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Camborne, Redruth & Hayle Labour activists nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader

By Graham Smith Labour Party activists in the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency have voted to nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader, and Richard Burgon as deputy leader. Although the...

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

St Dennis incinerator roof again damaged by strong winds

The roof of Cornwall's controversial £141 million waste-to-energy incinerator at St Dennis has again suffered storm damage.  Part of the roof was destroyed by strong winds yesterday (Sunday) with...

Truro New Town: where will shoppers go?

By Richard Whitehouse The developer behind plans to build a new retail park on the outskirts of Truro says that claims that it could harm the city centre are...

Everything you wanted to know about “Truro New Town” – but were afraid to ask

By Richard Whitehouse It is set to be the biggest development in Cornwall over the next 20 years with the possibility of up to 4,000 houses being built on...

Truro quits Cornwall’s Community Governance Review, claiming parish boundary shake up is “a waste of time”

By Graham Smith There are signs that Cornwall’s Community Governance Review (CGR) is collapsing as some of the larger town and parish councils lose confidence in the process, realising...

Rogue traders forced man out of his home

By Richard Whitehouse A vulnerable man was made to sign over the ownership of his house to conmen who then forced him to live in a caravan. The shocking...

Cornwall’s Labour activists divided over who they want to be their next leader

By Graham Smith Two more Cornish Labour Parties decided which candidate to nominate for leader last night (Thursday), with one backing Sir Keir Starmer and the other going for...

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

South East Cornwall Labour Party nominates Keir Starmer for leader

By Graham Smith Members of the South East Cornwall constituency Labour Party have voted to nominate Keir Starmer as their next leader.  They have also nominated Angela Rayner as...

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

Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats start their trawl for next year’s council candidates

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have started their quest to find 87 candidates to contest next year’s council elections. Launceston councillor, and former council leader, Adam Paynter sent...

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

NHS Kernow facing £27 million deficit

By Richard Whitehouse NHE Kernow has reported it is facing a deficit of more than £27million. The clinical commissioning group (CCG) for Cornwall, said that its forecast deficit for...

A rum do down in the far west

By Graham Smith Councillors are preparing to rule on whether to licence a new rum distilling company in West Cornwall. The Cape Cornwall Rum Company, based at Badgers Holt,...

Decision soon on Flybe’s request for £100 million bailout

By Peter Tremayne A government decision is imminent on whether to offer Flybe a £100 million loan, to help rescue the struggling airline.  The loan would be in addition...

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

Liskeard’s new police station is now officially open

By Peter Tremayne Liskeard’s new police station has been opened. The £2 million building on Greenbank Road replaces the existing station, which had been built in 1968 and had...

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

LauncherOne is nearly ready for take off, and this time we really mean it, vows Branson

By Graham Smith There are growing signs that Richard Branson is determined to launch his rocket in a few weeks, in an experimental test flight with huge implications for...