Author: Julia Penhaligon

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...

Cornwall’s businesswomen head for national finals of Venus awards

21st June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Six of Cornwall’s leading businesswomen are heading for the national finals of the Venus Awards. They are: Naomi Thomas (The Wedding Wishing Well...

Cornwall Council cabinet votes to create “Truro New Town”

20th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s cabinet this morning voted unanimously to go ahead with a major intervention in the property market to allow a new town...

Who is the Cornwall councillor whose laptop was held to ransom?

14th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has been asked to confirm if it is true that all councillors have had to change their passwords because one of...

Is there a doctor in the house? The underlying problem which threatens Helston hospital

7th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Health chiefs are considering their options for saving community beds at Helston, as the clock ticks towards a crisis which could close the...

Newquay’s spaceport plans again delayed – and Brexit gets the blame

6th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Plans to announce the location of Britain’s first spaceport have again been postponed. A government announcement pencilled in for next Tuesday, 12th June,...

No food, medicine or petrol: Cornwall to be worst hit by “no deal” Brexit, warns Whitehall Doomsday Scenario

3rd June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s supermarkets will run out of food within days, if Britain crashes out of the European Union with a “no deal” Brexit, according...

Cornwall’s NHS says it wants “a common platform for the delivery of local services” but denies merger

30th May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust has confirmed it is exploring ways to “share back office functions” with the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust –...

High Court judge rules against Big Field Wind Farm at Week St Mary

28th May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Controversial plans to build 11 wind turbines at Week St Mary have been finally rejected by the High Court. Good Energy’s application for...

At least 8 bosses in 11 years: the high-speed revolving door at Truro’s Royal Cornwall hospital

25th May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon As Cornwall’s health chiefs continue to ponder ways of integrating and devolving NHS services, jostling for positions in any new Accountable Care Organisation,...

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...