. Padstow Town Mayor Alec Rickard presented a bouquet of flowers to Veronica on behalf of the people of Padstow...

Officials again seek increase in student numbers at Falmouth University

22nd February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports The maximum number of students who can study at Falmouth University looks set to increase from 5,000 to 7,500 next week, as planning...

Bodmin shows some love, as Public Rooms campaign draws a crowd

22nd February 2017   Nearly 150 people attended the “‘Show Some Love for Bodmin” event on Saturday designed to focus concern about the future of the town’s Public Rooms...

Planners signal backing for Wainhomes project at Liskeard

22nd February 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports Plans for 207 homes on more than 30 acres of farmland at Liskeard are recommended for approval when they come before councillors next...

Fire sweeps through farm house near Whitstone, Holsworthy

21st February 2017   Cornwall fire service has released this photo of a house fire near Whitstone, Holsworthy, which kept crews busy for most of last night and today. ...

How many councillors does Cornwall need? A third of them weren’t there to decide

21st February 2017 Cornwall Council has voted to recommend that it needs 99 members to do its job properly.  Only 79 councillors voted, with one abstention. The council currently...

Ram raiders smash their way into Bodmin’s Original Factory Shop

21st February 2017By Peter TremayneFollow @CornwallReports Police are seeking witnesses after The Original Factory Shop in Bodmin was broken into during the early hours of Saturday morning. Thieves used...