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Lostwithiel to see 18% council tax hike

LOSTWITHIEL Town Council has imposed an 18 per cent precept hike on residents. From April, the council will receive £150,000 from local householders, compared with £129,000 for the current...

Brexit Select Committee takes evidence in Cornwall – interview with Hilary Benn MP

8th February 2017 The Parliamentary Select Committee set up to examine the consequences of Brexit has taken evidence at County Hall in Truro.The committee heard from council chiefs and business...

The Brexit Podcast interviews Cornwall Reports editor Graham Smith: why did Cornwall vote so heavily to leave Europe, and what does it mean?

Cornwall was large net beneficiary of European Union funding yet 56 per cent of its residents voted to leave.Tim Henning and Jennifer Hahn, of the Brexit Podcast, interviewed Cornwall...

Cornwall garage murders: CCRC “not minded” to refer back to Appeal Court, convicted brothers to stay in jail

The Criminal Cases Review Commission has said it is “not minded” to refer the 2003 murders of a couple at their Wadebridge garage back to the Appeal Court.A final...

Radio Cornwall’s audience slump continues as 17,000 switch off in 12 months

9th February 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Follow @CornwallReports  BBC Radio Cornwall’s slide in the ratings continued in the final quarter of last year, according to industry figures published today...

Future of Wadebridge “New Town” hangs in the balance

The future of a large scale housing development in North Cornwall hangs in the balance today (Thursday) after planning officers indicated they could not support it.  A decision on...

Cornwall’s prospect of more control over Euro-cash now on “red alert”

7th February 2017 By Graham Smith Follow @CornwallReports Cornwall’s bid for more control over nearly £500 million of unspent European Union funds is nearly a year behind schedule.In 2015...

Oscar Morse to write for Cornwall Reports, as website recruits its 100th paid-up subscriber

Oscar Morse, former chief reporter at The Cornish Guardian, has agreed to write for Cornwall Reports.  His coverage of the Loswithiel area can be found on the website's Local...

Headteachers join the fray as Cornwall’s schools funding row escalates

8th February 2017 By Graham Smith Follow @CornwallReports The row over the funding of Cornwall’s schools escalated today when the county’s headteachers wrote directly to parents asking them to...

Cornwall’s EU culture controversy: seven out of 10 councils dropped out after Brexit decision

8th February 2017 By Graham Smith Follow @CornwallReports The background to Cornwall’s possible quest to become the European Union’s capital of culture in 2023 has been thrown into sharper...

Councillors try to drill down into the detail of STP’s health cuts agenda

7th February 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Follow @CornwallReports Cornwall Council is to stage two “witness days” for people concerned about the proposed £264 million cuts to health spending, which...

The politics of badger culling set to focus on Cornwall Council

7th February 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Follow @CornwallReports The government is coming under pressure to allow an emergency debate on badger culling, as an online petition passed the 100,000...

Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following six-month police investigation into St Minver “hit and run” accident

7th February 2017 By Graham Smith Follow @CornwallReportsA man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following the death of a St Minver woman who was killed...

Flooding in Polperro

7th February 2017 Residents in the Mill Hill area of Polperro are cleaning up this morning (Tuesday) after heavy rain brought flooding to some properties yesterday evening. Fire and...

Missing Celeste Smith, 19, found safe and well

6th February 2017 Police have confirmed that Celeste Smith, of Saltash, has been found safe and well this afternoon (Monday 6 February) and has been reunited with her family....

Police name the man whose body was found at Treyarnon Bay, Padstow

6th February 2017 Police have named the man whose body was discovered on Treyarnon Bay Beach near Padstow on Saturday. Patrick Foster, 46, from Newquay, was discovered just after...

“Illegal” cigarettes and tobacco seized in Illogan, Redruth and Camborne

6th February 2017 By Anne North Follow @CornwallReports Trading Standards officers and police have seized a quantity of illegal cigarettes and tobacco in three raids on houses and businesses...

December’s St Austell flat deaths still a mystery – but “not currently suspicious”

6th February 2017 By Anne North Follow @CornwallReports Police say they are still waiting for the results of toxicology tests on the bodies of two men found in a...

Dogs killed 10 sheep in Devon & Cornwall last year

6th February 2017 By Graham Smith Follow @CornwallReports Devon and Cornwall police have disclosed that they dealt with more than 40 cases of dogs worrying sheep last year. In...

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...