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The curious case of the five-year delay between closing three of Cornwall’s hospitals and then doing anything useful

By Anne North Health chiefs have still made no decision about the futures of community hospitals at Saltash and Fowey, which have both been closed for more than five...

Man dies in accident involving two motorbikes

By Peter Tremayne A man has died following a collision involving two motorbikes on the B3252 at Horningtops between Looe and Liskeard. Emergency services were notified at around 10pm...

Councillors give tourists a £500,000 Tamar Bridge discount, at the expense of local residents

By Peter Tremayne Councillors have voted to delay an increase in the cash tolls to cross the Tamar Bridge, effectively handing a £500,000 subsidy to tourists, paid for by...

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferry cash tolls could increase sooner than planned

By Richard Whitehouse Planned toll rises on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry could come into force earlier than expected.  A 30 per cent increase in cash tolls is...

Cornwall contemplates a week of rail disruption – and a fuel protest aimed at blockading the Tamar Bridge

By Peter Tremayne The national rail strikes due to start on Tuesday (21st June) are expected to bring all trains in Cornwall to a complete standstill. It seems highly...

County Hall concedes inquiry into Saints Trail cycle path fiasco

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is to undertake an internal “lessons learned” exercise to find out how it lost control of the Saints Trail cycle project, part of which...

Cornwall’s political junkies look to Plymouth for their fix of local election excitement

By Julia Penhaligon Party political activists from across Cornwall are heading to Plymouth today (Wednesday) for last-minute campaigning in local council elections.  Voters go to the polls tomorrow. There...

Partner of Cawsand former solider vows to continue legal battle over “legacy” prosecutions

By Peter Tremayne The partner of Cawsand’s Dennis Hutchings has said she is taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming discriminatory treatment of former service...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray wants “Margaret Thatcher Day”

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has called for the creation of a “Margaret Thatcher Day” to encourage women to seek high office in public life....

New walking path would encircle Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A lottery-funded project is recommending a new walking path to link Bude in North Cornwall to Rame in South East Cornwall. The 90-mile route, through the...