Politics

You can’t always get what you want – despite hours of public consultations, debates in planning committees and a decade of promises, somehow it just never happened. A brief survey of some of Cornwall’s castles in the sand

By Richard Whitehouse It’s a new year, a new decade and as we look ahead to the future in Cornwall it’s also a chance to look back at what...

Cornwall’s footballers await the draw for the “alternative” World Cup

By Graham Smith The organisers of an “alternative” World Cup football tournament have named the 16 teams which will compete in a small part of the former Yugoslavia later...

Look North, in wonder, as Scotland edges closer to affordable local government by pioneering Britain’s first tourism tax

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith One of the safer forecasts for 2020 is that the debate over...

A carbon-neutral Cornwall by 2030? Ask not what your council can do for you – ask what you can do for your council

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is calling on residents to make New Year’s resolutions to cut their carbon in 2020 and help tackle the climate emergency.  In theory, County...

Government says it will ensure free car parking for some patients, visitors and staff at Truro’s Royal Cornwall hospital

By Anne North The government has said it will offer the Royal Cornwall hospital hundreds of thousands of pounds a year to scrap car parking charges for some patients,...

Cornwall’s fishing and farming sectors face a year of watching Brexit Get Done

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s farmers fear they will continue to face an uncertain year as the government gets down to negotiating the detail of Britain’s exit from the European...

Cornwall’s Extinction Rebellion climate activists get ready for a busy 2020

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Climate change campaigners in Cornwall are preparing for another large-scale protest early next year. Extinction Rebellion (XR) supporters are organising special “training events” in Falmouth to...

Cornwall’s footballers hope to play in the “alternative” World Cup – in North Macedonia – next year

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s football fans will have a chance to taste international competition next year – if they are prepared to travel to North Macedonia, once part of...

Public subsidy for 73 Cornish bus routes

By Anne North Cornwall Council’s One Public Transport System for Cornwall came a step closer yesterday (Wednesday) as the council’s ruling cabinet agreed to secure a new  8 year...

Cornwall is going to be Conservative for a very long time – we just have to get used to it

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith A total of 323,158 people in Cornwall voted in last week’s general...

Sophie Hosking returns to Cornwall Council as the new boss for neighbourhoods

By Graham Smith The next strategic director for neighbourhoods at Cornwall Council will be Sophie Hosking, currently chief executive of South Hams and West Devon councils.  She replaces Paul...

Cornwall’s six Euro MPs have only a few weeks left before they will need new jobs

By Peter Tremayne The six Euro MPs elected by South West voters in May, including three from the Brexit Party, could all be out of a job in only...

Ready for another one? Cornwall returns to the polls in only five months

By Anne North Voters will be asked to elect the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner on 7th May 2020. Conservative Alison Hernandez was elected in 2016 after...

As the dust settles on the general election, True Blue Cornwall ponders what to do once it has Got Brexit Done

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Members of Parliament – including Truro & Falmouth’s new representative Cherilyn Mackrory - will head to Westminster tomorrow (Monday) ahead of Tuesday’s “swearing in.” The...

Conservatives hold St Ives, also with hugely increased majority

ST IVES Conservative Derek Thomas is re-elected as the MP for St Ives, with a signficantly increased majority.  Counting had been been delayed because poor weather on the Isles...

Cornwall’s election, in percentages

By Graham Smith While waiting for the ballot boxes from the Isles of Scilly off-islands, to complete the St Ives count, I thought it might be instructive to look...

Brexit splits the anti-Tory vote and Cornwall stays true blue

By Graham Smith The Conservative Party has held five of the six Parliamentary constituencies in Cornwall, with a set of results very similar to the last general election.  The...

Branson’s new deadline: he has to get his rocket off the ground by April, or risk another vote at County Hall

By Anne North Newquay’s spaceport promoters say they still expect Richard Branson to demonstrate a successful satellite launch before Cornwall Council has to part with £12 million in April....

Cornwall votes: polling stations open until 10pm today

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s polling stations have just opened (7am) for today’s general election.  They will remain open until 10pm.  Votes will then be counted at Bodmin, Truro, Redruth...

EXCLUSIVE: That’s the way the money goes – how Cornish taxpayers helped finance Donald Trump’s election victory, loaned cash to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and other scandals too numerous to mention

By Anne North There is an old saying in journalism, and politics: “follow the money.”  It is the perfect answer to anyone who thinks accountancy is dull. One of...