Author: theboss

Peace in our time? Village shop company hopes weekend announcement will end “toxic feud”

21st May 2018 By Graham Smith The owners of the Tywardreath shop say they hope a meeting on Saturday will result in “positive news” which will end a feud...

The RAF gets its way on space defence – but does it also push Newquay’s spaceport bid to the back of the queue for government cash?

21st May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Today’s (Monday’s) announcement of a formal Ministry of Defence initiative for launching satellites has posed new questions over the location for Britain’s first...

Cornwall not sure what it thinks about wheelie-bins

21st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to provide every home with a wheelie bin for their rubbish and to collect black bag waste fortnightly and recycling weekly have...

Conservatives win St Ives Town Council by-election

18th May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Conservatives beat Labour in a two-horse town council by-election in St Ives last night (Thursday). The Conservatives’ Ken Messenger polled 442 votes. ...

Struggling in the stormy seas of shrinking ratings, BBC local radio’s “Dementia FM” heads for its iceberg

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 18th May 2018 Once upon a time, long, long ago, the industry in which I...

Another day, another cock-up? The curious case of Cornwall Council’s 11th cabinet member

17th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall Council rumour-mill is spinning at a higher velocity than usual this morning (Thursday) after Lostwithiel member Colin Martin was listed, briefly,...

EXCLUSIVE: Champagne-gate pops its cork: has Cornwall Council broken the law over Cannes cover-up?

17th May 2018 By Graham Smith The row over Cornwall Council’s trip to the south of France has been re-ignited by the discovery of an invoice which suggests the...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub: £42 million down the drain?

16th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse With hindsight, Cornwall’s Wave Hub “probably” would not have received £42 million in public funds, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise...

Plots, intrigues and conspiracies: just another day at County Hall

16th May 2018 By Graham Smith Speculation is growing that Cornwall Council could get an Independent leader sooner than expected. Councillor Julian German is due to accede to the...

“Toxic feud” erupts as Cornish village shop, which villagers thought they had bought for the community, is put up for sale

16th May 2018 By Graham Smith Financial regulators have been asked to investigate a small village shop in Cornwall, after attempts to turn it into a community venture went...

Ordure, ordure – councillors told to tip-toe through their choice of words

13th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A senior councillor chose to remind colleagues to be careful of their language after complaints were received during a council briefing. The incident...

Cornwall councillors to be sent for training

13th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Councillors are set to be given lessons in how to do everything from engaging with their communities to using social media. Cornwall Council...

Labour’s “target seat” campaign in Truro & Falmouth gets off to a rocky start

12th May 2018 By Graham Smith The strife within the Truro & Falmouth Labour Party, following its selection of a Parliamentary candidate to challenge Conservative MP Sarah Newton, has...

Newquay spaceport: reach for the stars, but watch your wallet and beware of half-baked big ideas

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 11th May 2018 Cornwall’s rocket scientists are all a-Twitter with excitement, and some anxiety, as...

Planners vote 12-1 to refuse permission for “sea view” homes

9th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A parish council has said that plans to allow a housing developer who wanted to build five new homes with sea views to...

Local council election results project two Tory losses in Cornwall

6th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Conservatives would almost certainly lose two seats in Cornwall, if the “swing” in votes seen across England last week in council elections...

Cornwall Farmers to survive at Wadebridge, Helston and Otterham following sale to Welsh company

4th May 2018 By Graham Smith A Welsh agricultural supplies group, Wynnstay, has bought the Cornwall Farmers groups of stores.  The new owners plan to keep only Wadebridge, Otterham...

What If? With no council elections in Cornwall today, let’s pretend that last year’s contest had been held just four weeks later

3rd May 2018 By Graham Smith Harold Wilson’s maxim that a week is a long time in politics is now at least 54 years old.  So attempts to use...

Who wants to be a millionaire? Cornwall Council set to splash the cash and turn options into houses at Truro New Town

2nd May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council looks set to intervene in major development plans which will allow a new town to be built on the outskirts of...

St Ives library to change hands for just £1

1st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council looks set to transfer St Ives Library to the town council for just £1. The library is currently owned and run...