Author: theboss

Bye bye Cornwall, as the number of EU workers falls 11%

5th November 2017 By Graham Smith Many Cornish businesses are at risk of acute labour shortages because of Brexit, according to research carried out for the Cornwall & Isles...

Cornwall asks to set its own prices for alcohol, as part of wide-ranging bid for health devolution

3rd November 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall could get the chance to devise its own alcohol pricing policy, if the government agrees to a set of proposals for devolving...

What do you think of Brexit now? Green Euro MP asks Cornwall

2nd November 2017 Graham Smith Green Party Euro MP for the South West, Molly Scott-Cato, is in Cornwall today (Thursday) to learn more about the sort of agriculture and...

Camelford bypass campaign gets a boost, as Greens lend their support

2nd November 2017 By Anne North Campaigners in Camelford are trying to revive support for a bypass – 13 years after the most recent attempt. The main A39 goes...

Theresa May joins in tributes to Candy Atherton

2nd November 2017   Tributes continue to pour in to the former Labour MP Candy Atherton, who died suddenly on Monday.  Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of...

Helston to get new-look library

1st November 2017 By Anne North Helston library is set to re-open later this month after a facelift. The Trengrouse Way library and Information Service is due to re-open...

Man goes on trial accused of causing death by dangerous driving at St Minver last year

1st November 2017 By Julia Penhaligon A 52-year-old second home owner has gone on trial at Truro Crown Court accused of causing the death of a St Minver woman...

County Hall flags at half mast as mark of respect to Candy Atherton

31st October 2017 By Graham Smith Flags at County Hall, Truro, are flying at half mast as a mark of respect to Labour councillor Candy Atherton, who died, suddenly,...

Jeremy Corbyn pays tribute to former Labour MP Candy Atherton

31st October 2017 By Jeremy Corbyn I am sad to hear of the sudden death of Candy Atherton. Candy was a proud champion of Cornwall, first as an MP...

Two bodies found on separate North Cornwall beaches

31st October 2017 Emergency services have recovered the body of a woman from the beach at Widemouth Bay, Bude. Police say they are not treating the death as suspicious...

Candy Atherton, 1955-2017

31st October 2017 By Graham Smith Candy Atherton, the former Labour MP for Falmouth & Camborne, has died.  She was 62. A tireless campaigner for the people of Cornwall...

Angry councillors finally force County Hall officials to publish residents’ survey

30th October 2017 By Graham Smith Officials at County Hall have this afternoon (Monday) bowed to political pressure and published the results of this year’s residents’ survey. Following a...

Only 25% of Cornwall’s residents trust the council, according to “confidential” survey

30th October 2017 By Graham Smith Only a quarter of Cornwall’s residents trust Cornwall Council, according to the still-unpublished results of the authority’s annual survey. As Cornwall Reports revealed...

Firefighters called to Connon Bridge landfill site, East Taphouse

30th October 2017 Fire fighters are tackling a blaze at the Connon Bridge waste landfill site, East Taphouse, near Looe. Video shot by Wadebridge fire service (above) shows thick...

Weekly bin collections to be scrapped, as council aims to boost recycling and deal with food waste

30th October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council seems set to scrap weekly dustbin collections, while at the same time doubling the frequency of recycling collections and introducing a...

And nation shall speak peace unto nation

29th October 2017 The first-ever appearance of a Mebyon Kernow representative on the BBC Radio 4 programme “Any Questions” got off to an unpromising start on Friday when presenter...

Halfway House pub, on A39 near Wadebridge, badly damaged by fire

27th October 2017 The Halfway House pub, a well-known landmark on the A39 near Wadebridge, looks set to be closed for some time after the building was badly damaged...

Fire sweeps through Halfway House pub, on A39 near Wadebridge

27th October 2017 Eleven people were escorted to safety after fire swept through the Halfway House pub, on the A39 near Wadebridge, in the early hours of this morning. ...

Nearly 3,000 watch as Bloodhound roars down the runway

26th October 2017 Newquay airport's unusually long runway was put to use this afternoon when the supersonic Bloohound car made its first road test. Around 3,000 people watched as...

Planners vote 13-2 to approve Tintagel Castle footbridge – but government will now have the final say

26th October 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s planners have backed the construction of a footbridge to Tintagel Castle – although a final decision will now be taken by Communities...