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Councillors vote 7-5 to approve housing plans on land allocated for allotments

By Richard Whitehouse By seven votes to five, Cornwall councillors have given planning permission for a housing development on a site which had been earmarked for allotments. Cornwall Council’s...

The curious case of Hayle’s drinking water, where the taps still work even when the mains supply is switched off

By Graham Smith People in Hayle are being urged to report “ghost” drinking water supplies, following concern that some properties might not be connected exclusively to South West Water’s...

George Eustice gets his old job back at Defra, as Boris Johnson continues ministerial appointments

By Graham Smith Camborne, Redruth and Hayle MP George Eustice has again been appointed as a Minister of State at Defra, the job he held until he resigned in...

Labour launches its “Green Industrial Revolution” in Cornwall

By Anne North Nearly 150 Labour Party activists from across Cornwall gathered at Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, yesterday (Saturday) to help front-benchers Rebecca Long-Baily and Barry Gardiner launch a new...

Police arrest Camborne man in connection with “Holocaust denial” broadcasts

By Anne North Police have arrested a Holocaust denier from Camborne because of his anti-semitic broadcasts and social media posts. Graham Hart, 67, was held for several hours before...

Crown Prosecution Service backs drugs charges against 18-year-olds, following girl’s death

By Peter Tremayne The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised drugs charges against two 18-year-old men following the death of a 15-year-old girl in Camborne last year. Joshua Ward, of...

Tories get control of West Cornwall planning committee, posing a question mark over Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition

By Julia Penhaligon The Conservatives have captured control of Cornwall Council’s West area planning committee, in a development which could signal cracks in the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration. Newlyn...

Nanckeuke

Graham Smith's 2001 documentary about the top secret nerve gas factory on Cornwall's north coast

Planners vote 8-5 to reject “re-building” of derelict cottage near Redruth

By Richard Whitehouse A couple’s plans to rebuild a derelict cottage have been thwarted after a planning committee rejected the proposals by 8 votes to 5. Richard Ward and...

Redruth football pitches out of action due to collapsing mineshaft

30th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne There are fears that some of the football pitches at Redruth could be swallowed up by collapsing mine shafts. Parts of the Clijah...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats look to the future

23rd July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are about to start the process of selecting a Parliamentary candidate, in anticipation of a general election. Former Lib...

Labour calls for an end to austerity, as protesters march through Camborne

19th July 2018 By Graham Smith More than 50 anti-austerity campaigners have marched through Camborne to protest against government and Cornwall Council policies. The march ended in a rally...

Camborne on the march against austerity, after report highlights thousands of extra deaths since 2010

13th June 2018 By Anne North Labour Party supporters in Cornwall have announced plans for an “anti-austerity” march and demonstration next month. The government’s austerity policies since 2010 have...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

Council set to embark upon land deal spending spree as part of ambition to build 1,000 houses

27th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is about to buy three sites as part of its ambition to build 1,000 houses - even though only a small...

The secret jigsaw: how the NHS is Shaping Our Future into a Cornwall of winners and losers, depending on the “Property Asset Scorecard”

23rd March 2018 By Graham Smith The redesign of Cornwall’s health service is set to transfer treatment of existing minor injury units to 25 “enhanced” GP surgeries – posing...

The Salisbury nerve gas attack: how most roads lead back to Cornwall

20th March 2018 By Graham Smith The international inquiry investigating the nerve agent used to attack a former Soviet spy in Salisbury will find that the chemical history of...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of...

Battle lines drawn for Cornwall Council elections in 2021, as Independents face party political squeeze

14th February 2018 By Anne North Battle lines have been drawn for the next set of Cornwall Council elections in 2021. New ward boundaries, identifying 87 council divisions, were...

87, 88, 89…….that’s not right! Last-minute hitch as councillors crawl towards the boundaries finish line

8th February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The long march to a smaller Cornwall Council is nearing the end of its journey – but a last-minute hitch has necessitated yet...