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Cornwall’s triathlons rescued after change of leisure centres contract

19th February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall’s triathlons have been saved, following an 11th hour intervention by a national charity. INTOTRI is a relatively new (18-month-old) organisation which organises...

EXCLUSIVE: How Kate got the top job: the letter that led to a high-level resignation, and which lays bare tensions within Cornwall’s STP as health and council chiefs struggle for power

17th February 2017By Graham Smith The people in charge of Cornwall’s health and social care system have been embroiled in a high-level row over power and money, squabbling over...

St Ives demands review of Edward Hain hospital closure

17th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports More than 200 people packed into the St Ives Guildhall last night for a public meeting about the future of the town’s Edward...

That EU culture bid – what did the government really say?

16th February 2017By Graham Smith "Bidding cities should be aware that the European Capital of Culture title may be subject to the outcome of those exit negotiations which could...

Bid to find an extra £8m for Cornwall’s vulnerable adults will go to a vote on Tuesday

16th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall’s vulnerable adults could benefit from an extra £8 million for their social care if councillors endorse an amendment to their proposed budget...

Coming soon: a road to St Austell (maybe)

16th February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports A new road linking St Austell to the A30 looks set to by-pass Roche to the west, as it cuts an £85million swathe...

Cornwall’s EU culture bid – Truro city councillors can expect a busy few days

15th February 2017By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has agreed to convene a special cabinet meeting on 27th February in a last-ditch attempt to breathe new life into plans for...

Cornwall’s STP brings in the Chicago gang to advise on £264 million health and social care cuts

The people charged with cutting £264million from Cornwall’s health budget are hiring private sector consultants to help produce their final report. The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Sustainability and...

Bodmin’s roadworks update: new roundabout at Callywith Gate

Bodmin’s roadworks have passed a significant milestone with the completion of the Higher Bore Street section. Meanwhile at the other end of town, another major project is about to...

Where to build in Wadebridge? Football club proposals back before council “within weeks”

14th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports   Plans to build houses on the site of Wadebridge football club are to be re-submitted to Cornwall Council within weeks. A detailed...

Cornwall’s bid for European cultural supremacy in tatters after 5-4 vote

Dreams of making Truro the European Union’s capital of culture in 2023 are in ruins today (Tuesday) after Cornwall Council’s scrutiny committee voted 5-4 to demand that the council’s...

Could we see a Progressive Alliance in Cornwall?

Cornwall is to host a joint meeting of anti-Conservative political parties next month, designed to explore ways of working together. The Progressive Alliance is set to meet at County...

Bodmin’s new library now open for business

13th February 2017 Bodmin’s new library has opened, offering a six-day-a-week service. The library re-located from its Victorian-era building in the town centre to the Cornwall Council offices at...

Will Valentine’s Day be the end of the road for Cornwall’s European cultural gamble?

Battle lines have been drawn for a set-piece political punch-up tomorrow (Tuesday) over whether Cornwall should gamble £536,000 on a bid for European cultural supremacy. Cornwall Council’s scrutiny committee...

Cornwall’s delayed EU funds? We’ll fix it drekkly, says government, as Brussels warns it might ask for its money back

12th February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports The government has responded to Cornwall’s “red alert” over delays to devolving responsibility for European funding with a promise that it expects to...

Perch Garage murders: “it wasn’t us, we weren’t there” claim killers, after CCRC rejects a fresh hearing

11th February 2017By Graham Smith The two brothers convicted and jailed for murdering Graham and Carol Fisher, at the Perch Garage, Wadebridge, in 2003, have again protested their innocence...

Cornwall councillors’ contemplation of their own existence concludes with a call for 99 members

10th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall Council thinks it needs at least 99 members to run itself. The final recommendation to the council’s Electoral Review Panel, to be...

Lostwithiel to see 18% council tax hike

LOSTWITHIEL Town Council has imposed an 18 per cent precept hike on residents. From April, the council will receive £150,000 from local householders, compared with £129,000 for the current...

Brexit Select Committee takes evidence in Cornwall – interview with Hilary Benn MP

8th February 2017   The Parliamentary Select Committee set up to examine the consequences of Brexit has taken evidence at County Hall in Truro. The committee heard from council...

The Brexit Podcast interviews Cornwall Reports editor Graham Smith: why did Cornwall vote so heavily to leave Europe, and what does it mean?

Cornwall was large net beneficiary of European Union funding yet 56 per cent of its residents voted to leave. Tim Henning and Jennifer Hahn, of the Brexit Podcast, interviewed...