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Uncertain future for Cornwall’s daffodil pickers as the government “takes back control” and makes it much more difficult to hire migrant workers

By Anne North Today’s announcement of strict new immigration rules poses a major headache for Cornwall’s horticulture sector. Daffodil farms are scrambling for workers amid fears that this year’s...

Cornwall’s dementia care costs set for huge increase over 10 years, warns Alzheimer’s Society

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The cost of providing dementia care in Cornwall is set to rocket by more than 75% over the next 10 years, according to the Alzheimer’s Society....

Fowey set to join the parish-level revolt against new-build second homes

By Richard Whitehouse Fowey looks set to become the latest town to introduce a ban on new homes being built as second homes. The town is set to vote...

Plans for new homes at Trewoon approved, despite objections from local MP

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build 19 new “affordable” homes in a village have been given permission despite attempts by an MP to have them rejected. Housing association Ocean...

Flybe: has the cabinet reshuffle brought a government rescue down to Earth?

By Graham Smith The government has asked the private company Air Charter to stand by to rescue any Flybe passengers who might become stranded if the airline collapses.  A...

Coronavirus and Cornwall – get ready to see ambulance crews in full protective clothing

By Julia Penhaligon The Department of Health has said it cannot comment on why an ambulance crew seen in Truro this morning (Tuesday) appeared to be wearing protective clothing...

How much will a Cornwall councillor be worth after next year’s elections?

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors are being advised to commission a new study to determine their allowances ahead of next year’s elections. A councillor is currently paid a basic...

Government thought the yellow-welly brigade was more important than local fishermen when it consulted on Mevagissey’s new mussel farm

By Graham Smith The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) consulted the Royal Fowey Yacht club, but not local fishermen, about the location of a new mussel farm at Mevagissey, according...

Public consultation on proposed Camelford by-pass ends 16th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of the most important public consultations for many years is underway as Cornwall Council invites comments on its ambition to build a bypass around Camelford....

Stranded whale was malnourished, say experts

By Peter Tremayne The 60-foot fin whale which died at Parbean Cove, The Lizard, on Friday had an empty stomach, according to scientists who carried out the post mortem...

Planners refuse permission for large plastic pontoon at West Looe wildlife site

By Anne North Planners have refused permission for the erection of a large plastic pontoon in the middle of a beautiful river valley. The River Recreation Centre community interest...

Tory MPs rally to defend BBC local radio as Downing Street hawks consider replacing the licence fee with a subscription service

By Julia Penhaligon Broadcasting services such as BBC Radio Cornwall and Spotlight television might become “subscription-only” if Downing Street succeeds with its plan to scrap the BBC licence fee....

As Cornwall shudders under the new “normal” weather, the Black Crows take Falmouth by storm

By Rashleigh MacFarlane As “Storm Dennis” brought down scores of trees and flooded roads in Cornwall, a group of climate change protestors took to the streets of Falmouth to...

Scientists consider a 100-mile dam between Cornwall and France to protect coastal communities from rising sea levels

By Anne North Dutch scientists and engineers are considering a suggestion to build a 100-mile sea defence wall between Cornwall and France. The £422 billion project would become part...

60-foot fin whale dies after stranding at The Lizard

Photos: Clean Ocean Sailing A police statement said: "At 3.50pm on Friday February 14th, a fin whale of approximately 60ft in length became stranded on rocks at Nare Point...

Devon and Cornwall police failing to combat rural crime, according to new research

By Daniel Clark New figures presented to the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel suggest that more than half of farmers and rural business owners have been a...

Government urged to fund Tamar Bridge, as accident rate deters motorists from using A38 route

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is set to continue lobbying to get more financial support to operate Tamar Bridge.  The impact of accidents on the A38 is now so...

Sharp increase in time police spend dealing with people who have mental health issues

By Daniel Clark The amount of time police officers spent “supervising an individual with mental health difficulties” in Devon and Cornwall rose by 14 per cent in 2018/19. Figures...

George Eustice appointed to the Cabinet as Environment Secretary

By Graham Smith One of Cornwall’s MPs has been appointed to the cabinet in today’s reshuffle. Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice has been promoted from a Minister of...

County Hall under fire for “lack of transparency” over the hiring of new finance chief

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has been criticised for a lack of transparency over the appointment of a new finance boss who had previously been censured for professional misconduct....