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Cornwall Council agrees to spend £536,000 on bid for European cultural supremacy

Cornwall Council’s cabinet has endorsed a bid to make Truro the subject of a bid to become the European Capital of Culture. The cabinet voted 9-1 to endorse a...

Cornwall’s Lib Dem/Indy council says “don’t blame us” and rejects an extra £7.7 million for vulnerable elderly

25th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Vulnerable adults in Cornwall will have to do without an additional £7.7 million after Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet this morning (Wednesday) rejected an...

Cornwall’s Lib Dems looking forward to the future, says party leader

25th January 2017 Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats can look forward to May’s local council elections with confidence, their party’s national leader Tim Farron said this morning (Wednesday.) Mr Farron told...

The Cornwall Reports Hall of Fame

Huge thanks to those who contributed to the Crowdfunding campaign, and/or made direct donations via the Cornwall Reports Pay Pal button on the front page. These people will be...

Council puts off a decision about councillor numbers

24th January 2017 The question of how many councillors it takes to run Cornwall has again been sent to a sub-committee for further consideration. A motion to today’s full...

Cornwall Council will be allowed to debate health and social care cuts – but not until after elections

24th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall Council will be able to debate the proposed £264 million health service cuts – but not until after the May local elections....

How Sainsbury’s blew £6 million on its Wadebridge adventure, as planners prepare to back housing scheme

Sainsbury’s failed bid to build a supermarket in Wadebridge cost the company nearly £6 million – even though Sainsbury’s effectively sold its Higher Trenant site to itself. As Cornwall...

Fire sweeps through Falmouth’s derelict Four Winds Inn

Fire crews battled for more than four hours overnight as flames swept through the derelict Four Winds Inn, Falmouth.  No-one was hurt but officers advised locals to keep their...

Benn’s Brexit committee prepares to visit Cornwall

24th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports   A committee of MPs is planning to visit Cornwall next month in a bid to find out what people want from the...

Candy Atherton calls on Alison Hernandez to resign as Police & Crime Commissioner

23rd January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall councillor Candy Atherton (right) has called on Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez to resign. The pair clashed on the BBC South...

Council urged to debate £264m health cuts

Cornwall Council leader John Pollard will tomorrow (Tuesday) come under pressure to allow a debate on the proposed £264million health service cuts, following concern that elected politicians are being...

Cornwall women join in worldwide protest at Trump inauguration

22nd January 2017 Millions of people around the world have taken part in protests against the inauguration of new United States President Donald Trump – including in Cornwall. The...

Greens aim to field more candidates than ever as party takes over County Hall

21st January 2017By Graham Smith The Green Party took over County Hall, Truro, today (Saturday) for its first Cornwall-wide conference. Planning to field more candidates than ever before, the...

Sainsbury’s site now set to be 95 homes at Wadebridge

20th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports   Plans to build 95 homes on the site which was once earmarked for a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Wadebridge look set to get...

Future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms looks set to be settled at the ballot box, as councillor quits

The row over the future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms could still have months to run, following the town council’s controversial decision to sell the Victorian-era building to a private...

Cornwall STP bosses break-up needed mediation to put back together

19th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The falling out between senior members of Cornwall’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan last month was so serious that it required mediation before the...

Cornwall Council should not co-operate with “politically-motivated” health cuts, speakers tell meeting

Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to walk away from its role in the shake-up of health and social care services which will entail budget cuts of £264 million...

Cornwall Council asked to spend more than £1m on its Liskeard offices

18th January 2017 Cornwall Council is considering spending more than £1million to redecorate its offices in Liskeard.  The council is currently navigating its way through cuts of nearly £200million...

It’s tough at the top: inside Cornwall’s health and social care STP leadership tent, there’s a bit of flap

The individuals leading the shake-up of Cornwall’s health service have assumed new roles following the sudden departure of the woman appointed by the government to supervise the process. The...

Cornwall leads the way as local news website looks to a future without adverts

Cornwall has successfully launched a new model for local news, after a Crowdfunding campaign raised enough cash to secure the Cornwall Reports website for at least the next three...