Author: Anne North

Flybe shares drop to just 19 pence after another profits warning

18th October 2018 By Anne North Flybe shares have dropped to only 19 pence after the airline issued a profits warning, with annual losses worsening to £22 million.  Earlier...

Buddy, can you spare £25 million? The Bloodhound supersonic car runs out of cash, less than a year after Newquay trial run

15th October 2018 By Anne North The company behind the Bloodhound supersonic car – which aims to hit speeds of 1,000mph – has gone into administration. Bloodhound Programme Ltd,...

Lib Dems win two town council by-elections, as postal voters demonstrate their worth

14th October 2018 By Anne North The Liberal Democrats won the Penzance Town Council by-election on Thursday night in a contest which confirmed the growing importance of party organisation...

Cornwall Council learns the price of everything, but questions of value remain open to political judgement

8th October 2018 By Anne North The transfer of schools out of local authority control to become academies cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers more than £90 million last year, according...

The question of who runs Cornwall and Dorset police forces starts to look less like a merger, and more like a hostile takeover

26th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North Controversial plans to bring about Britain’s first merger of police forces in the modern era, by creating a Cornwall, Devon...

Make sure your council tax hike doesn’t hurt “genuine” holiday homes, Andrew George tells Labour

24th September 2018 By Anne North The St Ives Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Andrew George has challenged the Labour Party to work with him if it wants its proposed...

“Insane” County Hall tells Delabole children they must pay-up – or walk to school in Camelford on Tuesday

30th August 2018 By Anne North Campaigners are fighting a frantic last-minute battle to persuade Cornwall Council that a narrow country lane between Delabole and Camelford is not suitable...

Cornwall gets its first cannabis club

27th August 2018 By Anne North Cornwall’s first cannabis club has held its inaugural Annual General Meeting.  Campaigners who want a change in the law, to decriminalise the use...

Lib Dems bounce back in Bude

24th August 2018 By Anne North The Liberal Democrats are celebrating a convincing Cornwall Council by-election victory at Bude, after holding the seat with more than 53% of the...

Missing In Action: Cornwall Council’s planning committee

19th August 2018 By Anne North A scheduled meeting of Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee has again been cancelled – for the 12th time in 13 months.  The committee...

£2.2 billion debt is nothing to worry about, insists County Hall

13th August 2018 By Anne North A senior Cornwall councillor has moved to reassure his colleagues that the authority’s £2.2 billion debt, which is costing nearly £1 million a...

BBC Radio Cornwall audience figures continue recovery

7th August 2018 By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures have continued their recovery, following upheaval at the station which has seen changes to management and a return...

Scillonian III ferry problems disrupt supplies of frozen and chilled foods

31st July 2018 By Anne North Supplies of frozen and chilled foods to the Isles of Scilly are being disrupted today because of yesterday’s engineering problems with the Scillonian...

Runners and riders announced for Bude by-election

28th July 2018 By Anne North Four candidates have been nominated for the Cornwall Council by-election at Bude, where polling will be on Thursday 23rd August. The four are:...

For £3,233 per day, County Hall hires four more temporary officials and hopes its Investment Programme will blossom with Bloom

24th July 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council is continuing to employ “interim” officials on rates of pay far higher than even the authority’s chief executive. The Liberal Democrat-led...

Cornwall Council hiring private consultants to help cut £35 million from adult social care

19th July 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council is sharpening its axe as it prepares to cut £35 million from its adult social care budget – and is hiring...

Council to investigate Cornwall’s private rented sector

10th July 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council is to investigate the private rented housing sector, with a view to developing new policies which recognise its importance. The most...

“Listen to Delabole,” Prime Minister tells County Hall, as the annual battle of the school bus pass reaches Parliament

5th July 2018 By Anne North Prime Minister Theresa May has urged Cornwall Council to “listen to the residents of Delabole” in the annual battle of school transport as...

Cornish fish for Cornish fishermen? White Paper poses more questions than answers

4th July 2018 By Anne North Cornwall’s fishing industry is watching closely today’s (Wednesday’s) publication of the government White Paper, “Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations,” which sets out ministerial...

Decision on 225 new homes north of Wadebridge “by September”

2nd July 2018 By Anne North New plans have now been submitted formally for 225 houses to the north west of Wadebridge, between the A39 Ball roundabout and the...