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Information Commission fines Flybe £70,000 for unwanted email

9th April 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe Exeter-based airline Flybe, which also operates from Newquay airport, has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who...

From caravans to castles: How Cornwall will be voting for Neighbourhood Plans, town, parish and unitary councils

7th April 2017By Anne NorthFour local Neighbourhood Plan referendums are taking place on 4th May, alongside the local council elections.The St Minver parishes, Bude - Stratton, Roche and Rame...

Man dies as two motorbikes collide near Launceston

7th April 2017Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident involving two motorcycles near Launceston.  One man died.Emergency services were called at 11.10pm yesterday (Thursday) after the collision between...

Hundreds of town and parish councillors elected unopposed – the full list

6th April 2017By Graham SmithHundreds of town and parish councillors have been elected unopposed because not enough candidates came forward to force a contest.  You can find a full...

Motorcycle stunt team to return to Royal Cornwall Show

6th April 2017By Peter TremayneAnother main ring act set to thrill the crowds at the 2017 Royal Cornwall Show has been announced, and it’s not one for the faint...

Truro police become the first to share office space with Cornwall Council

6th April 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe Truro police enquiries office has moved, from its existing location in Lemon Street to a new site within the Cornwall Council office at Pydar...

Cornwall’s Sunday Independent newspaper closes after 209 years

6th April 2017By Peter TremayneThe Sunday Independent newspaper, which has entertained readers in Cornwall for 209 years, is to cease publication.The Liskeard-based newspaper was established in 1808.  The industry...

UKIP in decline, as council candidates hit the campaign trail

6th April 2017By Graham SmithCornwall Council nominations published yesterday (Wednesday) suggest a dramatic decline in support for the UK Independence Party, compared with four years ago.UKIP is fielding only...

More questions than answers as council ponders Threemilestone land deal

5th April 2017By Graham SmithCornwall councillors are debating plans to purchase nearly 60 acres of farmland at Threemilestone, in order to kick-start large-scale housing projects which are linked to...

Full list of Cornwall Council candidates: Lib Dems contest every seat – nearly 60 Labour candidates – also full list of town and parish council candidates

5th April 2017By Graham SmithThis tally is unofficial and apologies if I have miscounted:Only the Liberal Democrats have managed to field a full slate of candidates for the 123...

New housing plan on northern banks of River Camel, Wadebridge

5th April 2017By Graham SmithPlanners have been asked to advise on the possibility of developing the site of Dafton Die Casting, Wadebridge, as 48 residential units and re-locating the...

Senior Tory tips Lib Dems to seize control of Cornwall Council

4th April 2017By Graham SmithThe Liberal Democrats are on course to regain overall control of Cornwall Council, according to a leading Conservative.Baron Hayward, formerly the Tory MP Robert Hayward...

Beavers are on their way back to Cornwall

4th April 2017By Julia PenhaligonBeavers are on their way back to Cornwall.After being hunted to extinction several hundred years ago, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and local farmers Chris and Janet...

Sits Vac: Bishop of Truro

4th April 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe Bishop of Truro is to to leave Cornwall, and move to a new post in London.  Bishop Tim will take up the post in...

Why we voted for the West Carclaze “garden village” and against the wishes of 1,100 local people – by two local councillors

4th April 2017By Graham SmithTwo local councillors have been explaining why they voted in favour of plans for a 1,500-home "garden village" at West Carclaze, in Cornwall's china clay...

Manifestos seek to set the agenda for Cornwall Council elections

4th April 2017By Graham SmithWith the close of nominations this afternoon (Tuesday), the political parties are trying to put their various alternative futures for Cornwall in front of the...

Padstow, Newlyn and Mevagissey fishermen to get free health checks

3rd April 2017By Louis MorseMen who work in the fishing industry will soon be getting health checks in Padstow, Newlyn and Mevagissey. The NHS Health Check Outreach team, which helps...

56 of Cornwall’s councillors were guilty of misconduct since 2013 – will the next four years be any better?

3rd April 2017By Graham SmithOne of the potential pitfalls of being a local councillor is being “named and shamed” for a breach of the code of conduct.  It is...

Candidates line up ahead of tomorrow’s council election deadline for nominations

3rd April 2017By Anne North Council officials in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the traditional last-minute rush of applications from potential election candidates, ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s deadline for nominations.Thousands...

Potentially dangerous bee-keeping “cleaning acid” stolen in Camborne

31st March 2017By Louis MorsePolice are warning the public after potentially dangerous chemicals were stolen during a Camborne vehicle break-in.The incident took place overnight on Wednesday-Thursday 15-16 March at...