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Plymouth told to prepare for more cross Channel ferries as Brexit deadline looms

By Graham Smith The port of Plymouth could see a huge expansion in ferry traffic as a result of Brexit, according to industry experts studying the government’s decision to...

Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

As I Please: Glittering Prizes – The Cornwall Reports New Year Honours

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE Those responsible for dishing out the New Year Honours appear to have forgotten Cornwall Council. ...

EXCLUSIVE: Follow the money – what connects the Old Brewery in Redruth to another week of free champagne in the South of France?

By Graham Smith Senior Cornwall Council officials say they will “make a recommendation within the next few weeks” about whether to return to Cannes for a controversial property conference....

Tamar Bridge tolls set for 33% increase

By Richard Whitehouse Tamar Bridge tolls need to increase to prevent a repeat of disaster in Italy which saw a major bridge collapse, killing 43 people, Cornwall Council’s cabinet...

Cornwall Council approves extra £40 million for emergency housing to help tackle homeless crisis

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s cabinet this morning (Tuesday) agreed to spend an extra £40 million to buy homes for temporary emergency accommodation to house homeless families and individuals....

Extra council funding will come from Cornwall’s taxpayers

By David Ottewell and Richard Whitehouse An “extra” £17 million promised to Cornwall Council will come entirely from local taxpayers, government figures suggest. James Brokenshire last week unveiled a...

Tamar Bridge tolls to rise

By Richard Whitehouse A formal application is set to be made to increase the cost of crossing from Cornwall into Devon by 33%. Cornwall Council’s Cabinet will tomorrow (Tuesday)...

Operation Yellowhammer cancels Easter holidays, as Cornwall prepares for Brexit food, fuel and medicine shortages

By Graham Smith Police chiefs, health officials and Cornwall Council staff have been told they might have to cancel plans to take holiday over the Easter period in order...

South West Euro MP says UK needs to plan for next year’s Euro elections

By Graham Smith One of the South West’s Euro MPs has called for clarity about next year’s elections to the European Parliament, in which Britain would normally go to...

Cornwall’s Tory MPs divided on who should be their leader

By Graham Smith By 9 pm this evening we shall know if Theresa May is able to remain as leader of the Conservative Party. The only one of Cornwall's...

EXCLUSIVE – Brexit chaos: what the Cornwall Council leader can now expect in Brussels next week

By Graham Smith The delay in a meaningful Brexit vote in the UK Parliament has cast a new light over the visit of Cornwall Council leader Adam Paynter to...

Brexit vote is shelved, as government whips continue to twist arms and hope something will turn up

By Graham Smith It appears that at least three of Cornwall’s MPs will have to wait before they can vote against their own Prime Minister, in act of Parliamentary...

Cornwall prefers the Prime Minister’s vision of Brexit as the “least worst” option, according to YouGov

By Graham Smith Most people in Cornwall appear to back Theresa May’s vision of a negotiated Brexit as a "least worst" option, according to a YouGov poll. Nationally, the...

Corserv unwrapped: will Cornwall councillors get the answers they want?

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s £250 million-a-year company, Corserv, is coming under increasing pressure to be more transparent – with councillors invited to a special briefing on Friday. The...

Buddy, can you spare a dime? Construction giant Kier looks for cash, as markets keep their fingers crossed

By Graham Smith Shareholders in the construction company Kier are set for a nervous immediate future after seeing 40% of the firm's value wiped out in recent days. The...

Cornwall Council calls for a new referendum on Brexit

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has voted 47-40 in favour of calling for a second Brexit referendum. In 2016 the council was “neutral” during the first referendum, which saw...

Standing Up 4 Brexit: 80% of Conservative Party members want Theresa May to resign

3rd December 2018 By Graham Smith With a week of Parliamentary debates due to get underway today (Monday), Cornwall's six Conservative MPs are coming under intense scrutiny for clues...

Cornwall’s Tories continue to feud over their HQ’s “back Chequers” Brexit campaign

3rd December 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives are continuing their bitter civil war over Brexit as their party’s HQ has launched a campaign to appeal over the heads...

Councillors question the lack of detail in County Hall’s Big Idea

29th November 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Councillors have asked for more details to be included in a business plan for Cornwall Council’s £600 million investment programme. The council is...