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Vote Green on Thursday, says Mebyon Kernow

By Anne North Mebyon Kernow is urging its supporters to vote for the Green Party in Thursday’s European Parliament elections. As Cornwall Reports revealed in April, Mebyon Kernow is...

Julian German elected new leader of Cornwall Council, as Edwina Hannaford adds climate change to her “to do” list

By Julia Penhaligon Julian German is the new leader of Cornwall Council, comfortably defeating Conservative Linda Taylor by 71 votes to 43. Announcing his cabinet, Mr German promoted Looe...

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

Julian German to become the new leader of Cornwall Council today

By Graham Smith A new era breaks over Cornwall Council today (Tuesday) with the election of Independent councillor Julian German as leader.  He will now steer County Hall towards...

Scott Mann and Derek Thomas throw their weight behind Esther McVey’s new “blue collar” group, as MPs jockey for position in Tory leadership contest

By Peter Tremayne Three of Cornwall’s MPs have thrown their weight behind a bid to define the future of the Conservative Party as a right-wing, working class movement. North...

Hustyns to become “instant village” as planners vote 8-6 to lift “holiday-only” restriction

By Graham Smith Planners have voted 8-6 to lift a “holiday-only” restriction on a timeshare complex at Hustyns, Burlawn, near Wadebridge. Voting against their officers’ recommendation, members of Cornwall...

Persimmon Homes still considering its missing fire safety barriers

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has slammed housebuilder Persimmon and asked whether they are waiting for someone to die before they take an issue around missing fire safety...

Decision day for Hustyns holiday lodges, as planners meet to consider lifting the restriction which prevents an “instant village” near Wadebridge

By Anne North Cornwall’s planners meet this morning (Monday) to consider lifting a “holiday-use only” restriction at a long-established resort near Wadebridge. The Hustyns complex was built during the...

New train timetables operate in Cornwall from today

By Peter Tremayne New train timetables come into effect today (Monday) which should see a doubling of commuter services through Cornwall. The new timetable will see regular half-hourly local...

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

Dying by numbers: Cornwall’s suicide rates among highest in the country

By Richard Whitehouse More than one person a week takes their own life in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on average. That was a shocking fact which was...

The law of unintended consequences: someone has to account for the impacts on other wildlife, as North Cornwall farmers continue to cull badgers

By Graham Smith Farmers and landowners have been angered by a request for information about the impact of badger culling on fox populations. Natural England has asked for the...

End of the line for Inter City 125 trains from Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne The Inter City 125 high speed trains which have connected Cornwall to London for more than 40 years have finally gone.  The last one travelled on...

And the winners are………meet the likely Euro MPs who will represent the South West, according to the latest opinion polls

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The final clutch of Sunday opinion polls suggest there will be a dramatic result in Thursday’s European Parliament election, particularly in the South West region where...

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to visit Cornwall.  Party bosses are organising a huge public rally for 27th July. Several members of Labour’s front-bench team...

Perranporth’s Tunes in the Dunes to attract an extra 2,000 visitors

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

That sinking feeling

Graham Smith's 2005 investigation into submarine safety

European Parliament election votes will be counted at Wadebridge

By Peter Tremayne The counting of Cornwall’s votes in the European Parliament elections will be at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. Although Britain votes on Thursday 23rd May, voting...

North Cornwall beach van refused licence to sell alcohol

By Richard Whitehouse A converted horsebox serving tacos will not be allowed to sell alcohol after being refused a licence due to concerns about public safety. Taco Boys run...