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Minack Theatre funds greenfield roadbuilding plan in Cornwall clifftop AONB
Controversial theatre Charity with £4m cash and six-figure profits funds new greenfield road plans, suggests finance by major housing development    Read more...


Plymouth community leader fraudulently claimed £180k
Peter Flukes, who was awarded an MBE in 2010, is sentenced to a suspended two-year jail term.    Read more...



Fake car badge seller must pay back £750k
Gregory Whitehead was jailed last year for selling thousands of counterfeit items online.    Read more...



Andrew Harper: PC's death inspires thanks from public
People across the UK flood police with gifts and kind acts in the wake of PC Andrew Harper's death.    Read more...



The stick insect population that lost its sex drive
A population of stick insects from New Zealand have become asexual and only reproduce females.    Read more...



Public urged to 'lend a hand' if police are in trouble
Devon and Cornwall's chief constable says he has officers "being assaulted day after day after day".    Read more...



McFlurry lid caught round Newquay jackdaw's neck for weeks
The bird has defied efforts to catch it in Newquay, Cornwall, and seems able to eat, drink and fly.    Read more...



Premature twins meet staff who saved their lives
The parents of the boys thank search teams and medics who saved their lives a year ago.    Read more...



Plymouth's historic Drake's Island fortress sold
Drake's Island off the Plymouth coast also boasts a 16th Century barracks once used as a prison.    Read more...



Cost of outside legal advice doubles at 42 councils
Campaigners fighting council cuts label the amount spent on outside law firms "ridiculous".    Read more...



Fastnet 40: Sailors remember storm that left 19 dead
In August 1979, hundreds of sailors were caught in a ferocious storm that left 19 people dead.    Read more...




Source: BBC News
News headlines from around Cornwall and Penwith today.