Politics

Labour promises Cornwall £350 million to cover “missing” EU cash

2nd August 2018 By Graham Smith Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has pledged that a Labour government would guarantee the level of structural funding Cornwall currently enjoys from the European...

Labour and MK to be excluded from County Hall Investment Panel

1st August 2018 By Graham Smith A row is brewing at Cornwall Council over the establishment of a new panel to “advise” on investments. The main plank of the...

Let’s hear it for the Isles of Scilly Manx Shearwater Revival (not a 1970s band, but still worth an award)

31st July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has won an award for its work to protect the Manx Shearwater seabird. West Cornwall MP Derek...

Time running out for public consultation on proposed police force merger

31st July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors may have to make their minds up by 11th September about the proposed merger of the Devon and Cornwall police force...

Battle lines drawn as councillors challenge “secretive” County Hall, wondering how elected cabinet members can reclaim power from unelected senior officials

31st July 2018 By Graham Smith There are signs of a new power struggle developing between Cornwall’s elected councillors and their full-time officials at County Hall. An extraordinary meeting...

Tourism minister visits Newquay airport

30th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Tourism minister Michael Ellis MP has visited Newquay airport as part of a tour of the south west. He was met by local...

Crowdfunding appeal for Cornish language internet video channel

30th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Fundraising is underway for a new internet video channel which aims to boost a revival of the Cornish language. Pellwolok an Gernewegva –...

EXCLUSIVE: Launceston hospital land to be used for “supported living” scheme

28th July 2018 By Graham Smith Land at Launceston hospital, which the NHS last year tried to sell at public auction, is to be used for a supported living...

Lib Dems select Colin Martin in South East Cornwall

28th July 2018 by Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrats have selected Cornwall councillor Colin Martin to be their Parliamentary candidate in South East Cornwall at the next general election....

Runners and riders announced for Bude by-election

28th July 2018 By Anne North Four candidates have been nominated for the Cornwall Council by-election at Bude, where polling will be on Thursday 23rd August. The four are:...

Why do so many government ministers visit Cornwall during the summer?

25th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse It would seem that government ministers coming to Cornwall are like buses, you wait ages for one and then suddenly a whole load...

Casino loans hangover won’t threaten spending plans, says council

24th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s exposure to nearly £400 million of complex long-term debt will make no difference to its spending plans, cabinet member Julian German...

For £3,233 per day, County Hall hires four more temporary officials and hopes its Investment Programme will blossom with Bloom

24th July 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council is continuing to employ “interim” officials on rates of pay far higher than even the authority’s chief executive. The Liberal Democrat-led...

Cornwall Council still trying to understand what happened during its gamble in the casino economy

23rd July 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is still struggling to deal with the consequences of exotic, long-term debt mostly entered into before the unitary authority was established...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats look to the future

23rd July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are about to start the process of selecting a Parliamentary candidate, in anticipation of a general election. Former Lib...

Labour calls for an end to austerity, as protesters march through Camborne

19th July 2018 By Graham Smith More than 50 anti-austerity campaigners have marched through Camborne to protest against government and Cornwall Council policies. The march ended in a rally...

Cornwall Council considers new “living rent” rate

18th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A new “living rent” could be introduced in Cornwall in a bid to tackle the affordable housing crisis. There have long been concerns...

Sheryll Murray backs Scott Mann over PPS resignation

17th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has backed her North Cornwall neighbour, Scott Mann, who resigned from the government yesterday (Monday) over Brexit....

Cornwall is “going backwards” in spaceport contest

16th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The UK Space Agency has confirmed that Cornwall will get only a share of the £2 million government funding earmarked for the development...

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann quits ministerial role over Brexit

16th July 2018 By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has resigned as a junior minister, in protest at Theresa May’s policy on Brexit. Mr Mann, who had...