Author: theboss

Crunch-time for talks to decide who runs Cornwall Council

12th May 2017By Graham SmithThe immediate political future of Cornwall Council should be settled within the next 48 hours, as the two groups most likely to feature in a...

The strange case of the vanishing MK, UKIP and Green candidates – full list of Cornwall’s general election runners & riders

11th May 2017By Graham SmithNo Mebyon Kernow, only one UKIP, and only three Green Party candidates – those are the headlines which make up the full list of Parliamentary...

New plans to build on Wadebridge football club submitted formally to council – decision due by August

11th May 2017By Graham SmithA formal planning application for 146 new houses on the site of Wadebridge Football Club has now been submitted to Cornwall Council.  The council aims...

CPS: “Not in the public interest” to bring charges after considering Conservatives’ 2015 general election accounts

10th May 2017By Graham SmithThe Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to press charges against any of those involved in the accounting of the Conservative Party’s 2015 general election...

The clock is ticking as council leaders embrace “flog it” approach to power-broking

10th May 2017By Graham SmithThe Conservatives hope to announce shortly their proposed line-up for running Cornwall Council.Having finished last week’s local council elections as Cornwall’s biggest party, the Tories,...

CPS statement at 11am this morning on 2015 Tory election accounts probe

10th May 2017By Graham SmithThe Crown Prosecution Service is set to announce at 11am this morning (Wednesday) if it will seek criminal charges against anyone in connection with the...

Cornwall’s Tories set to take charge at County Hall

5th May 2017 By Graham SmithConservatives make gains from all other partiesLib Dems suffer a "dead cat bounce" and show little sign of revival from 2015 general election drubbingLabour...

Cornwall’s Tories have reasons to be cheerful as they eye the prospect of resuming power at County Hall

5th May 2017By Graham SmithCornwall’s Conservatives appear poised to become the county’s biggest political party in terms of share of the vote, following yesterday’s local council elections.Although counting does...

More sheep and pigs than ever before at Royal Cornwall Show next month

4th May 2017By Graham SmithA dramatic rise in entries in 2017 has produced a record field for the competitive sheep and pig sections at the Royal Cornwall Show on...

Tories pledge to revive Camelford by-pass proposals if they win elections

3rd May 2017By Graham SmithTransport Secretary Chris Grayling has promised to give “serious consideration” to a Camelford by-pass, if the Tories win both the Cornwall Council and general elections.Talk...

Padstow and Port Isaac both in line to claim country’s “top chef” prize

3rd May 2017By Graham SmithTwo North Cornwall restaurants have been shortlisted for the Catey Awards, the hospitality industry equivalent of the Oscars.  The news confirms the area’s reputation for...

Cornwall’s pubs help consolidate local services to keep community facilities alive

2nd May 2017By Louis MorseMore than twenty pubs close across the UK each week. Almost 70 have closed in Cornwall alone over the past decade, according to CAMRA (The...

Theresa May’s election visit draws unflattering comparisons with “North Korea” style media control

2nd May 2017By Graham SmithPrime Minister Theresa May’s campaign visit to Cornwall today (Tuesday) is generating unflattering headlines as local media find the tight control surrounding her visit is...

Prime Minister on the campaign trail in Cornwall today

2nd May 2017Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to visit Cornwall today (Tuesday.)  Details of the visit have yet to be announced, but clues of her whereabouts are contained...

Police investigate possible accident after woman’s death in Troon

2nd May 2017Police officers from the serious collisions investigation unit are appealing to the public in Camborne for any information around the circumstances leading to the death of an...

Labour announces its full slate of general election candidates for Cornwall

1st May 2017By Graham SmithThe Labour Party has this evening (Monday) announced its candidates for the six general election constituencies in Cornwall.Among them is Gareth Derrick, the former naval...

Picture of the week?

In a week which saw Cornwall's firefighters tackle a huge, very dangerous blaze at a Dobwalls scrapyard - a reminder that there is another side to the job.  Bude...

Former Labour candidate in Camborne & Redruth says he will now challenge Jeremy Corbyn

30th April 2017By Graham SmithThe man who was Labour’s Parliamentary candidate in Camborne & Redruth two years ago is to stand against Jeremy Corbyn in next month’s general election.Michael...

Green Party will go ahead with selection of Parliamentary candidate in St Ives, ending any prospect of a “Progressive Alliance” in Cornwall

29th April 2017By Graham SmithAny prospect of a single, anti-Conservative general election candidate emerging to challenge Derek Thomas in St Ives effectively came to an end last night (Friday)...

Green Party meeting to consider withdrawing from St Ives general election in favour of Andrew George

28th April 2017By Graham SmithThe first formal “Progressive Alliance” between Left-of-centre political parties in Cornwall could take a step forward over the next few days as Green Party members...