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EXCLUSIVE: Here it comes – the Cornwall plan for a “no-deal” Brexit

19th August 2018 By Graham Smith Emergency plans to cope with food, petrol and medicine shortages, caused by a “no deal” Brexit, will be unveiled next week – finally...

Cornwall and the idea of a tourism tax: a tale full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 17th August 2018 I’m sure the dulcet Geordie tones of my old friend Kevin Lavery...

EXCLUSIVE: Spaceport Cornwall – full details of the costs so far

16th August 2018 By Graham Smith The total cost, so far, of developing a Cornwall spaceport is £350,000, according to a Freedom of Information answer.  This figure does not...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council says it did investigate Branson over spaceport deal – but won’t say what it found

14th August 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has confirmed that it DID carry out a due diligence inquiry into Richard Branson before signing a Memorandum of Understanding about...

No fines, and only three warnings, as Devon & Cornwall Police adopt a “softly softly” approach to smoking in cars

13th August 2018 By Daniel Clark Only three people have been warned in Devon and Cornwall in the three years since a smoking ban in cars with under 18’s...

Police merger: the curious case of the missing evidence

13th August 2018 By Daniel Clark With time running out for the “public consultation” serious concerns about the proposed merger of the Devon and Cornwall and Dorset police forces...

Cornwall is still backing Brexit, according to latest polling research

12th August 2018 By Graham Smith Most of Cornwall is still backing Brexit, according to new polling data published today (Sunday.) While opinion has shifted towards the “remain” camp,...

Farnborough cost £13,275, while Cornwall now waits for Branson to get off the ground in California

11th August 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s participation in the Farnborough Air Show, to announce the already-known “memorandum of understanding” with Virgin Orbit about a possible Newquay spaceport,...

We still plan to consult the public over Cornwall’s hospital closures, insists NHS Kernow

10th August 2018 By Graham Smith NHS Kernow has again insisted that it has made no final decision about the futures of three community hospitals in Cornwall. St Ives,...

Jumpers for goalposts: Why we need a Cornwall United to get serious about public health, and why the council should start its own football club

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 10th August 2018 I don’t have many fond memories of my school days but one...

Future of Fowey, Saltash and St Ives hospitals to be determined by October

8th August 2018 By Graham Smith The future of community hospitals at St Ives, Fowey and Saltash is likely to be determined within the next few months, health chiefs...

EXCLUSIVE – How Israel tries to influence Cornwall’s MPs

7th August 2018 By Graham Smith Labour Party activists might be forgiven for feeling frustrated at their party leadership’s continuing squabble over what is and what is not anti-Semitic...

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, who is the most reflective of us all?

6th August 2018 By Graham Smith The stresses and strains of being a senior Cornwall Council official have started bubbling to the surface with the need for “reflection” at...

Cornwall’s new “Kennally Care” health system wants to set its own standards with “self-regulation”

6th August 2018 By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs, long plagued by a series of severely critical reports from assorted watchdogs, have come up with what they believe is...

In a sleepy part of rural North Cornwall, another revolution is underway

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE The village where I live, St Mabyn, in rural North Cornwall, is an unlikely birthplace...

Friday’s news briefing, 3rd August 2018

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Penzance heliport approved – with new service due to start early next year, if Whitehall agrees

2nd August 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s planners have given the go-ahead for a new heliport in Penzance - but a final decision now rests with Secretary of State...

Labour promises Cornwall £350 million to cover “missing” EU cash

2nd August 2018 By Graham Smith Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has pledged that a Labour government would guarantee the level of structural funding Cornwall currently enjoys from the European...

Labour and MK to be excluded from County Hall Investment Panel

1st August 2018 By Graham Smith A row is brewing at Cornwall Council over the establishment of a new panel to “advise” on investments. The main plank of the...

Farmers prepare for tomorrow’s “drought summit” amid fears for crops and livestock

31st July 2018 By Anne North With more hot, dry weather forecast for Cornwall over the week ahead, farmers are being called to a “drought summit” tomorrow (Wednesday) to...