Author: Julia Penhaligon

Operation Yellowhammer returns to make its point: Cornwall will face food, fuel and medicine shortages, and chaos at ports, as a result of a No Deal Brexit

By Julia Penhaligon Twelve months to the day since Cornwall Reports first outlined the impact of a No Deal Brexit, government ministers are trying to play down their own...

Animal rights protestors demonstrate in Truro

By Julia Penhaligon About 150 animal rights’ activists have marched through Truro to promote non-meat diets.  The event was the first of its kind in Cornwall, and a curtain-raiser...

EXCLUSIVE: How the roads lobby hijacked air quality and turned it into a by-pass for Camelford

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s support for a Camelford by-pass is based on a highly partisan interpretation of local public opinion, according to documents obtained by Cornwall Reports. A...

Government admits “we are not on an overly strong footing” to defend fishing communities in the event of no-deal Brexit

By Julia Penhaligon An internal government memo, sent in error to the BBC, describes how ministers might try to “spin” their way out of awkward questions about their inability...

After Boardmasters: tomorrow’s weather forecast leads to cancellation of other events

By Julia Penhaligon Forecast high winds and heavy rain have led to the cancellation of more events in Cornwall and across the South West. A free concert by the...

First look inside Cornwall’s new £1.75 million transit camp for gypsies and travellers

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s first transit stopping site for gypsies and travellers opened its doors to the media yesterday (Tuesday) ahead of formally opening later this month. The £1.75...

Par River pollution investigation so far inconclusive

By Julia Penhaligon An Environment Agency investigation into the deaths of fish in the Par River has so far been inconclusive. Tests and analysis of water samples have so...

Nigel Farage now naming the Brexit Party’s Parliamentary candidates – will he target Cornwall?

By Julia Penhaligon Conservatives are watching for any announcements today (Friday) from the Brexit Party to see if it announces any Parliamentary candidates in Cornwall. The Brexit Party claims...

New fishing deal comes into effect today to prevent French-Cornish “scallop war”

By Julia Penhaligon New fishing rules come into effect today (Thursday) designed to prevent a repeat of last year’s “scallops wars” between French and Cornish boats.  Some vessels came...

How a no-deal Brexit could bring more form-filling for Cornish pasty-makers

By Julia Penhaligon The government is warning Cornish pasty makers to prepare for making their own individual applications to the European Union to maintain “Protected Geographical Indication” in the...

Bid to establish a Citizens’ Panel to study Cornwall’s housing crisis

By Julia Penhaligon The Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum is looking to set up a Citizens’ Panel in Penzance to help come up with ideas for tackling the town’s housing...

Bring waste collection back in-house, urges councillor, as County Hall looks to sign a new 8-year deal

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s new waste collection contract should be managed “in-house” and an arms-length company such as Corserv should be given another chance to bid for it, councillors...

The £1.5 billion “value” of Cornwall’s empty homes

By Julia Penhaligon The insurance company Admiral has found that homes worth £1.5 billion have been empty in Cornwall for more than 10 years. Admiral says 25 homes in...

Public meeting to discuss Hayle’s “historic” water supply

By Julia Penhaligon People in Hayle are being urged to attend a public meeting next week to discuss concerns over their water supply. The meeting, at the town’s Passmore...

It’s all going really well, County Hall chief to tell members

By Julia Penhaligon County Hall’s chief executive Kate Kennally is to deliver a “Stewardship of the Council” address to all 123 members of the authority at a special briefing...

It’s important to follow the rules, Cornwall Council leader tells protestors

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council leader Julian German has given advice to protestors about how they can get their voices heard in the council chamber, telling...

Campaigners to protest against “destruction of Cornwall” as County Hall poised to elect new chair of Strategic Planning Committee

By Julia Penhaligon Campaigners are expected to gather at County Hall, Truro, this morning (Tuesday) to protest at what they describe as the “over-development” of Cornwall. The demonstration has...

Cornwall Council bid to raise menopause awareness

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council will be urged to raise awareness of the menopause during a debate next week. Only 30 of Cornwall Council’s 123 members are women, and...

Wanted: someone to build an independent Cornish ladies football team, must be willing to travel the world

By Julia Penhaligon The Kernow Football Alliance – which is trying to build support for Cornish soccer as representative of an independent minority group – is advertising for a...

Cornwall care home labelled “inadequate”after CQC snap inspection

By Julia Penhaligon The Trecarrel Care Home, Tywardreath, has been labelled “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission.  In November the CQC said the home “required improvement.”    The decline means...