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New plan for major housing scheme – and school – for NW Wadebridge

21st April 2017By Graham SmithNew plans for a major housing development, a school, a pub, and employment sites have been submitted for land to the north and west of...

Plans to turn Bodmin Jail into a hotel recommended for approval

21st April 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlanePlans to turn the Bodmin Jail into a 63-bed hotel have been recommended for approval.Officials will next week ask councillors to grant them delegated powers...

Mobile Post Office for Lostwithiel due to arrive tomorrow

19th April 2017By Oscar MorsePost Office services are returning to Lostwithiel following action by a Cornwall Council election candidate.The town lost its Post Office service in December when the...

Lostwithiel town councillors reject housing plan for former golf club site

19th April 2017By Oscar MorseCOUNCILLORS in Lostwithiel have unanimously rejected plans to create a new “hamlet’’ on the outskirts of the town. They agreed this week that 48 new homes...

St Ives constituency the one to watch as Cornwall prepares for 2017 general election

19th April 2017By Graham SmithPolitical activists in Cornwall are scrambling to prepare themselves for the snap general election on 8th June.Many parties have yet to select candidates.  The six...

Hayle conman jailed for window repair fraud

18th April 2017By Julia PenhaligonA Hayle window-repairman has been jailed for 38 weeks for conning elderly and vulnerable customers out of thousands of poundsLiam Hawkins, 36, from Trelissick Road,...

Sunday Independent newspaper is back this week after rescue

18th April 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro City boss Pete Masters has bought the Sunday Independent newspaper. Two weeks ago the paper announced it was closing.  But today it...

No Devonwall, no by-elections: the 2017 General Election will be all about Brexit (again)

18th April 2017By Graham SmithThe prospect of an early general election has killed the suggestion of a new “Devonwall” constituency as all six of Cornwall’s current MPs are set...

“I’m so proud to be Steve’s son” – Dan Rogerson

17th April 2017By Graham SmithThe former North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson has been paying tribute to his father, who died yesterday (Sunday.)Steve Rogerson, a long-serving and highly-respected local councillor,...

Council boss apologises for elections postal vote blunder

17th April 2017By Graham SmithCornwall’s election officials have admitted a serious blunder over the issuing of local council postal votes tomorrow (Tuesday.)Conflicting information sent to the 448 candidates seeking...

Cornwall’s emergency call-handlers sent Yorkshire firefighters to the wrong address

17th April 2017By Peter TremayneAn investigation is underway into how Cornwall’s Critical Control Centre, based at Tolvaddon, Camborne, misdirected a fire crew in North Yorkshire – sending firefighters to...

Appeal dates set for Wadebridge housing plans

16th April 2017A date has been set for a public inquiry into plans for more than 200 homes at Trevarner Farm Wadebridge.An informal hearing will be held at Wadebridge...

Council election to be cancelled, and political parties suspend campaigning, as Bodmin councillor dies

16th April 2017By Graham SmithOne of the elections to Cornwall Council looks set to be cancelled following the sudden death of a candidate.Long-serving councillor Steve Rogerson, of Bodmin, died...

New home for Rock Oyster Festival this summer?

12th April 2017By Anne NorthThe Rock Oyster Festival, an annual music event near Wadebridge, could be moving across the River Camel Estuary to a new location if councillors approve...

No CPS decision on 2015 general election accounts until after 4th May

12th April 2017By Graham SmithNo decisions on whether to bring criminal charges in respect of the accounting of 2015 general election expenses will be announced before the local council...

Football and rugby clubs to share ground as Cornwall stadium deal gets back on track

11th April 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe Cornish Pirates RFC and Truro and Penwith College have announced that they are joining forces with Truro City Football Club and the club’s developer...

All of Cornwall’s free-range poultry-keepers can let their birds outdoors from Thursday, as avian flu restrictions are eased

11th April 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneRestrictions on free-range poultry, introduced because of the risk of bird flu, are set to be lifted on Thursday.Some areas had been deemed “high-risk” and...

Police release aerial footage of high-speed car chase in Bude, ended by “stinger”

10th April 2017By Peter TremaynePolice have released footage of a high-speed car chase in Bude, which was eventually ended after officers used a "stinger" to bring the vehicle to...

Brown Willy, highest point in Cornwall, is sold

10th April 2017By Peter TremayneBrown Willy, on Bodmin Moor, has a new owner.  The sale was completed last week, after the 1,225-acre plot was on the market for several...

Police say “unexplained” sudden death of 21-year-old man in Bude is not suspicious

10th April 2017Police say they do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a 21-year-old man in Bude at the weekend.Police were called by...