Politics

Cornish national identity to be debated in Parliament on Monday

8th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The issue of a Cornish national identity is to be debated in Parliament on Monday. Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell...

Newquay’s spaceport plans again delayed – and Brexit gets the blame

6th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Plans to announce the location of Britain’s first spaceport have again been postponed. A government announcement pencilled in for next Tuesday, 12th June,...

Pedyr Prior: “a passionate, powerful, brilliant soul”

6th June 2018 By Graham Smith One of the most influential figures in Cornish politics in recent decades has died after a short illness. Pedyr Prior, a former St...

Revealed: The new map of Cornwall Council’s 2021 elections

5th June 2018 By Peter Tremayne The scramble for seats on the new 87-member Cornwall Council will become even more intense from today (Tuesday) following publication of the Local...

No food, medicine or petrol: Cornwall to be worst hit by “no deal” Brexit, warns Whitehall Doomsday Scenario

3rd June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s supermarkets will run out of food within days, if Britain crashes out of the European Union with a “no deal” Brexit, according...

Cornwall shocked by sudden death of Newquay councillor Paul Summers

1st June By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has confirmed the sudden death of Paul Summers, Cornwall councillor for Newquay Treviglas. Mr Summers, 62, died suddenly last night.  A former...

Cornwall Council becomes first in the the south west to sign up to Unison’s “Ethical Charter” for care workers

31st May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Care workers in Cornwall who look after people in their own homes are to be given more support to do their work. Cornwall...

Once more unto the breach: Cornwall councillors prepare for a final flurry of activity as statistics and cartography collide

29th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall councillors are bracing themselves for another flurry of relative hyper-activity over the lines on a map which will define electoral ward boundaries...

Cornwall’s taxpayers lend Prince Charles £7.1 million, on top of £8.7 million contribution towards cost of new road

28th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has agreed to provide the Duchy of Cornwall with a £7.1million loan to help fund the building of a road through...

Cornwall Council re-states its commitment to 38,000 new jobs by 2030, left out of leader’s speech

28th May 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council has re-stated its commitment to create 38,000 new jobs by 2030, rather than the less ambitious 20,000 target set in leader...

Cornwall’s vision for 2030 suddenly loses 18,000 jobs (or are these figures all just made up anyway?)

23rd May 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has been asked to explain why it has apparently dropped 18,000 jobs from its “vision” of Cornwall’s economy in 2030. Council...

Adam Paynter survives comfortably to lead Cornwall Council for another year

22nd May 2018 By Graham Smith Liberal Democrat Adam Paynter has been comfortably re-elected as leader of Cornwall Council, seeing off a challenge from Conservative Phil Seeva by 67...

£30 million found for Cornwall’s pot holes, on the day the council leader faces re-election

22nd May 2018 By Graham Smith Potholes and road maintenance across Cornwall will get a fast-tracked £30 million improvement blitz over three years, Cornwall Council leader Adam Paynter announced...

Cornwall not sure what it thinks about wheelie-bins

21st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to provide every home with a wheelie bin for their rubbish and to collect black bag waste fortnightly and recycling weekly have...

Cornwall Council to think again on who sits at its top table

21st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse When Cornwall Council meets tomorrow (Tuesday) along with the usual agenda there will also be the annual election of the chairman of the...

Conservatives win St Ives Town Council by-election

18th May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Conservatives beat Labour in a two-horse town council by-election in St Ives last night (Thursday). The Conservatives’ Ken Messenger polled 442 votes. ...

The spaceport announcement due to leave Whitehall yesterday has been delayed, due to the wrong kind of Brexit upsetting the MoD

17th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne An announcement about the likely site of Britain’s first spaceport has been delayed again.  The UK Space Agency told Cornwall Reports this morning...

Another day, another cock-up? The curious case of Cornwall Council’s 11th cabinet member

17th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall Council rumour-mill is spinning at a higher velocity than usual this morning (Thursday) after Lostwithiel member Colin Martin was listed, briefly,...

EXCLUSIVE: Champagne-gate pops its cork: has Cornwall Council broken the law over Cannes cover-up?

17th May 2018 By Graham Smith The row over Cornwall Council’s trip to the south of France has been re-ignited by the discovery of an invoice which suggests the...

Plots, intrigues and conspiracies: just another day at County Hall

16th May 2018 By Graham Smith Speculation is growing that Cornwall Council could get an Independent leader sooner than expected. Councillor Julian German is due to accede to the...