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Government’s proposed “Bill of Rights” makes no mention of Cornish as a national minority

By Julia Penhaligon The government’s proposed Bill of Rights opens the door to a new debate about how best to protect the Cornish as a national minority. The 58-page...

Is Cornwall about to lose its Voice? Local newspaper group to be sold “before the end of July”

By Graham Smith There is uncertainty over the future of a group of local newspapers in Cornwall. The Voice group, owned by Truro businessman Pete Masters, is for sale...

Truro’s Bert Biscoe joins Cornwall’s Lord Lieutenancy

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro councillor Bert Biscoe has been appointed a Deputy Lord Lieutenant, joining a list which includes admirals, group captains, viscounts, baronets, estate agents and disc jockeys...

Be careful what you wish for: Cornwall is set to adopt a tick-box approach to understanding who you are

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall will be told to embrace the complex world of gender politics when a group of senior executives meet tomorrow (Monday) to consider new tools to...

The robots are taking over: Cornwall Council pleased with how it now deals with queries without actually having to speak to anyone

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s embrace of the digital world is now seeing its online “chat-bots” dealing with around 5,000 queries per month, councillors have been told. The cabinet...

Rave On: Davidstow’s “Not The Jubilee” party continues to irritate some locals

By Peter Tremayne Hundreds of people are still at an impromptu music festival on Davidstow moor, near Camelford, despite a three-day police presence at the site. Officers have made...

David Harris (not that one) gets OBE in Queen’s Jubilee honours

By Graham Smith Former St Ives MP David Harris has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Jubilee birthday honours.  Mr Harris, now aged 84, was the MP from...

Has Cornwall really missed out on £870 million and 500 jobs? Bradford to be 2025 City of Culture

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has chosen Bradford to be the 2025 City of Culture, having rejected a bid submitted by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise...

And the results are in…..the percentage of residents “satisfied” with Cornwall Council is falling

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s reputation is in decline, according to County Hall’s own survey of local residents. The annual survey of what the council calls “customer satisfaction” has...

Audience boost for BBC Radio Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC bosses are celebrating a sharp rise in audience figures for Radio Cornwall, according to the industry’s research organisation Rajar. Data published this morning (Thursday) gives...

It’s not coming home anytime soon: Truro’s footballers face another year in Plymouth

By Peter Tremayne As the 2021/22 football season draws to a close there appears to be no chance of Truro’s players returning to Cornwall any time soon – with...

Countdown to “prosperity” – County Hall seeking swift decision about how to spend £132 million fund

By Graham Smith County Hall is scrambling to draw up a shopping list of projects on which to spend Cornwall’s £132 million Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) with a bid...

David Flower, former TV repair man, photographer and Tintagel local news website pioneer, dies

By Graham Smith One of the best known characters in Tintagel has died.  David Flower, a local photographer and publisher of the Tintagel Web community news site, was in...

Ukrainian flag will fly again at County Hall, as theft investigation continues

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has ordered a replacement Ukrainian flag to fly from the empty pole at County Hall.  The first Ukrainian flag was stolen sometime over the...

The curious case of County Hall’s empty flag-pole

By Graham Smith Councillors, officials and visitors arriving at County Hall today (Tuesday) have been puzzled to notice that the flag of Ukraine, on display since early March, has...

Ray Tindle, giant of local newspaper publishing, dies aged 95

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Sir Ray Tindle, publisher of many local newspapers – including some in Cornwall – has died at the age of 95. Sir Ray owned the Camelford...

How to share prosperity and win elections – why not just give everyone in Cornwall a garden centre voucher?

By Graham Smith County Hall is trying to draw up a “shopping list” of priority projects on which to spend the £132 million Shared Prosperity Fund announced by the...

Padstow’s ‘Obby ‘Oss festival will never be the same, as inquest concludes that local woman’s death was an accident

By Peter Tremayne Padstow’s ‘Obby ‘Oss festival, a centuries-old tradition of dancing in the streets and heavy drinking, is to change the way it liases with authorities after an...

Cornwall fails to make the final shortlist for 2025 City of Culture

By Richard Whitehouse and Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall will not be the UK City of Culture in 2025 after failing to make the final shortlist.  The Department for Culture Media...

Missing out or dodging a bullet? Cornwall not on the list for Festival of Brexit events

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall appears to have escaped participation in the Festival of Brexit, currently taking place at a handful of locations across the UK on various dates until...