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As the lockdown key grinds anti-clockwise – a word from the Mayor of Trurra!

By Bert Biscoe Behind newly cleaned plate glass in every street in Truro there are nimble fingers setting out, artfully displaying, pricing, dusting, polishing – outside are carpenters, glaziers,...

Unbelievable!

I watched the interview between Andrew Marr and the Environment Secretary, Cornwall's very own top Brexiteer, George Eustice on Sunday morning with utter disbelief. Some of the answers which...

From the Mayor’s parlour: why I used my casting vote to reject an immediate development boundary for Truro

By councillor Bert Biscoe Last night at Truro City Council I had to do what a chairman has to do. It is never easy, the tug-of-war between heart and...

All lives matter: we must not allow Covid-19 to drive a new apartheid

In recent days there have been a number of articles in the press about how a group of ‘scientists’, ‘academics’, and ‘experts’ insists that lockdown restrictions should be lifted,...

Cormac-gate begs the question: who’s in charge?

By Des Mennear A few weeks ago Cornwall Councillor Bob Egerton resigned from the Council's Cabinet, as a matter of principle, after he failed to obtain suitable answers about...

An Open Letter to St Ives MP Derek Thomas from local members of Extinction Rebellion

An Open Letter to St Ives MP Derek Thomas: Dear Mr Thomas On the eve of The Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) 2020 report, Extinction Rebellion in West Cornwall are...

There is a 1st July deadline for a post-Brexit fishing deal. We cannot afford to waste any more time

By Lord Teverson Thus far the Government hasn’t acknowledged the political reality of the fisheries challenge. An exclusive deal for our fishing fleets may not be a good deal...

Derek Thomas: The NHS is not for sale

By Derek Thomas After the coldest, wettest, windiest General Election campaign here in West Cornwall and Scilly I’m relieved and grateful to be re-elected for the third time as...

Thank you, North Cornwall

Wednesday, 18 December, 2019 By Scott Mann It is a real honour and a privilege for me to be writing to you as Member of Parliament for North Cornwall...

Victory!

Wednesday 18th December By Steve Double It’s great to be back with my regular column as your Member of Parliament for the St Austell and Newquay constituency. It is...

A view of Mevagissey, from Tunbridge Wells

Dear Sir / Madam, My wife and I spent a most enjoyable week in Cornwall in September, re-tracing our childhood steps from years ago. One of the "picture postcard"...

Health and Social Care: Cornwall doesn’t need an ‘Integrated Care Provider’

Submission to NHS England’s consultation on the contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers by Dr Peter Levin, formerly of the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political...

The EU Repeal Bill and what it means for Cornwall

4th July 2018 By Gavin Barker Last week, a group of policy experts came down to Cornwall to give a briefing on the impact of the EU Withdrawal Bill...

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...

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials.In 2015 the council embarked on...

ANALYSIS – Cornwall’s health service: the shotgun wedding is a step closer, but no-one’s talking about the dowry or that slightly tricky guest list

20th December 2017By Graham SmithYesterday’s (Tuesday’s) Inquiry Panel investigating Cornwall Council’s proposed takeover of the National Health Service was particularly instructive – albeit unintentionally - in two ways.First, not...

Keeping our much loved churches open

22nd November 2017By Abigail Kirby-HarrisIt is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone expects their own village church to be open and available to them – and family and friends...