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CORNWALL’S businesses and residents are set to benefit as new direct flights between Cornwall Airport Newquay and London Heathrow have begun this week. As part of the new Cornwall Council led Public Service Obligation, funded by government, the new service between Newquay and London Heathrow, the UK’s major international airport, operates four times a day, …

Improved ultrafast ‘Fibre to the Premises’ (FTTP) broadband will be rolled out to more than 220 public buildings across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon over the next two years, thanks to a successful bid to a UK Government fund. The buildings include council offices, GP surgeries, hospitals, schools, colleges and many others. This investment …

A 54-year-old man from Bodmin was killed in a car crash on the A30 in Cornwall on Saturday morning. The incident, that involved three vehicles, happened at approximately 12.35am on the eastbound carriageway two miles west of the Victoria Interchange. A Renault Clio, an Audi A4 and an HGV were in the collision. The driver …

TWO people have been jailed in connection to the death of a child in Liskeard. Eve Leatherland, who was just 22 months of age, sustained multiple fractures, bruises and had a fatal dose of codeine in her system, when she died in Liskeard on October 5, 2017. Her mother Abigail Leatherland was found guilty of …

ONE of the longest serving members of staff at Children’s Hospice South West has retired this week after nearly a quarter-of-a-century at the charity. Alison Vogler, senior cook at Little Bridge House, was one of the original care team members when the doors of the hospice opened for the first time in September 1995. Nearly …

THE Red Arrows will be returning to Plymouth this year for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 29. Huge crowds gathered to watch the impressive aerobatic team the last time they performed in the city in 2012, when Plymouth hosted the national Armed Forces Day event. Deputy council leader Pete Smith said: “We are absolutely thrilled that …

CHILDREN from one Cornish School have run, jogged or walked enough miles to almost reach Australia. King Charles Primary School in Falmouth is one of 90 schools across the county that have signed up to the ‘Daily Mile’, a national initiative supported by Cornwall Council’s Healthy Schools’ team that inspires young people to get more …

EIGHT people have been charged with a series of drug related and modern slavery act offences, following a series of warrants carried out in Cornwall and London. Warrants were carried out addresses in the London boroughs of Haringey, Lewisham and Hackney, as well as in Bodmin, St Austell and Newquay, Cornwall, as part of ongoing …