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Truro City Council votes 9-8 to keep culture bid alive

20th February 2017By Graham Smith Cornwall's hopes of becoming cultural champions of the European Union clung to life by the narrowest of margins tonight (Monday) when Truro City Councillors...

Helston man, 52, seriously ill after motorcycle accident near St Teath

20th February 2017 Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident near St Teath, Camelford, on Saturday afternoon in which a 52-year-old Helston motorcyclist was badly injured. The man...

Truro demo to urge no State Visit for Trump

20th February 2017   Protestors are planning to gather in Truro this evening (Monday) to demand that US President Donald Trump should not be honoured with a State Visit to...

More cash for Cornwall’s roads

20th February 2017By Louis MorseFollow @CornwallReports Work is under way on more than 1,800 road safety and drainage schemes across Cornwall after the council's cabinet allocated an additional £2.9m...

Crack-down on roadside car dealers

20th February 2017By Louis MorseFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall Council is warning of a crack-down on people who advertise their cars for sale beside the road. The warning from the council's...

Comment is Free: Would Inspector Morse get to the bottom of what’s going on in our schools?

Phil Kerridge writes: An infant school and a junior school on adjacent sites in Bodmin will merge in September. That can only be good: better co-operation, a more consistent...

Cornwall’s triathlons rescued after change of leisure centres contract

19th February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall’s triathlons have been saved, following an 11th hour intervention by a national charity. INTOTRI is a relatively new (18-month-old) organisation which organises...

EXCLUSIVE: How Kate got the top job: the letter that led to a high-level resignation, and which lays bare tensions within Cornwall’s STP as health and council chiefs struggle for power

17th February 2017By Graham Smith The people in charge of Cornwall’s health and social care system have been embroiled in a high-level row over power and money, squabbling over...

St Ives demands review of Edward Hain hospital closure

17th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports More than 200 people packed into the St Ives Guildhall last night for a public meeting about the future of the town’s Edward...

That EU culture bid – what did the government really say?

16th February 2017By Graham Smith "Bidding cities should be aware that the European Capital of Culture title may be subject to the outcome of those exit negotiations which could...

Bid to find an extra £8m for Cornwall’s vulnerable adults will go to a vote on Tuesday

16th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall’s vulnerable adults could benefit from an extra £8 million for their social care if councillors endorse an amendment to their proposed budget...

Coming soon: a road to St Austell (maybe)

16th February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports A new road linking St Austell to the A30 looks set to by-pass Roche to the west, as it cuts an £85million swathe...

Cornwall’s EU culture bid – Truro city councillors can expect a busy few days

15th February 2017By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has agreed to convene a special cabinet meeting on 27th February in a last-ditch attempt to breathe new life into plans for...

Cornwall’s STP brings in the Chicago gang to advise on £264 million health and social care cuts

The people charged with cutting £264million from Cornwall’s health budget are hiring private sector consultants to help produce their final report. The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Sustainability and...

Bodmin’s roadworks update: new roundabout at Callywith Gate

Bodmin’s roadworks have passed a significant milestone with the completion of the Higher Bore Street section. Meanwhile at the other end of town, another major project is about to...

Where to build in Wadebridge? Football club proposals back before council “within weeks”

14th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports   Plans to build houses on the site of Wadebridge football club are to be re-submitted to Cornwall Council within weeks. A detailed...

Cornwall’s bid for European cultural supremacy in tatters after 5-4 vote

Dreams of making Truro the European Union’s capital of culture in 2023 are in ruins today (Tuesday) after Cornwall Council’s scrutiny committee voted 5-4 to demand that the council’s...

Could we see a Progressive Alliance in Cornwall?

Cornwall is to host a joint meeting of anti-Conservative political parties next month, designed to explore ways of working together. The Progressive Alliance is set to meet at County...

Bodmin’s new library now open for business

13th February 2017 Bodmin’s new library has opened, offering a six-day-a-week service. The library re-located from its Victorian-era building in the town centre to the Cornwall Council offices at...

Will Valentine’s Day be the end of the road for Cornwall’s European cultural gamble?

Battle lines have been drawn for a set-piece political punch-up tomorrow (Tuesday) over whether Cornwall should gamble £536,000 on a bid for European cultural supremacy. Cornwall Council’s scrutiny committee...