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

Cornwall’s Conservatives re-elect Linda Taylor as their group leader

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives have re-elected councillor Linda Taylor to be their leader at County Hall for the next 12 months. The Tory group’s annual general meeting, at...

Three bridges over Cornwall’s River Camel all closed at the same time

By Graham Smith Another bridge over the River Camel is to close next week, bringing to three the number of crossings waiting for Cormac to carry out repairs. The...

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

Planners approve new nursery at remote North Cornwall farm

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to convert a farm building into a pre-school nursery have been approved despite concerns about it being in an isolated location. Cornwall Council’s east sub-area...

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

You wait six months for a meeting to govern your crisis-stricken health and social care system, and then the meeting is cancelled because of the weather…

By Richard Whitehouse A long-awaited meeting of health chiefs from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly had to be scrapped this morning (Tuesday) after representatives from the islands were...

It’s not coming home anytime soon: Truro’s footballers face another year in Plymouth

By Peter Tremayne As the 2021/22 football season draws to a close there appears to be no chance of Truro’s players returning to Cornwall any time soon – with...

The dogs bark but the caravan moves on: Cornwall Council prepares to mark its first 12 months since last year’s elections brought the Conservatives to power at County Hall

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors are looking forward to next week’s (24th May) full meeting of the unitary authority – its first annual meeting since last year’s local elections...

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

Does Bodmin need an open river, instead of an underground stream, to deal with its serious flood risk?

By Graham Smith Flood defence works to Bodmin might involve the creation of an open river, replacing an underground stream which is at risk of collapse. The Environment Agency...

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

Cornwall facing dozens of road closures because of Jubilee street parties

By Richard Whitehouse Dozens of towns and villages across Cornwall have organised street parties and celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Cornwall Council has received more than 40...

Countdown to “prosperity” – County Hall seeking swift decision about how to spend £132 million fund

By Graham Smith County Hall is scrambling to draw up a shopping list of projects on which to spend Cornwall’s £132 million Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) with a bid...

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

Here comes the leader – why the Mayor for Cornwall Roadshow will be very different to previous “listening” exercises

By Graham Smith County Hall has published initial details of its “Leader’s Roadshow” with a timetable that looks like the start of a long campaign to become Cornwall’s first...

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

Councillor’s false “Tractor-gate Tweet” leads to Code of Conduct complaint

By Graham Smith County Hall officials have launched an investigation into a social media post by Penzance councillor Tim Dwelly in which he falsely suggested that the “House of...

Coming soon to a Town Hall near you: the Mayor for Cornwall roadshow

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council leader Linda Taylor is about to hit the road for a series of 10 public meetings designed to help sell the idea of having...

Cornwall Council apologises for data breach which exposed children’s details

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has apologised after it accidentally published confidential information relating to schoolchildren including their names, addresses and dates of birth. The council made the error...