Politics

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...

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

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

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

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

What do you think of Brexit now? Green Euro MP asks Cornwall

2nd November 2017Graham SmithGreen Party Euro MP for the South West, Molly Scott-Cato, is in Cornwall today (Thursday) to learn more about the sort of agriculture and fisheries policy...

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 Commons that...

County Hall flags at half mast as mark of respect to Candy Atherton

31st October 2017By Graham SmithFlags at County Hall, Truro, are flying at half mast as a mark of respect to Labour councillor Candy Atherton, who died, suddenly, last night.Council...

Jeremy Corbyn pays tribute to former Labour MP Candy Atherton

31st October 2017By Jeremy CorbynI am sad to hear of the sudden death of Candy Atherton. Candy was a proud champion of Cornwall, first as an MP and more...

Candy Atherton, 1955-2017

31st October 2017By Graham SmithCandy Atherton, the former Labour MP for Falmouth & Camborne, has died.  She was 62.A tireless campaigner for the people of Cornwall since her election...

Angry councillors finally force County Hall officials to publish residents’ survey

30th October 2017By Graham SmithOfficials at County Hall have this afternoon (Monday) bowed to political pressure and published the results of this year’s residents’ survey.Following a day in which...