Politics

Council meeting will go ahead, despite clash of date with Candy Atherton’s funeral

15th November 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council chairman Mary May has decided not to postpone next week’s full council meeting on Tuesday – which will clash with the...

Cornwall waits, as Supreme Court rules that minimum pricing for alcohol is lawful in Scotland

15th November 2017 By Julia Penhaligon The chance of Cornwall setting its own minimum price for alcohol has come a step closer this morning (Wednesday) after a landmark Supreme...

Devon and Cornwall police arrest of black people is disproportionate, according to Home Office figures

15th November 2017 By Peter Tremayne Black people in Devon and Cornwall are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched by police than white people, according to...

South West Water – cashing in on those pennies from heaven

15th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane South West Water is plundering its customers in order to pay excessive dividends to its shareholders, according to a new report by the...

It’s official: Cornwall Council has no comment on Corserv boss

14th November 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has just issued this statement about the crisis at Corserv: “We have no comment to make on the Managing Director. We...

Cornwall asked to host Tour of Britain cycle race

14th November 2017 By Graham Smith Cycling enthusiasts could be in for a treat if plans to bring the Tour of Britain race to Cornwall are successful. Cornwall missed...

Police & Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez could face defeat in Cornwall “no confidence” vote

14th November 2017 By Peter Tremayne The Devon and Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner is facing a very close vote next week on a motion of no confidence in...

Council aims to use compulsory purchase powers to build 38 “unaffordable” houses at Liskeard

14th November 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is planning to buy nearly five acres of land at Liskeard to build more than 50 houses – only 13 of...

Day Five of the Great Corserv Mystery – does anyone at Cornwall Council know what is going on?

14th November 2017 By Anne North Cornwall Council has spent another 24 hours failing to answer any questions about its £240 million “arms length” company, Corserv  – which appears...

Mebyon Kernow heads to Bodmin for annual conference

13th November 2017 By Anne North Mebyon Kernow is preparing for its annual conference – due to take place in Bodmin on Saturday.  The event will take place at...

EXCLUSIVE: What’s going on at Corserv? Trouble at the top, just days before council debates £70 million increase in capital budget

13th November 2017 By Graham Smith New questions about the viability of Cornwall Council’s proposed budget have emerged following uncertainty over the role of the arms-length company set up...

Council housing returns to Cornwall – but only if private sector profits permit

13th November 2017 By Julia Penhaligon The first bricks have been laid in a housing development which signals a dramatic public sector intervention in Cornwall’s housing market. Cornwall Council...

Labour activists prepare to select their candidate for Camborne & Redruth

12th November 2017 By Graham Smith Labour Party activists are about to embark upon a hectic few weeks of internal campaigning as they set about selecting their Parliamentary candidate...

A silver lining for Sarah Newton, as clouds over other ministers results in promotion

10th November 2017 By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton (right) has been promoted, as a result of the latest ministerial re-shuffles caused by the crisis in...

Date set for Candy Atherton’s funeral

10th November 2017 By Graham Smith The funeral of former Labour MP and Cornwall councillor Candy Atherton will be at Truro’s Penmount crematorium at 12 noon on Tuesday 21st...

Adrian Jones takes over as Wadebridge Mayor

9th November 2017 By Graham Smith Wadebridge has a new Mayor – town councillor Adrian Jones.  Mr Jones had been the deputy mayor and was elected unopposed at a...

Cornwall Council sharpens its axe, preparing to shed another 170 jobs

8th November 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is preparing to shed nearly 170 jobs, if elected councillors approve recommendations drawn up by their officials. The council’s ruling cabinet...

Cornwall needs EU migrant workers, council tells government

8th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has warned the government of serious damage to the Cornish economy unless ministers take positive action to ensure European Union workers...

Duchy of Cornwall caught up in “Paradise Papers” row, investing in secretive offshore deal

8th November 2017 By Peter Tremayne The Duchy of Cornwall has been named in the so-called “Paradise Papers” as one of the investors in a secretive Bermuda-based company set...

Council calls extraordinary meeting in February to rule on new division boundaries

7th November 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s final proposals for where to draw electoral division boundaries will be debated at an extraordinary full council meeting on 13th February....