Author: theboss

How to avoid making a loss, the Corserv way

By Graham Smith Corserv used money intended to provide homes for Cornwall’s rough sleepers in order to avoid declaring a financial loss last year, according to the company’s annual...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Man arrested on suspicion of arson after Upton Cross car fire

By Peter Tremayne A 45-year-old man from the Liskeard area has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a car fire at an Upton Cross business yard. Other vehicles...

Planning Inspectorate invites comments about Carbis Bay Hotel’s “G7 meeting rooms” development, built without planning permission

By Richard Whitehouse The Planning Inspectorate is inviting comments about the Carbis Bay Hotel’s appeal against enforcement action over its unauthorised development of “meeting rooms” constructed for the G7...

Wednesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Planners say “no” to application for holiday pods at Feock

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to locate three holiday pods on a site in Feock have been rejected by councillors who were concerned about the lack of transport options for...

Don’t worry, but the leisure centres’ controversy is about to get a little bit weird

By Graham Smith The battle for Cornwall’s leisure centres is about to descend, temporarily, down a rabbit hole of arcane procedural and constitutional complexity. The 87 councillors due to...

Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Covid doubles the workload for Cornwall’s GP surgery receptionists, as practices struggle to recruit staff

By Richard Whitehouse Receptionists at doctors’ surgeries in Cornwall are coming under increased verbal abuse from patients after seeing the number of calls being made to them double since...

Cornwall Council will debate leisure centres’ petition next week

By Graham Smith A petition about the future of leisure centre provision across Cornwall will be discussed when Cornwall Council meets on Tuesday next week (30th November.) Scores of...

Ear wax removal for Cornwall would cost £1 million, say NHS chiefs

By Richard Whitehouse Health bosses have said that providing ear wax removal services at GP surgeries could cost more than £1 million. There has been a campaign in Cornwall...

Planners refuse permission for car parking machine and number plate cameras at Roseland beauty spot

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to install a parking machine and cameras in a beauty spot car park have been rejected with one councillor saying it would be a “crime”...

Covid-19: winter is coming

A deadly new wave of Covid infection appears poised to sweep through Cornwall at lightning speed, as another dangerous “super-cluster” appeared within 24 hours. The Poundstock and Kilkhampton area...

Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Norwegian trade deal “poses Viking threat to Cornish pasties”

By Richard Whitehouse Fears have been raised that the Cornish pasty could lose its special protected status after the government was unable to have it secured in one of...

Learning disability and autism: a journey with leadership

By Joanna Grace My first experience of the Dimensions Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List was when I was a nominee on it. I have never considered myself a...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Your leisure centre is not a community asset, Cornwall Council tells Wadebridge

By Graham Smith Leisure centre campaigners in Wadebridge are furious that Cornwall Council has declared their local swimming pool, gym and sports hall is not a “community asset.” Wadebridge...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Council plan to help with rent arrears

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is setting up a new scheme where it could help to clear tenants’ rent arrears to prevent them being made homeless. The tenancy sustainment...