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Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

“Stop Brexit” battlebus tours Cornwall

A "Stop Brexit" battlebus today concluded a three-day tour of Cornwall, hoping to highlight the issue during the current general election campaign.  The tour was organised by the Cornwall...

Cornwall’s NHS: Will the general election signal the end of the road for Kennally Care?

By Graham Smith The general election has put one of the most controversial proposed changes to Cornwall’s health service on hold. The prospect of what was originally known as...

Isles of Scilly facing £296,000 council overspend as water costs rise

By Richard Whitehouse Councillors on the Isles of Scilly have been warned they will face a difficult year when considering their budget for 2020. The warning came at a...

Revised plans for St Ives hotel to be decided tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse Revised plans for an apartment hotel which looks to increase the number of apartments are set to be decided tomorrow (Monday.) The hotel planned for the...

Cornwall waits 14 years for a Liberal Party candidate, and then six turn up all at once

By Graham Smith The first week of Cornwall’s general election has seen the surprise entry of six candidates from the Liberal Party. Voters under the age of 30 might...

Wadebridge skatepark opens – 30 years after the campaign started

By Graham Smith Wadebridge town councillors braved a chilly afternoon to mark the official opening of their new skatepark. The campaign for a Wadebridge skatepark started more than three...

The sun also rises, as County Hall’s corridors of power await their next big beast

By Graham Smith If you like the idea of earning £120,000-£140,000 a year, and spending £150 million while leading around 1,500 colleagues, then today (Friday) is the last day...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

And they’re off! The official runners and riders for Cornwall’s 2019 general election

By Graham Smith More than 30 people are looking for votes in the hope that they will become one of six Members of Parliament, representing Cornish constituencies, at the...

Houston, we have a problem: Cornwall’s spaceport team just can’t keep their feet on the ground

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s spaceport backers are returning to America later this month for another conference, less than a month after attending a similar event in Washington. The Cornwall...

Rush to spend Euromillions as Cornwall Council identifies three major projects

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is set to contribute more than £14 million towards regeneration, business support and skills projects worth more than £53m. The council’s cabinet yesterday (Wednesday)...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

People’s Vote campaign tries to turn three Cornish seats into its Brexit battleground

By Graham Smith Three of Cornwall’s six Parliamentary constituencies are included on a list of “anti-Brexit” tactical voting seats promoted by the troubled People’s Vote campaign. The campaign has...

Truro New Town: council offers sweeteners to help ease the pain

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has asked cabinet members to ensure that project funding is “set in stone” for communities that will have a new town built on...

It’s all a bit rubbish, as two years of contract negotiation go to waste

By Richard Whitehouse Tensions within the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration at County Hall have spilled into the open as the former Lib Dem cabinet member responsible for waste criticised...

Farage set to give Cornwall a miss, as Brexit Party comes under further pressure to quit general election

By Graham Smith Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has cancelled a campaign visit to Penzance, after withdrawing all six of his Parliamentary candidates from any contest in Cornwall. The...

Dismay as council prepares to scrap recycling banks

By Richard Whitehouse People have reacted with dismay to the announcement that Cornwall Council is set to remove recycling banks. The large storage banks for recyclables, commonly found in...

County Hall “needs more call centre staff” as residents wait 30 minutes for reply

By Richard Whitehouse Councillors have recommended that more staff are employed by the Cornwall Council’s contact centre to improve response times – with some people having to wait more...

The Truth is coming! Cornwall Council draws up plans to boost its reputation, by publishing its own newspaper

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Plans are underway at County Hall for Cornwall Council to produce its own newspaper, which would be distributed free to every household. The...