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Camelford care home to close following critical CQC report

18th June 2016 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Highermead Care Home, Camelford, is to close with the loss of several jobs.  Closure was expected after Cornwall Council intervened last week...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Parliamentary spokesperson suspended as Greens fall out over transgender policy

18th June 2018 By Graham Smith A Parliamentary spokesperson in Cornwall is set to become the county’s first politician to be suspended by his political party over the issue...

Feuding boat owners refused permits

18th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Two boat operators from the same family have been refused permits to operate from a pier after a feud which has continued for...

Hernandez triggers major public consultation on formal merger of Devon and Cornwall – and Dorset – police forces

18th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse & Julia Penhaligon The Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner has fired the starting gun to trigger a major public consultation exercise...

Number of verbal attacks on Cornwall Council staff increases 58% in three years

18th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The number of “verbal assaults” suffered by Cornwall Council staff is on the rise. Councillors were given information about health and safety incidents...

Council acts to remove elderly residents from Camelford care home after another critical report

16th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane There is uncertainty over the future of Highermead Care Home, Camelford, after Cornwall Council removed elderly residents and relocated them to other homes,...

EXCLUSIVE: Truro housing site once hailed as “visionary village and farm project” is to be sold – with planning permission

15th June 2018 By Graham Smith A controversial “community farm and village” to the south of Truro is to be sold, after a long planning battle eventually resulted in...

Stadium for Cornwall appoints project manager, but still no start date for construction

15th June 2018 By Graham Smith Plans to build a Stadium for Cornwall are about to take a significant step forward with the appointment of a project manager –...

Bread and circuses

15th June 2018 CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE Driving past Threemilestone the other day, where the Truro New Town is...

Named: the councillor whose frozen laptop caused a security flap at County Hall

14th June 2018 By Graham Smith Truro councillor Rob Nolan is being asked to apologise for a Tweet he sent claiming that a woman Conservative member of Cornwall Council...

Cornwall Today magazine rescued by Sunday Independent

14th June By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Today magazine has been rescued by the Sunday Independent newspaper.  Its first issue, under new ownership, is due to publish on 21st June....

Who is the Cornwall councillor whose laptop was held to ransom?

14th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has been asked to confirm if it is true that all councillors have had to change their passwords because one of...

Council finds itself “not guilty” over champagne-gate costs, but now Information Commissioner will investigate

14th June 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has ruled that its release of details about a week-long trip to Cannes was not deliberately misleading and that it is...

Cornwall Council is investigating itself over how it handled “champagne-gate” information

13th June 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has confirmed it is conducting an “internal review” of the way it handled information about the costs of its expedition to...

Cause of Truro sheltered homes fire is “suspicious”

13th June 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police and fire experts are investigating the cause of a blaze which swept through a sheltered homes complex in Truro last night.  Initial...

A fifth of mammal species now facing extinction, says Natural England

13th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review of their populations...

EXCLUSIVE: “Don’t worry about Cornwall, it’s only an extremity” – government signals Cross Country can cut trains and still keep rail franchise

12th June 2018 By Graham Smith Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has risked further damage to his reputation by inviting Cross Country trains to cut their services in Cornwall. The...

More crime in Cornish towns, or just better monitoring?

12th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse New figures show that crime is on the rise in towns which have been given special status to monitor the impact of licensed...

Crantock village homes plan approved by 8 votes to 7, despite objections

12th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A development of 22 homes is set to go ahead in Crantock despite villagers saying they did not want any more homes to...

A census tick-box? Government promises only “warm words but little action” on Cornish national identity

12th June 2018 By Graham Smith The government has promised to “study” the case for a Cornish tick-box to be included in the next national census, after Newquay and...