Politics

Stampede for the door after Cornwall Council invites “voluntary” redundancies: 600 ask to go

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council bosses are having to work out which staff they want to keep after three times the number of people they wanted to make redundant...

Cornwall’s Lib Dems suffer 9-6 defeat on pro-tourism economic report

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats suffered a 9-6 defeat yesterday (Tuesday) when they tried to endorse a pro-tourism report at a meeting called to consider the county’s economic...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s cluster map is not as bad as it looks

By Anne North Another 25 Covid-19 cases have been added to Cornwall’s total this afternoon (Tuesday), bringing the total for the past seven days to 188. Much of Cornwall’s...

The Cornwall We Want: County Hall’s own report confirms an uncomfortable truth about tourism

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s residents have told County Hall to take action against the tourism sector, with a demand to reduce its influence by 2050. The call stems from...

A tale of two (or three) charters: Property developers don’t trust local plans, Cornwall Council doesn’t trust the government, and why local communities don’t trust County Hall

By Peter Tremayne Questions over the value of local Neighbourhood Development Plans have been thrown sharply into focus by a County Hall attempt to negotiate the purchase of land...

Unemployment in Cornwall falls slightly for the month, but is still more than 7,000 higher than last year

By Peter Tremayne The number of people out of work and claiming benefit in Cornwall has again fallen slightly compared with the previous month, but is still more than...

Labour’s Jayne Kirkham selected to contest Cornwall Council elections in May

By Graham Smith Labour has selected Cornwall councillor Jayne Kirkham to be the party’s candidate in the new Falmouth Penwerris ward at next May’s elections.  She is currently the...

Covid-19: Cornwall likely to miss out on “cash for crackdowns”

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall could be held back from taking more control over local test-and-tracing for Covid-19 – because not enough people are ill. The government is tomorrow (Monday)...

More than 70 public space “protection” orders in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council issued dozens of “Public Space Protection Orders” last year to deal with complaints about loud music, waste, dogs, cars, rubbish in gardens and aggressive...

Countdown to Cornwall’s polling day: a survey of the battlefield

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has published its timetable for making major policy decisions which officials hope to take in the early part of next year – in the...

Covid-19: Latest NHS data on hospital admissions reveal stark contrast between Cornwall and northern cities

By Anne North The latest NHS data on hospital admissions shows that Cornwall is still coping remarkably well with the recent upsurge in Covid-19 infections. The data, published yesterday...

Living by numbers: As the government wrangles over tougher Covid-19 restrictions, is it time to embrace logic and consistency?

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith The debate at the heart of government over where, when and how...

Nothing to see here, says Cornwall Council, as councillors chuckle at the “meaningless dummy” content of their new Creative Manifesto

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s new “Creative Manifesto” is still in its design stage and officials did not confuse a collection of pseudo-Latin gibberish for the Cornish language, according...

Cornwall’s new Creative Manifesto and its “meaningless dummy” introduction – probably not written by the council leader

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council leader Julian German is well known for his love of all things Cornish, and often starts meetings with a few introductory words in his...

Cornwall’s plan for Covid-19 economic recovery is more of the same

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is preparing to put its weight behind plans to turn the county into one of Britain’s first formal “tourism zones” – enjoying government support...

The politics of planning set to dominate next year’s council election manifestos

By Graham Smith The politics of planning seem certain to feature prominently in the campaign for next year’s local council elections, with Cornwall’s Conservatives taking aim at County Hall’s...

The dos and do nots of Covid-19, depending on where you are, explained with an interactive map

By Graham Smith If it's not compulsory, it's probably forbidden. Officials in the House of Commons library have achieved something which even the Prime Minister was unable to do...

Cornish fish for Cornish fishermen – but not before 2024

By Julia Penhaligon The ambition of Cornwall’s fishermen to “take back control” of local waters appears to have been traded for a wider and economically more valuable Brexit settlement....

After yesterday’s £6 million bail-out, the battle for Cornwall’s leisure centres is only just getting started

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People who use Cornwall’s leisure centres are waiting anxiously for details of a “strategic review” which will see all sites operate up to and beyond next...

EXCLUSIVE: Hold tight, councillors are in for a bumpy ride as they try to find out why Cormac has applied for a bus operators’ licence

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have been caught on the hop by their own in-house contractor’s application to become a bus operator – without telling them. Cormac Solutions –...