Politics

Fishing anger as Cornwall’s coastal communities fear Brexit now means “worst of both worlds”

21st March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s fishing industry has reacted angrily to the government’s announcement that foreign fishing boats will continue to have access to coastal waters after...

No rugby or football – but plenty of politics – as the Truro stadium project comes looking for money

21st March 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The question of using taxpayers’ money to finance a stadium for Truro is about to become a political football as Cornwall’s Conservatives and...

The Salisbury nerve gas attack: how most roads lead back to Cornwall

20th March 2018 By Graham Smith The international inquiry investigating the nerve agent used to attack a former Soviet spy in Salisbury will find that the chemical history of...

Jayne Kirkham quits Labour selection contest at Truro & Falmouth

20th March 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Jayne Kirkham has withdrawn her application to be Labour’s Parliamentary candidate in the Truro & Falmouth constituency.  Ms Kirkham was the...

French hookers say the Cannes conference was one of their “busiest weeks of the year” as Cornwall’s taxpayers fork out more than £46,000

19th March 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council spent more than £46,000 on a four-day trip to the South of France, attending an alcohol-fuelled property conference which attracted prostitutes...

Cornwall’s “informal” Kennally Care and the quest for a new, user-friendly form of words to describe an Option 7 future for the NHS

16th March 2018 By Graham Smith The prospect of Cornwall Council taking over the National Health Service will be re-evaluated next week once County Hall officials have settled on...

The cost of Cornwall’s emergency housing more than doubles in a year

15th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The cost of providing temporary and emergency accommodation for people in Cornwall has more than doubled to £1.2million a year. And the number...

Labour Party selection contest underway at Truro & Falmouth

14th March 2018 By Graham Smith The Labour Party has started the process to select a candidate in the Truro & Falmouth constituency.  Falmouth’s Anna Gillett has emerged as...

Kate’s in charge, as taxpayers foot the bill for six at four-day event in the south of France

13th March 2018 By Graham Smith No fewer than six representatives from Cornwall’s public sector have gone to the South of France for a four-day property conference which the...

Anyone seen Mike? Cornwall Development Company boss is “not in the office today” as council stays silent over Cannes “stag party”

13th March 2018 By Graham Smith Pressure is growing on Cornwall council to provide more details about how many officials have gone to this week’s controversial Cannes property conference,...

St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double questions “council jolly” to Cannes “sex-and-sleaze” conference

12th March 2018 By Graham Smith Political reaction to the news that Cornwall Council is sending a team to the controversial MIPIM real estate conference in Cannes is starting...

How much is this one costing? Cornwall Council sends a team to Cannes “sex and sleaze” conference

12th March 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has sent a delegation of officials to the luxury resort of Cannes, France, to take part in an international real estate...

Sarah Newton MP blames “Corbyn-led Momentum-controlled Labour Party” for ending Cornwall Council ambition to take over the NHS

10th March 2018 By Graham Smith Two of Cornwall’s MPs have criticised Cornwall Council for dropping plans to create an Accountable Care System to replace the National Health Service....

Newquay’s Tories win without a fight

9th March 2018 By Anne North Conservative Claire Carter, of Porth, has been elected unopposed to Newquay Town Council.  It is the second vacancy to be filled in the...

Will County Hall invite Virgin to take over Cornwall’s public health nursing? A new contract is needed from next year

9th March 2018 By Graham Smith Public health nursing in Cornwall – long seen as a cornerstone of preventing serious ill-health through timely intervention – could be about to...

Europe tells Cornwall: “You want us to buy your fish? Then let us fish in your waters”

8th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne The European Union has offered the UK’s fishing industry tariff-free access to its Single Market – but only if EU member states can...

Mind the gap: men earn nearly 20% more than women at the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry

8th March 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The two councils which are responsible for the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry are to investigate why their male employees appear to earn...

Cornwall’s Lib Dem leader urged to condemn “online bullying” of Green Party councillor

8th March 2018 By Graham Smith The leader of Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats has been asked to condemn the “online bullying” of a Green Party town councillor. Wadebridge town councillor...

Cornwall’s Tories criticise the dilution of and delay to Kennally Care as signs emerge of cabinet splits at County Hall

7th March 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s ambition to take over the health service appears to have taken a severe knock after the NHS Kernow clinical commissioning group...

Today’s meeting in Bude will decide the future of Cornwall’s NHS

6th March 2018 By Graham Smith A small group of unelected people will today meet in Bude to decide the future of Cornwall’s health service. The board of NHS...