Politics

Cornwall’s Devolution Deal – it’s all going frightfully well, isn’t it? Happiness is up by 2% (but don’t talk about the spaceport)

28th August 2018 By Graham Smith The success of Cornwall’s “Devolution Deal” is difficult to measure, according to the Cornwall Council officials charged with implementing it. While the 2015...

Cornwall gets its first cannabis club

27th August 2018 By Anne North Cornwall’s first cannabis club has held its inaugural Annual General Meeting.  Campaigners who want a change in the law, to decriminalise the use...

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce to host Brexit conference

27th August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s future outside of the European Union is to be the subject of a special Chamber of Commerce conference next month. The conference,...

Lib Dems bounce back in Bude

24th August 2018 By Anne North The Liberal Democrats are celebrating a convincing Cornwall Council by-election victory at Bude, after holding the seat with more than 53% of the...

Polling day in Bude by-election

23rd August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Voters go to the polls in Bude today (Thursday) in a Cornwall Council by-election. Four candidates are contesting the vacancy caused by the...

Not in the public interest to apply a public interest test, says Cornwall Council, when asked about the cost of “interim” staff

22nd August 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has refused to disclose details of "temporary" senior officials who earn vast daily rates of pay, even refusing to apply a...

Newquay gets ready for Cornwall Pride festival

22nd August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Preparations are well underway for a colourful parade through Newquay on Saturday (25th) to mark the annual Cornwall Pride festival. The parade is...

Missing In Action: Cornwall Council’s planning committee

19th August 2018 By Anne North A scheduled meeting of Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee has again been cancelled – for the 12th time in 13 months.  The committee...

EXCLUSIVE: Here it comes – the Cornwall plan for a “no-deal” Brexit

19th August 2018 By Graham Smith Emergency plans to cope with food, petrol and medicine shortages, caused by a “no deal” Brexit, will be unveiled next week – finally...

Cornwall cyclists return after Pedalling for Palestine

13th August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Three cyclists have returned to Cornwall after “Pedalling for Palestine” – a 120 mile bike ride from Coventry to London. Roger and Jane...

Police merger: the curious case of the missing evidence

13th August 2018 By Daniel Clark With time running out for the “public consultation” serious concerns about the proposed merger of the Devon and Cornwall and Dorset police forces...

£2.2 billion debt is nothing to worry about, insists County Hall

13th August 2018 By Anne North A senior Cornwall councillor has moved to reassure his colleagues that the authority’s £2.2 billion debt, which is costing nearly £1 million a...

Cornwall is still backing Brexit, according to latest polling research

12th August 2018 By Graham Smith Most of Cornwall is still backing Brexit, according to new polling data published today (Sunday.) While opinion has shifted towards the “remain” camp,...

Tories win Newquay by-election as Lib Dem vote falls 30%

10th August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Conservatives are today (Friday) celebrating a stunning Cornwall Council by-election victory in the Newquay Treviglas division, taking the seat from the Liberal...

Polling day in Newquay by-election

9th August 2018 By Peter Tremayne Voters in Newquay go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a Cornwall councillor.  The by-election was caused by the death of Paul...

EXCLUSIVE – How Israel tries to influence Cornwall’s MPs

7th August 2018 By Graham Smith Labour Party activists might be forgiven for feeling frustrated at their party leadership’s continuing squabble over what is and what is not anti-Semitic...

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, who is the most reflective of us all?

6th August 2018 By Graham Smith The stresses and strains of being a senior Cornwall Council official have started bubbling to the surface with the need for “reflection” at...

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...