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Planning inspector rejects Liskeard homes bid

A planning inspector today (Friday) dismissed an appeal against the refusal of permission for 14 homes on land south east of Trevillis Park, Liskeard.Cornwall Council refused the planning application...

Two men killed in car crash on A39 at Perranarworthal

Two men have been killed in a car crash near Truro.The accident happened at about 10.30pm last night (Thursday) on the A39 at Perranarworthal, near the Norway Inn.A blue...

Bodmin’s library gets ready for next week’s move to new premises

26th January 2017 By Graham Smith Follow @CornwallReports Bodmin’s library closes its doors at its current location next week and moves to the new council offices at Chy Trevail,...

A39 roadworks at Treluswell roundabout, Falmouth, to start on Monday – and will last 12 months

26th January 2017 By Graham Smith Follow @CornwallReports Motorists in Falmouth are steeling themselves for major roadworks, due to start on Monday (30th January) which will see the current...

Cornwall’s rough sleeping crisis gets even worse, as council finds extra cash

The number of people sleeping rough in Cornwall has hit a new high – 99, up more than 50% on the previous year. The 2015 figure was itself a...

Planning officials again urge lifting of “holiday only” condition at former Wild West resort

The owners of the former Wild West theme park near St Columb are to make a fresh bid for what planners fear could become an “instant village.” Planning officials...

Council to run 7-month campaign – during elections – in bid to win public support for EU culture gamble

Cornwall Council is to make the formal launch of its £536,000 bid to turn Truro into the European Union’s Capital of Culture on 3rd March. The council said this...

Devon & Cornwall to get 100 extra police officers

26th January 2017 By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall Police are to recruit 100 additional officers, bringing the force back up to more than 3,000 for the first time...

Judge rejects group’s bid for judicial review of planning decision at Dean Quarry, Coverack

25th January 2017 By Graham Smith Follow @CornwallReportsA High Court judge has rejected a legal challenge to prevent retrospective planning permission at Dean Quarry near Coverack .The protest group,...

School coach crash near Penzance – no-one hurt

A coach carrying 28 students and a member of staff from St Ives School to a swimming gala at Jubilee Pool was involved in an accident on the A30...

Cornwall Council agrees to spend £536,000 on bid for European cultural supremacy

Cornwall Council’s cabinet has endorsed a bid to make Truro the subject of a bid to become the European Capital of Culture. The cabinet voted 9-1 to endorse a...

Cornwall’s Lib Dem/Indy council says “don’t blame us” and rejects an extra £7.7 million for vulnerable elderly

25th January 2017 By Graham Smith Follow @CornwallReports Vulnerable adults in Cornwall will have to do without an additional £7.7 million after Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet this morning (Wednesday)...

Planners signal Penzance heliport is good for take-off

Proposals for a £2 million private-sector heliport to restore passenger helicopter flights from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly should be approved, according to planning officials. Flights could resume...

Cornwall’s town and parish councils might escape “toilet tax”

Cornwall’s MPs have welcomed proposals which could exempt public toilets from business rates.The idea, outlined in the Local Government Finance Bill, affects dozens of public toilets which Cornwall Council...

Cornwall’s Lib Dems looking forward to the future, says party leader

25th January 2017Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats can look forward to May’s local council elections with confidence, their party’s national leader Tim Farron said this morning (Wednesday.)Mr Farron told BBC Radio...

The Cornwall Reports Hall of Fame

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Council puts off a decision about councillor numbers

24th January 2017The question of how many councillors it takes to run Cornwall has again been sent to a sub-committee for further consideration.A motion to today’s full meeting of...

Cornwall Council will be allowed to debate health and social care cuts – but not until after elections

24th January 2017 By Graham Smith Follow @CornwallReportsCornwall Council will be able to debate the proposed £264 million health service cuts – but not until after the May local...

How Sainsbury’s blew £6 million on its Wadebridge adventure, as planners prepare to back housing scheme

Sainsbury’s failed bid to build a supermarket in Wadebridge cost the company nearly £6 million – even though Sainsbury’s effectively sold its Higher Trenant site to itself. As Cornwall...

Fire sweeps through Falmouth’s derelict Four Winds Inn

Fire crews battled for more than four hours overnight as flames swept through the derelict Four Winds Inn, Falmouth.  No-one was hurt but officers advised locals to keep their...