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

Mixed reception for Boris Johnson at Royal Cornwall Show

Missing from this photo is the St Ives MP Derek Thomas, who last week declared he had no confidence in Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.  Mr Thomas was one...

Council leader’s tour of Cornwall is “good value for money”

By Graham Smith The tour of Cornwall by County Hall leader councillor Linda Taylor is “good value for money,” she insisted this week. Councillor Taylor faced questions from councillors...

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

Royal Cornwall Show resumes, bringing heavy traffic to Wadebridge

The Royal Cornwall Show resumes today (Thursday) after two years’ absence due to Covid.  About 100,000 people are expected to attend over the next three days, bringing heavy traffic...

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

If you want a £100,000-a-year job at County Hall, you now have an extra three weeks to get your application in

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has extended the deadline for candidates to apply for a £100,000 a year job currently in the hands of the chief executive’s wife. The...

Transfer of Wadebridge leisure centre to local community management still not complete

By Graham Smith It could be a few more months before the community in Wadebridge can take charge of its local leisure centre, councillors heard yesterday (Tuesday.) County Hall...

Labour activists in Truro & Falmouth poised to choose their champion

By Graham Smith The Labour Party is approaching its final decision over who will be its Parliamentary candidate in the marginal Truro and Falmouth constituency, with the result expected...

Planners refuse permission for conversion of Falmouth nursing home to luxury flats

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to demolish a former residential home and replace it with 28 luxury flats have been refused permission, but only on the chairman’s casting vote. Cornwall...

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

Truro & Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory suggests she backed Boris Johnson in no confidence vote because she wants to help Ukraine

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory appears to have broken one of the fundamental laws of politics – the one that says when you are in...

St Ives MP Derek Thomas, having declared no confidence in Boris Johnson, demands government action on Cornwall’s housing crisis as the price of future support

By Graham Smith St Ives MP Derek Thomas suddenly catapulted himself into the position of Cornwall’s most influential politician yesterday (Monday) after confirming that he has no confidence in...

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

St Ives MP Derek Thomas calls on Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister

By Graham Smith St Ives MP Derek Thomas has told Boris Johnson to resign. Mr Thomas has confirmed that he submitted a letter of confidence on 21st April. In...

All to play for in the House of Cards: three years ago, none of Cornwall’s MPs backed Boris and only one supported the Prime Minister

By Graham Smith At least four of Cornwall’s six Conservative MPs might be expected to support Boris Johnson when they take part in this evening’s (Monday’s) “no confidence” vote...

Cornwall’s housing crisis: Homechoice waiting list hits 22,423

By Richard Whitehouse The number of people registering for council and affordable housing in Cornwall has more than doubled in less than two years. New figures have been released...

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

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

Climate crisis? What climate crisis? Government gives the final go-ahead for £80 million St Austell link road to A30

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Work could start later this year on a new road linking St Austell to the A30, after the government announced final approval of Cornwall Council’s business...