A new feature
It’s only Tuesday and already it has been a busy week
here at the Cornish Times (CT). From snow to rain,
getting to work from Plymouth each day has proved
tricky at times and the winds have not been welcomed
as I walk the ten minutes to the office.
Although today is fairer, yesterday was one of those
ocassions when you can see rain lashing at the window
and you just don’t want to go out. Well I did end up
braving the weather, to visit a pub landlord facing a 30
per cent increase in rent - the story will follow on from
my story last week about publican, Ally Yeoman, who
was fed up with high beer and rent prices.
This week I will be updating readers on the six-week
road closure in Looe, which is likely to cause major
disruption and news that one Looe councillor is trying
to get free parking in one of the car parks in the town.
The Cornish Times this week will see our first feature in
our emergency workers series, looking at the work
retained firefighters and the St John Ambulance
volunteers do. The first one will give you an insight into
the volunteer Police Special Constables.
On Saturday night I went out with the street pastors of
Plymouth for my feature for the Sunday Independent. I
went on patrol at the bottom end of Union Street, not
the most pleasant area to be at midnight. The
volunteers do a really good job though, making sure
people are safe and there have been cases where they
have saved people’s lives. You can find out more in this
week’s Sunday Independent.