Local News

Recent Comments



    • Assault in Bideford
      Police are appealing for information after a man and woman were attacked outside a pub on Westward Ho in Bideford on Monday 1 January 2018. PC Frank Morgan said: “The incident happened at around 12.20am in the early hours of Monday 1 January and started when four men, unknown to the victim, took his scooter […]
    • Assault in Exeter
      Police are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked assault in Exeter which left a 20-year-old man with facial injuries. The incident took place between 2am and 3am on Saturday 27 January outside the Jack Wills shop on the High Street. The victim, from Exeter, was subjected to an unprovoked attack by unknown offenders. He lost […]
    • UPDATE: Matthew Edwards
      Matthew Edwards, who was reported missing from the Derriford area of Plymouth, has been located safe and well. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.
    • Body found near Longdown, Exeter
      Police and The Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team have located a body of a man this afternoon (15 February) in Longdown, near Exeter. Formal identification has yet to take place, however, the family of missing 20-year-old student Rory Cattermole has been informed of this development.  
    • Missing Sean Doyle from Kingsbridge
      Police are concerned for the welfare of 27-year-old Sean Doyle who is missing from his home address in Kingsbridge. Sean is described as white, around 6ft 1ins tall with a slim build, he has brown hair with shaved sides, and his hair appears longer in the released photo. Sean was last seen approximately 10.40am on […]
    • Man named following fatal collision on the A30
      A man who died after the car he was travelling in was involved in a collision on the A30 at Upottery near Honiton has been named. 60-year-old Robert Duval from Hinton St George, Somerset, was driving the BMW which was involved in a collision with a HGV close to the junction with the Seven Mile […]
    • Update on fatal collision on the M5 Cullompton
      Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit continue to investigate how a man came to be struck by a number of vehicles on the southbound carriageway of the M5 in Devon on Tuesday 13 February. We believe the man in question had been a passenger in a Citroen van travelling on the M5; we are […]
    • Fail to stop, Bideford
      Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a car on Allhalland Street in Bideford on Saturday 10 February 2018. The incident happened at around 9.25am. The pedestrian walked down Bridge Street and turned left in to Allhalland Street where he slipped over in the rain due to poor […]
    • Attempt robbery in Plymouth
      Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery on Kerr Street, Devonport which happened at around 7.30pm on Friday 9 February 2018. The incident happened outside the Ker Street Social Club. The victim, a man in his 30s, was approached by two unknown men as he was walking past the entrance of the club. […]
    • Honiton man convicted of manslaughter
      A man has been sentenced today, Friday 9 February, following the death of a in June 2017. Keith Beviss, aged 55, of Woodhayes Drive, Honiton was sentenced to an indeterminate hospital order by Judge Graham Cottle at Exeter Crown Court following the death of Philip Ryan, at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses,  Dowell Street, […]

