Author: Julia Penhaligon

St Ives, Camborne & Redruth, and Truro & Falmouth are all in play – YouGov

By Julia Penhaligon The final very large opinion poll to be conducted before tomorrow’s general election suggests that three Cornish constituencies are “in play” and could change hands. The...

Three days to go – and the bookmakers are still forecasting a True Blue Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon The bookmakers are into the final few days of the general election campaign still thinking the Conservatives are favourites to retain all six Cornish constituencies. The...

Property Tribunal upholds £12,700 fine for “rogue” landlord in Truro

By Julia Penhaligon A Property Tribunal has confirmed a £12,700 penalty for a Truro landlord for failing to rectify a number of problems, including rooms which were too small...

Bookmakers still think the Tories are home and dry in Cornwall, but report a slight adjustment in Truro & Falmouth

By Julia Penhaligon With only nine days until polling day in the general election, the bookmakers have adjusted their forecasts in some Cornish constituencies. The bookies still think that...

Organisers reveal the Tour of Britain cycle race route, from Penzance to Bodmin

By Julia Penhaligon Details have been announced of the Cornwall stage of next year’s Tour of Britain cycle race.  It will start in Penzance and finish in Bodmin. The...

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn both in Cornwall at the same time – but somehow their paths did not cross

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were both greeted as heroes by their respective party supporters in Cornwall today (Wednesday.)...

Liberal Democrat Disability Association files formal complaint about its own North Cornwall candidate

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrat general election candidate in North Cornwall has come under fire from members of his own party for a series of social media posts...

Royal Cornwall hospital back on black alert

By Julia Penhaligon Conservative fears that a winter health service crisis could derail its general election campaign have come a step closer with confirmation that Cornwall’s main acute hospital...

Countdown to confusion: Cornwall Council is going ahead with its spaceport vote, despite the general election, despite having no Environmental Impact Assessment, and with Richard Branson’s rocket still firmly on the ground

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is going ahead with a crucial vote next week to plough £12 million of local taxpayers’ money into a Newquay spaceport, despite having carried...

Greens stand down in North Cornwall, as part of a national deal to help save their party leader

By Julia Penhaligon The Green Party has withdrawn its general election candidate from the North Cornwall constituency, as part of a nationwide deal with the Liberal Democrats designed to...

Cornwall’s dustbin AND recycling collections will both be fortnightly, as row looms over bungled waste contract

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s dustbins AND recycling waste collections will both become fortnightly next year, in a major retreat on the original promise to make recycling collections weekly. Cornwall...

The taxpayers’ cash is coming to us, Virgin tells Cornwall Council, as Branson delays yet again

By Julia Penhaligon Richard Branson has further delayed the first test flight of his LauncherOne rocket, even as a senior executive from Virgin Orbit was telling Cornwall councillors that...

BBC Radio Cornwall records worst-ever third-quarter audience figures

By Julia Penhaligon BBC Radio Cornwall has lost 54,000 listeners over the past five years, according to the latest batch of industry data. RAJAR reports that for the most...

Richard Branson finally manages to launch something – an online petition, calling on Cornwall Council to scrap its spaceport and spend the money on essential projects and services instead

By Julia Penhaligon Plans to build Spaceport Cornwall, at a cost to taxpayers of £20 million, have run into a space-age problem – the online petition. Launched only a...

Brexit could cause Cornwall’s elderly to seek shelter at Royal Cornwall Hospital, warns NHS chief

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s health chiefs have warned that Brexit could lead to a huge increase in demand for beds at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, as nursing staff...

Make care personal, and end “silo” working, are the key messages from adult social work peer review

By Julia Penhaligon There are aspects of Cornwall Council’s adult social care work which are stuck in the past and have a tendency towards “silo” working, according to a...

Hundreds heading from Cornwall to London for anti-Brexit protest

By Julia Penhaligon Hundreds of anti-Brexit protestors from Cornwall are expected to head to London on Saturday for one of the largest demonstrations the capital has ever seen. The...

Labour councillor in Penryn defects to Green Party

By Julia Penhaligon A Labour town councillor elected only nine months ago has defected to the Green Party. Tamsyn Widdon was elected in January as the Labour candidate in...

Climate protestors target the Liskeard office of South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has hit back at climate change protestors who stuck posters all over the windows of her Liskeard office. Mrs Murray...

Two Cornwall councillors in line for national awards

By Julia Penhaligon Two Cornwall councillors, Conservative James Mustoe and Liberal Democrat Rob Rotchell, have been shortlisted for a national award. They are both in line for “achievement awards”...