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The CLA (Country Land and Business Association) is calling for sky lanterns to be banned after it was suggested they should be released every Sunday to show support for the NHS. The call is in line with Defra and the National Fire Chiefs Council who warned about the dangers of lighting sky lanterns. Sky lanterns …

ANIMAL charities in Cornwall say they are in danger of folding if the government does not help during the covid-19 crisis. The Conservatives have announced they will give £750 million to frontline organisations such as hospices and those working with domestic abuse sufferers. But there are others who are struggling with their source of income …

Plans for 430 homes on the outskirts of Saltash have been refused planning permission because the designs are not typical of those found in Cornwall. Outline planning permission is already in place for the overall development of 1,000 homes and related facilities on the site at Boradmoor Farm, Stoketon. Developers Barratt Homes and David Wilson …

Plans for a green bridge have been given the go ahead despite concerns that it leads to a dead end. Highways England has been granted planning permission for the new bridge which will go over the A39 at Carland Cross. The bridge, which will not be open to vehicles, is designed to provide benefits for …

Cornwall received just 40 per cent of the protective equipment it asked for to help people working on the frontline of tackling coronavirus and helping vulnerable people. As a result Cornwall Council is leading efforts among the health and social care sector to put pressure on the Government to provide more personal protective equipment – …

The head of Visit Cornwall has welcomed a decision by Airbnb to stop bookings being taken but said the action should have been taken weeks ago. Malcolm Bell was furious last week at online booking platforms like Airbnb which were still taking bookings despite government guidelines banning all non-essential travel and hotels and other accommodation …

GP surgeries in Cornwall have launched an appeal to find large marquees which could be used for drive-through patient assessments. East Cornwall Primary Care Network issued the plea on social media to companies or individuals which might be able to provide marquees. The network covers Launceston, Callington, Liskeard, Looe, Saltash, Torpoint and surrounding areas. The …

Cornwall’s tourism body has released a video to encourage people not to visit the county ahead of Easter. Visit Cornwall released the video yesterday to remind people not to travel during the coronavirus outbreak and to come back later in the year. The 90-second video titled Time to Reflect urges people to stay at home …