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Wanted: a minister for mud

27th January 2016I was amused to read this week that there are no fewer than 30 government ministers entitled to attend Cabinet meetings – but that not one of...

Controversial Perranporth skatepark plan set for approval

6th February 2017By Julia PenhaligonFollow @CornwallReportsPlanners are being urged to approve the construction of a state-of-the-art skatepark at the Bolenna Playing Field, Perranporth.The planning application, which comes before Cornwall...

Treyarnon Bay death not suspicious, say police

6th February 2017 By Peter Tremayne Police say they not treating the death of a man whose body was found at Treyarnon Bay, Padstow, on Saturday as suspicious. Officers...

EU culture vultures circle as Cornwall ponders its next move

6th February 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Follow @CornwallReports As Cornwall’s politicians continue their squabble over whether or not to gamble £536,000 of taxpayers’ money on bidding for European cultural...

How many County Hall councillors? 87 is ample, say towns and parishes, as the saga continues

6th February 2017Peter TremayneTwo of the most senior figures from the Local Government Boundary Commission are due to visit Cornwall today (Monday) for an update on work designed to...

Wadebridge turned on to the Sunshine Tariff for cheaper electricity, with 10% shift

6th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsThe prospect of cheaper electricity encouraged consumers in the Wadebridge area to change the way they used domestic appliances – but not enough to...

Candy’s dandy after rescue from swimming pool

5th February 2017By Graham Smith Candy, a five-year-old pony, was rescued from a St Mabyn swimming pool today (Sunday). The five-foot tall Connemara got stuck in the 5-metre x 4-metre pool...

Man’s body found on the beach at Treyarnon Bay, near Padstow

The body of a man, thought to be in his mid-40s, has been recovered from the beach at Treyarnon Bay, Padstow. Emergency services were called after a member of...

Police concern for missing Saltash woman

4th February 2017 By Graham Smith Police are appealing for help to find a 19-year-old woman, missing from Saltash. Celeste Smith was last seen at 4pm on Tuesday 31st...

How much is your local hospital worth? Health bosses refuse to say, claiming “commercial sensitivity”

NHS Property Services has refused to say what steps it is taking to value community hospitals, and other parts of its estate, as part of the Sustainability and Transformation...

Council chiefs agree that Cornwall’s £536,000 EU culture bid must be reviewed

3rd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsCornwall Council’s bid to make Truro the EU capital of culture has now been formally “called in” for further scrutiny. The decision means the...

Contents of St Ives “chemical drums” are still being analysed

3rd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsThe contents of two possible “chemical drums” which washed ashore at St Ives last month are still being investigated, Cornwall Reports has learned.On 17th...

Wet and windy, with the possibility of some damage

Weather forecasters are continuing to warn of strong winds, reaching gale force, in parts of Cornwall.  Winds of up to 50 mph are possible, with some coastal areas seeing...

Cornwall’s leaders meet to consider Brexit: glass half full, or glass half empty?

2nd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsLeading figures from Cornwall's political and economic sectors have been meeting in Wadebridge to consider what life will be like when Britain leaves the...

Planners again refuse to lift “holiday-only” condition on Retallack resort, St Columb

2nd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsPlanners have again defied their officials and refused permission for the former Wild West theme park near St Columb to become an “instant village.”Councillors...

Tempers flare as Wadebridge Town Council considers where to put 1,100 new homes

2nd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsThe chances of Wadebridge ever agreeing on a Neighbourhood Development Plan were laid bare at an ill-tempered meeting of the local town council last...

Planners approve heliport for Penzance-Isles of Scilly link

2nd February 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReportsCornwall’s planners have approved proposals for a £2 million private-sector heliport to restore passenger helicopter flights from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly.  Flights...

Puzzle over soaring number of children permanently excluded from Cornwall’s schools last year

2nd February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReportsLast year saw a sudden and dramatic increase in the numbers of pupils permanently excluded from schools in Cornwall.  Pupils were three times more likely...

Truro City Council to hear why it should be Europe’s cultural capital – but not yet

1st February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsThe Cornish city council which finds itself at the centre of a bid for European cultural super-stardom will get the chance to hear about...

Plans for 140 new homes at Quintrell Downs

1st February 2017By Peter TremayneFollow @CornwallReportsPlanners have been asked to consider new proposals for 140 homes at Quintrell Downs, near Newquay.The 9-acre site, between West Road and the A3058,...