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Cornwall’s health and social care STP plans to spend £2m, refuses to disclose 1,350 emails, and says it will not be affected by elections

23rd April 2017By Graham SmithHealth chiefs plotting to cut £264 million from services in Cornwall have said they do not expect their plans to be influenced by elections.The four...

Labour’s pledge of new public holidays omits St Piran’s Day – despite leader’s previous support

23rd April 2017By Graham SmithLabour’s election campaign announcement that the party backs four new UK-wide public holidays to mark the patron saints of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales looks...

Cornwall should not gamble taxpayers’ cash on EU culture bid – Paddy Ashdown

22nd April 2017By Graham SmithThe former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has said it is a mistake for Cornwall Council to gamble more than £500,000 on a bid to...

Police name motorcyclist killed in accident near Launceston

21st April 2017 Police have identified the motorcyclist who died in a collision on the B3362 near to Lawhitton, Launceston on Thursday 6 April 2017. He was 49 year...

New plan for major housing scheme – and school – for NW Wadebridge

21st April 2017By Graham SmithNew plans for a major housing development, a school, a pub, and employment sites have been submitted for land to the north and west of...

Mobile Post Office for Lostwithiel due to arrive tomorrow

19th April 2017By Oscar MorsePost Office services are returning to Lostwithiel following action by a Cornwall Council election candidate.The town lost its Post Office service in December when the...

Lostwithiel town councillors reject housing plan for former golf club site

19th April 2017By Oscar MorseCOUNCILLORS in Lostwithiel have unanimously rejected plans to create a new “hamlet’’ on the outskirts of the town. They agreed this week that 48 new homes...

St Ives constituency the one to watch as Cornwall prepares for 2017 general election

19th April 2017By Graham SmithPolitical activists in Cornwall are scrambling to prepare themselves for the snap general election on 8th June.Many parties have yet to select candidates.  The six...

No Devonwall, no by-elections: the 2017 General Election will be all about Brexit (again)

18th April 2017By Graham SmithThe prospect of an early general election has killed the suggestion of a new “Devonwall” constituency as all six of Cornwall’s current MPs are set...

“I’m so proud to be Steve’s son” – Dan Rogerson

17th April 2017By Graham SmithThe former North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson has been paying tribute to his father, who died yesterday (Sunday.)Steve Rogerson, a long-serving and highly-respected local councillor,...

Council boss apologises for elections postal vote blunder

17th April 2017By Graham SmithCornwall’s election officials have admitted a serious blunder over the issuing of local council postal votes tomorrow (Tuesday.)Conflicting information sent to the 448 candidates seeking...

Council election to be cancelled, and political parties suspend campaigning, as Bodmin councillor dies

16th April 2017By Graham SmithOne of the elections to Cornwall Council looks set to be cancelled following the sudden death of a candidate.Long-serving councillor Steve Rogerson, of Bodmin, died...

No CPS decision on 2015 general election accounts until after 4th May

12th April 2017By Graham SmithNo decisions on whether to bring criminal charges in respect of the accounting of 2015 general election expenses will be announced before the local council...

Police say “unexplained” sudden death of 21-year-old man in Bude is not suspicious

10th April 2017Police say they do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a 21-year-old man in Bude at the weekend.Police were called by...

Man dies as two motorbikes collide near Launceston

7th April 2017Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident involving two motorcycles near Launceston.  One man died.Emergency services were called at 11.10pm yesterday (Thursday) after the collision between...

Hundreds of town and parish councillors elected unopposed – the full list

6th April 2017By Graham SmithHundreds of town and parish councillors have been elected unopposed because not enough candidates came forward to force a contest.  You can find a full...

UKIP in decline, as council candidates hit the campaign trail

6th April 2017By Graham SmithCornwall Council nominations published yesterday (Wednesday) suggest a dramatic decline in support for the UK Independence Party, compared with four years ago.UKIP is fielding only...

More questions than answers as council ponders Threemilestone land deal

5th April 2017By Graham SmithCornwall councillors are debating plans to purchase nearly 60 acres of farmland at Threemilestone, in order to kick-start large-scale housing projects which are linked to...

Full list of Cornwall Council candidates: Lib Dems contest every seat – nearly 60 Labour candidates – also full list of town and parish council candidates

5th April 2017By Graham SmithThis tally is unofficial and apologies if I have miscounted:Only the Liberal Democrats have managed to field a full slate of candidates for the 123...

New housing plan on northern banks of River Camel, Wadebridge

5th April 2017By Graham SmithPlanners have been asked to advise on the possibility of developing the site of Dafton Die Casting, Wadebridge, as 48 residential units and re-locating the...