Author: Anne North

Jews who disagree with me are anti-Semitic cranks, says Cornwall councillor

By Anne North A Cornwall councillor who runs an“anti-Semitism” Facebook campaign has described Jewish people who disagree with him as “cranks.” Penzance councillor Tim Dwelly, who resigned from the...

Pollution incident kills fish at the Par River, near Luxulyan

By Anne North The Environment Agency is investigating a pollution incident at the Par River, Luxulyan, which has killed a large number of fish. Investigators describe the incident as...

Three of Cornwall’s MPs voted against liberalisation of abortion and same-sex marriage laws in Northern Ireland

By Anne North Three of Cornwall’s MPs voted against the liberalisation of abortion and same-sex marriage laws in Northern Ireland. The voting record shows that St Austell & Newquay’s...

Cornwall Council meeting suspended because of disruption in the public gallery

By Anne North Cornwall Council’s monthly meeting has had to be adjourned this morning (Tuesday) because of disruption in the public gallery. Councillors were just starting to debate a...

Cornwall’s 2030 carbon-neutral target “extremely challenging” – official report

By Anne North The ambition to make Cornwall “carbon neutral” by 2030, in order to help tackle climate change, will be “extremely challenging,” according a new official report. The...

Cash boost for Penzance High Street

By Anne North Penzance is one step closer to securing government cash to improve the High Street.  But Camborne, St Austell and Newquay have lost out. Following a bid...

Advocates for Roma gypsies and speakers of ancient Norman among those attending the UK’s first “National Minorities Summit” at Falmouth tomorrow

By Anne North About 90 people are expected to attend the first-ever UK National Minorities Summit, at Falmouth, tomorrow (Friday.) Hosted by Cornwall Council, the event is to mark...

Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust now rated as “good” by Care Quality Commission

By Anne North The Care Quality Commission has rated dementia and mental health wards run by the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as “outstanding.” Overall the Trust was rated...

Life in County Hall’s planning hot seat is now not so hot – worth 33% less than it was last year

By Anne North Any Cornwall councillor hoping to become the next chair of County Hall’s Strategic Planning Committee will almost certainly be looking at a smaller bonus than was...

As Falmouth prepares to host first-ever UK “National Minority” summit, what next for the Cornish Project?

By Anne North A £10,000 summit for Britain’s “national minorities” is due to take place in Falmouth this week, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Cornwall being included within...

Value for money? Cornwall Development Company still under pressure to justify overseas trips

By Anne North Pressure is growing on Cornwall Council to answer questions about its grip on the Cornwall Development Company, which last week admitted spending hundreds of thousands of...

Truro New Town designated a “garden village” as project gets £150,000 from Whitehall

By Anne North The government is contributing £150,000 towards the construction of several huge housing estates to the west of Truro, announcing that the development at Langarth is to...

Was there ever a real Malory Towers, and might a new stage production launch a tourism boom in Cornwall?

By Anne North Malory Towers might not yet enjoy the same media profile as other fictitious locations in Cornwall, but that could soon be about to change thanks to...

Lib Dems select Ruth Gripper as Parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth

By Anne North The Liberal Democrats have selected former Truro School pupil Ruth Gripper as their Parliamentary candidate for the Truro and Falmouth constituency.  There is growing speculation that...

The postcode lottery that can make the difference between life and death: how long should you wait for an ambulance in Cornwall?

By Anne North Ambulance managers have provided detailed data about emergency response-times in the most rural parts of Cornwall, following concern that some patients have to wait too long....

Labour launches its “Green Industrial Revolution” in Cornwall

By Anne North Nearly 150 Labour Party activists from across Cornwall gathered at Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, yesterday (Saturday) to help front-benchers Rebecca Long-Baily and Barry Gardiner launch a new...

Taiwan diplomats tour North Cornwall

By Anne North The Taiwanese Representative – an important diplomatic figure for trade and economic relations – visited North Cornwall yesterday (Friday) for a two-day tour of Newquay, Padstow...

Natural England consulting on new stretches of Cornwall coastal footpath

By Anne North Natural England has launched a public consultation over plans to improve the Cornwall coastal path, particularly on an 87-mile stretch between Newquay and Penzance and a...

Government says “no” to St Ives MP Derek Thomas as he calls for an extra bank holiday next year

By Anne North St Ives MP Derek Thomas has failed to persuade the government to create an extra bank holiday next year, after ministers decided at short notice to...

All buses to use Cornwall’s £10 million “transport hub” by the autumn, says council

By Anne North All of Cornwall’s buses should be using the recently-opened £10 million St Erth “transport hub” by the autumn, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member Geoff Brown told colleagues...