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How a Wadebridge hedge might be much more valuable than anyone had thought, as council and developers ponder ownership of a “ransom strip”

15th March 2017By Graham SmithA planning appeal against the refusal of permission for 190 new homes in Wadebridge has taken a new twist following the discovery that Cornwall Council...

Cornwall Council flays NHS bosses, condemning STP proposals as “not fit for purpose”

15th March 2017By Graham SmithCornwall councillors today severely criticised the way NHS chiefs are approaching proposals to cut £264 million from health and social care budgets.In a ferocious denunciation...

Plans to cut £264 million from Cornwall’s NHS face major challenge today

15th March 2017By Graham SmithThe way in which Cornwall’s approaches plans to cut £264million from its health and social care budget over the next five years may need to...

Lostwithiel pub to the rescue as Post Office set to move to the King’s Arms

14th March 2017By Oscar MorseLOSTWITHIEL could see a new post office opening – in a pub.The King's Arms has answered pleas from residents to reinstate the service in the...

Hotel inspector’s routine visit to Looe found that not all gins and vodkas are the same

14th March 2017A hotel near Looe has been fined £3,000 after bottles behind the bar labelled as containing Smirnoff Vodka and Gordons Gin were found not to contain those...

Steve Double MP calls for government statement on Fowey hospital

14th March 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneSt Austell MP Steve Double has raised concerns relating to the continued closure of Fowey Community Hospital in Parliament.Speaking during questions to the Leader of...

Six years later, and still nothing doing as Asda finally declines invitation to come to Truro

14th March 2017By Julia PenhaligonAsda appears to have changed its mind about building a superstore in Truro.The supermarket giant had been at the heart of plans to build a...

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Could the police probe in Cornwall lead to an early general election?

Man charged with Launceston murder

13th March 2017 Devon and Cornwall Police have today released this statement in relation to the death of a man in Launceston last week: "Thomas Norman aged 27 of...

Tory “whistle-blowers” say they were told to campaign for local candidates in Cornwall, as police probe into election spending nears conclusion

13th March 2017By Graham SmithTwo former Conservative Party activists who campaigned for Derek Thomas and Scott Mann during the 2015 general election are to be questioned by Devon and...

Fire which destroyed Falmouth’s Four Winds Inn “was started deliberately”

13th March 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s fire service has confirmed that the blaze which destroyed the Four Winds Inn, Falmouth, in January, was started deliberately.Fire crews battled for more than...

St Ives “chemical drum” contained mixture of oil and water

13th March 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe two “chemical drums” which washed ashore at St Ives in January contained a mixture of oil and water, Cornwall Council has confirmed.Firefighters wearing gas-tight...

More than 4 out of 10 Treliske hospital staff advise against being treated there

10th March 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneBarley half of the staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust would recommend that friends or family should be treated at the county’s main acute...

Future of the Bodmin Treatment Centre in the balance next week

10th March 2017By Graham Smith The future of Bodmin’s Treatment Centre could be determined by a series of meetings next week, as anger in the town grows over the way...

Cornwall’s headteachers again urge MPs to act over school funding

10th March 2017By Anne NorthCornwall's headteachers are stepping up their pressure on the county's MPs over their concern about school budgets.The Cornwall Association of Secondary Headteachers (CASH) is urging...

Police investigate suspicious death at Launceston

9th March 2017 Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man in Launceston. A body was found at Town Mills Close around lunchtime. A 27-year-old man is helping...

St Minver fatal “hit and run” case to be heard at Crown Court

9th March 2017By Peter TremayneThe man charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following the death of a St Minver woman who was killed while walking her dogs in...

Cornwall Council criticises government for failing to keep Cornish language promises

9th March 2017By Graham SmithThe spat between Cornwall Council and Whitehall over taxpayer support for the Cornish language has escalated following publication of the latest report from the European...

Is Camelford about to become a council healthcare guinea pig?

9th March 2017By Peter TremayneCamelford could be about pioneer a new way of providing healthcare – with Cornwall Council building and owning the facilities.In what would be a radical...

Entries open for horse section at Royal Cornwall Show

9th March 2017By Julia PenhaligonMore than 1,000 horses, ponies and donkeys will head to Wadebridge in early June to compete at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show.Entries are now open...