Politics

Labour activists prepare to select their candidate for Camborne & Redruth

12th November 2017 By Graham Smith Labour Party activists are about to embark upon a hectic few weeks of internal campaigning as they set about selecting their Parliamentary candidate...

A silver lining for Sarah Newton, as clouds over other ministers results in promotion

10th November 2017 By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton (right) has been promoted, as a result of the latest ministerial re-shuffles caused by the crisis in...

Date set for Candy Atherton’s funeral

10th November 2017 By Graham Smith The funeral of former Labour MP and Cornwall councillor Candy Atherton will be at Truro’s Penmount crematorium at 12 noon on Tuesday 21st...

Adrian Jones takes over as Wadebridge Mayor

9th November 2017 By Graham Smith Wadebridge has a new Mayor – town councillor Adrian Jones.  Mr Jones had been the deputy mayor and was elected unopposed at a...

Cornwall Council sharpens its axe, preparing to shed another 170 jobs

8th November 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is preparing to shed nearly 170 jobs, if elected councillors approve recommendations drawn up by their officials. The council’s ruling cabinet...

Cornwall needs EU migrant workers, council tells government

8th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has warned the government of serious damage to the Cornish economy unless ministers take positive action to ensure European Union workers...

Duchy of Cornwall caught up in “Paradise Papers” row, investing in secretive offshore deal

8th November 2017 By Peter Tremayne The Duchy of Cornwall has been named in the so-called “Paradise Papers” as one of the investors in a secretive Bermuda-based company set...

Council calls extraordinary meeting in February to rule on new division boundaries

7th November 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s final proposals for where to draw electoral division boundaries will be debated at an extraordinary full council meeting on 13th February....

Bye bye Cornwall, as the number of EU workers falls 11%

5th November 2017 By Graham Smith Many Cornish businesses are at risk of acute labour shortages because of Brexit, according to research carried out for the Cornwall & Isles...

Cornwall asks to set its own prices for alcohol, as part of wide-ranging bid for health devolution

3rd November 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall could get the chance to devise its own alcohol pricing policy, if the government agrees to a set of proposals for devolving...

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...