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Laurence Reed - the Voice of Cornwall

You can contact Laurence via Twitter @laurencereed, via email at laurence.reed@indyonline.co.uk or in writing at Indy House, Lighterage Hill, Newham, Truro TR1 2XR

Patients face painful wait for dentists

I have spoken to three different people, from different backgrounds and different areas of Cornwall, but all have one thing in common: trying to get an NHS dentist! One has even considered taking a pair of pliers to his own teeth...

Hedge posies pose problem for motorists

If singer-song writer John Denver had penned his hit record Take Me Home, Country Roads about Cornish roads, I wonder how the lyrics would have gone? AA President Edmund King OBE has described parts of the Duchy as a jungle...

We’re full of tourists and full of optimism!

Don’t get me wrong – I love the tourists as much as the next man – but can Cornwall really cope with the expected surge of visitors this year? Some locals, as we know, call them Emmets...

Me, mum and covid: Andrew’s sad story

A little over a year ago, a Cornish gardener’s life was ripped apart when his mother became one of the first in Cornwall to die of a disease that was about to claim millions worldwide.

Lockdown end could be harmful to our pets

Have we been suckered into paying way over the odds for dogs during the covid lockdown restrictions? Such has been the demand for four-legged friends that prices have soared, imports have rocketed and unscrupulous breeders have been cashing in.

Let’s talk – again – about the big issues

Let’s talk – again – about the big issues
Former Radio Cornwall stalwart Laurence Reed pens his first column for the Voice. It’s been six months since I moved on from BBC Radio Cornwall. Have you missed me? I have certainly missed you.

Food for thought for the G7 summit

Forget climate change, coronavirus or scientific discoveries. The manager of one Cornish foodbank wants world leaders to concentrate on poverty.