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Lanivet smallholder banned from keeping sheep

21st March 2017By Anne NorthA smallaholder from Lanivet, Bodmin, has been banned from keeping sheep for 10 years and sentenced to three months in custody, suspended for two years,...

Devon & Cornwall Police leading the way on use of drones

21st March 2017By Graham SmithDevon and Cornwall Police are pioneering the use of drones.In a move which some fear takes the force even further from “community policing” officials are...

Planning inspector considers Wainhomes appeal for 183 homes at Par

21st March 2017By Graham SmithThe planning inspector conducting a Wainhomes appeal against the refusal of permission for 183 homes at Par is considering her verdict.A public inquiry at Roche...

Bodmin Jail hotel plans sentenced to more talks over parking proposals

21st March 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneTalks over the future of the Bodmin Jail have reached a crucial stage as plans to turn the former prison into a 63-bed hotel have...

From air rifles to wildlife gardens – how councillors splashed the cash

20th March 2017By Louis MorseHundreds of voluntary and community groups have benefited from Cornwall Council Community Chest grants worth £214,716 during the past year. With grants still being processed...

Council pushing to improve Cornwall’s air quality

20th March 2017By Louis MorseA strategy to improve air quality in Cornwall's worst affected towns has been given the go ahead by Cornwall Council’s cabinet.Geoff Brown, the authority’s portfolio...

St Austell’s street drinkers could face disruption to their suppliers

20th March 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe problem of street drinkers and anti-social behaviour in St Austell is to be discussed by councillors tomorrow (Tuesday) when they consider measures to reduce...

NHS bosses fail to reassure MP about future of Bodmin Treatment Centre

20th March 2017By Graham SmithThe future of the Bodmin Treatment Centre remains unclear today after health bosses briefed North Cornwall MP Scott Mann about how and why their contract...

Council to go ahead with pioneering study for new health centre in Camelford

19th March 2017By Julia PenhaligonA proposed health and wellbeing centre in Camelford could become a pilot for Cornwall Council investing in health practices in the future.The move comes at...

A rum business costs Bodmin Moor hotel owner

19th March 2017By Anne NorthThe owner of a hotel near Liskeard has been fined £126 after a bottle behind the bar labelled as Bacardi Rum was found not to contain...

Cornwall Council’s top lawyer calls it a day

17th March 2017By Graham SmithOne of the most senior and longest-serving of Cornwall Council's officials is to leave the organisation at the end of July.Richard Williams, the council’s top...

Closure of West Cornwall Hospital’s canteen: is it a sign of things to come?

17th March 2017By Julia PenhaligonThere are fears that Penzance's West Cornwall hospital is being downgraded, following closure of the canteen which for years has served patients, staff and visitors....

“Don’t sell the hedge,” Wadebridge urges council, as 190-home planning appeal looms

17th March 2017By Graham SmithWadebridge Town Council this morning (Friday) agreed to urge Cornwall Council not to sell a hedge which borders a potential development site, which is due...

Phil Kerridge: Parliamentary asterisks, and straight talking bollocks in Bodmin

Parliamentary asterisks, and straight-talking bollocks in Bodmin

Council gives NHS 14 days to explain continuing “temporary” closure of Edward Hain hospital, St Ives

17th March 2017By Anne NorthHealth bosses have been given 14 days to say when they plan to re-open the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, or face a formal consultation...

Motorcyclist dies after A39 accident near St Kew Highway

17th March 2017A 63-year-old motorcyclist has died after an accident on the A39 at St Kew Highway, near Wadebridge, yesterday (Thursday).Emergency services were called at around 4.40pm to reports of...

Police name the woman killed in Penzance traffic accident

16th March 2017Police have named the woman who died after a collision with a van in Penzance last week.Mrs Anna Maria, 56, from Penzance, died on Monday 6th March...

Ey oop, chuck, ‘ow ken I ‘elp yer?

16th March 2017By Peter TremayneNearly 260 fires and other emergencies in Cornwall have been controlled from outside the county in the past year – on average, five per week.The Emergency...

Electoral Commission fines Tories £70,000 over campaign accounts

16th March 2017By Graham SmithThe Electoral Commission has fined the Conservative Party £70,000 over missing and unreported payments in relation to its use of a campaign battle bus which...

How PWC pocketed more than £1/2 million from the STP – and so far all we have is a report which is “not fit for purpose”

16th March 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlanePlans to cut £264 million from Cornwall’s health and social care budget – yesterday condemned as “not fit for purpose” and “unprofessional” by Cornwall Council...