Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced £10 million pound package to improve sea links between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Hundreds of people working for Devon and Cornwall police face pay cuts of up to 15 per cent under controverisal new plans announced today.
The Admiral Nurse Service gives relatives a dedicated support worker to help them deal with caring for someone with dementia.
– James Fulford, CEO of Condor Ferries
Poole is a modern and well-connected port, well-liked by our customers.
We recognise that this is disappointing news for Weymouth. However, given the need for berth improvements and an Environmental Impact Assessment, Weymouth is not currently in a position to accommodate [the new ferry].
Condor Ferries will end services from Weymouth in spring 2015, and will operate its new cross-Channel ferry from Poole. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council spent around £3.4 million upgrading the old ferry terminal but it could not accommodate the company's new ferry without a full £10 million investment.
Taunton Deane Borough Council has finally voted to move to Somerset County Hall, one month after a similar proposal was narrowly rejected.
The council says it costs £650,000 a year to occupy the ageing Deane House off Station Road in Taunton. Its report also found that creating a public sector 'one-stop-shop' together with the County Council would make life easier for service users.
Discussions will now start with the County Council about how best to facilitate the move.
Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has called for plans to increase car parking charges at the Royal Cornwall Hospital to be halted. The new system would mean some staff (who work more than 22 and half hours a week) at Treliske would have to pay £330 pounds a year-that's five times more than what they pay now.
A package worth £10 million pounds to improve sea links between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been announced by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. The money will also be used to upgrade roads on the island and carry out ports repairs.
The new funding includes £7.3 million towards a £12.8 million scheme to improve harbour infrastructure at both St Mary’s and Penzance and £1.8 million to repair and resurface public roads on the Island.
– Patrick McLoughlin, Transport Secretary
This funding will make a huge difference to the people of Scilly and also to visitors to the island, so vital to the local economy. Good transport links and high quality infrastructure are key for the island.
These improvements will not only make it easier for those living on the islands to get about, but will also benefit those visiting the Scilly Isles, which is very important for the local economy.
Figures showing a fall in unemployment shows Britain's economic recovery is "continuing to gain momentum", the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said.
"With record numbers in work and the claimant count falling, these figures show that our economic recovery is continuing to gain momentum," Mr Alexander said.
"It's further proof that our Liberal Democrat tax cuts for working people, support for apprenticeships and our determination to tackle the deficit fairly are working - and so is the country.
"There is still a long way to go, but this is solid progress and the significant fall in youth employment is particularly encouraging and welcome."
The number of people out of work in the South West has risen by 10 thousand to 145,000. It is the only region in the country that has seen an increase.
Nationally, unemployment has continued to fall, while the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance is on course to dip below a million for the first time in six years.
The jobless total was 2.08 million in the quarter to June, down by 132,000 on January to March and the lowest since the end of 2009, giving an unemployment rate of 6.4%.
An iconic landmark in St Austell could be flattened if proposals for a new eco town go ahead. Residents say 'Sky Tip' is a symbol of the town's rich mining heritage but developers want to build 1500 news homes on it. A campaign has started amongst local residents to save it.