Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
About Turn on Army Reserves?
7:01am 15th January 2014
There could be a U-turn on plans to move Cornwall's part time soldiers to Devon.
The government announced it wants to move D Company The Rifles from the Duchy to Barnstaple and Plymouth.
Now the Defence Secretary has confirmed they are looking again at the move, due in 2016.
It was part of sweeping reforms to the reservists, formerly known as the Territorial Army.
It is after Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton warned it was already having an impact in the Duchy: "The continued uncertainty over the Rifles reservist base in Truro is impacting on recruitment.
"People in Cornwall really do want the opportunity to serve their nation in this way."
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond replied: "The Minister for the Armed Forces tells me that he discussed that issue recently.
"We are looking at the decision on reserve basing in Cornwall. We have announced our plans for reserve basing, but have indicated that there is flexibility in those plans.
"We must, of course, recruit where the recruits are available. We recognise that necessity.”7:01am 15th January 2014
Share This StoryTweet
UPDATE: Man found dead in Cornish woodland
Cornwall News: Police not treating the death as suspicious
Last photo of Westminster hero PC Palmer emerges as fourth victim named
National News: A US tourist has revealed she posed for a photo with the police officer who tackled the Westminster terrorist less than an hour before he was killed.
Disney won't digitalise Carrie Fisher's image in new Star Wars film
Showbiz News: Disney has confirmed that Carrie Fisher's final performance as Princess Leia Organa in the next Star Wars film will not be changed.
Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak freed after six years
World News: Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail after nearly six years, according to a lawyer.
Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power, wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup
Sports News: Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power, has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup ahead of Minella Rocco and Native River.