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

Sarah Newton was the lone rebel among Cornwall’s MPs, as Parliament votes to take control of Brexit

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah MP was the only one of Cornwall’s MPs to vote against the government last night in the historic vote which saw...

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

Cornwall Council’s intervention in the housing market: more questions than answers

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s controversial adventure as a large-scale property developer is due to come under renewed scrutiny on Wednesday after pilot schemes have revealed flaws in the...

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

Cornwall contributes 40,000 names (so far) to the cancel Brexit petition

By Peter Tremayne Around 40,000 people in Cornwall have now signed the online petition, demanding that Brexit be cancelled.  Nationally, the petition appears poised to pass the 5 million...

Online petition to cancel Brexit captures the public mood – even in Cornwall

By Graham Smith An online petition calling for Britain to “take back control” of its future relationship with the European Union, and revoke Article 50, has attracted thousands of...

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

Cornwall’s Islamic Community Centre to honour New Zealand terror victims

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s small Muslim community is hosting a “solidarity event” on Sunday to honour those killed in last week’s New Zealand terrorist attack. Fifty people were killed...

A No Deal Brexit? Operation Yellowhammer just became much more important

By Graham Smith Extra ferry sailings from Plymouth could start as early as next week if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal next Friday at 11pm.  The...

Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall live in poverty, says Director of Public Health

By Graham Smith Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are living in poverty, according to the latest annual report by the Director of Public Health....

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

The next Tory leader probably won’t be from Cornwall, say bookmakers

By Graham Smith Only two of Cornwall’s MPs are in the running to take over as next leader of the Conservative Party, according to bookmakers. As Prime Minister Theresa...

Newquay taxi drivers want police protection after threats from passengers

By Richard Whitehouse Taxi drivers in Newquay say they are coming under increasing abuse from customers, with some being threatened with knives. Now the cabbies have called for a...

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

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

Summercourt homes approved – on condition that they are for holidaymakers only

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build 38 new homes and a leisure centre at a holiday park have been approved but they can only be used as holiday homes....

Planners vote to defend Falmouth open space

By Richard Whitehouse Housing developer Wainhomes has been blocked from building two homes on a piece of land that locals thought was guaranteed to be kept as open space....

Sheryll Murray signals that she will still vote against Prime Minister’s Brexit deal

By Graham Smith South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has indicated that she is still unlikely to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal if it returns to the House of...

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