THERE might be just 11 days to go before Christmas but there’s plenty going on around the local area which is included in this week’s Cornish Times.

Plans for up to 70 homes have been rejected in Tremar while St Keyne and Trewidland Parish Council have agreed their budget and precept for the coming year.

Liskeard is one of a number of towns who have an M&Co store, but the clothing chain have gone into administration. Also we hear about a coffee morning held in the town to welcome Ukrainian refugees, and the Market Makers hold a successful craft fayre.

Over in Saltash there’s pictures and a report as hundreds of Santas ride through Saltash for Children’s Hospice South West, while elsewhere in the town, there was a full house at the Ashtorre Centre for the ladies choir concert.

Down the coast at Torpoint, St James Church gets a special visit from George the St Bernard while in Fowey, the RNLI Lifeboat Station is among 56 local charities to benefit from NFU Mutual Liskeard and St Austell agency’s ‘Agency Giving Fund’.

As ever there’s all the latest community news including a Christmas presentation at Linkinhorne and a visit to Delaware Pre-School, plus the latest Westminster column with South East Cornwall MP, Sheryll Murray and from Naomi Taylor from the South East Cornwall Liberal Democrats.

Former BBC Spotlight presenter Justin Leigh is back with his latest column on Christmas spirit plus much more.