Citizens Advice launches new service for Launceston

Citizens Advice Cornwall is planning an expansion of its service in the Launceston area. The new advice sessions, including appointments for Pension Wise, will take place at The Orchard Centre in Market Street and replaces sessions previously held in the town library. The decision to expand the service in Launceston […]

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Launceston library to be transferred to town council

From Cornwall Council: Going the way of Bude Library, the future of Launceston Library has been safeguarded for the community after a new agreement which will see it transferred to Launceston Town Council on May 1. The arrangement, which is part of Cornwall Council’s devolution programme, means the library will continue to […]

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Launceston woman suffers life-changing injuries in crash

Police were called just before 7 pm last night with reports of a serious collision between a delivery van and a Smart Car on the A388 outside of Camelot Kennels, Kelly Bray, Cornwall. The driver of the Smart Car, a 65-year-old woman from Launceston was trapped in her vehicle following […]

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Thefts from vans in Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police have been notified of 13 separate offences of thefts or attempted thefts from vehicles in the Launceston area between Tuesday 15 January and Wednesday 16 January. The offences have mainly involved vans and power tools worth thousands of pounds were stolen. Similar spikes have […]

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Hit & Run, Launceston

By Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are seeking the driver of a hit and run incident near Launceston which left a cyclist with serious injuries. The incident, involving a cyclist and a small red car, happened at around 6.30pm on Monday 23 July on the A395 near Launceston. The cyclist […]

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MP meets National Citizen Service students at Launceston College

Scott Mann MP joined a group of local young people taking part in National Citizen Service (NCS), an open-to-all unifying experience shared by teens from different backgrounds which helps them become better individuals, and in turn better citizens. During his visit, Scott met NCS participants in their third week of the programme where […]

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Launceston man wanted by police

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police in East Cornwall are seeking the public’s help to trace a 27-year-old Launceston man who is wanted for recall to prison. Jamie Lee Hanscombe (pictured) was originally charged with drug offences in 2014 and is wanted for failing to comply with licence conditions following […]

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Launceston air quality exhibition

From Cornwall Council: There’s an opportunity for people in Launceston to have their say on proposals to improve air quality in the town at a drop in exhibition in Launceston Town Hall on Wednesday 8 November from 3-7pm.  The exhibition is part of a two month consultation on plans to […]

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Launceston man jailed for murder

From Devon & Cornwall Police website: A 28-year-old man has been jailed for 17 years after beating his acquaintance to death in a ‘furious assault’ at a Launceston flat earlier this year. Thomas Norman, of Town Mills Close, was sentenced today at Truro Crown Court for the murder of 48-year-old Charles […]

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Burglary between Bude & Launceston

Burglary, from experience, is awful. Intrusion is worrying and distressing but it is often only later that families realise the full amount of deeply personal and irreplaceable items they lose when burgled. On Tuesday 4th July, a  thatched cottage situated near the Countryman Pub, B3254, Launceston to Bude Road was […]

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Free diabetes foot care event, Launceston

Do you have diabetes? Lots of people do. In the UK, there are more than 4.5 million people who have diabetes of which over 1 million people have Type 2 diabetes but don’t know they have it because they haven’t been diagnosed. 11.9 million people are at increased risk of […]

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Support Scott the marathon Mann

This comes from Scott Mann’s Virgin Money Giving page. Good luck to him in his endeavours and well done for giving it a go! MPs often get knocked for what they do, but this is pretty good!! On 23rd April this year, just shy of my fast approaching 40th birthday, […]

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Free Car Seat Checks #Launceston

With 27% of parents confused about car seat safety Cornwall Trading Standards and Fire and Road Safety are offering free community car seat safety checks and car bibles. A trained Road Safety Officer will complete a car seat safety check, which will take approximately 10 minutes, and share some road […]

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Did You See A30 Assault, Launceston?

From Devon & Cornwall Police website: Police are appealing for witnesses following and assault on the A30 near the Launceston junction between 9.25pm and 9.30pm on Sunday 27 November. A 56-year-old man was assaulted after he flashed his lights at a car in front of him to warn him about […]

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Police Appeal For Witnesses to Fatal Launceston Collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic incident yesterday [Sunday 13 November] on the A388, at Dutson. The incident involved a Volvo estate and happened around 12.10am. The car, which was travelling towards the direction of Holsworthy, impacted with a wall by the Old Toll House. The […]

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