Author: theboss

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...

Cornwall’s only Islamic community centre holds “open day” tomorrow

28th April 2017By Graham SmithCornwall’s only centre for Muslims is holding an open day tomorrow (Saturday) to help integrate Middle East refugees into the local community.The open day, between...

Dobwalls fire update, after residents told to stay indoors and close windows as huge blaze sweeps through scrapyard

28th April 2017UPDATE: Statement from Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceAs of 05:15 Cornwall Fire and Rescue service are making steady progress on the fire at the scrap yard. Relief...

Tories are odds-on favourites to keep “remain” Truro & Falmouth constituency

27th April 2017By Graham SmithBookmakers Paddy Power have completed their line-up of offering odds on Cornwall constituencies at the forthcoming general election.The bookies say the Conservatives are odds-on to...

Tributes paid to pioneering recorder of Cornwall’s wildlife

27th April 2017By Graham SmithThe Cornwall Wildlife Trust has announced the death of one of its most influential members.   Stella Turk, MBE, has died – she was 92.Stella was...

Why Cornwall Council loves supermarkets

27th April 2017By Julia PenhaligonCornwall Council raises nearly £27 million each year in business rates from just 10 sources, according to a Freedom of Information answer.  Local councils will...

Lib Dem decision to fight Isle of Wight could scupper chance of “Progressive Alliance” in Cornwall

26th April 2017By Graham SmithThe prospect of any kind of “Progressive Alliance” in Cornwall, to maximise the anti-Conservative vote at a general election, has suffered a serious blow after...

Bookmakers say Liberal Democrats are favourites to win general election in St Ives

26th April 2017By Graham SmithThe bookmakers are continuing to develop betting markets for the general election, and have declared that former Liberal Democrat MP Andrew George is now favourite...

Skywatchers invited to celebrate the magic of Bodmin Moor this Saturday

26th April 2017By Graham SmithSkywatchers are being invited to a special “dark skies” event at Jamaica Inn on Saturday (29th April) to mark Cornwall’s formal bid for Bodmin Moor...

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...