    Map 2

    • Work to start on air quality action plan for Launceston
      Work is to begin on an action plan to improve air quality in Launceston following the declaration of the town as an Air Quality Management Area. In 2017 Cornwall Council held a public consultation to ask people for their views on air quality in Launceston.  People who responded to the consultation agreed that action was […]
    • Who Dares Serves in St. Ives
      Participants completing the latest ‘Who Dares Serves’ course will attend a passing out parade on Friday 2 February at St Ives Community Fire Station. Who Dares Serves is a week-long, multi-agency course giving people insight into working with Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service, and a host of public services from across the South West. Focussing […]
    • South West Peninsula councils join the fight for fairer funding
      Leaders of Devon, Isles of Scilly, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay and Dorset Councils have joined Cornwall Council in calling for central government to provide more funding to stretched rural councils. Cornwall Council Leader, Adam Paynter, asked fellow council Leaders across the South West to join together in calling for a change to unfair funding which sees […]
    • Community safety and Crowdfunder on the agenda for Cornwall Gateway Community Network Panel
      Residents of the Cornwall Gateway Community Network area can find out about local community safety matters and Crowdfunder at the Cornwall Gateway Community Network Panel.                      The meeting takes place on Thursday 22 February from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at St Germans (Eliot Hall) Community Centre, Fore […]
    • Panel puts forward three schemes for future pattern of electoral divisions across Cornwall
      Members of Cornwall Council’s Electoral Review Panel are putting forward three schemes for the future pattern of electoral divisions across Cornwall - one for 87 councillors and two options for 88 councillors – for discussion at next Tuesday’s meeting of the full Council. Members will be deciding on their proposed response to the Local Government […]
    • Cabinet agrees Housing Development Plan to deliver more homes for the people of Cornwall
      An innovative and bold plan to provide more homes in Cornwall was given the go ahead by the Council’s Cabinet at their meeting yesterday (07 February 2018). The Council will invest up to £170 million in directly building 1,000 new homes on sites across Cornwall. The developments will be a mix of homes for private […]
    • Council and partners support workers following modern slavery operation
      Following a Devon and Cornwall Police operation on the Lizard early this morning (08 February 2018), Cornwall Council is providing welfare and support services for 14 people who have elected to seek help through a National Referral Mechanism which is applied in circumstances like this which means that potential victims are offered support. The Council, […]
    • Highways maintenance on the agenda at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel meeting
      People in and around St Agnes and Perrranporth are being invited to attend the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel meeting to hear about maintaining highways and local matters. The meeting will take place on Thursday 22 February between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms, Chyanhale, Ponsmere Valley, Perranporth, TR6 0DB and was […]
    • Council reveals revised budget proposals
      Cornwall Council’s Cabinet today approved a revised Council Tax level for 2018/19 at 4.99%. This followed the final settlement received yesterday from central government where additional one-off funding of £2.5m was allocated to Cornwall. Cornwall Council’s Leader Adam Paynter said that the additional funding, made up of £1.7m for Adult Social Care and £0.7m for […]
    • Proposed future commissioning of health and care services for the benefit of the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
      At yesterday’s (05 February 2018) Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, members decided to recommend to the Council’s Cabinet that a new joint health and care committee is set up to test how joined up strategic commissioning for health and social care can work to improve how services are better delivered for […]
    • Brexit-We have no chance in sorting this out
      The government and the country is clearly split on Brexit. We are therefore struggling to sort out an agreement with The EU.. This will not be good for The UK or The EU. So where do we go. The financial data appears to show. If we leave there is not much to gain. Plus it […]
    • Second Referendum is our only hope
      The Election failed to show us any way forward.We are now in a worse situation. We have to reconsider our situation and ask the public to reconsider their situation NOW before we negotiate with the EU We need to have another referendum. We also need to state on the voting document If we vote out […]
    • Brexit is still not looking well
      The government seem to be doing what governments are good at. Do every thing the population do not want. Most people probably voted out because the EU would not listen and would not put some control over immigration. I say control I do not mean preventing or creating state registers. I agree Human rights also […]
      Most of the cameras installed in UK government sites appear to be made in China. Its time the orders were given to a company that is UK based. Hinkley Point Power Station the other issue- Will it ever get built maybe The Government takes that view. We will see how we get on with the […]
    • The UK Now
      Our main focus should be to deal with Brexit The panic is over and we appear to have calmed down. Everything is geared to EU finance or put it another way our finance that goes to the EU. We need to re structure all this so it works for us. We appear to be floating […]
    • Need some ACTION
      We are slowing the momentum of Brexit and its creating uncertain times for us and Europe. We now need to restore the economy before it dives. Reduce VAT to 15% Scrap NEW Stamp Duty Increases and Buy to Let extra Stamp Duty Charges. Start a National Council House Building Project. Offer building and development grants […]
    • Are things looking good
      Sounds like property prices are moving up again after Brexit and Osborne’s war on Buy to Lets., We might be able to keep the Chinese out of our Nuclear Power stations ie with the failure in France similar production the American Problem and the Australian Problem. Brexit seems to be going into the slow lane.Not […]
    • No to lower interest rates
      Lowering interest rates does not help us. We need the pound to get stronger. No a lot but just enough to stop companies in Europe surcharging us for their loss on selling to us with a lower pound. The Companies in Europe really need to get round this by selling their products in euros not […]
    • Hinkley Point Power Station
      May be it is time to dump this project. EDF will find it difficult to complete this project. It is expensive electricity. China will be in the middle and it could be a political nightmare. We need to consider smaller nuclear units or push other projects such as gas wind and solar. Keep it small […]
    • EUROZONE What do be do
      So when we vote to leave or stay. Where will we be. If we leave we be in a confused state. Bit like leaving your home. Directions and bills have to be sorted. Same with the country. Anything European will need re thinking or changing. This will create a vast amount of work.More work for […]
    • Nalders Solicitors
      With more than 225 years experience Nalders is committed to providing a quality legal service to each and every one of our clients. Truro Office Tel: 01872 241414, Fax: (01872) 242424
    • Clifton Lodge Hotel High Wycombe Bucks
      Clifton Lodge Hotel High Wycombe Bucks Tel 01494 440095