Author: Anne North

Falmouth University made misleading “league table” claims, rules Advertising Standards Authority

15th November 2017By Anne NorthFalmouth University has been severely reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority for making misleading claims, in a bid to attract more students.The ASA ruling requires...

Day Five of the Great Corserv Mystery – does anyone at Cornwall Council know what is going on?

14th November 2017By Anne NorthCornwall Council has spent another 24 hours failing to answer any questions about its £240 million “arms length” company, Corserv  – which appears to have...

Mebyon Kernow heads to Bodmin for annual conference

13th November 2017By Anne NorthMebyon Kernow is preparing for its annual conference – due to take place in Bodmin on Saturday.  The event will take place at the town’s...

BBC Radio Cornwall breakfast show presenter changes

9th November 2017By Anne NorthBBC Radio Cornwall breakfast programme presenter James Churchfield is to leave the show after 14 years.  He will continue working for the BBC as an...

Padstow harbour gate to get a make-over – and no-one gets in or out while the work is in progress

8th November 2017By Anne NorthPadstow mariners are bracing themselves for major disruption next year when once-in-a-generation repairs are carried out to the harbour gates.The tidal gate at the inner...

The man whose dangerous driving killed Kate Bailey jailed for two years

5th November 2017By Anne NorthThe man whose dangerous driving killed St Minver woman Kate Bailey (right) has been jailed for two years.Mrs Bailey, 45, was hit by a Land...

Falmouth students face prospect of £99/week to live in a modified shipping container

30th October 2017By Anne NorthControversial plans to use “shipping containers” for housing Falmouth University students are due to come before local councillors today (Monday).  If approved, students could be...

Government intervenes to stop Tintagel Castle footbridge

26th October 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s planners are due to meet today (Thursday) to decide whether or not to support controversial proposals for a footbridge to link Tintagel Castle with...

Planning officials recommend approval of “shipping container” housing for Falmouth University students

23rd October 2017By Anne NorthControversial plans to use “shipping containers” for housing Falmouth University students have been recommended for approval by Cornwall Council officials.A proposal to provide accommodation for...

Cornwall’s libraries: the “devolution revolution” is taking longer than expected

20th October 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s “pioneering” reform of the county’s libraries is to be extended for a further year, as council officials struggle to find local partners willing to...

Launceston hospital land sale: approved by Cornwall’s STP, no public consultation

18th October 2017By Anne NorthThe decision to sell NHS land at Launceston hospital was made by NHS Kernow only a few weeks ago, Cornwall Reports has established.  But NHS...

Launceston hospital land about to go under the hammer

16th October 2017By Anne NorthA patch of land next to Launceston hospital is due to go for sale at auction later this month.NHS Property Services Ltd has listed 0.4...

And the next train to arrive at Bude is……..possibly still some way off

11th October 2017By Anne NorthPlans to re-open the railway line to Bude could take a step forward later this month when the Bude Connect group holds its annual general...

Tories sack SW Euro MP for voting the “wrong” way on Brexit

8th October 2017By Anne NorthOne of the South West’s Euro MPs has had the Conservative Party whip withdrawn after she voted against Brexit in the European Parliament.Julie Girling is...

RCHT still “inadequate” and now in Special Measures, raising new questions about Cornwall’s STP

5th October 2017By Anne NorthEngland's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended that Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust should be put into special measures after its latest inspection by the...

Two of Cornwall’s MPs among the dozen Universal Credit Tory rebels

29th September 2017By Anne NorthTwo of Cornwall’s MPs are among the 12 Conservatives who have written to the government calling for a re-think on Universal Credit, the controversial overhaul...

South West farms the most dangerous, according to H&SE

28th September 2017By Anne NorthSouth West farms have the worst fatal accident record in Britain, according to the Health and Safety Executive.  Seven people have died on SW farms...

Two die as three cars collide on A39 near Camelford

25th September 2017By Anne NorthA 30-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman have died following a collision on the A39 at Helstone near Camelford.The accident happened on Saturday.  Emergency services...

Labour Party set to pick its best shots in Cornwall immediately after Brighton conference

25th September 2017By Anne NorthLabour is set to select Parliamentary candidates for both the Camborne & Redruth and Truro & Falmouth constituencies within the next few weeks.The constituencies which...

Health chiefs due to talk “within weeks” to discuss Edward Hain hospital – but no sign of an end to the 19-month “temporary” closure

20th September 2017By Anne NorthNew talks to consider re-opening the Edward Hain hospital at St Ives are due within the next few weeks, according to an Impact Assessment released...