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Everyone’s a winner: there is no need to wait until 7th May to find out who triumphed the previous day


Elections 2021: The Battle for County Hall – what do you think of it so far?


Inside the G7: how to make a drama out of a crisis


“Winning here” and other lies: get ready for a bulging sack of political waste paper


Hot Gossip: nothing is proven, everything is possible


Inside the G7: A letter from America


Inside the G7: so true, it has to be made up


I brief, you leak and she’s just been charged under Section 1 of the Official Secrets Act


As Cornwall falls off a Covid cliff, will 2021 be the year the Boris Bug triggers yet another coup within the Conservative party?


“Clarification is not to clarify things. It is to put one’s self in the clear” – why the Cormac-gate review must ask the right questions


Out of the mouths of babes: why Cornwall’s Conservatives need to swallow hard, and admit they have got it badly wrong on free school meals


Living by numbers: As the government wrangles over tougher Covid-19 restrictions, is it time to embrace logic and consistency?


Covid-19 and Cornwall at the tipping point: will the lessons be learned?


Remember, remember, the 5th of November and how Cornwall Council ended up sleepwalking into “reasonable” constitutional chaos


Black lives matter everywhere, but who controls the past controls the future: Cornwall’s uncomfortable history with slavery


Will the war against Covid-19 end the same way as most wars, with refugees evacuated by helicopter from embassy roofs even as the politicians declare victory?


Covid-19: A postcard from Midwich, village of the damned


Ring A-Ring O’Roses, A Pocket Full of Posies, and other ways to Keep Calm And Carry On


Look North, in wonder, as Scotland edges closer to affordable local government by pioneering Britain’s first tourism tax


Cornwall is going to be Conservative for a very long time – we just have to get used to it


If you tolerate this, then your children will be next


Is the Newquay airport goose being fattened up for privatisation?


Getting into space is about maths and physics, not public relations: why Cornwall Council should say “no” to Richard Branson


A lesson for Cornwall? Why Brecon & Radnor might not be the Brexit game-changer the bookies are forecasting


After Peterborough: while politicians try to understand what happened, Labour should bring back its £3 supporters’ scheme and then ballot to determine Brexit policy


Why Cornwall should brace for defeat next week


Why only Jeremy Corbyn can beat Nigel Farage, and why it’s all about the turnout – a partisan view


Inside Kennally Care: details start to emerge of how charities and companies are now taking over Cornwall’s health service – with orders to cut spending


Glittering Prizes – The Cornwall Reports New Year Honours


A day in the life of the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator


All the way from Arabia – a sci-fi vision of Cornwall’s future?


Got an allotment? Get ready to once more Dig For Victory, as the new Agriculture Bill looks set to devastate Cornwall


Slow Train Coming: why the Devonwall boundary changes are not entirely welcome news for the Tories


Cornwall’s local government: no place for grown-ups


Cornwall and the idea of a tourism tax: a tale full of sound and fury, signifying nothing


Jumpers for goalposts: Why we need a Cornwall United to get serious about public health, and why the council should start its own football club


In a sleepy part of rural North Cornwall, another revolution is underway


Tragedy, farce, repeat: why County Hall would be an ideal location for Midsummer Murders


Bucaneers and Pirate Ports: time for Cornwall’s LEP to re-think its strategy on Economic Zones


After the football – business as usual with Cornwall’s NHS, and why it’s important to keep an eye on what’s happening in Parliament


The best possible birthday present for Cornwall’s NHS would be management from outside Cornwall


Cornwall, Your Cornwall


A design for life


Bread & Circuses, joining the dots between the Coliseum and a Stadium for Cornwall


Is dementia to blame for Brexit? In Cornwall, it’s a serious question


Why badgers should take extra care on the A38, and why I miss the sight of a squashed hedgehog

Cornwall, the Final Frontier, and how to make “devolution” more inspirational than a stale fart


Struggling in the stormy seas of shrinking ratings, BBC local radio’s “Dementia FM” heads for its iceberg


Newquay spaceport: reach for the stars, but watch your wallet and beware of half-baked big ideas


Police “raid” Penryn boatyard and Mabe quarry in pre-emptive strike against possible G7 protest


David Cameron used collapsed firm’s private jet to visit Daymer Bay – and then asked government chums for a bail-out


EXCLUSIVE: Edwina Hannaford elected to lead Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats at County Hall


Not so fast with Truro New Town, government tells County Hall, as Highways England questions the impact of additional traffic


Conservative Alison Hernandez wins another term as Devon & Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner


Power to the people! The “Popular Front for the Liberation of Bude” takes control, as town and parish councils get the taste for democracy


EXCLUSIVE: Police are having second thoughts about use of Truro’s Lemon Quay for “authorised” G7 protests


