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Cornwall councillors to be sent for training

13th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Councillors are set to be given lessons in how to do everything from engaging with their communities to using social media. Cornwall Council...

Labour’s “target seat” campaign in Truro & Falmouth gets off to a rocky start

12th May 2018 By Graham Smith The strife within the Truro & Falmouth Labour Party, following its selection of a Parliamentary candidate to challenge Conservative MP Sarah Newton, has...

Newquay spaceport: reach for the stars, but watch your wallet and beware of half-baked big ideas

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 11th May 2018 Cornwall’s rocket scientists are all a-Twitter with excitement, and some anxiety, as...

Planners vote 12-1 to refuse permission for “sea view” homes

9th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A parish council has said that plans to allow a housing developer who wanted to build five new homes with sea views to...

Local council election results project two Tory losses in Cornwall

6th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Conservatives would almost certainly lose two seats in Cornwall, if the “swing” in votes seen across England last week in council elections...

Cornwall Farmers to survive at Wadebridge, Helston and Otterham following sale to Welsh company

4th May 2018 By Graham Smith A Welsh agricultural supplies group, Wynnstay, has bought the Cornwall Farmers groups of stores.  The new owners plan to keep only Wadebridge, Otterham...

What If? With no council elections in Cornwall today, let’s pretend that last year’s contest had been held just four weeks later

3rd May 2018 By Graham Smith Harold Wilson’s maxim that a week is a long time in politics is now at least 54 years old.  So attempts to use...

Who wants to be a millionaire? Cornwall Council set to splash the cash and turn options into houses at Truro New Town

2nd May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council looks set to intervene in major development plans which will allow a new town to be built on the outskirts of...

St Ives library to change hands for just £1

1st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council looks set to transfer St Ives Library to the town council for just £1. The library is currently owned and run...

Council approves nearly 200 holiday homes at St Mellion golf club

1st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Planning permission has been granted for up to 199 holiday homes to be built at St Mellion Golf Club. The club, known as...

A year after “winning” the council elections, Cornwall’s County Hall Tories ponder a route to power

1st May 2018 By Graham Smith The Conservative group of Cornwall councillors holds its annual general meeting today as speculation grows over whether it will challenge the Liberal Democrat...

NHS has no plans to re-open Bodmin Treatment Centre, but might use the building for local GPs

1st May 2018 By Anne North The National Health Service has no plans to re-instate the Bodmin Treatment Centre, closed more than a year ago following a chaotic mishandling...

EXCLUSIVE: Eden Project wants £1.4 million of taxpayers’ cash to help heat its tropical fish tank

29th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s taxpayers are being asked to contribute a further £1.4 million to the Eden project, to help fund its ambitions to use underground...

Labour Party selects Jennifer Forbes for Truro & Falmouth

29th April 2018 By Graham Smith The Labour Party has selected Jennifer Forbes as its Parliamentary candidate for the Truro & Falmouth constituency. She emerged victorious after a long...

Decision day for Truro & Falmouth Labour Party

28th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Labour Party activists will be looking for news from the Truro & Falmouth constituency today (Saturday) when local members elect a prospective...

Cornwall Council’s French connections: not so much the beginning of the end, more the end of the beginning, as champagne-gate heads for the constitution

27th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have been invited to a “workshop” next week to start a review of the “scheme of delegation” which kept them in...

Tesco set to get petrol pumps for Wadebridge supermarket

27th April 2018 By Graham Smith Tesco is to succeed in its bid to sell petrol at its Wadebridge supermarket, after a deal was reached to address traffic concerns...

Cornwall Council facing a champagne hangover as auditors prepare to twist the knife

27th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s £47,000 trip to the South of France is expected to come under further scrutiny today (Friday) when members of the Audit...

EXCLUSIVE – the “behind the scenes” plan to close Cornwall’s health visitor bases and reduce the level of service

26th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health chiefs are planning to close and sell more than a dozen health visitor bases, moving staff into council offices.  The strategy...

Wadebridge town council votes against football club housing scheme

26th April 2018 By Graham Smith Plans to build a housing estate on the Wadebridge football club ground have suffered a setback after town councillors voted 9-2 not to...