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Council urged to debate £264m health cuts

Cornwall Council leader John Pollard will tomorrow (Tuesday) come under pressure to allow a debate on the proposed £264million health service cuts, following concern that elected politicians are being...

Padstow’s “Darkie Day” again under the spotlight as Shrewsbury folk festival bans “blacking up”

The controversy over Padstow’s “Darkie Day” parade seems likely to be refuelled today (Monday) with the screening of a BBC South West Inside Out report about the event. The...

Cornwall doesn’t want to be in Europe, but might fancy a £536,000 gamble on becoming its cultural capital

Truro could find itself at the centre of a Cornwall Council bid to become a European Capital of Culture, if councillors back a £536,000 gamble when their ruling cabinet...

Cornwall women join in worldwide protest at Trump inauguration

22nd January 2017 Millions of people around the world have taken part in protests against the inauguration of new United States President Donald Trump – including in Cornwall. The...

Greens aim to field more candidates than ever as party takes over County Hall

21st January 2017By Graham Smith The Green Party took over County Hall, Truro, today (Saturday) for its first Cornwall-wide conference. Planning to field more candidates than ever before, the...

St Austell care home exposed by Panorama to be demolished and site used for housing

21st January 2017By Julia Penhaligon The care home at the centre of a Panorama documentary exposing “grim, shoddy and unsafe” practices is to be knocked down and replaced by...

Sainsbury’s site now set to be 95 homes at Wadebridge

20th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports   Plans to build 95 homes on the site which was once earmarked for a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Wadebridge look set to get...

New tax considered for plastic bottles to help prevent waste on beaches

Ministers are considering plans for a new tax on plastic bottles as part of a crackdown on waste on beaches. The move comes a year after thousands of pink...

Future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms looks set to be settled at the ballot box, as councillor quits

The row over the future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms could still have months to run, following the town council’s controversial decision to sell the Victorian-era building to a private...

Greens to hold first Cornwall-wide conference

20th January 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Green Party members are preparing for their first county-wide conference tomorrow (Saturday), when they gather at County Hall, Truro, ahead of May’s local...

Cornwall STP bosses break-up needed mediation to put back together

19th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The falling out between senior members of Cornwall’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan last month was so serious that it required mediation before the...

Cornwall Council should not co-operate with “politically-motivated” health cuts, speakers tell meeting

Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to walk away from its role in the shake-up of health and social care services which will entail budget cuts of £264 million...

Cause and effect? Budgets down, rough sleeping up

18th January 2017By Peter Tremayne Figures released by Cornwall Council show a steady decline in the amount spent on dealing with homelessness and rough sleepers over the past five...

Cornwall Council asked to spend more than £1m on its Liskeard offices

18th January 2017 Cornwall Council is considering spending more than £1million to redecorate its offices in Liskeard.  The council is currently navigating its way through cuts of nearly £200million...

It’s tough at the top: inside Cornwall’s health and social care STP leadership tent, there’s a bit of flap

The individuals leading the shake-up of Cornwall’s health service have assumed new roles following the sudden departure of the woman appointed by the government to supervise the process. The...

Cornwall leads the way as local news website looks to a future without adverts

Cornwall has successfully launched a new model for local news, after a Crowdfunding campaign raised enough cash to secure the Cornwall Reports website for at least the next three...

New owner for Penryn’s Rebel Brewery

17th January 2017 There are hopes that a Cornish micro-brewery might re-open, following confirmation that the firm has been sold as a going concern. The Rebel Brewery, of Penryn,...

Human remains found near Newquay identified as missing 45-year-old man

Human remains found at Tregurrian, Newquay on the 11th August  have been identified as those of 45-year-old Darren Rhys Witcombe.  He had last been seen in St Columb the...

Unions warn that more than 700 teachers in Cornwall set to lose their jobs by 2020

Cornwall is set to lose more than 700 teachers as a result of education cuts which will take an average of £410 from each pupil, according to school-by-school analysis...

Contents of St Ives “chemical drum” to remain a mystery

The contents of a large “oil drum” washed ashore at St Ives at the weekend will remain a mystery, after the disposal company which took it away incinerated it...