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Got an allotment? Get ready to once more Dig For Victory, as the new Agriculture Bill looks set to devastate Cornwall

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 14th September 2018 By Graham Smith It’s going to take a while to fully digest...

Slow Train Coming: why the Devonwall boundary changes are not entirely welcome news for the Tories

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 12th September 2018 By Graham Smith The long-running Devonwall saga took an important turn this...

Cornwall’s local government: no place for grown-ups

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 31st August 2018 Regular readers of this website will be well aware of the deep...

Cornwall and the idea of a tourism tax: a tale full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 17th August 2018 I’m sure the dulcet Geordie tones of my old friend Kevin Lavery...

Jumpers for goalposts: Why we need a Cornwall United to get serious about public health, and why the council should start its own football club

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 10th August 2018 I don’t have many fond memories of my school days but one...

In a sleepy part of rural North Cornwall, another revolution is underway

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE The village where I live, St Mabyn, in rural North Cornwall, is an unlikely birthplace...

Tragedy, farce, repeat: why County Hall would be an ideal location for Midsummer Murders

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 27th July 2018 Watching Cornwall Council’s cabinet members torturing themselves on Tuesday over their decision...

Bucaneers and Pirate Ports: time for Cornwall’s LEP to re-think its strategy on Economic Zones

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 20th July 2018 I don’t really know Mark Duddridge, chairman of the Cornwall & Isles...

After the football – business as usual with Cornwall’s NHS, and why it’s important to keep an eye on what’s happening in Parliament

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 13th July 2018 It was all going so well.  Still, I have now seen England...

The best possible birthday present for Cornwall’s NHS would be management from outside Cornwall

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 6th July 2018 I didn't know Kathy Byrne, but I have a strong affinity for...

Cornwall, Your Cornwall

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 29th June 2018 As I write, highly civilised human beings around the world are gathered...

A design for life

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 22nd June 2018 Last week’s announcement that the government had suddenly found a magic money...

Bread and circuses

15th June 2018 CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE Driving past Threemilestone the other day, where the Truro New Town is...

Is dementia to blame for Brexit? In Cornwall, it’s a serious question

8th June 2018 CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE George Orwell was right about most things, and never more so than...

Why badgers should take extra care on the A38, and why I miss the sight of a squashed hedgehog

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 1st June 2018 Driving back to Cornwall the other day, I noticed the aftermath of...

Cornwall, the Final Frontier, and how to make “devolution” more inspirational than a stale fart

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 25th May 2018 One of the things which attracted me to a career in journalism...

Struggling in the stormy seas of shrinking ratings, BBC local radio’s “Dementia FM” heads for its iceberg

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 18th May 2018 Once upon a time, long, long ago, the industry in which I...

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...