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Planners approve bid for 800 new homes at Newquay

Planners have finally approved the construction of 800 new homes and two shopping centres on farmland on the outskirts of Newquay. The 71-acre Chapel Gover scheme was backed by...

Four more branches of Lloyds bank to close in Cornwall

Four more branches of Lloyds bank are to close in Cornwall. The company says it plans to pull out of Lostwithiel, Mevagissey, St Blazey and St Mawes between March...

Cornwall facing a “gold rush” of subsidised diesel energy plans

Slowly, Cornwall's landowners are waking up to a new "gold rush" of government subsidy for power stations. But instead of getting taxpayers' cash for installing renewable energy such as...

Cornwall’s “grim, shoddy and unsafe” care homes

The Care Quality Commission has branded four care homes in Cornwall “grim, shoddy and unsafe.” Residents of the Morleigh Group homes lay in urine-soaked bedclothes, sat in chairs for...

Early headlines from other media

BBC Radio Cornwall 17th November 2016:Research reveals post-code lottery over provision of elderly care at home Alzheimer's Society warns on need for training in dementia careCQC says NHS 111...

Woman killed as tractor involved in three vehicle crash near St Austell

A woman has been killed in a three vehicle crash, involving a tractor, on the A390 near St Austell. The accident happened near St Mewan, shortly after 5pm yesterday...

How many councillors are needed to run Cornwall’s County Hall? The debate continues…

Cornwall councillors meet this morning (Wednesday, 10am) to give further consideration to how many of them are actually needed. With 123 members, Cornwall Council is more than twice the...

Early headlines from other media

A quick glance at the morning's headlines from BBC Radio Cornwall and Trinity Mirror's CornwallLive. BBC Radio Cornwall early headlines Wednesday 16th November:New campaign aims to double the number...

Senior Cornwall councillor faced court summons over £590.97 council tax bill

The leader of Cornwall Council’s Independent group, councillor Andrew Mitchell, has gone on BBC Radio Cornwall to say he had "absolutely no intention to deliberately not pay" his council...

Falmouth University – once the School of Art – to drop its foundation arts course

Falmouth University – which began life as the Falmouth School of Art more than 100 years ago – is to scrap its foundation arts course. The Falmouth Foundation Diploma,...

Council offers tax breaks for prayers

Cornwall Council is granting tax-breaks to people because of their religious beliefs – and Catholics are getting more than anyone else.The news is unlikely to please Cornwall’s 2,169 Jedi...

High Court rules new-build second homes ban in St Ives can remain

The High Court has ruled that St Ives can keep its ban on new-build second homes. The decision opens the way for many other towns to adopt similar neighbourhood...

Brown Willy “under offer”

One of the most iconic and rugged parts of Cornwall could soon have a new owner. Brown Willy on Bodmin Moor, which went on the market only a few...

Small earthquake in Liskeard – no damage

Cornwall has been struck by a 2.3 magnitude earthquake, with the centre of the quake at Liskeard.There are no reports of any damage this morning. Kirstin Lemon, of the...

Camel Creek construction to start in February, say developers

The developer behind Britain's first "six star resort" says construction work on the Camel Creek project, at the site of the former Crealy Adventure Park, is due to start...

Cornish language petition forces ministers to answer over funding cuts

The government has been forced to respond to an online petition calling for funding for the Cornish language. As the deadline for signatures closed this weekend, support reached a...

Are Bodmin’s roadworks a £7.5 million gamble with disability rights?

Amid all the hullaballoo about whether the Bodmin roadworks would bring the town to a standstill, and (or) put hundreds of people out of work, another aspect has received...

Wadebridge refugee group calls Ombudsman in rates battle with council

The Wadebridge refugee support group is calling in the Local Government Ombudsman to investigate Cornwall Council’s demand for £1,600 business rates. The group claims the council is acting unfairly...

St Minver “hit and run” accident – police inquiries continuing

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of a road traffic accident at St Minver which killed a local woman earlier this year. A 50-year-old man from the London...

Scrap one of Cornwall’s six MPs to prevent Devonwall, suggest council officials

One of Cornwall's six MPs could be abolished, if Boundary Commissioners accept plans being drawn up by County Hall officials. The idea would prevent the need for a cross-border...