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It’s official: Cornwall Council is looking for a new “care and wellbeing” boss whose job will not include “health”

By Anne North Cornwall Council has finally confirmed that its strategic director for health and adult social care, Helen Charlesworth-May, has left.  She arrived at County Hall from Lambeth...

Truro and Falmouth to host “casserole” climate protests on Saturday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro and Falmouth could be noisier than usual on Saturday evening (6pm, 30th October) as climate protestors bang pots, pans, buckets, bells and anything else to...

Stadium for Cornwall campaign “disappointed” to be left empty-handed in the budget

By Peter Tremayne The promoters of a Truro sports stadium have said they are disappointed that yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) budget did not give them £14 million, leaving the 10-year-old project...

“If you tolerate this, then your leisure centre will be next” campaigners tell councillors

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Leisure centre campaigners are planning to protest in Saltash on Saturday (30th October) to draw attention to Cornwall Council’s closure plans. County Hall...

“Indeed” – the one-word-Tweet budget response which is cheering Cornwall’s health professionals

By Anne North Cornwall’s director of public health has dipped a toe into political waters by criticising yesterday’s budget for its failure to target more resources to the fight...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

How much did your councillor cost last year? County Hall reveals full list of expenses

By Julia Penhaligon The total mileage claims paid to Cornwall councillors last year is a fraction of previous years, as Covid forced many to stay at home and take...

Shared Prosperity Fund will match Cornwall’s former EU cash, insists government

By Graham Smith The budget today appears to have confirmed the Prime Minister’s promise that the European Union funding which Cornwall has enjoyed for decades will be matched, “as...

Budget latest: Isles of Scilly gets £48.4 million for new ferries

By Rashleigh MacFarlane St Ives MP Derek Thomas has welcomed a £48.4 million investment in transport to the Isles of Scilly. The cash, announced as part of today’s budget,...

Cut in passenger duty for domestic flights should help Newquay Airport

By Peter Tremayne The government has boosted the fortunes of regional UK airports like Newquay by announcing a cut in air passenger duty for domestic flights – but not...

Cornwall’s MPs talk sewage, as they prepare to vote again on a measure which outraged their local constituents

By Julia Penhaligon The division within Cornwall’s Conservatives over the dumping of raw sewage in the sea has widened after the government was forced into a major U-turn last...

Covid-19: Cornwall now less infectious than Devon for first time in weeks

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate continues to fall and is now lower than Devon’s for the first time in several weeks. But at 508.2 cases per 100,000...

Countdown to the budget: what it could mean for Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon This lunchtime’s (Wednesday’s) budget statement is expected to shed some light on Cornwall Council’s bid for more devolved powers, as well as news about the future...

Newquay Airport boss quits

By Peter Tremayne The boss of Newquay Airport has resigned.  Pete Downes announced his departure on social media.  He had been in the job for only 18 months. Mr...

Wednesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

County Hall agrees to hold extraordinary one-day scrutiny committee meeting to consider leisure centre closures

By Graham Smith The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres might be decided at a one-day extraordinary meeting of a scrutiny committee, probably to be held next month. The Customer...

Leisure centre closures: County Hall edges towards a councillor-led inquiry

By Graham Smith The prospect of a councillor-led inquiry into County Hall’s proposed closure of four leisure centres appears to have taken a step forward after three members of...

Pension fund to provide £90 million for “socially useful” investment in Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s staff pension fund could be used to provide up to £90 million “socially useful” investment in Cornwall, following a County Hall committee meeting last...

EXCLUSIVE: If you don’t want to know the result of Cornwall Council’s “public consultation” over leisure centres, look away now

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council will today (Tuesday) issue a tough message to leisure centre campaigners that it is rejecting the opinions it has heard during its “public consultation”...

#sewage: another of Cornwall’s MPs tries to explain why he voted against making sea dumping illegal

By Julia Penhaligon Another of Cornwall’s MPs has tried to defend his vote in Parliament last week which will continue to see raw sewage dumped into the sea. The...