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Indies to be offered 4 cabinet posts and told “take it or leave it” as talks resume over Cornwall Council leadership

15th May 2017 By Graham Smith Talks resume today (Monday) in a bid to establish who will lead Cornwall Council for the next four years. Favourite for the job...

Police investigate cause of fatal accident on A30 near Camborne

14th May 2017 By Peter Tremayne Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident which killed a woman in a car crash on the A30 near Camborne on Friday...

Phil Seeva takes over as Cornwall’s Tory group leader – and sends a message to the Independents

13th May 2017 By Graham Smith The Conservative group on Cornwall Council has replaced its leader.  John Keeling stepped down at a meeting this morning, to be replaced by...

All eyes on tomorrow’s meeting as Council’s Tory group watches the Indies make their final roll of the dice

12th May 2017 By Graham Smith The future political control of Cornwall Council for the next four years could be settled at a meeting of the newly elected Conservative...

Crunch-time for talks to decide who runs Cornwall Council

12th May 2017 By Graham Smith The immediate political future of Cornwall Council should be settled within the next 48 hours, as the two groups most likely to feature...

New organiser for the Cornwall Festival of Dance

12th May 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Jason Thomas, one of Cornwall’s best known dance teachers, will take the helm of the Cornwall Festival of Dance at this year’s Royal...

The strange case of the vanishing MK, UKIP and Green candidates – full list of Cornwall’s general election runners & riders

11th May 2017 By Graham Smith No Mebyon Kernow, only one UKIP, and only three Green Party candidates – those are the headlines which make up the full list...

New plans to build on Wadebridge football club submitted formally to council – decision due by August

11th May 2017 By Graham Smith A formal planning application for 146 new houses on the site of Wadebridge Football Club has now been submitted to Cornwall Council.  The...

Mebyon Kernow will not contest the general election

11th May 2015 By Anne North Mebyon Kernow will not be standing in the General Election.  The party has never saved its deposit in any general election in any...

CPS: “Not in the public interest” to bring charges after considering Conservatives’ 2015 general election accounts

10th May 2017 By Graham Smith The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to press charges against any of those involved in the accounting of the Conservative Party’s 2015...

The clock is ticking as council leaders embrace “flog it” approach to power-broking

10th May 2017 By Graham Smith The Conservatives hope to announce shortly their proposed line-up for running Cornwall Council. Having finished last week’s local council elections as Cornwall’s biggest...

Greens finally throw in the towel in St Ives

10th May 2017 By Anne North The Green Party this morning (Wednesday) confirmed that it will not field a candidate in the St Ives constituency at the forthcoming general...

CPS statement at 11am this morning on 2015 Tory election accounts probe

10th May 2017 By Graham Smith The Crown Prosecution Service is set to announce at 11am this morning (Wednesday) if it will seek criminal charges against anyone in connection...

Cornwall’s Tories set to take charge at County Hall

5th May 2017By Graham Smith Conservatives make gains from all other parties Lib Dems suffer a "dead cat bounce" and show little sign of revival from 2015 general election...

Cornwall’s Tories have reasons to be cheerful as they eye the prospect of resuming power at County Hall

5th May 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives appear poised to become the county’s biggest political party in terms of share of the vote, following yesterday’s local council elections....

More sheep and pigs than ever before at Royal Cornwall Show next month

4th May 2017 By Graham Smith A dramatic rise in entries in 2017 has produced a record field for the competitive sheep and pig sections at the Royal Cornwall...

Cornwall votes in historic council election

4th May 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Voting is underway across Cornwall – the last time the county will elect 123 councillors to run County Hall.  Proposals for a slimmed-down...

Tories pledge to revive Camelford by-pass proposals if they win elections

3rd May 2017 By Graham Smith Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has promised to give “serious consideration” to a Camelford by-pass, if the Tories win both the Cornwall Council and...

Developer withdraws controversial plans for St Ives housing scheme

3rd May 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Controversial plans to build houses on 12.5 acres of green fields near St Ives have been abandoned, ahead of a public inquiry in...

Personal injury claims have cost council £2.6 million in three years

3rd May 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Personal injury claims have cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers more than £2.6million in the past three years, according to a Freedom of Information answer....