Conservatives take control of Cornwall Council


Camborne MP George Eustice is caught in the cross-fire, as feud between Carrie Symonds and Dominic Cummings touches on animal rights


Counting the cost after fertiliser fire destroys barn near Summercourt


Record rise in sheep worrying, as farmers blame Covid for increased dog ownership


G7 Summit: Protest in Truro and Falmouth only, and give us six days’ notice, say police


Serious failings at Cornwall Housing, demanding urgent inspection of old electrical fittings


“We would never support a Tory takeover of Cornwall Council,” pledges Lib Dem group leader


EXCLUSIVE: Natural England asks Cornwall Council to pause housebuilding because of serious, long-term damage to important wildlife sites


Talk of any post-election coalition is premature, say Labour and Greens


Green Party “could support Tories”after Cornwall Council elections

Pydar 2: deadline today for residents to respond to County Hall’s latest pre-application lobbying for £170 million vision of Truro


Somewhere over the rainbow: Labour would consider an anti-Tory coalition to keep the Conservatives out of power at County Hall


Cornwall health boss “approved £30,000 payment” to former chief executive to fund doctoral research


Government abandons its “Pick for Britain” scheme as local workers shun long, hard hours outdoors


Covid-19: One week after the easing of lockdown, Cornwall’s numbers start going up again


EXCLUSIVE: This is what to expect if the Conservatives take control of Cornwall Council


Blood on the carpet: the County Hall contests which see sitting councillors fighting each other for survival


Lockdown rules eased, as Cornwall’s Covid rate nearly one third of English average


All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates


EXCLUSIVE: the curious case of the private mental health company set up by the NHS boss in charge of Cornwall’s mental health


Green Party enters the fray for the first time, as four candidates are declared for the Police and Crime Commissioner election


EXCLUSIVE: How whistleblowers exposed the unusual and unauthorised “overtime” payments which some of Cornwall’s health chiefs awarded themselves at the start of the first Covid lockdown


Elections 2021: Boris Johnson showers £23.6 million on Truro


Plans for two huge state-owned solar farms in Cornwall (that’s the state of Norway)


G7 Summit: St Ives area facing a week of disruption and new controls as government gives Cornwall Council new powers to say who can be in the water and where they can sail


G7 Summit: Carbis Bay Hotel’s unauthorised development draws colourful protest


Email-gate: Cornwall’s Independent group leader urges backing for Adam Paynter, ahead of next week’s confidence vote in council leader


Cornwall’s holiday accommodation should be registered and licensed, says tourism boss


Green Party fields 71 candidates for Cornwall Council elections, promising to back a tourism tax


Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust: all eyes now on the non-executive directors


“Fraud” probe at Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust following departure of long-serving health chief


EXCLUSIVE – Health boss Phil Confue quits Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust


All change at the top? Cornwall’s health chiefs face another shake-up


EXCLUSIVE: In, out, shaken all about – is Cornwall’s Adam Paynter on his way back to the Liberal Democrats?


Three years later: government promises to act on second homes tax loophole


EXCLUSIVE: Newquay Airport is in line for an urgent £8 million facelift – paid for by taxpayers – to get it ready for G7 summit


Elections 2021: Cornwall Council told to convene extraordinary general meeting to debate a motion of “no confidence” in its leader


Notice of Poll: Cornwall Council elections get underway, officially, today – with a row over whether politicians are allowed to talk about politics


Hundreds gather in Truro to protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill


Covid-19: Was last weekend a turning point? Cornwall’s case numbers continue to increase


Carbis Bay Hotel claims its tree-felling and building works are necessary to host G7 summit, as planners prepare to ask some unusual questions


Covid-19: another slight increase in Cornwall’s infection rate


Will the new Cornwall Council ban fox hunts from its land? Nearly 7,500 voters are asking the question


G7 Summit: Just £70,000 on the table, so far, as Cornwall seeks a lithium-powered Giga factory as the centre of any “legacy”


Email-gate Day 3: Adam Paynter joins the Independents, the Lib Dems meet to elect a new leader, and Dulcie Tudor vows to continue her campaign for local voters


You didn’t get it from me!! The exclusive, inside story of the Cornwall Liberal Democrats’ “email-gate,” and how it caused the downfall of their national treasure


EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats told they need a new group leader as the national party dumps Adam Paynter


“Hitler Youth” group takes a hike on Bodmin Moor to protest against Covid lockdown


The battle for County Hall: A week is a long time in politics – and we still have eight weeks to go


Work starts soon on Britain’s first lithium battery factory – 460 miles from Cornwall


EXCLUSIVE: Could Truro’s £170 million regeneration project still win planning permission before 6th May?


Truro City Council goes back to the drawing board with plan for a new “arms length” company


EXCLUSIVE: the inside story of how County Hall’s planning boss blamed his own “arrogant” team for their “limp and disinterested” defence of £170 million Truro regeneration scheme