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Battle lines drawn over Cornwall Council’s plan for High Street parking meters

A row is brewing over plans to introduce parking meters in some of Cornwall's main town centres. Saltash Town Council is the latest to say it is strongly opposed...

Arson attack destroys van at Davidstow airfield

Police are investigating an arson attack on a van at Davidsow airfield. Fire crews were called shortly after midnight on New Year’s Eve. A spokesman for the Cornwall Fire...

Rescue services pull man from the mud on the Camel Trail

Fire and rescue services from Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin spent yesterday afternoon pulling a man from the mud at Pinkson Creek, on the Camel Trail. The rescue teams used...

From tin mining to Travelodges: planners consider the meaning of “heritage”

Cornwall’s industrial past comes face to face with its tourism-dependent present on Thursday when part of the county’s Unesco-protected World Heritage mining landscape is considered for a Travelodge and...

Surf the internet, charge your phone – and leave the car at home – as Cornwall’s new buses hit the road

A fleet of new buses takes to Cornwall’s roads next month, allowing passengers to access the internet and charge their mobile phones while on the move. The 37 new...

Cornwall’s 2017 New Year honours

Several people from Cornwall have been recognised in the 2017 New Year Honours list. The list includes the former chairman of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise...

Further tests needed to establish cause of deaths in St Austell flat

It could be weeks before police learn what caused the deaths of two men in a flat at St Austell last week. The bodies of a 31-year-old man, and...

Post mortem examinations to establish what killed two men in St Austell flat

Post mortem examinations are underway today (Friday) in an attempt to establish the causes of death of two men whose bodies were found in a St Austell flat on...

Cornwall’s political debate heats up ahead of STP public consultation

Planned cuts of at least £140million to Cornwall’s health service seem set to run into determined political opposition in the next few weeks. Health campaigners and opposition parties are...

Crunch-time for Crofty, as talk gives way to money and the project gets serious

Plans to re-open South Crofty tin mine, between Camborne and Redruth, are about to enter a critical phase as local councillors have to consider how its flooded shafts can...

Organisers stump up the cash to police their events

Devon and Cornwall Police made more than £100,000 by providing “special services” during 2016, according to official figures. Among several “Special Policing Services” contracts identified in response to a...

Police investigate “unexplained deaths” of two people at St Austell

29th Decembeer 2016 Police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a St Austell flat yesterday (Wednesday.) A three-storey building on Tregonissey Road was...

Plans for a hotel and 20 houses next to Lanhydrock estate to be decided next week

The National Trust has expressed concern over plans for a country hotel, business units and 20 new homes close to its Lanhydrock House estate, near Bodmin. Cornwall Council planners...

£50,000 St Breock wind farm community fund open for bids

Communities in the Wadebridge area have been told they have little over six weeks to submit bids for a share of the £50,000 St Breock Windfarm fund. The fund...

Officials signal go-ahead for 50% increase in student numbers at Falmouth University

The number of students enrolled at Falmouth University seems set to increase by 50% to 7,500, if councillors accept their officers’ recommendation when they meet next week. The proposal...

Port Isaac Rowing Club sets off on annual charity Gig Push

Members of the Port Isaac Rowing Club have embarked on their annual “Gig Push” to raise cash for charity. Every year, since 2010, the club has raised thousands of...

North Cornwall’s “Poldart” MP helps raise £500 for charity – but comes second to SNP in darts final

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann was beaten into second place in the Parliamentary darts tournament, by SNP MP Gavin Newlands, in a charity competition staged at the Alexandra Palace...

Hundreds of RCHT operations cancelled due to bed shortages

Surgery at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, had to be cancelled 769 times last year because of bed shortages, the hospital has disclosed. The figures, covering the period October...

Diocese of Truro to buy a house in Cornwall for Syrian refugees

The Diocese of Truro is to purchase a house in Cornwall for Syrian refugees. The property is expected to cost at least £200,000. The Right Reverend Tim Thornton, Bishop...

A quarter of Isles of Scilly local councillors face abolition

The Local Government Boundary Commission is proposing to get rid of a quarter of the councillors on the Isles of Scilly. The Commission’s recommendations suggest reducing the size of...