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Nick Clegg, deputy PM, talks North Cornwall and the lack of magic wands – Report

Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, visited Launceston as part of a tour to big up the thousands he has granted for the Cornish Language (you know, that one nobody speaks). I was allowed five minutes to question him about things, which he tactfully edged around and didn’t answer; just like a real politician. Continue reading Nick Clegg, deputy PM, talks North Cornwall and the lack of magic wands – Report

No dodging the talent of Ella Eyre at the fairground – Review

I was invited along to this year’s Lumia Live session with Ella Eyre last night (details below). It was good fun, the intimate concerts take place in random venues; there is little cooler than antique fairground rides. Dingles, Lifton, did not disappoint, and nor did Ella herself. She was a charming young thing with loads of talent. Continue reading No dodging the talent of Ella Eyre at the fairground – Review

Launceston fight Hallam Land Management in appeal for development – Report

A NOBLE effort was given by Launceston residents to voice concerns during the public inquiry into a controversial development in the town.
Hallam Land Management appealed against Cornwall Council’s rejection of a planning application for a mixed use development of up to 100 houses at Upper Chapel, to include up to 40% affordable, as reported last week.
The application met with outstanding public objection, many fearing it would add to regular congestion in the Moorland Road, St Johns and Upper Chapel area of the town. Cornwall Council’s planning committee refused the application on grounds of the development’s impact on traffic congestion in the area, the infrastructure in place not suitable for the increase, and the issues on the amount of affordable and market housing.
The public inquiry into the appeal took place at Launceston Town Hall between Tuesday, March 18 and Friday, March 21; chaired by Chartered Town Planner Geoffrey Hill. Barristers leading the appeal included: Christopher Young for Hallam, Ned Helme for Cornwall Council, and Laurence Osborne for Launceston Town Council. Continue reading Launceston fight Hallam Land Management in appeal for development – Report

Old News – Week St Mary renewable energy farm consultation

Nobody seems to want a wind turbine near them. I confess, I have not experienced being near one. However, my personal view is that I like them. They remind me of car journeys when dad would suddenly shout: ‘Look Nat! the turbines!” They are connected to happy memories for me, but I understand that some people just don’t like them.

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Old News – Methodist to build new community facility

The Launceston Area Methodist Circuit are planning a rather awesome looking community facility. Personally, I am backing this project all the way, but I have to stay objective and unbiased for the paper.

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@FreeKieron and the #Arctic30: Journalist faces charges of piracy in Russia

I’m not behind the times with this story, it was printed in the Cornish and Devon Post on October 10.

The journalist / freelance videographer was working out a short term contract with Greenpeace. Thousands have given support, from family to celebrities and every friend and stranger in between.

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Old News – Interview with a local author

In March 2013 I interviewed a local author about her first novel. Unfortunately, the piece I wrote was never used in the paper. In September 2013, the author donated the royalties of her book to charity, which I reported on and had published.

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Old News – Farmers call for fairer milk prices

Earlier in the month farmers protested against milk prices at supermarkets. They warned they would do this back in April when a meeting was held in Holsworthy — which I reported on.

 

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Launceston family raise money for hospital which helped son

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A YOUNG Launceston family held a successful charity duck race at the River Kensey, Launceston, on Sunday, September 9 raising over £1,000 for the neonatal unit which greatly helped their newborn son in the first weeks of his life. Continue reading Launceston family raise money for hospital which helped son

Launceston TRAC – forever a lost promise?

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This article was one of a series following the Tourism and Rural Access in Cornwall, particularly in the Launceston area and a certain unspent grant for a project that was eventually pulled…

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