Politics

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...

Boris Johnson lied to the Queen and should resign, says Cornwall For Europe

By Anne North With Cornwall’s MPs pondering their return to Parliament tomorrow (Wednesday), Cornwall for Europe, the local group campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU, has...

Cornwall councillor quits, triggering by-election at Wadebridge

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Karen McHugh has resigned, triggering a by-election. Ms McHugh, a Liberal Democrat, represented the Wadebridge West division.  The reasons for her resignation are not...

Private schools in Cornwall to face “redistribution” of assets under a Labour government

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Private schools in Cornwall are studying the detail of radical proposals approved by the Labour Party conference which would not only strip them of their charitable...

Corbyn promises cash for Cornwall through new investment bank, but 15-year-old from Bude rocks Brighton

By Peter Tremayne Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to invest heavily in Cornwall through a new network of devolved banks, with local authorities having a key role...

Green Party confirms Parliamentary candidates for all six Cornish constituencies

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Green Party today (Thursday) confirmed its slate of Parliamentary candidates for all six constituencies in Cornwall. The announcement is significant because two years ago, the...

Cornwall’s household waste collection facing two months of uncertainty in quest for an “affordable” new contract

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Speculation is sweeping County Hall about the problems facing Cornwall Council’s plans for domestic waste collection, after the ruling cabinet went into secret session to discuss...

Cornwall Council’s cabinet votes 6-4 to back the Newquay spaceport – but first, Richard Branson has got to get into orbit

By Graham Smith Richard Branson will get into space before Cornwall Council is asked to confirm its £12 million contribution to a Newquay spaceport, the cabinet member responsible for...

Cornwall’s “Strategic” planners can have another day off tomorrow

By Julia Penhaligon As expected, tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) scheduled meeting of Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee has been cancelled due to insufficient business. Since May, and the council’s annual meeting,...

Just give us the money and let us decide how to spend it, urges Cornwall, as government makes little progress with its replacement for European funds

By Anne North Cornwall should seek to take as much control as possible of a government fund set up to replace European Union subsidies, according to a report coming...

St Just church bells sound the alarm for climate emergency

By Richard Whitehouse As the chorus of support for the campaign to recognise that the planet is facing a climate emergency continues to grow, a new initiative has been...

Andrew George savages the Liberal Democrats’ new Brexit policy, saying it is “a gift to the hard Right”

By Anne North Divisions within Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats, over the party’s new hard-line policy to scrap Brexit without another referendum, have widened with St Ives Parliamentary candidate Andrew George...

Bovine TB increases in Cornish cattle, despite the badger cull

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall continues to be one of the counties worst affected by bovine tuberculosis, according to new data published by the government. There were 350 new cases...

Liberal Democrats’ new plan to cancel Brexit – without a referendum – worries some activists in Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrats’ new Brexit policy – dropping the promise of a second referendum in favour of a straightforward commitment to scrap Brexit completely – has...