Author: Anne North

Three years after it closed, patients in St Ives can still find a use for the Edward Hain hospital

By Anne North A pilot programme to bring the St Ives Edward Hain hospital back into use has got underway with zero publicity or promotion. The hospital, closed three...

Theresa May: Cornwall’s part in her downfall

By Anne North At least of half of Cornwall’s MPs are today (Tuesday) expected to contribute to an historic moment in Parliament if, as expected, they help defeat their...

Port Isaac Rowing Club’s annual Gig Push raises £600

By Anne North The Port Isaac Rowing Club has raised £600 for the Invictus Trust, a Cornwall-based charity which helps provide support for children and young adults with mental...

Independents struggle for survival as the political parties assert themselves at County Hall

By Anne North An analysis of four Cornwall Council by-elections fought since May 2017 suggests the main political parties are set to significantly strengthen their presence at County Hall...

Linda Taylor is new Tory group leader on Cornwall Council

By Anne North Lelant and Carbis Bay councillor Linda Taylor has today been confirmed as the new leader of the Conservative group on Cornwall Council.  From next May, she...

South Crofty tin mine has its day at the County Hall “bank of last resort” – asking for £1 million of taxpayers’ cash

By Anne North The future of South Crofty tin mine could hang on a vote by Cornwall Council’s 10-member cabinet today (Tuesday.) As Cornwall Reports revealed earlier this month,...

Kier falls out of FTSE 250 and staggers towards the end of its rights issue

By Anne North The construction firm Kier, which is currently engaged in the £20 million refurbishment of Truro’s Hall for Cornwall, is coming under increasing pressure as its share...

Another one? Cornwall’s political parties are getting ready for a general election

By Anne North The chances of an early general election have prompted new waves of activism within Cornwall’s political parties, with Labour poised to hire a full-time professional organiser...

The Treasury spells it out: no stadium cash from central government without “robust plans” for long-term sustainability

By Anne North The government has spelled out some of the concerns it has about using taxpayers’ money to support the privately-owned and operated Truro stadium project. The Treasury...

EXCLUSIVE: County Hall will be asked to invest in South Crofty tin mine

By Anne North Cornwall’s taxpayers could soon be asked to invest up to £1 million in the South Crofty tin mine, more than six months after its owners announced...

CorCare steps in to look after scores of Cornwall’s vulnerable elderly people, as Allied Healthcare finally throws in the towel

29th November 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council’s wholly-owned care company, CorCare, has taken over the portfolio of clients previously looked after by the privately-owned Allied Healthcare. CorCare is...

Planning enforcement: officials claim they really can’t say what might be going on until after they have decided what is going on

28th November 2019 By Anne North The power struggle between Cornwall Council officials and the authority’s elected members will come more sharply into focus next week when some councillors...

County Hall risks falling out with Whitehall over Truro stadium cash

27th November 2018 By Anne North Relations between Cornwall Council and central government, over the proposed Truro stadium, look set to take a turn for the worse next week...

Here is the full list of which parts of Cornwall recycle their waste and which areas don’t. There’s something funny going on in Newquay

25th November 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council has now published the full data set of which local wards are best at recycling waste – now also showing which...

Cornwall councillors can calm down – they are NOT in line for £17.2 billion EU windfall

23rd November 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council has admitted to a serious typing error in a message sent to all councillors by leader Adam Paynter, which made it...

Signalling upgrade should improve train services in Cornwall

22nd November 2018 By Anne North Network Rail has completed an upgrade to its mainline signalling system which should eventually lead to an improvement in train services in Cornwall....

Royal Cornwall Hospital still suffering “chronic” staff shortages and is not ready for winter – CQC

21st November 2018 By Anne North The Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro is still suffering from “chronic” staff shortages and is ill-prepared for winter, according to an unpublished Care...

Racist leaflet distributed at Tory meeting reported to police

19th November 2018 By Anne North A racist leaflet distributed at a Conservative Party meeting in Cornwall has been reported to the police. The leaflet was distributed as Tory...

Cornwall’s doctors vote for more control over Primary Care

5th November 2018 By Anne North Cornwall’s doctors have voted overwhelmingly to go ahead with “delegated commissioning” of primary care. The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Medical Group,...

Tour of Britain cycle race looks like starting from Cornwall in 2020

31st October 2018 By Anne North Cornwall looks set to host the departure stage of the 2020 Tour of Britain cycle race. Local taxpayers are being asked to contribute...