Politics

Local council elections on course for 6th May, despite Covid concerns

By Julia Penhaligon There are growing signs that the local council elections will go ahead as planned, on 6th May, despite some councillors’ wish to delay them because of...

Cornwall drops back down the Covid league, but any return to “Tier 1” appears unlikely

By Anne North and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall seems unlikely to return to Tier 1 for Covid restrictions any time soon, despite infection rates falling in most areas. Cornwall is...

This ain’t rock and roll, this is genocide: Cornwall’s MPs vote with the government to keep future trade deals away from court scrutiny

By Julia Penhaligon All six of Cornwall’s MPs have voted to reject a human rights measure which would have allowed greater scrutiny of trade deals with countries accused of...

With their eyes on the May elections, Cornwall councillors turn down a 7.8% pay rise

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall councillors have rejected any pay rise before the local elections, due in May.  The status quo will remain until after polling day when the new...

London lorry protest over the impact of Brexit on shellfishing industry

By Julia Penhaligon The government is expected to provide more details this week about a £23 million compensation package to help businesses affected by Brexit delays, particularly the fishing...

Cornwall councillors look set to reject their proposed 7.8% pay rise

By Julia Penhaligon The stage is set for a nakedly political debate at Cornwall Council this morning (Tuesday) when members vote on their own allowances. An independent panel is...

All in the Line of Duty: Devon and Cornwall police say they will be ready for anything as they prepare for the G7

By Peter Tremayne Saturday’s news that the next G7 will be held in St Ives has left Devon and Cornwall police pondering several questions which the local constables had...

Covid-19: rate of infection in Cornwall is now falling, but will Lockdown 3 simply end in Tiers?

By Anne North There are now clear signs that the rate of Covid-19 infection in Cornwall is falling, nearly two weeks after the introduction of Lockdown 3. But yesterday...

Two of Cornwall’s Tory MPs “raise concerns” about the impact of Brexit deal on fishing communities

By Richard Whitehouse Two pro-Brexit Cornish MPs have challenged fellow Cornish MP and Secretary of State George Eustice over the impact of the European Union trade deal on the...

Cornwall prepares to host the world’s most expensive, and dangerous, photo-opportunity as St Ives gets set to become G7 garrison town

By Julia Penhaligon It could take a few days for the news to sink in.  A major international summit is to be staged in Cornwall in only five months...

Cornwall to host G7 summit of world leaders

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is set to host the next G7 summit of world leaders.  Cornwall Reports understands that the initiative is the personal brainchild of Prime Minister Boris...

Covid-19: A grim week for the Royal Cornwall hospital, with seven deaths in one day and more than 20 since Christmas. More than one patient in 10 now has Covid

By Graham Smith More than 20 patients have died from Covid-19 at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, since Christmas, NHS data released today (Friday) has confirmed. Seven of the...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council hires top barrister to probe Cormac-gate

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has hired a leading personal injury lawyer to oversee its inquiry into how Cormac handled a serious accident at Grampound Road in 2016. Dominic...

Cornwall Council will provide free school meals at half term

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council will provide free school meals over the February half term after the Department for Education told schools yesterday (14th January) that the government would...

Covid-19: Cornwall now has third highest infection rate in the South West

By Anne North Cornwall has today (Wednesday) overtaken Somerset for Covid infections, and has one of the highest rates per 100,000 in the South West.  Several areas within Cornwall...

Information is power – but when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccine, everyone in Cornwall is still in the dark

By Graham Smith Health chiefs in Cornwall have admitted that they do not know details of how and when the government’s Covid vaccination programme will be progressed in the...

Cornwall needs to think again about A30 “upgrade” between Carland and Chiverton Cross, say Greens

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Green Party has declared its opposition to the proposed “upgrade” of the main A30 road between Carland Cross and Chiverton roundabout, to the west of...

Cornwall’s shell fishing industry now looks back with fond nostalgia to the days when membership of the European Union made life so much easier

By Richard Youle and Julia Penhaligon The European Union trade deal is less than two weeks old but is already causing serious problems for Cornwall’s fishermen. The shell fishing...

Anger as “free school meals” replacement serves near-empty boxes to Cornwall’s hungry children

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has said it is investigating widespread reports that its replacement meals service for children unable to attend school because of Covid-19 is supplying boxes...

Covid-19: will Cornwall join the government’s new “test while you wait” programme?

By Anne North Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to join a new rapid testing programme for people who do NOT have symptoms of Covid-19. The new tests deliver...