Politics

EXCLUSIVE: Is food waste about to be dropped from Cornwall’s new household collection contract? County Hall’s surprise new survey makes no mention of it

By Anne North Mystery surrounds the surprise launch of a new online survey about Cornwall’s domestic waste collection service, as County Hall struggles to design a new contract before...

Paperwork mix-up cancels Jeremy Corbyn visit to Falmouth University

By Peter Tremayne Young Labour Party activists in Falmouth were disappointed when university students had to cancel a planned visit by Jeremy Corbyn last night (Thursday) because of a...

How to spend Cornwall’s £450 million health windfall: six points of view

By Anne North Cornwall’s MPs have responded in very different ways to news that none of their local health bosses knew anything about the government’s pre-election promise of £450...

Cornwall for Europe flies the flag – with Brexit only 28 days away (possibly)

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Protestors from the Cornwall For Europe campaign group waved EU and Cornish flags from a bridge over the A30 at Summercourt yesterday afternoon. The group plans...

EXCLUSIVE: The curious case of the £450 million “new hospital cash” that nobody asked for

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health chiefs had no advance warning about Boris Johnson’s announcement, at the Conservative Party conference, of £450 million to build a new acute hospital in...

Polling in Cornwall Council by-election at Wadebridge will be on 7th November

By Anne North Polling in the Wadebridge West by-election, to elect a new member of Cornwall Council, will be on Thursday 7th November. Nomination papers must be submitted by...

Citizen’s Panel due to meet for the first time to consider Cornwall’s housing crisis

By Julia Penhaligon Plans to set up a “Citizen’s Panel” to study Cornwall’s housing crisis have taken a major step forward.  The panellists have now been found and are...

Cornwall Council appoints its new boss for Children, Schools and Families

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has appointed a new director of Children’s Services, responsible for schools and families. Meredith Teasdale (right) had previously been Director of Education with Wolverhampton...

Cornwall to pilot cheaper bus fares, after government reveals more cash during Tory conference week

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is to pilot a new scheme for reduced bus fares. The government announced extra cash - £23.5 million over four years - during the Conservative...

Boris Johnson’s promise of £450 million for a new Cornish hospital comes under the microscope – with doubts over if (never mind when) it might actually happen

By Anne North Boris Johnson’s promise of £450 million to build a new hospital in Cornwall has started to unravel, only 24 hours after it grabbed headlines at the...

Penzance debates Brexit

About 200 people attended a debate about Brexit, held at Penwith College, Penzance, on Friday.  Organised by Liberal Democrat candidate Andrew George, the panel also included representatives of the...

Government’s Brexit Fund rewards the Isles of Scilly 238 times more than Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has received the same amount of funding from the Government to prepare for Brexit as the Council of the Isles of Scilly. The Government...

Boris Johnson promises to replace Cornwall’s missing millions after Brexit

By Richard Whitehouse Details have been released for how leaders would like to see funding to replace EU cash distributed in Cornwall post Brexit. Funding from the EU which...

Cornwall “to get £450 million for a new hospital” if Tories win election, says Boris Johnson

By Anne North The Conservatives are promising to build a new acute hospital in Cornwall, should they win the general election. It is not known where the hospital would...

Conservatives win Camborne Town Council by-election

By Anne North The Conservatives held a town council seat at a by-election in Camborne last night. Sally Weedon topped the Treslothan ward poll with 253 votes, Independent Philip...

Fraud, bribery and corruption at County Hall: it costs the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds, and two people their jobs

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have been asked to “note” an official report into fraud, bribery and corruption at County Hall.  The report advises of only a handful of...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray posts photos of brick left outside her office

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray appears to have been the victim of attempted intimidation, following the febrile atmosphere which has accompanied the government's defeat in...

Angry villagers prepare to resist takeover by Wadebridge

By Anne North Battle lines have been drawn for a furious row between Wadebridge Town Council and its neighbouring parishes, over who-does-what and how much residents should pay for...

I’m backing Boris Johnson and I want a general election now, says St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Anne North St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double has become the first of Cornwall’s MPs to comment publicly on the Supreme Court ruling that the shutdown of...

MPs now have an opportunity to restore protection for rural areas, as Bills for Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment all come back from the dead

By Graham Smith The resumption of Parliament this morning (Wednesday) should restore progress of three Bills of vital importance to rural areas.  Much depends on whether the government make...