Author: Julia Penhaligon

We have nothing to hide, insist village shop owners

18th May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The company which bought a village shop in Cornwall with money raised by local residents has offered to secure their “pledges” with a...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub could be scrapped “within two years”

2nd May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council could pull the plug on the Wave Hub project “within a year or two,” according to the cabinet member responsible. Councillor...

Venus Awards triumph marks a first for Cornwall

1st May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon More than 250 guests, finalists and sponsors from across the South West attended a glitzy dinner and awards ceremony to mark the Devon...

Cornwall Today magazine to close

29th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Today is to close.  The magazine was launched 24 years ago but its future has been in doubt since Trinity Mirror bought...

Government offers to help Truro stadium project

24th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The government has told Whitehall civil servants to help Cornwall Council prepare the final business case for a Truro stadium, ahead of an...

The official voting record: how your councillor decided for or against the Truro stadium (and the seven who abstained)

19th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Seven Cornwall councillors abstained on the Truro stadium vote, an analysis of the official voting record reveals. The seven councillors, who each receive...

Pro-EU campaigners win backing in Falmouth

15th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Campaigners who want Britain to remain in the European Union’s Single Market and Customs Union have been leafletting in Falmouth. The Cornwall For...

TV journalist wins car park “fine” court case as judge rebukes debt collectors for making up names

11th April 2018 By Chris Young BBC TV journalist David George yesterday (Tuesday) had a parking fine quashed and was awarded £750 costs after a judge heard how a...

New pro-EU political party selects its first candidate in Cornwall

4th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Britain’s newest political party has selected its first candidate in Cornwall. The “Renew” party, founded to campaign for Britain to remain a member...

Falmouth University team returns from trade mission to Hong Kong

2nd April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon A delegation from Falmouth University has just returned from Hong Kong where they had been seeking investors.  The cost of the trip is...

End of an era as Cornwall Council pursues a new plan to defend its reputation

29th March 2018 By Julia Penhaligon A generation of spin and subterfuge comes to an end today (Thursday) when Cornwall Council’s communications manager leaves the authority to set up...

Scene is set for a public display of disunity over using taxpayers’ money to fund Truro’s stadium

27th March 2018 By Julia Penhaligon There are signs of divisions within Cornwall Council’s cabinet over whether to finance a stadium at Truro. Nine councillors – council leader Adam...

Half of Cornwall’s MPs rebel over “Brexit fishing betrayal” accusing government of “economic madness”

21st March 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Half of Cornwall’s MPs have signed a protest letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, objecting to the “Brexit betrayal” of the fishing community. ...

Mind the gap: men earn nearly 20% more than women at the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry

8th March 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The two councils which are responsible for the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry are to investigate why their male employees appear to earn...

Snow brings parts of Cornwall to a standstill

28th February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is slowly grinding to a halt as the first flurries of snow arrive in the far west. A growing number of schools...

Goonhilly to become world’s first commercial deep space tracking station

22nd February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The Goonhilly Earth Station is set to become the world's first commercial deep-space communications station, capable of tracking future missions to the Moon...

Cui bono? Questions remain over Cornwall Council’s housing ambitions

19th February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Controversial council plans to borrow more than £80 million to set up a new private housing company are due to be debated tomorrow...

87, 88, 89…….that’s not right! Last-minute hitch as councillors crawl towards the boundaries finish line

8th February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The long march to a smaller Cornwall Council is nearing the end of its journey – but a last-minute hitch has necessitated yet...

Close holiday home council tax loophole, Steve Double tells government

1st February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has raised in Parliament the issue of holiday home owners using a loophole...

To the victor, the spoils – Cath Robinson takes charge at Corserv

31st January 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The senior Cornwall Council official at the centre of the rumpus which left Corserv without a managing director last year has returned to...