Politics

Ordure, ordure – councillors told to tip-toe through their choice of words

13th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A senior councillor chose to remind colleagues to be careful of their language after complaints were received during a council briefing. The incident...

Cornwall councillors to be sent for training

13th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Councillors are set to be given lessons in how to do everything from engaging with their communities to using social media. Cornwall Council...

Labour’s “target seat” campaign in Truro & Falmouth gets off to a rocky start

12th May 2018 By Graham Smith The strife within the Truro & Falmouth Labour Party, following its selection of a Parliamentary candidate to challenge Conservative MP Sarah Newton, has...

Meet the new boss: Glenn Caplin appointed chief executive of Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP

11th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has a new chief executive.  Glenn Caplin’s appointment was confirmed last night (Thursday) and...

Newquay spaceport: reach for the stars, but watch your wallet and beware of half-baked big ideas

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 11th May 2018 Cornwall’s rocket scientists are all a-Twitter with excitement, and some anxiety, as...

Countdown to Cornwall’s spaceport – how the rival bids stack up

10th May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall is counting down to a spaceport announcement – now expected within days.  The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is...

Cornwall councillors learn the brutal truth about their own irrelevance

8th May 2018 By Anne North Cornwall councillors have been treated to a special presentation about the “Scheme of Delegation” which sets out the discretionary powers already granted to...

Local council election results project two Tory losses in Cornwall

6th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Conservatives would almost certainly lose two seats in Cornwall, if the “swing” in votes seen across England last week in council elections...

Fowey told to face the future without its hospital – and to embrace a 21st century nursing home instead

3rd May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Fowey hospital is to be knocked down and the site used for hyper-modern nursing home, under plans currently being considered by NHS bosses....

What If? With no council elections in Cornwall today, let’s pretend that last year’s contest had been held just four weeks later

3rd May 2018 By Graham Smith Harold Wilson’s maxim that a week is a long time in politics is now at least 54 years old.  So attempts to use...

A year after “winning” the council elections, Cornwall’s County Hall Tories ponder a route to power

1st May 2018 By Graham Smith The Conservative group of Cornwall councillors holds its annual general meeting today as speculation grows over whether it will challenge the Liberal Democrat...

Labour Party selects Jennifer Forbes for Truro & Falmouth

29th April 2018 By Graham Smith The Labour Party has selected Jennifer Forbes as its Parliamentary candidate for the Truro & Falmouth constituency. She emerged victorious after a long...

Decision day for Truro & Falmouth Labour Party

28th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Labour Party activists will be looking for news from the Truro & Falmouth constituency today (Saturday) when local members elect a prospective...

Cornwall Council’s French connections: not so much the beginning of the end, more the end of the beginning, as champagne-gate heads for the constitution

27th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have been invited to a “workshop” next week to start a review of the “scheme of delegation” which kept them in...

Cornwall Council facing a champagne hangover as auditors prepare to twist the knife

27th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s £47,000 trip to the South of France is expected to come under further scrutiny today (Friday) when members of the Audit...

EXCLUSIVE – the “behind the scenes” plan to close Cornwall’s health visitor bases and reduce the level of service

26th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health chiefs are planning to close and sell more than a dozen health visitor bases, moving staff into council offices.  The strategy...

Council abandons plans to change adult social care charges after botched public consultation

25th April 2018  By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has abandoned plans to change its charging regime for vulnerable adults, following a botched public consultation. The councillor with responsibility for...

Leeds High Court Judicial Review could revive Cornwall Council’s “Kennally Care” NHS project

24th April 2018 By Graham Smith A landmark legal action is due to start today (Tuesday) to consider if the National Health Service can surrender large parts of its...

A mayor for Cornwall? The idea should not be dismissed, says MP

23rd April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse One of Cornwall’s MPs has said the county should not dismiss the idea of an elected mayor if the government offered the “right...

Could there be a May Day revolution? Cornwall’s Conservatives start to think the unthinkable, as some want to declare “no confidence” in the council leader

22nd April 2018 By Graham Smith Regime-change could be on the cards for Cornwall Council.  Although a formal challenge to the council’s leadership is still only a theoretical possibility,...