Politics

Spaceport announcement to be made at Farnborough Air Show next month

21st June 2016 By Graham Smith The long-awaited – and often delayed – announcement about Britain’s first spaceport is set to be made in a few weeks at the...

How Cornwall Council plans to spend its £437,489 to help rough sleepers

21st June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Nearly 10,000 households approach Cornwall Council each year fearing they are at risk of homelessness, council members were told last week. In 2016...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Parliamentary spokesperson suspended as Greens fall out over transgender policy

18th June 2018 By Graham Smith A Parliamentary spokesperson in Cornwall is set to become the county’s first politician to be suspended by his political party over the issue...

Hernandez triggers major public consultation on formal merger of Devon and Cornwall – and Dorset – police forces

18th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse & Julia Penhaligon The Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner has fired the starting gun to trigger a major public consultation exercise...

Named: the councillor whose frozen laptop caused a security flap at County Hall

14th June 2018 By Graham Smith Truro councillor Rob Nolan is being asked to apologise for a Tweet he sent claiming that a woman Conservative member of Cornwall Council...

Who is the Cornwall councillor whose laptop was held to ransom?

14th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has been asked to confirm if it is true that all councillors have had to change their passwords because one of...

Council finds itself “not guilty” over champagne-gate costs, but now Information Commissioner will investigate

14th June 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has ruled that its release of details about a week-long trip to Cannes was not deliberately misleading and that it is...

Cornwall Council is investigating itself over how it handled “champagne-gate” information

13th June 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has confirmed it is conducting an “internal review” of the way it handled information about the costs of its expedition to...

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...

A census tick-box? Government promises only “warm words but little action” on Cornish national identity

12th June 2018 By Graham Smith The government has promised to “study” the case for a Cornish tick-box to be included in the next national census, after Newquay and...

Cornish national identity to be debated in Parliament on Monday

8th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The issue of a Cornish national identity is to be debated in Parliament on Monday. Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell...

Newquay’s spaceport plans again delayed – and Brexit gets the blame

6th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Plans to announce the location of Britain’s first spaceport have again been postponed. A government announcement pencilled in for next Tuesday, 12th June,...

Pedyr Prior: “a passionate, powerful, brilliant soul”

6th June 2018 By Graham Smith One of the most influential figures in Cornish politics in recent decades has died after a short illness. Pedyr Prior, a former St...

Revealed: The new map of Cornwall Council’s 2021 elections

5th June 2018 By Peter Tremayne The scramble for seats on the new 87-member Cornwall Council will become even more intense from today (Tuesday) following publication of the Local...

No food, medicine or petrol: Cornwall to be worst hit by “no deal” Brexit, warns Whitehall Doomsday Scenario

3rd June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s supermarkets will run out of food within days, if Britain crashes out of the European Union with a “no deal” Brexit, according...

Cornwall shocked by sudden death of Newquay councillor Paul Summers

1st June By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has confirmed the sudden death of Paul Summers, Cornwall councillor for Newquay Treviglas. Mr Summers, 62, died suddenly last night.  A former...

Cornwall Council becomes first in the the south west to sign up to Unison’s “Ethical Charter” for care workers

31st May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Care workers in Cornwall who look after people in their own homes are to be given more support to do their work. Cornwall...

Once more unto the breach: Cornwall councillors prepare for a final flurry of activity as statistics and cartography collide

29th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall councillors are bracing themselves for another flurry of relative hyper-activity over the lines on a map which will define electoral ward boundaries...

Cornwall’s taxpayers lend Prince Charles £7.1 million, on top of £8.7 million contribution towards cost of new road

28th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has agreed to provide the Duchy of Cornwall with a £7.1million loan to help fund the building of a road through...

Cornwall Council re-states its commitment to 38,000 new jobs by 2030, left out of leader’s speech

28th May 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council has re-stated its commitment to create 38,000 new jobs by 2030, rather than the less ambitious 20,000 target set in leader...