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Named: the councillor whose frozen laptop caused a security flap at County Hall

14th June 2018 By Graham Smith Truro councillor Rob Nolan is being asked to apologise for a Tweet he sent claiming that a woman Conservative member of Cornwall Council...

Council finds itself “not guilty” over champagne-gate costs, but now Information Commissioner will investigate

14th June 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has ruled that its release of details about a week-long trip to Cannes was not deliberately misleading and that it is...

Cornwall Council is investigating itself over how it handled “champagne-gate” information

13th June 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has confirmed it is conducting an “internal review” of the way it handled information about the costs of its expedition to...

EXCLUSIVE: “Don’t worry about Cornwall, it’s only an extremity” – government signals Cross Country can cut trains and still keep rail franchise

12th June 2018 By Graham Smith Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has risked further damage to his reputation by inviting Cross Country trains to cut their services in Cornwall. The...

More crime in Cornish towns, or just better monitoring?

12th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse New figures show that crime is on the rise in towns which have been given special status to monitor the impact of licensed...

Crantock village homes plan approved by 8 votes to 7, despite objections

12th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A development of 22 homes is set to go ahead in Crantock despite villagers saying they did not want any more homes to...

A census tick-box? Government promises only “warm words but little action” on Cornish national identity

12th June 2018 By Graham Smith The government has promised to “study” the case for a Cornish tick-box to be included in the next national census, after Newquay and...

How Cornwall Council came to claim 38,000 “new” jobs by 2030: the claim includes 25,700 existing jobs

11th June 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has provided more information about its claim that it will create 38,000 new jobs by 2030 – revealing that the claim,...

Cost of crossing the Tamar Bridge set to rise 33%, as councillors hear of the need for £1.5 million to tackle asbestos problem

11th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The cost of driving over the Tamar Bridge from Cornwall into Devon could go up from £1.50 to £2, if councillors agree to...

Petition over dog beach ban

10th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A petition has been launched calling on Cornwall Council to relax the beach dog ban in the summer months. An “irritated” dog owner...

Crantock parish council says “no” to more homes

10th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build 22 homes in a coastal village have been opposed by local councillors despite an offer to make half of them...

Is dementia to blame for Brexit? In Cornwall, it’s a serious question

8th June 2018 CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE George Orwell was right about most things, and never more so than...

Appeal Court asked to rule on “Kennally Care” ambitions for Cornwall’s NHS

7th June 2018 By Graham Smith Controversial reforms to Cornwall's health service, which could see the introduction of new cost-cutting Accountable Care contracts, may depend on the outcome of...

Anger at Edward Hain hospital’s continued closure, as cabinet member tells health chiefs “you have got to be off your heads”

6th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall Council cabinet member told health bosses “you have got be off your head” about how they are considering the future of...

Pedyr Prior: “a passionate, powerful, brilliant soul”

6th June 2018 By Graham Smith One of the most influential figures in Cornish politics in recent decades has died after a short illness. Pedyr Prior, a former St...

NHS bosses deny any plans to close Cornwall’s hospitals, as hospitals close all over Cornwall

5th June 2018 By Graham Smith NHS chiefs have again denied they have any “formal” plans to close Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units (MIUs), after receiving a 2,700-name petition at...

Council seeks a “strategic partner” for 3,500 new care homes ambition

5th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is considering building extra care homes for older people after revealing there was a need for more than 3,500 new ones...

Cornwall’s health chiefs to receive Minor Injury Unit petition

5th June 2018 By Graham Smith A petition calling on Cornwall’s health chiefs not to close minor injury units will be delivered today (Tuesday.) There is a dispute over...

Countdown to Devonwall?

4th June 2018 By Graham Smith The possibility that Parliamentary boundary revisions, creating at least one cross-border “Devonwall” constituency, could be revived when officials publish their final proposals in...

Hall for Cornwall closes until 2020 for major refurbishment

3rd June 2018 By Graham Smith The Hall for Cornwall closed last night (Saturday) for a two-year £20 million refurbishment project. Chris Pomfret, chair of the building’s trustees, said...