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

G7 Summit: Cornwall told to expect dogs and drones, as well as 5,500 extra police

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall can expect to see more police dogs and aerial surveillance drones than ever before during the G7 summit this summer.  In addition to the 5,500...

How local are Cornwall’s local council elections? The curious cases of people who own more than one home, and whose “principal place of employment” just happens to be wherever the election is

By Graham Smith The rules governing who can be a candidate in Cornwall’s elections are coming under scrutiny after it emerged that some do not live in the area...

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

EXCLUSIVE: This is what to expect if the Conservatives take control of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith There will be big changes at Cornwall Council, if Conservative Linda Taylor becomes leader of the £1.3 billion per year local authority next month. In a...

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

Truro New Town to be “reassessed” in value for money quest if I am the next council leader, says Linda Taylor

By Richard Whitehouse Looking out across the saltings at Lelant on an unseasonably chilly April afternoon Linda Taylor looks like a captain assessing the waters before setting sail. As...

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

6th May elections: one week to go to register your postal vote, as new analysis shows how Conservatives might just miss out on overall control

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s political parties are engaged in a last-minute scramble to register postal voters, as they seek to maximise their chances in the 6th May elections. The...

Blood on the carpet: the County Hall contests which see sitting councillors fighting each other for survival

By Richard Whitehouse People in Cornwall will go to the polls on 6th May to elect who they want to represent them at County Hall on Cornwall Council. This...

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

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

Did the trees die in vain? As the election leaflets start to pile up, what do you think of it so far?

By Richard Whitehouse With just a few weeks to go until Cornwall goes to the polls in the local elections there has been a steady drip of leaflets on...

Prince Philip dies, aged 99

Prince Philip, who has died aged 99, made many visits to Cornwall.  One of the first was a trip to Geevor Tin Mine, in 1957 (right.) The following year...

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

Elections 2021: the circus flies in, as Boris Johnson arrives with some new campaign pledges and tells Cornwall to forget some of his older promises

By Richard Whitehouse Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Cornwall yesterday (Wednesday) and explained that it was his intention that the county would get replacement EU funding from funding streams...

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

Today’s “no confidence” motion in Cornwall Council’s leader set to be highly entertaining

By Graham Smith The stage is set for a mouth-watering piece of local political theatre this morning (Thursday) when Cornwall Council debates a motion of confidence in its leader,...

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

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