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Offenders could avoid prosecution as Devon & Cornwall Police urged pilot new scheme

30th January 2017By Peter TremayneFollow @CornwallReports Offenders in Devon and Cornwall are to be offered the chance to avoid prosecution by signing up to new “diversionary” ways of dealing...

Decision Day for former Sainsbury’s site at Wadebridge, as planners consider bid for 95 homes

30th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Plans to build 95 homes on the site which was once earmarked for a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Wadebridge look set to get the...

Cornwall’s EU culture bid in chaos as Lib Dems split and Tories demand further scrutiny

Cornwall’s bid to make Truro a European Union “capital of culture” appears to be in chaos as leading political figures queued up at the weekend to denounce it. Approved...

Petition to save Longreach mental health unit passes 1,500 names

29th January 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReportsAn online petition against the possible closure of the Longreach House mental health unit at Barncoose, Redruth, has so far attracted more than 1,500...

More than a 100 council hopefuls get a taste of life at County Hall

28th January 2017By Graham SmithMore than 100 people have attended a seminar at County Hall, Truro, to learn more about what it takes to be a local councillor.After introductions...

The battle for Bodmin’s Public Rooms heats up as the lawyers go in

28th January 2017By Graham SmithThe battle over Bodmin’s Public Rooms has escalated, with the serving of a formal “letter before action” warning the town council of possible legal proceedings...

Want to be a councillor? Today’s your chance to find out all about it

28th January 2017By Anne NorthProspective Cornwall councillors are being urged to attend a seminar at County Hall, Truro, today (Saturday) to learn more about what they can expect should...

Former RCHT boss guilty of making false claims on his CV

27th January 2017By Julia PenhaligonA former chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is to be sentenced on 1st March after pleading guilty to making false claims about his...

14th March date for Wainhomes planning appeal at Par

A date has been set for a public inquiry to hear Wainhomes’ appeal against the refusal of planning permission for 183 homes at Par, St Austell.Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning...

Planning inspector rejects Liskeard homes bid

A planning inspector today (Friday) dismissed an appeal against the refusal of permission for 14 homes on land south east of Trevillis Park, Liskeard.Cornwall Council refused the planning application...

Two men killed in car crash on A39 at Perranarworthal

Two men have been killed in a car crash near Truro.The accident happened at about 10.30pm last night (Thursday) on the A39 at Perranarworthal, near the Norway Inn.A blue...

Bodmin’s library gets ready for next week’s move to new premises

26th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Bodmin’s library closes its doors at its current location next week and moves to the new council offices at Chy Trevail, on the...

A39 roadworks at Treluswell roundabout, Falmouth, to start on Monday – and will last 12 months

26th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Motorists in Falmouth are steeling themselves for major roadworks, due to start on Monday (30th January) which will see the current road layout...

Cornwall’s rough sleeping crisis gets even worse, as council finds extra cash

The number of people sleeping rough in Cornwall has hit a new high – 99, up more than 50% on the previous year. The 2015 figure was itself a...

Planning officials again urge lifting of “holiday only” condition at former Wild West resort

The owners of the former Wild West theme park near St Columb are to make a fresh bid for what planners fear could become an “instant village.” Planning officials...

Council to run 7-month campaign – during elections – in bid to win public support for EU culture gamble

Cornwall Council is to make the formal launch of its £536,000 bid to turn Truro into the European Union’s Capital of Culture on 3rd March. The council said this...

Devon & Cornwall to get 100 extra police officers

26th January 2017By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall Police are to recruit 100 additional officers, bringing the force back up to more than 3,000 for the first time in...

Judge rejects group’s bid for judicial review of planning decision at Dean Quarry, Coverack

25th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsA High Court judge has rejected a legal challenge to prevent retrospective planning permission at Dean Quarry near Coverack .The protest group, Community Against...

School coach crash near Penzance – no-one hurt

A coach carrying 28 students and a member of staff from St Ives School to a swimming gala at Jubilee Pool was involved in an accident on the A30...

Cornwall Council agrees to spend £536,000 on bid for European cultural supremacy

Cornwall Council’s cabinet has endorsed a bid to make Truro the subject of a bid to become the European Capital of Culture. The cabinet voted 9-1 to endorse a...