LAUNCESTON features heavily in this week’s Post Series with some big developments in the town in recent days.

 Launceston Town Council have announced that over £1-million is probably needed to cover the costs of their services. We hear from the town council as they give us an idea of what the money will be spent on.

Elsewhere in the town we hear from Jane Nolan she prepares to brave the shave for charity and those who enjoy skateboarding are set to be delighted after funding was granted for a new skate park at Coronation Park.

A planning application has been submitted for a Greggs just off the A30 near Altarnun, while Launceston’s M&Co store is one of 170 to close after the company goes into administration.

We check in with Launceston Male Voice Choir following their annual dinner which saw some special awards handed out, while town councillor and local football referee Davey Green has been clocking up the miles in preparation for his latest venture.

Up in Bude we hear from Bude Holiday Resort after their success in raising funds for conservation charities in the Duchy while author Betty Walker was shortlisted for a category in the Romantic Novel Awards for 2023.

Most people living in North and East Cornwall would have visited Sterts Theatre, which is situated near Upton Cross on the B2354, and they have denied that they will close despite admitting to a ‘serious cash flow problem’.

There’s two pages of school news including news from the likes of St Stephens Community Academy in Launceston, Coads Green Primary School and Callywith College in Bodmin, plus all the latest from Friday’s round of the Primary Schools’ Cross Country League at Landrake.

We hear from Cornish Mutual as they seek to ease pressure on over-burdened farmers, while there’s all the latest community news including a busy day for Bude WI and ‘Interesting Encounters’ at The Thursday Friendship Group at Holsworthy Methodist Church.

There’s the latest Westminster column from North Cornwall MP Scott Mann as he addresses ‘false allegations’ plus the mayor of Launceston, Cllr Leighton Penhale, is delighted with the news that Lawrence House Museum is to benefit from funding for heritage projects.

Former BBC Spotlight presenter Justin Leigh is also back with his latest column which focuses on volunteers.