Author: Anne North

Cornwall Council to consider compulsory purchase of empty shops in bid to breathe new life into ailing town centres

By Anne North Cornwall Council is poised to take a significant step into the world of “Corbynomics” next month when it considers proposals to take over empty High Street...

Hiring now: Cormac looking to recruit 30 engineers and project managers

By Anne North Cormac is hiring a raft of 30 additional engineers, designers, geotechnical specialists and project managers to help maintain the county’s 2,760-mile road network.  The company needs...

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson visits North Cornwall

By Anne North Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson took time out from a family holiday yesterday (Saturday) to visit party activists in Launceston. She told reporters she was confident...

Cornwall councillor escapes “anti-Semitism” censure on the grounds of freedom of speech

By Anne North A Cornwall councillor who went on television to say that Jews who did not share his views about anti-Semitism were "cranks and holocaust deniers" has escaped...

Brexit Party picks candidate to challenge St Austell & Newquay’s Steve Double

By Anne North The Brexit Party has announced a second candidate to fight a Cornish seat in a general election. Robin Koerner is to contest the St Austell and...

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

I’ve never met a straight woman who didn’t fancy me, says Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer

By Anne North Plymouth Moor View’s Conservative MP has this morning (Sunday) discovered that if you have to explain a joke, it probably wasn’t funny.  Johnny Mercer found himself...

Falmouth University climbs back up the league table, ahead of next week’s A-level scramble

By Anne North With hundreds of thousands of A-level students getting their exam results next week, Falmouth University has climbed back up the national league table – from 90th...

Brexit Party targets Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton

By Anne North The Brexit Party has announced its first Parliamentary candidate in Cornwall.  Paul Wood is to contest the Truro & Falmouth constituency, threatening to split the Conservative...

BBC Radio Cornwall’s disappearing audience hits a new low

By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience continues to shrink, year-on-year, to a new low, according to the industry’s latest quarterly listening figures - the station has 64,000 fewer...

New £1.75 million transit site for gypsies and travellers poised to open

By Anne North Cornwall’s first transit stopping site for gypsies and travellers will be completed and open later this month.  Cornwall Council is planning to unveil the new £1.75...

Cornwall’s Merlin Centre, which provides a unique service for multiple sclerosis sufferers, forced to close its new hydrotherapy pool

By Anne North The Merlin Centre, which provides therapy and services for people suffering from multiple sclerosis, is to close its new hydrotherapy pool. The pool opened in January...

Truro Stadium land deal still not signed, pending negotiation of “complex details”

By Anne North Hopes that the Truro Stadium land deal would be concluded by the end of this month appear to be fading.  The government insists that the deal...

Built by taxpayers, another piece of Newquay Aerohub goes for sale

By Anne North Cornwall Council appears poised to sell another plot of development land at the Newquay Aerohub, the “enterprise zone” business park next to the airport. A confidential...

Cornwall’s town and parish councils prepare for land-grabs and takeover battles

By Anne North Nearly 50 parish boundaries might change as a result of the Community Governance Review currently underway in Cornwall. Although the review is probably not the most...

Boris Bounce could save most of Cornwall’s Conservative MPs, according to today’s opinion polls

By Anne North Today’s (Sunday) opinion polls suggest that most of Cornwall’s MPs would be re-elected if there were to be a snap general election.  The data implies a...

Cornish Lithium comfortably exceeds its £1 million fundraising target, establishing a new frontier for prospecting and extraction

By Anne North Cornish Lithium has easily raised the £1 million it needs to test its claim that it can extract the metal from deep underground – and stimulate...

Cornish lambs to the slaughter if there’s a no-deal Brexit

By Anne North The number of sheep grazed in Cornwall could plummet if Britain leaves the European Union without a negotiated deal, according to the National Sheep Association. With...

Time to re-define “affordable” housing, urges CPRE

By Anne North Cornwall should scrap its definition of affordable housing and move to a new definition linked to income, according to a new report published by The Campaign...

County Hall sets its sights on a £42.5 million Camelford bypass by 2023

By Anne North Cornwall Council is preparing to put its weight behind a renewed campaign for a £42.5 million Camelford bypass. The council’s ruling cabinet is to meet next...