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Review of Cornwall's local news media

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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


Call for review after inquest jury says police use of Taser weapon played “more than trivial” role in the death of Falmouth’s Marc Cole


Skybus to quit Newquay Airport hangar and base all engineering operations at Land’s End


Royal Marine recruit dies during training exercise at Tregantle


How many Cornish schoolchildren have been labelled “potential terrorists” by County Hall’s participation in the Prevent programme?


Truro Stadium land deal “still not over the line” as County Hall holds firm on promise of community benefit


Dogs on beaches: the debate goes on


Cornwall hopes that new flights from Newquay-Amsterdam will keep open its window to the world, as Branson snatches Heathrow slots and confirms Flybe will be re-branded as Virgin


Cornwall to pioneer firefighter and social worker “blended workforce”


Branson takes taxpayers for a ride – you can still fly from Newquay to Heathrow, but only if you go via Manchester and Edinburgh


Councillors finally get the chance to debate badger culling on Cornwall Council farms


Flybe on the brink, as ministers meet to consider industry-wide tax breaks as a possible solution


Sudden closure of Bude-Stratton community health centre overnight means local residents “are not safe”


You got what you voted for, officials tell councillors, explaining how NHS provision of sexual health services in Cornwall ended up in the private sector


Council denies Newquay airport sell-off


Royal Cornwall hospital back on “black alert” as patient pressures mount


 

Branson still going nowhere, as “final, final” spaceport deadline approaches in April


Cornwall’s NHS will have to wait to become an Integrated Care System


Penzance’s Cliff Hotel, once a dangerous drugs den, could soon be converted to flats


Planners asked to decide if they want a formal Environmental Impact Assessment for Truro stadium


Government says it will ensure free car parking for some patients, visitors and staff at Truro’s Royal Cornwall hospital


Planners to rule on large plastic pontoon for river users at West Looe wildlife site


American takeover of RNAS Culdrose supplier raises eyebrows


EXCLUSIVE – Hayle flooding: what did we know, when did we know it, and what are we going to do about it?


EXCLUSIVE: High-tech business park is still more than half empty, 18 months after it opened, but County Hall remains optimistic about its future


As the dust settles on the general election, True Blue Cornwall ponders what to do once it has Got Brexit Done


EXCLUSIVE: The knives are out on County Hall’s fourth floor: a story of fear, loathing and bitter disappointments


Sport England walks away from Truro Stadium project, as Pirates rugby club asks Cornwall Council to hand over its £3 million anyway


Cornwall Council’s financial position further downgraded, from “stable” to “negative”


Hopes appear to be fading for South Crofty to resume tin mining by 2021


Organisers reveal the Tour of Britain cycle race route, from Penzance to Bodmin


Doctors criticise Cornwall Council over privatisation of sexual health services


Is Branson selling out Newquay? Daily flights to Heathrow look set to end next year, with passengers forced to fly to Southend instead


EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council confirms it spent more on building houses than it was able to get by selling them


“Give 16-year-olds the vote in Cornwall Council’s 2021 local elections” urge councillors


Dismay as council prepares to scrap recycling banks

Cornwall’s dustbin AND recycling collections will both be fortnightly, as row looms over bungled waste contract


Sanctuary Housing walks away from Truro New Town project


Cornwall Council says its trip to Sicily cost taxpayers £1,625 and was necessary to maintain “invaluable” membership of think-tank


We’ll tell high-flying staff to justify their carbon footprint, promises Cornwall Council


New byelaw demands that salmon caught in River Camel must be released


Why the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund is lending £850,000 to a company which recently switched production from Cornwall to Kent


Public Works interest rate rise will cost Cornwall Council millions


Cornish badger study confirms the science – culling actually spreads TB in cattle


Fraud, bribery and corruption at County Hall: it costs the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds, and two people their jobs


First housing survey in 15 years finds huge catalogue of faults


EXCLUSIVE: Council shelves suggestion that it could put homeless people in shipping containers, as numbers in bed and breakfast plummet


EXCLUSIVE: How Cornwall is trying to beat the world – by racking up thousands of air-miles, at taxpayers’ expense