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Council puts off a decision about councillor numbers

24th January 2017The question of how many councillors it takes to run Cornwall has again been sent to a sub-committee for further consideration.A motion to today’s full meeting of...

Cornwall Council will be allowed to debate health and social care cuts – but not until after elections

24th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsCornwall Council will be able to debate the proposed £264 million health service cuts – but not until after the May local elections.Council leader...

How Sainsbury’s blew £6 million on its Wadebridge adventure, as planners prepare to back housing scheme

Sainsbury’s failed bid to build a supermarket in Wadebridge cost the company nearly £6 million – even though Sainsbury’s effectively sold its Higher Trenant site to itself. As Cornwall...

Fire sweeps through Falmouth’s derelict Four Winds Inn

Fire crews battled for more than four hours overnight as flames swept through the derelict Four Winds Inn, Falmouth.  No-one was hurt but officers advised locals to keep their...

Benn’s Brexit committee prepares to visit Cornwall

24th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports A committee of MPs is planning to visit Cornwall next month in a bid to find out what people want from the Brexit negotiations...

Candy Atherton calls on Alison Hernandez to resign as Police & Crime Commissioner

23rd January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsCornwall councillor Candy Atherton (right) has called on Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez to resign.The pair clashed on the BBC South West Politics...

Council urged to debate £264m health cuts

Cornwall Council leader John Pollard will tomorrow (Tuesday) come under pressure to allow a debate on the proposed £264million health service cuts, following concern that elected politicians are being...

Cornwall women join in worldwide protest at Trump inauguration

22nd January 2017Millions of people around the world have taken part in protests against the inauguration of new United States President Donald Trump – including in Cornwall.The protests were...

Greens aim to field more candidates than ever as party takes over County Hall

21st January 2017By Graham SmithThe Green Party took over County Hall, Truro, today (Saturday) for its first Cornwall-wide conference.Planning to field more candidates than ever before, the party’s national...

Sainsbury’s site now set to be 95 homes at Wadebridge

20th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports  Plans to build 95 homes on the site which was once earmarked for a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Wadebridge look set to get the...

Future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms looks set to be settled at the ballot box, as councillor quits

The row over the future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms could still have months to run, following the town council’s controversial decision to sell the Victorian-era building to a private...

Cornwall STP bosses break-up needed mediation to put back together

19th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReportsThe falling out between senior members of Cornwall’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan last month was so serious that it required mediation before the council’s...

Cornwall Council should not co-operate with “politically-motivated” health cuts, speakers tell meeting

Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to walk away from its role in the shake-up of health and social care services which will entail budget cuts of £264 million...

Cornwall Council asked to spend more than £1m on its Liskeard offices

18th January 2017Cornwall Council is considering spending more than £1million to redecorate its offices in Liskeard.  The council is currently navigating its way through cuts of nearly £200million to...

It’s tough at the top: inside Cornwall’s health and social care STP leadership tent, there’s a bit of flap

The individuals leading the shake-up of Cornwall’s health service have assumed new roles following the sudden departure of the woman appointed by the government to supervise the process. The...

Cornwall leads the way as local news website looks to a future without adverts

Cornwall has successfully launched a new model for local news, after a Crowdfunding campaign raised enough cash to secure the Cornwall Reports website for at least the next three...

Human remains found near Newquay identified as missing 45-year-old man

Human remains found at Tregurrian, Newquay on the 11th August  have been identified as those of 45-year-old Darren Rhys Witcombe.  He had last been seen in St Columb the...

Contents of St Ives “chemical drum” to remain a mystery

The contents of a large “oil drum” washed ashore at St Ives at the weekend will remain a mystery, after the disposal company which took it away incinerated it...

Revealed: the Merlin Cinema plan for Bodmin’s Public Rooms

The cinema chain which is to take over Bodmin’s Public Rooms is understood to have offered £95,000 to buy the building from the town council.Cornwall Reports has obtained details...