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EU Nationals who want to stay, after Brexit, told to report to Cornwall’s libraries

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s libraries are to become “Settlement Centres” for European Union citizens who wish to remain in the UK after Brexit.  Britain is currently due to leave...

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

Three years after it closed, patients in St Ives can still find a use for the Edward Hain hospital

By Anne North A pilot programme to bring the St Ives Edward Hain hospital back into use has got underway with zero publicity or promotion. The hospital, closed three...

Cornwall’s special schools for excluded pupils expand into Devon

By Peter Tremayne The new Multi Academy Trust responsible for children excluded from mainstream schools has launched formally at an event in Saltash. Lisa Mannall, the Department for Education’s...

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

Health chiefs offer talks about the future of Stratton’s Minor Injury Unit

By Julia Penhaligon Health chiefs plan to meet community leaders in Bude tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss the future of the Stratton Minor Injury Unit, which has been closed overnight...

Four of Cornwall’s Tory MPs contributed to the government’s historic 230-vote Brexit defeat

By Graham Smith Four of Cornwall’s six MPs voted against their own government last night, contributing to its historic 230-vote defeat over its proposed Brexit deal. The four rebel...

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

Theresa May: Cornwall’s part in her downfall

By Anne North At least of half of Cornwall’s MPs are today (Tuesday) expected to contribute to an historic moment in Parliament if, as expected, they help defeat their...

At the stroke of an accountant’s pen, and with no debate, Cornwall’s Wave Hub gets an extra five years

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Wave Hub has been given a five-year reprieve, despite generating no electricity and having no revenue prospects for the foreseeable future. With a deadline for...

End of the road for Tywardreath village shop, as locals ask for their money back

By Graham Smith The village stores at Tywardreath, near Par, have closed – less than two years after the business was “rescued” by two people who raised £470,000 from...

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

Missing In Action: what they find when they take the register of councillors at County Hall

By Graham Smith Only 28% of Cornwall councillors attended all of the meetings at which they had been expected over the past six months, according to official figures. County...

Cornwall Council is running out of time, and ideas, for how it might pay for “Champagne-gate 2” as potential sponsors go cool on the idea

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council officials hoping to return to Cannes for another champagne-drenched property conference may have to think up another way to get there, after the Great...

Flybe’s takeover means flights to London will continue – but introduces new uncertainty about which London airport

By Peter Tremayne Flybe, the regional airline which currently ferries passengers between Newquay and London, has been taken over by a new consortium called Connect Airways –which will operate...

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

Planners vote 13-2 to approve housing estate on the site of Wadebridge Town football club

By Graham Smith Planners have finally given the go ahead for a housing estate on the site of Wadebridge Town football club. The 13-2 vote means the club will...

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

Cornwall’s MPs all voted against the “no deal Brexit” amendment last night

By Graham Smith All six of Cornwall’s MPs were on the losing side of last night’s Brexit vote in the House of Commons. The six Conservatives all voted against...

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