Author: Anne North

Vote Green on Thursday, says Mebyon Kernow

By Anne North Mebyon Kernow is urging its supporters to vote for the Green Party in Thursday’s European Parliament elections. As Cornwall Reports revealed in April, Mebyon Kernow is...

Decision day for Hustyns holiday lodges, as planners meet to consider lifting the restriction which prevents an “instant village” near Wadebridge

By Anne North Cornwall’s planners meet this morning (Monday) to consider lifting a “holiday-use only” restriction at a long-established resort near Wadebridge. The Hustyns complex was built during the...

Latest Westminster opinion poll suggests Cornwall’s Tories facing extinction, as Lib Dems poised for a big comeback

By Anne North The latest opinion poll of Westminster voting intentions suggests that the Conservatives would be completely wiped out in Cornwall. The Kantar poll predicts a big come-back...

More than 5,000 patients worried about the future of Mevagissey doctors’ surgery

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs are trying to reassure people in Mevagissey that they have a plan to ensure continued primary care services, amid concern that the local...

Lies, damned lies and statistics: what the latest “tactical voting” website didn’t tell you about its advice to back the Lib Dems

By Anne North The “tactical voting” website which is encouraging EU supporters to back the Liberal Democrats in the Euro elections has based its advice on a South West...

Penzance Town Council finds £95,000 for Jubilee Pool

By Anne North Penzance Town Council has agreed to spend £95,000 on the outdoor Jubilee Pool.  Town councillors were told that without taxpayer support, the pool might not open...

Launceston takes charge of its own library

By Anne North The future of Launceston Library has been safeguarded for the community after a new agreement which will see it transferred to Launceston Town Council today (Wednesday...

Bid to heat Penzance Jubilee Pool using underground geothermal energy hits a snag

By Anne North The £1.9 million project to heat the open-air Penzance Jubilee swimming pool by tapping into the natural energy of underground hot rocks has hit a potentially...

St Germans man stands alone to challenge all-comers in European elections

By Anne North A 53-year-old man from St Germans, South East Cornwall, is one of the three Independents who is risking his £5,000 deposit to take part in the...

Creditors trek to London in bid to salvage anything from the wreckage of LCF, as they try to untangle the complex web of business deals that all point to a wealthy Tory donor

By Anne North Creditors of the failed London Capital and Finance company meet this afternoon (Wednesday) in a bid to salvage some of the firm’s £236 million collapse.  Cornwall...

Police to take no further action over “racist” leaflet distributed outside Conservative Party meeting

By Anne North Police investigating a racist leaflet distributed outside a Conservative Party meeting in Cornwall last year have decided to take no further action. The leaflet was distributed...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub gets another £1.5 million – despite no electricity, nor even a business plan

By Anne North Cornwall Council has given the Wave Hub another £1.5 million to keep the project alive while councillors and officials consider its future. A decade ago the...

UKIP selects “rape Tweet” candidate for the South West

By Anne North The United Kingdom Independence Party has selected Carl Benjamin (right) as one of its South West candidates for the European Parliament elections. In 2016 Mr Benjamin...

It’s business as usual at County Hall, as Whitehall shuts down Operation Yellowhammer and everyone tries to forget about Brexit – at least until after Easter

By Anne North & Richard Whitehouse Today could have been the day.  Or it might have been 29th March.  It might still be sometime in June, if we don’t...

European Parliament elections: poll suggests SW gains for Labour, Brexit Party and Lib Dems

By Anne North Labour is on course to made significant advances in the elections to the European Parliament in the South West region, according to a new opinion poll....

Planners vote 8-5 to reject “re-building” of derelict cottage near Redruth

By Richard Whitehouse A couple’s plans to rebuild a derelict cottage have been thwarted after a planning committee rejected the proposals by 8 votes to 5. Richard Ward and...

Hey Whitehall! Remember that “Prosperity Fund” you promised, to replace the Euromillions?

By Anne North Cornwall has joined a group of “less developed” areas in reminding the government of its promise to set up a UK-wide Shared Prosperity Fund, intended to...

Government gives Cornwall £625,000 to help reduce rough sleeping

By Anne North The government has given Cornwall an extra £625,000 to help tackle the problem of rough sleeping.  Cornwall has long been one of the worst parts of...

Cornwall’s communities urged to become new watchdogs to press for better NHS dental treatment

By Anne North The chronic shortage of NHS dentistry in Cornwall will come under County Hall scrutiny next week when councillors consider calling for local communities to be given...

Edward Hain hospital clings on, at least until the end of June

By Anne North The Edward Hain hospital in St Ives will continue to run a “prevention and re-ablement service” until the end of June, health chiefs have confirmed.  The...