Rolling news

Plots, intrigues and conspiracies: just another day at County Hall

16th May 2018 By Graham Smith Speculation is growing that Cornwall Council could get an Independent leader sooner than expected. Councillor Julian German is due to accede to the...

Kennally Care gets the green light from a judge in Leeds

16th May 2018 By Anne North A High Court judge has signalled the go-ahead for Kennally Care, reviving Cornwall Council’s attempts to take over the National Health Service. Judge...

“Toxic feud” erupts as Cornish village shop, which villagers thought they had bought for the community, is put up for sale

16th May 2018 By Graham Smith Financial regulators have been asked to investigate a small village shop in Cornwall, after attempts to turn it into a community venture went...

Month 4: still no charges in the Cornish “daffodil slave” mystery

15th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than three months after three men were arrested and...

Goonhilly gets £24 million cash injection and eyes world domination

14th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Goonhilly Earth Satellite station has been taken over by financier Peter Hargreaves. The station was built in 1962 by the General Post...

Ordure, ordure – councillors told to tip-toe through their choice of words

13th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A senior councillor chose to remind colleagues to be careful of their language after complaints were received during a council briefing. The incident...

Cornwall councillors to be sent for training

13th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Councillors are set to be given lessons in how to do everything from engaging with their communities to using social media. Cornwall Council...

Labour’s “target seat” campaign in Truro & Falmouth gets off to a rocky start

12th May 2018 By Graham Smith The strife within the Truro & Falmouth Labour Party, following its selection of a Parliamentary candidate to challenge Conservative MP Sarah Newton, has...

Meet the new boss: Glenn Caplin appointed chief executive of Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP

11th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has a new chief executive.  Glenn Caplin’s appointment was confirmed last night (Thursday) and...

Countdown to Cornwall’s spaceport – how the rival bids stack up

10th May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall is counting down to a spaceport announcement – now expected within days.  The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is...

Planners vote 12-1 to refuse permission for “sea view” homes

9th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A parish council has said that plans to allow a housing developer who wanted to build five new homes with sea views to...

Cornwall councillors learn the brutal truth about their own irrelevance

8th May 2018 By Anne North Cornwall councillors have been treated to a special presentation about the “Scheme of Delegation” which sets out the discretionary powers already granted to...

Local council election results project two Tory losses in Cornwall

6th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Conservatives would almost certainly lose two seats in Cornwall, if the “swing” in votes seen across England last week in council elections...

Cornwall Farmers to survive at Wadebridge, Helston and Otterham following sale to Welsh company

4th May 2018 By Graham Smith A Welsh agricultural supplies group, Wynnstay, has bought the Cornwall Farmers groups of stores.  The new owners plan to keep only Wadebridge, Otterham...

Fowey told to face the future without its hospital – and to embrace a 21st century nursing home instead

3rd May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Fowey hospital is to be knocked down and the site used for hyper-modern nursing home, under plans currently being considered by NHS bosses....

What If? With no council elections in Cornwall today, let’s pretend that last year’s contest had been held just four weeks later

3rd May 2018 By Graham Smith Harold Wilson’s maxim that a week is a long time in politics is now at least 54 years old.  So attempts to use...

Who wants to be a millionaire? Cornwall Council set to splash the cash and turn options into houses at Truro New Town

2nd May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council looks set to intervene in major development plans which will allow a new town to be built on the outskirts of...

More than 1,000 RCHT staff suffering from work-related stress

1st May 2018 By Anne North More than 1,000 staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Truro, are suffering from work-related stress, according to the latest survey. The number...

Venus Awards triumph marks a first for Cornwall

1st May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon More than 250 guests, finalists and sponsors from across the South West attended a glitzy dinner and awards ceremony to mark the Devon...

St Ives library to change hands for just £1

1st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council looks set to transfer St Ives Library to the town council for just £1. The library is currently owned and run...