Rolling news

Police name boy, 9, killed by a dog at Cornish holiday camp

By Peter Tremayne Police have named Frankie Macritchie, aged 9, as the boy who was killed by a dog at a holiday park near Looe in the early hours...

Trading Standards alert as mobile mattress sellers target Torpoint

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Trading Standards team is warning the public not to deal with a mobile gang selling mattresses from their white Toyota van. The warning follows reports...

Cornwall Council “does not know” how many children are not in school

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has admitted that it has no way of knowing how many children in Cornwall are not attending school.  Some of the children who are...

Boy, 10, killed by dog at Cornish holiday park

By Peter Tremayne Police say they are continuing to investigate how a 10-year-old boy died after being attacked by a dog at a caravan park near Looe.  The incident...

Truro’s tickets to ride set for first price increase since 2015

By Peter Tremayne The price of multi-day bus tickets for Truro’s Park and Ride service are set to rise sharply from 1st May. Most day ticket prices are not...

Saltash library opening ceremony today

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents in Saltash are invited to celebrate the official launch of their library today (Saturday.) The service is being transferred to Saltash Town Council as part...

“No need” for a new faith school in Saltash

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to reject proposals for a new faith school in Saltash. The government is offering cash for a Voluntary Aided Christian...

It’s business as usual at County Hall, as Whitehall shuts down Operation Yellowhammer and everyone tries to forget about Brexit – at least until after Easter

By Anne North & Richard Whitehouse Today could have been the day.  Or it might have been 29th March.  It might still be sometime in June, if we don’t...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Tory turmoil over Brexit continues: Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton warns Prime Minister “not to give in to the bullies on our backbenches”

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton, the only one of Cornwall’s six MPs to oppose Brexit during the 2016 referendum, has urged the Prime Minister to...

Is former Tory Julie Girling about to become the TIGGERS’ first Euro MP?

By Graham Smith At least two of the South West’s six Euro MPs seem certain to retain their seats in the European Parliament, even before a vote is cast. ...

Cornwall’s Tories in turmoil as Brexit is delayed for up to six months and parties limber up for European Parliament elections

By Peter Tremayne Last night’s Brussels decision to postpone Brexit for up to six months has caused dismay to Cornwall’s Conservatives, many of whom had been hoping to leave...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats select Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate

By Julia Penhaligon North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have selected vet Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate. Mr Chambers is from just over the border in Devon and at only...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

How much room do you need in the back of a Cornish taxi?

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s taxi drivers are calling on councillors to relax rules around the minimum legroom provided in cabs, saying the current 8-inch rule “could end drivers’ careers.”...

European Parliament elections: poll suggests SW gains for Labour, Brexit Party and Lib Dems

By Anne North Labour is on course to made significant advances in the elections to the European Parliament in the South West region, according to a new opinion poll....

What is the best way to spend £100 million + on Truro?

By Graham Smith Residents of Truro are being urged to find out more about a multi-million pound redevelopment of the city, aiming to build 1,000 new homes and create...

Ten Years After: Cornwall Council still struggling to establish a uniform scale of charges for taxis

By Richard Whitehouse The latest bid to set a single set of taxi fares for the whole of Cornwall looks unlikely to succeed after cabbies raised objections. There are...

Bude’s Minor Injury Unit to remain closed overnight “until October at the earliest”

By Julia Penhaligon The Minor Injuries Unit at Bude-Stratton hospital will remain closed overnight until at least October, the local Community Network Panel heard this week. The MIU closed...

Wednesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines