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Cornwall Airport Newquay has confirmed this week that British Airways will commence operation of a service between Newquay and Heathrow this summer. In securing the route the airport has ensured that Cornwall maintains its non-stop access to Europe’s busiest hub and added the flag carrier British Airways as its eighth airline partner. BA will operate …

A father and son from north Devon have been jailed for the attacks they waged on two other men. Following a six-day trial at Taunton Crown Court, Richard Palmer (senior), 53, and Richard Palmer (junior), 31, known locally as “The Geordies”, were sentencedthis week for crimes committed on Saturday, August 3 2019 in Holsworthy town …

Floating event pontoons and a new waterside public walkway circling Plymouth’s historic harbour could be installed in Sutton Harbour by the spring, if planning permission is approved. Sutton Harbour Group plc has now submitted an application for full planning permission and listed building consent to Plymouth City Council to enable the immediate installation of the …

THE independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Mid Devon to comment on its draft recommendations for new council ward boundaries. The commission’s plans would mean changes to all wards in Mid Devon. A 10-week public consultation on the recommendations has begun and will end on April 13, 2020. The consultation …

An organised crime gang dubbed by locals as ‘The Geordies’, who brought misery to communities in south Devon, have been jailed for a combined total of 105 years. A judge at Bristol Crown Court this week sentenced the group for a litany of Class A and B drugs offences. Several of its members were also …

The use of Taser on a man who subsequently died in Falmouth was in line with force policy, an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation found. Officers were called to Langton Road at around 9pm on May 23, 2017 after Marc Cole, 30, had been seen in the street with a knife. Mr Cole …

The family of a West Country Royal Marine recruit who died in a training accident last weekend have paid tribute to him. Ethan Jones, from Wesfield, near Radstock in Somerset, was part of a group practising an assault from a landing craft on Tregantle Beach in south east Cornwall when he went under the watch. …

Openreach has outlined plans to make ultrafast, ultra-reliable and future-proof broadband available in 27 market towns and villages across the South West of England. It’s part of a bigger announcement involving 2,271 ‘harder to reach’ areas across the UK, with building to start in the next 14 months. It’s part of Openreach’s previously stated target …