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CHILDREN in St Agnes now have a safe place to shelter and meet up to join a walking bus to school. That is after a new pedestrian waiting shelter has been installed in St Agnes Parish Council’s Trelawny Road car park to encourage active travel in the village. The ‘Active Travel’ shelter provides a meeting place for …

POLICE have appealed for witnesses following a fatal collision between two HGVs in Axminster on Monday morning (29 April). Emergency services were called at 5.50am following the head-on collision on the A35 Gammons Hill at Kilmington Cross. Both male drivers were trapped in their vehicles. One driver, a 54-year-old man from Winchester, sustained fatal injuries and …

POLICE are appealing for information following a knifepoint robbery in Ilfracombe. A man dressed in dark clothing and a hoodie, with his face covered, threatened a shop worker at the St Mary’s Premier Express store, on The Promenade, at around 8pm on Sunday (April 28). The suspect fled with a quantity of cash and tobacco …

Historic and iconic cobbles that add to the character of Truro’s centre are set to be returned to their former glory from next week. The cobbles in two areas of Boscawen Street were temporarily removed and replaced with tarmac after safety concerns were raised that the area had become very uneven.  Since then investigations have …

A 20-year-old man who carried out a series of knifepoint robberies over a 12-day period after choosing his victims through social media and classified ad websites has been jailed. Jalees Ahmad, of Filton, Bristol, would respond to his victims’ social media posts offering mobile phones for sale. When he turned up to collect the items, …

AWARD-winning garden designer Paul Stone has been appointed head of horticulture at the Eden Project in Cornwall. With a 30-year record of building gardens, twice winning best in show at the Hampton Court Flower Show and four times winning gold at the Chelsea Flower Show, Stone is a well-known face in the horticulture world. In …

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorist suffered serious facial injuries in a road rage assault in Plymouth. The incident took place on the Marsh Mills Roundabout on the Plymouth Road, A374, between 4.30pm and 5pm on Wednesday, March 27. The victim, a man in his 50s, suffered a broken nose, had three teeth …

CORNWALL, along with some of the largest regional economies in the UK, has challenged  the government not to roll-back from the promise of greater devolution after Brexit. Cornwall, alongside Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield, London and Tees Valley is asking the government to stick to its promise of more control for local …