Author: Anne North

Helicopter flights from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly resume after a break of six years

21st May 2018 By Anne North Passenger helicopter flights from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly resumed this morning (Monday) after a break of six years. The previous service,...

Cornwall Council to think again on who sits at its top table

21st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse When Cornwall Council meets tomorrow (Tuesday) along with the usual agenda there will also be the annual election of the chairman of the...

BBC Radio Cornwall stops the slide, as audience holds steady

17th May 2018 By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures bounced back slightly in the last quarter, with a 26% audience share, which is up 3% on the...

Kennally Care gets the green light from a judge in Leeds

16th May 2018 By Anne North A High Court judge has signalled the go-ahead for Kennally Care, reviving Cornwall Council’s attempts to take over the National Health Service. Judge...

Cornwall councillors learn the brutal truth about their own irrelevance

8th May 2018 By Anne North Cornwall councillors have been treated to a special presentation about the “Scheme of Delegation” which sets out the discretionary powers already granted to...

More than 1,000 RCHT staff suffering from work-related stress

1st May 2018 By Anne North More than 1,000 staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Truro, are suffering from work-related stress, according to the latest survey. The number...

Falmouth University trip to Hong Kong cost nearly £28,000

23rd April 2018 By Anne North Falmouth University spent nearly £28,000 on a week-long trip to Hong Kong to support the government’s post-Brexit trade strategy, according to a Freedom...

Future of Edward Hain hospital awaits architect’s report on potential uses

19th April 2018 By Anne North Health chiefs have brought in architects to consider the future of the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives. The hospital, which has now been...

“But we got more votes than you,” say Cornwall’s Conservatives, as Lib Dems shut the Tories out of power

16th April 2018 By Anne North While most attention at tomorrow’s Cornwall Council meeting will be focussed on the debate about a stadium for Truro, a separate issue has...

Council officials to step up the stadium charm-offensive, with the crucial vote only seven days away

11th April 2018 By Anne North Cornwall councillors will get the chance to ask questions about the proposed Truro sports stadium today (Wednesday) ahead of the crucial make-or-break vote...

Cornwall Council considers a digital future without cash

3rd April 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council is contemplating a future without cash, embarking on a project which could eventually force residents to find alternative means of paying...

Dogs on Cornish beaches – new rules introduced with effect from today

1st April 2018 By Anne North Holidaymakers arriving in Cornwall this weekend have been getting used to the new regime of dog bans on beaches. Last year, Cornwall Council...

Royal Cornwall Show names the local charities to be supported at this year’s event

28th March 2018 By Anne North This year’s Royal Cornwall Show has selected the Cornish mental health charity Pentreath and The Cornwall Birth and Baby Appeal as the official...

Cornwall’s economy is on the slide – and is “the least productive in Britain”

27th March 2018 By Anne North Cornwall is the least productive part of the United Kingdom, according to the thinktank Localis. The Localis report, The Delivery of an Industrial...

Government finds cash for new road to unlock land for housing – and stadium – at Truro

26th March 2018 By Anne North The government has agreed to contribute towards the costs of a new distributor road to the north west of Truro. The news was...

Newquay spaceport announcement may have to wait until May – after council elections

21st March 2018 By Anne North The announcement of where Britain’s first spaceport will be built appears to have been delayed, and now looks as if it will have...

Could you be Cornwall’s next LEP boss? £92,218 per year

12th March 2018 By Anne North The new boss of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is unlikely to be in place before May, as the...

Newquay’s Tories win without a fight

9th March 2018 By Anne North Conservative Claire Carter, of Porth, has been elected unopposed to Newquay Town Council.  It is the second vacancy to be filled in the...

Cornwall Farmers calls in the administrators as government refers Mole Valley deal to Competition and Markets Authority

8th March 2018 By Anne North The company which owns Cornwall Farmers has gone into administration, putting a question mark over six agricultural feed and equipment stores and more...

Cornwall’s Space Action Plan promises 1,000 new jobs

6th March 2018 By Anne North The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is today hosting a conference to launch a Space Action Plan, outlining how...