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Commuter trains at Bodmin would need a subsidy, confirms heritage railway

10th January 2017By Julia PenhaligonFollow @CornwallReports Any commuter rail service linking Bodmin General station to the mainline at Bodmin Parkway would have to be subsidised by Cornwall Council, the...

“Hands off our hospital” says Bude – but gets no reassurances as NHS roadshow rolls on

Nearly 200 people have attended the first in a series of public meetings about the future of Cornwall’s National Health Service. The Parkhouse Centre at Bude was packed as...

CPS to consider files on three local MPs caught up in election accounts probe

9th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Devon and Cornwall Police say they have now questioned three Members of Parliament who are caught up in a row over the way...

Bird flu edging closer to Cornwall

9th January 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports Bird flu appears to be continuing its advance on Cornwall following confirmation that nine swans have died of the disease in Dorset. The...

Two weeks to save Cornwall’s NHS?

A two-week period of public consultation starts today (Monday) which could shape the future of the National Health Service in Cornwall. The first of a series of public meetings...

Ombudsman tells council to “think again” abouts its £1,600 rates bill for refugee group

6th January 2017By Graham Smith The local government Ombudsman has told Cornwall Council to think again about its decision to charge business rates on a Wadebridge industrial unit used...

Welcome to Cornwall’s World Heritage site – next door to a Travelodge hotel

Visitors to the Unesco World Heritage Site which is part of Cornwall’s tin mining history will soon be greeted with a very 21st century image: a Travelodge hotel. At...

Councillors vote 12 – 8 to defer decision on Falmouth University student numbers

A decision over the number of students at Falmouth University has been deferred. After a two-hour debate, Cornwall’s planners voted 12-8 not to make a decision today. During an...

Bodmin rail passengers face long wait for the next commuter train

Commuter train services will not return to Bodmin any time soon, Cornwall Council has confirmed. A confidential feasibility study, obtained and published by Cornwall Reports last month, draws attention...

Simon scoops the prize for most calls to Devon & Cornwall police

The South West journalist who works hardest at making contact with the police has been revealed as the BBC’s regional Home Affairs correspondent, Simon Hall. A log of “less...

Flybe flights from Newquay to Stansted resume in March for £29.99 one-way

Flybe has confirmed its summer route from Newquay airport to London Stansted will resume in March. Flights are available for booking now at http://www.flybe.com with one way fares from...

Decision day for “cap” on student numbers at Falmouth University

The number of students enrolled at Falmouth University could get the go ahead for a 50% increase - allowing numbers to rise to 7,500 - if councillors accept their...

Planners reject bid for hotel and 20 houses next to Lanhydrock House estate

4th January 2017By Julia PenhaligonFollow @CornwallReports Planners have thrown out proposals to build 20 houses and a country hotel next to the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House estate, near Bodmin....

Detailed plans for housing on Wadebridge football club within weeks

Detailed plans for the development of nearly 160 homes on the site of the Wadebridge Town football club are expected to be submitted in a few weeks. Developer Michael...

Decision day for plans to build a hotel and 20 homes next to Lanhydrock House estate near Bodmin

The stage is set for a showdown between planning officials and a local parish council today (Wednesday) over proposals for a hotel and 20 houses next to the National...

Police & Crime Commissioner interviewed over general election accounts

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Alison Hernandez, has been interviewed under caution in connection with allegations of false accounting related to the 2015 general election....

Superfast internet connections for thousands more in 2017

2017 is set to be the year that thousands more people in Cornwall get superfast broadband. The next phase of connecting fibre internet connections will see nearly 1,450 homes...

Floating restaurant on its way to the River Fal?

Cornwall’s first permanent floating restaurant could soon be on the way to the River Fal, as tenders closed for bids to build it. The floating café will seat 100...

Debate over the future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms drawing to a close

The New Year is set to see a decision on the future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms, with town councillors having to select one of four bids to take over...

Government names proposed West Carclaze “eco-community” as a garden village

Plans to build 1,500 homes in the china clay area of West Carclaze have been boosted today (Monday 2nd January) by the government’s announcement that the site is to...