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Finally – after five months, police concede there was no slavery at Cornish daffodil farm

25th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police have concluded that no crimes were committed prior to their high-profile “anti-slavery” raid on a daffodil farm near Manaccan, Helston, in February. ...

Hall for Cornwall finds a new home for instruments and equipment, as the demolition squad prepares to move in

25th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall, now closed for refurbishment, has loaned much of its equipment to local organisations until it is able to re-open....

Why do so many government ministers visit Cornwall during the summer?

25th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse It would seem that government ministers coming to Cornwall are like buses, you wait ages for one and then suddenly a whole load...

Spaceports cost money: the battle for Cornwall’s hearts, minds and wallets gets underway

24th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne The first shots in what looks like being a long-running “spaceport” charm offensive were fired this morning (Tuesday) when Cornwall Council installed a...

Casino loans hangover won’t threaten spending plans, says council

24th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s exposure to nearly £400 million of complex long-term debt will make no difference to its spending plans, cabinet member Julian German...

For £3,233 per day, County Hall hires four more temporary officials and hopes its Investment Programme will blossom with Bloom

24th July 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council is continuing to employ “interim” officials on rates of pay far higher than even the authority’s chief executive. The Liberal Democrat-led...

EXCLUSIVE: this is what happens next with the Truro Stadium, and why the footballers won’t be coming back to Cornwall before the start of NEXT YEAR’S season

23rd July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Today’s news that Truro City will be playing its home football matches in Torquay next year clears the way for the long-debated £14.3...

Breakthrough on Truro Stadium project – but local footballers have to spend at least a year in Torquay

23rd July 2018 By Graham Smith The construction of a new sports stadium in Truro has taken a step forward, following delivery of the business plan to civil servants...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats look to the future

23rd July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are about to start the process of selecting a Parliamentary candidate, in anticipation of a general election. Former Lib...

Cornwall gets £465,000 to pilot new scheme for workers with disabilities

23rd July 2018 By Peter Tremayne The government has given the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) £465,000 to help local businesses recruit and retain people...

California dreaming: will Branson’s bird actually fly? The new age space race and what it means for Cornwall

22nd July 2018 By Graham Smith Space enthusiasts are watching closely the progress of Richard Branson’s first attempt to fly his LauncherOne satellite delivery system.  Some reports in the...

Bucaneers and Pirate Ports: time for Cornwall’s LEP to re-think its strategy on Economic Zones

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 20th July 2018 I don’t really know Mark Duddridge, chairman of the Cornwall & Isles...

Labour calls for an end to austerity, as protesters march through Camborne

19th July 2018 By Graham Smith More than 50 anti-austerity campaigners have marched through Camborne to protest against government and Cornwall Council policies. The march ended in a rally...

Cornwall Council hiring private consultants to help cut £35 million from adult social care

19th July 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council is sharpening its axe as it prepares to cut £35 million from its adult social care budget – and is hiring...

Cornwall Council considers new “living rent” rate

18th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A new “living rent” could be introduced in Cornwall in a bid to tackle the affordable housing crisis. There have long been concerns...

Spaceport Cornwall needs another £150,000 to stay in the game, as Richard Branson gets set for vital test flight next week

18th July 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Enterprise Partnership is set to spend another £150,000 to continue financing its “spaceport” ambitions at Newquay, even...

Inquest jury will investigate death of Falmouth man shot with Taser

18th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne An inquest jury will be invited to rule how and why a Falmouth man died in hospital after police shot him with a...

Scottish rocket engines to be tested at Newquay

17th July 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has succeeded in persuading Scotland’s Skyrora to bring its rocket engine testing programme to...

Sheryll Murray backs Scott Mann over PPS resignation

17th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has backed her North Cornwall neighbour, Scott Mann, who resigned from the government yesterday (Monday) over Brexit....

Crunch-time approaching for the future of Newquay-Gatwick air link

17th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council and the Department for Transport are about to enter a critical stage in negotiations over continuing the subsidy for flights between...