In this week’s edition of the Cornish Times: almost exactly a year since teenagers Harry Maywood and Olivia Boxall were severely injured in a collision near Pelynt, the drink-driver behind the wheel of the other car was sentenced. It has been a long, tough year for both youngsters and their families, and also a year in which the local community, in support of Harry and Olivia, has helped raise more than £30,000 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance. We find out how Olivia and Harry are doing now – and how their families feel about the sentencing.
We lead on the news that Trago Mills may have to shed up to 200 jobs across all its stores, and inside, GLL, the not-for-profit organisation that runs Cornwall’s leisure centres, has also begun redundancy consultations with its staff. Councils in the SouthWest are asking for urgent help from the Government and they warn that some leisure centres may never open again.
Cornwall and Plymouth City Councillors will be meeting tomorrow (Fri) to discuss how to rescue the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry from financial disaster caused by traffic levels not going back to their usual rate following the lifting of restrictions – we hear from chairman of the committee, Saltash Councillor Sam Tamlin, about what the way forward might look like.
On the Rame Peninsula, a campaign group has raised £9,000 to begin mounting a legal challenge to a planning decision made by Cornwall Council to allow a new house within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
In this week’s Cornish Times we celebrate the start of matches, fixtures and live events with an extra special new 12-page Sports pullout. Editor Nigel Walrond and our contributors have packed this supplement with exclusive interviews, game reports, photos, results and look-aheads, speaking to all those in the know about the moves and the matches that matter.
As well as this we’ve got political columns from SE Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray and the SE Cornwall Labour Party, our Open for Business pages with helpful news, advice and information on money, pets, homes and gardens, antiques, leisure and motoring, Nature Watch with Ray Roberts, Puzzles, and more besides – look out for your latest edition of The Cornish Times, in the shops today!