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If you call 999 by mistake, please stay on the line …

It’s easily done. You are walking around and suddenly your mobile is dialling out. Usually, though, it is not to the emergency services. Now the police alerting system says that Devon & Cornwall Police is offering advice to callers who accidentally dial 999, in an effort to reduce unnecessary demand […]

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“A Space To Speak Your Mind” – Cornwall Mind 

From Cornwall Mind: Providing care and support for the local community for over 26 years Cornwall Mind is one of Cornwall’s hardworking charities aiming to fight the stigma of mental health.  With over 1 in 4 people suffering from mental health difficulties across the county, looking after our mental health […]

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Capsize of motor cruiser Norma G where 17-year-old died

On 25 May 2020, a family were enjoying a day out on the water in the Camel Estuary, Cornwall, on their 5.4m motor cruiser Norma G. The boat was capsized by a large wave close to the Doom Bar. The owner’s 17-year-old daughter sadly became trapped in the cabin when […]

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Booking a Covid booster

Some people are wondering when they will receive their booster vaccine for Covid-19. This is the current state of play: You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online if you are a frontline health or social care worker. You can also use this service if you have been contacted […]

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Unaffordable housing – the private rented sector

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been researching private rental affordability – and really, affordable doesn’t come into it. The East Midlands and North West are the most affordable regions for lower income households. In London, only a household with a higher income would be able to rent a […]

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Highest ever number of drug-related deaths for Cornwall

Safer Cornwall is a partnership of public, voluntary, community and private organisations who come together to do all that they can to make Cornwall’s communities safer. The partnership has recently released a report on drug-related deaths in Cornwall. These increased in 2020 by 9 deaths to 40 (+22.5% from 2019). This […]

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Cornwall on longlist for ‘city’ of culture

From the Government: Eight areas longlisted for UK City of Culture 2025 were unveiled by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries. Following a record 20 bids, the eight longlisted locations are Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Bradford, Cornwall, County Durham, Derby, Southampton, Stirling and Wrexham County Borough. Winning the prestigious title has […]

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Planning for 30 houses in Poughill approved

Outline approval has been given (with conditions) for a development of 30 houses in Poughill, for land off Poughill Road. The construction is for 30 dwellings, public open space, landscape planting, pedestrian, cycle and vehicular links, pumping station and associated infrastructure. The applicant is Burrington Estates (New Homes) Ltd of […]

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Rise in Covid cases in Cornwall

For some reason, numbers of Covid cases in Cornwall have risen dramatically in the 7 days to 30th September, with total cases at 2478, a rise of 33.6%. The case rate per hundred thousand people is 430.6, not as high as it has been, and is presumably linked with less […]

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Don’t bin, recycle, urges Cornwall Council

CCornwall Council is urging people to recycle items over which many people feel uncertain such as egg boxes, foil, and plastic yoghurt pots. Recycling tips Here are some of the most common items you can recycle from each room in your home. Bathroom • Toothpaste boxes – flatten • Toilet […]

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6/10 patients not referred for urgent cancer investigations

From University of Exeter: Six out of ten patients who show common “alarm” symptoms for cancer are not referred for urgent investigation, a large scale new study has revealed. The research, led by the University of Exeter working with University College London, and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that […]

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Yellow warning for rain

There is a yellow warning for rain in the SW, starting at 5pm this evening through to 4am tomorrow morning. Heavy rain is likely to produce some disruption this evening and overnight, according to the Met Office. They say: A few homes and businesses flooded Bus and train services affected […]

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Cornish Pirates back NSPCC campaign

Cornwall’s Cornish Pirates has backed an NSPCC campaign which is raising awareness of where parents can turn if they have concerns at their child’s sports club. An online survey conducted on behalf of the NSPCC by YouGov, has found that 20% of parents who had children in sports and leisure […]

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The fuel issue is improving; there’s no need to hoard

The fuel issue has impacted many people, though it doesn’t seem to have been so bad in the SW. Certainly, fuel was not difficult to obtain in the. Falmouth area where I was last week. Bude did not seem too bad (queues) before I went away. The following info comes […]

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Community diagnostic centres to open in Bodmin and Exeter

Millions of patients are said to be set benefit from earlier diagnostic tests closer to home thanks to 40 new community diagnostic centres set to open across England in a range of settings from local shopping centres to football stadiums. The new one-stop-shops for checks, scans and tests will be […]

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