Author: Anne North

Plymouth City Council urges Home Office to sack Alison Hernandez over “vigilante” comments

4th July 2017By Anne NorthThe Home Secretary is being urged to remove Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner from office because of "stupid and dangerous" comments about guns.Plymouth...

Major Truro housing project still on track and should be ready for scrutiny in September, says council

30th June 2017By Anne NorthA taxpayer-funded rescue of Truro’s housing plans is still on track and will be reported to Cornwall Council’s cabinet by September, the portfolio holder for...

Is time running out for Royal Cornwall Hospital bosses?

26th June 2017By Anne NorthSpeculation is growing that the management of Cornwall’s main hospital is about to be placed in “special measures” – effectively meaning direct rule from Whitehall...

Plans for 128,000-chicken farm cause a flap at Nancegollan

16th June 2017By Anne NorthPlans for a large poultry farm on the outskirts of Nancegollan, near Helston, are stirring controversy.Richlands Foods Ltd, of Leedstown, Hayle, is preparing a planning...

36 Cornwall councillors face the axe as Boundary Commission says only 87 are needed

13th June 2017By Anne NorthThe Local Government Boundary Commission wants to scrap nearly a third of Cornwall councillors, in a move which would save taxpayers more than £500,000.The Commission...

Cornwall councillors prepare to face the axe as Commission sets out to re-draw the map

6th June 2017By Anne NorthThe Local Government Boundary Commission will next week announce how many Cornwall councillors need to be “culled” before the next round of local government elections...

Gold medal winners to compete for glory in Royal Cornwall Show flower show

5th June 2017By Anne NorthNo fewer than five Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winners will be among the exhibitors that will be vying for the limelight in the Flower...

Two of Bodmin’s main roads should re-open next week

2nd June 2017By Anne NorthTwo of the main roads in Bodmin are due to re-open next week after months of re-construction – just in time for the Royal Cornwall...

Saltash hospital “temporary” closure – now it’s to remain closed for the rest of the year

31st May 2017By Anne NorthThe minor injury unit at St Barnabas hospital, Saltash, which had been due to re-open tomorrow (Thursday) is to remain closed for at least the...

The costs of doing nothing, as Bodmin Treatment Centre stays closed

30th May 2017By Anne NorthThe future of the Bodmin Treatment Centre remains in doubt, two months after its closure, with NHS bosses confirming that the site now requires more...

Terrorism threat reduced, but Devon & Cornwall police say they’ll keep their semi-automatic rifles on show

28th May 2017By Anne NorthDevon and Cornwall police are to maintain a highly-visible, heavily armed presence throughout the Bank Holiday – despite the reduction in the threat of terrorism.Last...

Double standards and political double-speak as Cornwall’s leisure workers struggle to make ends meet

25th May 2017By Anne NorthThe outsourcing of Cornwall’s leisure services contract to London-based GLL, designed to save council taxpayers £3.5million a year, has thrown into sharp contrast the difference...

Truro Co-op fined £400,000 for fatal accident in which customer slipped on wet floor

22nd May 2017By Anne NorthThe Truro Co-op has been fined £400,000 and ordered to pay costs of £50,000 because of an accident in which a customer died after slipping...

Mebyon Kernow will not contest the general election

11th May 2015By Anne NorthMebyon Kernow will not be standing in the General Election.  The party has never saved its deposit in any general election in any constituency.  Each...

Greens finally throw in the towel in St Ives

10th May 2017By Anne NorthThe Green Party this morning (Wednesday) confirmed that it will not field a candidate in the St Ives constituency at the forthcoming general election.Although the...

Cornwall Council has paid £77,000 compensation to child abuse victims since 2012

3rd May 2017By Anne NorthCornwall Council has paid nearly £80,000 in recent years to the victims of child abuse, according to a Freedom of Information answer.The council was asked...

Delay in responding to 999 call was not the fault of Cornwall centre, says North Yorkshire fire service

24th April 2017By Anne NorthThe North Yorkshire fire service has concluded its investigation into the incident which resulted in a delayed response to an emergency, while the 999 call...

New home for Rock Oyster Festival this summer?

12th April 2017By Anne NorthThe Rock Oyster Festival, an annual music event near Wadebridge, could be moving across the River Camel Estuary to a new location if councillors approve...

From caravans to castles: How Cornwall will be voting for Neighbourhood Plans, town, parish and unitary councils

7th April 2017By Anne NorthFour local Neighbourhood Plan referendums are taking place on 4th May, alongside the local council elections.The St Minver parishes, Bude - Stratton, Roche and Rame...

Candidates line up ahead of tomorrow’s council election deadline for nominations

3rd April 2017By Anne North Council officials in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the traditional last-minute rush of applications from potential election candidates, ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s deadline for nominations.Thousands...