Politics

What do you think of Brexit now? Green Euro MP asks Cornwall

2nd November 2017 Graham Smith Green Party Euro MP for the South West, Molly Scott-Cato, is in Cornwall today (Thursday) to learn more about the sort of agriculture and...

Theresa May joins in tributes to Candy Atherton

2nd November 2017   Tributes continue to pour in to the former Labour MP Candy Atherton, who died suddenly on Monday.  Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of...

County Hall flags at half mast as mark of respect to Candy Atherton

31st October 2017 By Graham Smith Flags at County Hall, Truro, are flying at half mast as a mark of respect to Labour councillor Candy Atherton, who died, suddenly,...

Jeremy Corbyn pays tribute to former Labour MP Candy Atherton

31st October 2017 By Jeremy Corbyn I am sad to hear of the sudden death of Candy Atherton. Candy was a proud champion of Cornwall, first as an MP...

Candy Atherton, 1955-2017

31st October 2017 By Graham Smith Candy Atherton, the former Labour MP for Falmouth & Camborne, has died.  She was 62. A tireless campaigner for the people of Cornwall...

Angry councillors finally force County Hall officials to publish residents’ survey

30th October 2017 By Graham Smith Officials at County Hall have this afternoon (Monday) bowed to political pressure and published the results of this year’s residents’ survey. Following a...

Only 25% of Cornwall’s residents trust the council, according to “confidential” survey

30th October 2017 By Graham Smith Only a quarter of Cornwall’s residents trust Cornwall Council, according to the still-unpublished results of the authority’s annual survey. As Cornwall Reports revealed...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Thousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of...

Weekly bin collections to be scrapped, as council aims to boost recycling and deal with food waste

30th October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council seems set to scrap weekly dustbin collections, while at the same time doubling the frequency of recycling collections and introducing a...

And nation shall speak peace unto nation

29th October 2017 The first-ever appearance of a Mebyon Kernow representative on the BBC Radio 4 programme “Any Questions” got off to an unpromising start on Friday when presenter...

We will publish residents’ survey, in full, promises council

26th October 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has promised that the results of its 2017 residents’ survey will be published, in full, within a few weeks. Councillors were...

Loveday Jenkin scores a first for Mebyon Kernow

25th October 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor and Mebyon Kernow deputy leader, Loveday Jenkin, will be one of the four guests on this Friday’s Any Questions on BBC...

Surely we are not being spun? Cornwall Council keeping tight-lipped about its latest survey of residents’ opinions

25th October 2017 By Graham Smith The results of Cornwall Council’s survey of residents are expected to be shared with councillors this morning (Wednesday) – and some of the...

Councillors face their first vote on plan to scrap Cornwall’s weekly dustbin collection

24th October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The first serious test of plans to scrap Cornwall’s weekly dustbin collections will come before councillors on Friday, when they have to vote...

A bit of a gamble: Cornwall Council’s “ethical” investment policy cost £135,000 last year

24th October 2017 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s “ethical” investment policy cost around £135,000 last year, according to a new report. The council’s money market investments have typically returned...

Mayor of Wadebridge, councillor Tony Rush, resigns

23rd October 2017 By Graham Smith The mayor of Wadebridge, councillor Tony Rush, has resigned. His resignation, which is effective immediately, is also as a member of the town...

TUC General Secretary tells Truro rally that Cornwall needs a pay rise

22nd October 2017 By Graham Smith Truro City Hall was packed yesterday afternoon (Saturday) to hear TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady call for a big pay rise for workers...

Torbay Lib Dems withdraw Police & Crime Commissioner “no confidence” motion

22nd October 2017 By Peter Tremayne Devon & Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez, has called on local councillors to work more closely with her after Liberal Democrats...

And they’re under starter’s orders: Labour ready to select Parliamentary candidate in Camborne & Redruth

21st October 2017 By Graham Smith The Labour Party is about to fire the starting gun for the contest to select its Parliamentary candidate for the Camborne & Redruth...

Brian can’t stop today’s protests

21st October 2017 By Peter Tremayne Today’s severe weather associated wth "Storm Brian"seems unlikely to stop two protest rallies – one in St Ives, about the Edward Hain hospital,...