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Labour’s contest to select Truro & Falmouth candidate now wide open

22nd March 2018 By Graham Smith The contest to become Labour’s Parliamentary candidate in the Truro & Falmouth constituency has been blown wide open after Jennifer Forbes beat Anna...

Kennally Care: it will be “mobilised” rather than “launched” with budgets which are “aligned” rather than “pooled.” Here’s a translation

21st March 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s plans to take over the National Health Service remain in place, although somewhat slowed, following the publication of a report to...

Central government and local government – how it really works: “We’re sorry about your fish, but we’ll see what we can do about your stadium”

21st March 2018 By Graham Smith The prospect of government cash to help build a stadium at Truro appears to have improved this morning (Wednesday) – as ministers seek...

The Salisbury nerve gas attack: how most roads lead back to Cornwall

20th March 2018 By Graham Smith The international inquiry investigating the nerve agent used to attack a former Soviet spy in Salisbury will find that the chemical history of...

Jayne Kirkham quits Labour selection contest at Truro & Falmouth

20th March 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Jayne Kirkham has withdrawn her application to be Labour’s Parliamentary candidate in the Truro & Falmouth constituency.  Ms Kirkham was the...

French hookers say the Cannes conference was one of their “busiest weeks of the year” as Cornwall’s taxpayers fork out more than £46,000

19th March 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council spent more than £46,000 on a four-day trip to the South of France, attending an alcohol-fuelled property conference which attracted prostitutes...

Cornwall’s “informal” Kennally Care and the quest for a new, user-friendly form of words to describe an Option 7 future for the NHS

16th March 2018 By Graham Smith The prospect of Cornwall Council taking over the National Health Service will be re-evaluated next week once County Hall officials have settled on...

The cost of Cornwall’s emergency housing more than doubles in a year

15th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The cost of providing temporary and emergency accommodation for people in Cornwall has more than doubled to £1.2million a year. And the number...

Wadebridge plan tensions exposed as “joke” town council hears of “vexatious complaints and bullying”

15th March 2018 By Graham Smith The tensions within Wadebridge Town Council were laid bare last night (Wednesday) after a series of extraordinary contributions criticising what the speakers claimed...

£400,000 fines for A30 roadworks delay

14th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The fine for delays in completing works on the major A30 dualling at Temple are “approaching” £400,000. Work to create dual carriageways on...

Labour Party selection contest underway at Truro & Falmouth

14th March 2018 By Graham Smith The Labour Party has started the process to select a candidate in the Truro & Falmouth constituency.  Falmouth’s Anna Gillett has emerged as...

Council says sorry for “temporary” classroom failure in North Cornwall which has so far cost more than £500,000

14th March 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council officials are to meet community representatives at Warbstow, between Launceston and Bude, next week to update them on plans for a...

Super-soaraway Newquay airport records best-ever January

13th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Airport Newquay has had its best ever January with an increase of more than 7,000 passengers compared to last year. The latest...

Kate’s in charge, as taxpayers foot the bill for six at four-day event in the south of France

13th March 2018 By Graham Smith No fewer than six representatives from Cornwall’s public sector have gone to the South of France for a four-day property conference which the...

Anyone seen Mike? Cornwall Development Company boss is “not in the office today” as council stays silent over Cannes “stag party”

13th March 2018 By Graham Smith Pressure is growing on Cornwall council to provide more details about how many officials have gone to this week’s controversial Cannes property conference,...

We don’t hire the hookers, insist conference organisers, as council stays silent on the cost to Cornwall’s taxpayers

12th March 2018 By Graham Smith The Cannes property conference to be attended by a troop of Cornwall Council officials has been forced to remind delegates of a “code...

St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double questions “council jolly” to Cannes “sex-and-sleaze” conference

12th March 2018 By Graham Smith Political reaction to the news that Cornwall Council is sending a team to the controversial MIPIM real estate conference in Cannes is starting...

How much is this one costing? Cornwall Council sends a team to Cannes “sex and sleaze” conference

12th March 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has sent a delegation of officials to the luxury resort of Cannes, France, to take part in an international real estate...

Council asked to approve up to 53,000 at Boardmasters Festival

10th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Boardmasters Music and Surf Festival has applied for a new licence which would see its capacity increase to 53,000. The five-day event, which...

Sarah Newton MP blames “Corbyn-led Momentum-controlled Labour Party” for ending Cornwall Council ambition to take over the NHS

10th March 2018 By Graham Smith Two of Cornwall’s MPs have criticised Cornwall Council for dropping plans to create an Accountable Care System to replace the National Health Service....