Author: Julia Penhaligon

The 30-year campaign for a skatepark in Wadebridge finally goes out to tender

18th September 2018 By Julia Penhaligon After a campaign lasting nearly 30 years, youngsters in Wadebridge might soon have a bike-and-skate park constructed on land behind the Lidl supermarket,...

Bid to scrap Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee?

30th August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Rumours are circulating at County Hall of a bid to scrap Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee, on the grounds that it has insufficient...

Polling day in Bude by-election

23rd August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Voters go to the polls in Bude today (Thursday) in a Cornwall Council by-election. Four candidates are contesting the vacancy caused by the...

Cornwall cyclists return after Pedalling for Palestine

13th August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Three cyclists have returned to Cornwall after “Pedalling for Palestine” – a 120 mile bike ride from Coventry to London. Roger and Jane...

Contractors got a parking ticket while cleaning town council toilets

7th August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The dangers of leaving a vehicle unattended on the streets of Wadebridge have again been underlined by a Cornwall Council parking enforcement officer,...

Cormac gets the gig to start work on the Stadium for Cornwall – next week

3rd August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s wholly-owned arm’s-length company, Cormac, has been appointed to start work on the Truro stadium. Groundwork in readiness for the construction project...

Let’s hear it for the Isles of Scilly Manx Shearwater Revival (not a 1970s band, but still worth an award)

31st July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has won an award for its work to protect the Manx Shearwater seabird. West Cornwall MP Derek...

Isles of Scilly faces drinking water crisis as wells and boreholes run dry

30th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Residents and holidaymakers on the Isles of Scilly have been told water supplies have reached an “unsustainable level” and that “significant steps” are...

Lib Dems select Colin Martin in South East Cornwall

28th July 2018 by Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrats have selected Cornwall councillor Colin Martin to be their Parliamentary candidate in South East Cornwall at the next general election....

Casino loans hangover won’t threaten spending plans, says council

24th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s exposure to nearly £400 million of complex long-term debt will make no difference to its spending plans, cabinet member Julian German...

Sheryll Murray backs Scott Mann over PPS resignation

17th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has backed her North Cornwall neighbour, Scott Mann, who resigned from the government yesterday (Monday) over Brexit....

Three-way fight for Newquay Treviglas council by-election

15th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The three main political parties in Cornwall will contest the Cornwall Council by-election in Newquay, caused by the death of Paul Summers in...

Cornish pasty baker closes with loss of 109 jobs – and the finger of suspicion points to Brexit

10th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornish pasty-makers Crantock Bakery has gone into administration with the loss of 109 jobs. Staff were told yesterday (Monday.)  Bosses said the higher...

Cornwall Council to debate police force merger

Monday 9th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall councillors have raised concerns about the proposed merger of Devon and Cornwall Police with Dorset Police.  The merger...

Helston hospital appears safe as health chiefs find a doctor

4th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Helston hospital appears to be safe, after the Cornwall Foundation Partnership Trust identified a doctor to provide specific cover when the current contract...

Is anyone saluting? The flag of St George makes an appearance at County Hall, but possibly for one day only

3rd July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The absence of wind meant it was all a bit of a let down.  But the flag of St George was hoisted up...

Experts say it’s time for Cornwall Council to drop the European Union flag

2nd July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Flag experts have advised that Cornwall Council can safely lower the European Union symbol tomorrow (Tuesday) in order to fly the flag of...

Speak Cornish Week draws to a close at Heartlands today

1st July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The “Gool Kernewek” event is due to start later this morning (Sunday) at Heartlands, Redruth, the mark the end of the 2018 Speak...

Campaigners collect “Get Well Soon” signatures for Cornwall’s NHS

1st July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Health campaigners took to the streets of Cornwall yesterday (Saturday) to collect “Get Well Soon” signatures for the National Health Service. The NHS...

NFU to lobby Prime Minister over the need for post-Brexit migrant workers

26th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Farmers’ leaders are due to meet the Prime Minister today (Tuesday) to press the case for encouraging migrant workers to pick fruit and...