CONTROVERSY features heavily in this week’s Post Series which as ever covers right across North Cornwall and Torridge.

In Chilsworthy, near Holsworthy, plans for a pet crematorium are given the go ahead, while in Bude we hear about residents and the town council opposing plans which would see a hotel turned into a 50-bed care home.

Elsewhere in Bude, mayor Cllr Amanda Tape has received well wishes as she prepares to go on maternity leave.

In Holsworthy there is a report on Holsworthy and Moorland Training Group who are hanging up their boots after 30-plus years.

On a lighter note, a local farmer from South Petherwin near Launceston has received a CVO for services to the Prince’s Council. We hear from him on the honour.

Up the road in Tregadillett, the Bishops of Truro and St Germans have visited to discuss the next steps towards the Deanery Plan.

As ever there’s the latest Looking Back section and community news including a guest speaker at Bude WI’s January meeting, while we learn about Linkinhorne’s connection to a famous song.

All the latest school news including new headteachers at St Mark’s CofE Academy in Bude and Lifton Primary School, plus Launceston College students take part in the county cross country championships in Newquay and there are pictures and results from the latest round of the Primary School Cross-country League at Cotehele.

There’s also much more including a senior citizens' New Year party in Callington and a preview of the Boscastle pantomime that gets underway next Wednesday (January 25).