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Government announces cash for flood defence schemes in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in Looe are hoping to learn today (Thursday) more details of government plans to invest in significant new flood defence schemes for Cornwall. A government...

Covid-19: Plymouth cases now higher than England’s average

There has been little change in Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection in the past 24 hours.  It is now 176.8 cases per 100,000 population.  The average for England is...

Rame Head AONB planning application finally rejected by 5 votes to 4

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Controversial proposals for a large detached house in the Rame Head Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have been refused permission by Cornwall Council. The east area planning...

Travellers leave Saltash park – and a mess

By Peter Tremayne The travellers who moved on to a public park at Saltash have now left, following a court application from Cornwall Council. The travellers have left behind...

Controversial bid for a large house in Rame Head AONB is again recommended for refusal

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Controversial plans for a large detached house in the Rame Head Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have again been recommended for refusal by Cornwall Council officials....

Police use rare powers to evict travellers from Devon – sending them into Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne A group of travellers have moved from Devon to Cornwall after police in Plympton took a much more aggressive approach than usual, threatening to impound vehicles...

Parish council U-Turn on plan for large house in Rame Head Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The parish council at the centre of a fierce planning row in South East Cornwall has reversed its policy and will now object to proposals for...

Devonport dockyard wants to dispose of “radioactive” rainwater in the River Tamar

By Peter Tremayne Devonport dockyard is seeking permission to change the way it disposes of rainwater which might be contaminated by trace amounts of radioactivity, seeking to discharge it...

Call for more walk-in Covid vaccination centres in North and South East Cornwall is “a fair challenge”

By Anne North County Hall is to explore ways of increasing Covid vaccination opportunities in North and South East Cornwall, after hearing concerns that Stithians and Wadebridge are the...

Councils to think again about controversial plans for large house in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Parish councillors in South East Cornwall are to hold an emergency meeting next week to reconsider controversial plans for a large detached house in an Area...