Concerns over woman's death
A coroner has told the NHS organisation which cares for mental health patients in Cornwall that it needs to communicate better with families of patients.
Assistant Coroner, Andrew Cox, recorded an open verdict on the death of 58-year-old Susan Marchant from Pentire Road, Newquay, after her body was recovered from the sea.
The inquest heard the RNLI recovered Mrs Marchant’s body from the sea after a Coastguard search team found a carrier bag containing some of her possessions at Bakers Folly.
Doubts over police alert system
Concern has been raised about the effectiveness of the police alert system that Newquay venues use – it came during the trial of four doormen charged with unlawfully killing a man.
Lewis Bowns, 26, of Lewarne Road, Newquay; Richard Favetta, 30, of Penmere Drive, Newquay; Ian Harold, 46, of Fernhill Road, Newquay, and Graham Lutey, 35, of Trenithon Farm, Summercourt, have all pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter and
manslaughter by negligence after 48-year-old Michael Kearns died as they restrained him outside Sailors nightclub.
Godolphin squad takes shape
GODOLPHIN Atlantic manager Tony Mackellar is looking forward to welcoming players back into the fold, after scraping past Porthleven in the second round of the Walter C Parson Cup.The G defeated their CSWPL Division One West opponents 3-2 to book a third round home tie with Budleigh Salterton, thanks to goals from top scorer Phil Lowry (2) and Aaron Dilley.
Two goals from Porthleven starlet Jordan Annear made the game very entertaining...
Debate rages on Barrowfields cycleway
SUPPORTERS and objectors to plans to create a cycleway across the Barrowfields gathered for a site visit last week.
A representative from Cornwall Council and Cormac met with residents and councillors to discuss the plans that are part of the authority’s Council’s Local Transport Plan – Connecting Cornwall: 2030.The plan, which was published in 2011 with Cabinet approval, sets out its policies and objectives to increase cycling in Cornwall in line with national policy and best...
Huge Lusty scheme to start
CONSTRUCTION work has begun on a £5.8 million seven-storey apartment block on a former derelict site overlooking Newquay Bay.
One Lusty Glaze will consist of 36 apartments and nine private and affordable houses on the site formerly occupied by the Riviera Hotel at Lusty Glaze Road. The project is due to be completed by February 2016, which will include a programme of external works and landscaping.The community had been campaigning for several years to get the site redeveloped as the empty building looked unsightly and there were arson attacks, which resulted...