Politics

As Cornwall shudders under the new “normal” weather, the Black Crows take Falmouth by storm

By Rashleigh MacFarlane As “Storm Dennis” brought down scores of trees and flooded roads in Cornwall, a group of climate change protestors took to the streets of Falmouth to...

George Eustice appointed to the Cabinet as Environment Secretary

By Graham Smith One of Cornwall’s MPs has been appointed to the cabinet in today’s reshuffle. Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice has been promoted from a Minister of...

County Hall under fire for “lack of transparency” over the hiring of new finance chief

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has been criticised for a lack of transparency over the appointment of a new finance boss who had previously been censured for professional misconduct....

Cabinet reshuffle exposes the flimsiness of the Truro stadium election campaign promise

By Graham Smith Here today, gone tomorrow: the December visit of the then Chancellor Sajid Javid to the Penzance rugby club ground was heralded at the time as making...

Rent rise for Cornwall Council tenants

By Richard Whitehouse Tenants of Cornwall Council are set to see their rent bills increase for the coming year. Under recommendations agreed by the council’s cabinet yesterday (Wednesday) social...

Coming soon: NewCareCo, Cornwall’s publicly-owned social care company, taking social services back to the future

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet this morning (Wednesday) voted unanimously to set up a new arms-length company to intervene in the social care market.  NewCareCo will employ...

Cornwall For Europe finding a new role in a post-Brexit world – helping victims of hate crime

By Anne North The campaign group Cornwall For Europe has helped raise nearly £1,000 for a Romanian couple whose taxi business had been the target of hate crime in...

Labour Parties in North Cornwall and St Ives nominate Emily Thornberry as their leader

By Graham Smith Labour Party members in the North Cornwall and St Ives constituencies have nominated Emily Thornberry to be their leader. Last night’s (Tuesday) decisions means that across...

EXCLUSIVE: Who spent what in Cornwall’s general election – details of every candidate

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Parliamentary candidates and their political parties spent more than £200,000 trying to get elected in December, according to official spending returns.  The total outlay spent...

Camborne, Redruth & Hayle Labour activists nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader

By Graham Smith Labour Party activists in the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency have voted to nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader, and Richard Burgon as deputy leader. Although the...

New laws for farmers take a step forward as Agriculture Bill clears second reading

By Anne North The Agriculture Bill has passed its second reading in the House of Commons.  The legislation proposes to radically transform government support for farmers by phasing out...

The curious case of the police and crime panel members who failed to take part in their own budget decision

By Julia Penhaligon Local taxpayers are in line for a 4.4% increase in police costs because not enough councillors turned up for a meeting of the Devon and Cornwall...

Truro quits Cornwall’s Community Governance Review, claiming parish boundary shake up is “a waste of time”

By Graham Smith There are signs that Cornwall’s Community Governance Review (CGR) is collapsing as some of the larger town and parish councils lose confidence in the process, realising...

Cornwall’s Labour activists divided over who they want to be their next leader

By Graham Smith Two more Cornish Labour Parties decided which candidate to nominate for leader last night (Thursday), with one backing Sir Keir Starmer and the other going for...

South East Cornwall Labour Party nominates Keir Starmer for leader

By Graham Smith Members of the South East Cornwall constituency Labour Party have voted to nominate Keir Starmer as their next leader.  They have also nominated Angela Rayner as...

Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats start their trawl for next year’s council candidates

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have started their quest to find 87 candidates to contest next year’s council elections. Launceston councillor, and former council leader, Adam Paynter sent...

NHS Kernow facing £27 million deficit

By Richard Whitehouse NHE Kernow has reported it is facing a deficit of more than £27million. The clinical commissioning group (CCG) for Cornwall, said that its forecast deficit for...

Climate Change to get its own section in Cornwall’s libraries

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s libraries have introduced new sections on climate change. The policy makes Cornwall one of the first local authority areas in the UK to offer new...

Cornwall now needs to go beyond “Twinning Committees and Esperanto lessons” to maintain European links

By Julia Penhaligon The Cornwall For Europe group sang their farewell to the European Union on Friday night.  The group now faces an uncertain future, although some individuals are...

Here it is – the new flag which Cornwall Council will fly at County Hall, in the brave new shrunken world

By Anne North Cornwall Council has confirmed details of the new flag which will replace the European Union flag outside County Hall, Truro. The flag is the same graphical...