Flann, in Bodmin is a key space industry supply chain company hoping to capitalise on Cornwall becoming a spaceport - if... A leading electronics and engineering company believes Spaceport status could be a game changer for Cornwall as a whole and supply chain companies have all to gain. An early high-profile project for Flann was the role it played in the equipping the newly-built Goonhilly Earth Station, which received the first live transatlantic television broadcasts from the United States in 1962 - and Flann is still supporting the facility more than 50 years on.
Family of great-great-grandmother, 79, killed by a texting HGV driver fight to increase his 'insulting and lenient' 32-month jail sentence Jean Watmore, 79, pictured with her daughter Jeanette, was a back seat passenger when a driver ploughed into them in a 40-ton truck The devastated family of a great-great-grandmother killed by a texting truck driver have been given hope after the Court of Appeal said it would review his 'insulting and lenient' jail sentence. Jean Watmore, 79, was a back seat passenger in a Vauxhall Meriva car, driven by her daughter, travelling home to Bristol after a family holiday in St Ives, Cornwall, when Joseph David Smith, 30, ploughed into them in a 40-ton truck.
The story of Cornish lad Taylor Jones who was sent to detention by his school for turning up bald after taking part in a charity head shave has gone national and sparked outrage and disbelief far and wide. But Cornwall Live has delved into the archives to see what school in the county and area have banned in the recent past - from running to hugging, wearing the wrong shoes to RE trips to a local mosque or even bananas.
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed it uses electro-convulsive therapy as a way to treat severe depression, mania or catatonia. While not giving out details about how many ECT procedures are carried out every year in Cornwall unless the information is obtained through a freedom of information request, the trust said ECT to treat mental illnesses has been consistent since 2005.
The town had been so seriously hit by a series of closures that residents worried about how many amenities would eventually be left in the town. However, over the past couple of months, solutions were being sought by locals to find alternative provision for each closure and a temporary post office service will start from Thursday.
If you're after a unique boutique hotel in Cornwall with peace and quiet well away from hordes of holidaymakers you ought to check in and check out Tredethy House, just outside Bodmin. We happened on it through an online search as we wanted a place to stay around Bodmin which was dog-friendly and not in a town, and what a find it turned out to be.
Many parents of reception age children across Cornwall have today received the good news that their child has been allocated a place at their first preference school. Across the county 93 per cent of children have been given a place at their first-choice school, and 98 per cent of applicants have been offered a place at a school they named as one of three preferences.
A popular retired teacher and long-serving Cornwall councillor from Bodmin who was the father of a former MP has died. Steve Rogerson, who was the Cornwall councillor for the St Petroc's ward in Bodmin, died suddenly on Sunday morning.
If you end up with a sprain, strain or broken bone this Easter bank holiday you can avoid the emergency room and head straight for your nearest Minor Injury Unit or Urgent Care Centre. Cornwall's NHS provider has reminded the public that many injuries - whether from an over-enthusiastic tackle in the park or a touch of DIY gone wrong, doctors and nurses can provide treatment far quicker than at accident and emergency.
Falmouth-based WC Rowe teamed up with Asda's Bodmin store to bake the Easter delicacy, which has a 26in diameter. Made from flour, butter, egg yolk, baking powder and sugar, the lightly-spiced currant biscuits are often decorated by children in the run up to Easter.