Politics

Council meeting will go ahead, despite clash of date with Candy Atherton’s funeral

15th November 2017By Graham SmithCornwall Council chairman Mary May has decided not to postpone next week’s full council meeting on Tuesday – which will clash with the funeral of...

Cornwall waits, as Supreme Court rules that minimum pricing for alcohol is lawful in Scotland

15th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe chance of Cornwall setting its own minimum price for alcohol has come a step closer this morning (Wednesday) after a landmark Supreme Court ruling.A...

Devon and Cornwall police arrest of black people is disproportionate, according to Home Office figures

15th November 2017By Peter TremayneBlack people in Devon and Cornwall are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched by police than white people, according to latest Home...

South West Water – cashing in on those pennies from heaven

15th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneSouth West Water is plundering its customers in order to pay excessive dividends to its shareholders, according to a new report by the campaign group...

It’s official: Cornwall Council has no comment on Corserv boss

14th November 2017By Graham SmithCornwall Council has just issued this statement about the crisis at Corserv: “We have no comment to make on the Managing Director. We are seeking...

Cornwall asked to host Tour of Britain cycle race

14th November 2017By Graham SmithCycling enthusiasts could be in for a treat if plans to bring the Tour of Britain race to Cornwall are successful.Cornwall missed out this year,...

Police & Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez could face defeat in Cornwall “no confidence” vote

14th November 2017By Peter TremayneThe Devon and Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner is facing a very close vote next week on a motion of no confidence in her.Although the...

Council aims to use compulsory purchase powers to build 38 “unaffordable” houses at Liskeard

14th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonCornwall Council is planning to buy nearly five acres of land at Liskeard to build more than 50 houses – only 13 of which would...

Day Five of the Great Corserv Mystery – does anyone at Cornwall Council know what is going on?

14th November 2017By Anne NorthCornwall Council has spent another 24 hours failing to answer any questions about its £240 million “arms length” company, Corserv  – which appears to have...

Mebyon Kernow heads to Bodmin for annual conference

13th November 2017By Anne NorthMebyon Kernow is preparing for its annual conference – due to take place in Bodmin on Saturday.  The event will take place at the town’s...

EXCLUSIVE: What’s going on at Corserv? Trouble at the top, just days before council debates £70 million increase in capital budget

13th November 2017By Graham SmithNew questions about the viability of Cornwall Council’s proposed budget have emerged following uncertainty over the role of the arms-length company set up to undertake...

Council housing returns to Cornwall – but only if private sector profits permit

13th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe first bricks have been laid in a housing development which signals a dramatic public sector intervention in Cornwall’s housing market.Cornwall Council aims to resume...

Labour activists prepare to select their candidate for Camborne & Redruth

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

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

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

Date set for Candy Atherton’s funeral

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

Adrian Jones takes over as Wadebridge Mayor

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

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

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

Cornwall needs EU migrant workers, council tells government

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

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

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

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

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