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County Hall to recognise an official Opposition?

31st January 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council could today (Wednesday) take the first formal steps towards recognising an official “Opposition” to the authority’s political leadership. The Conservative Party...

To the victor, the spoils – Cath Robinson takes charge at Corserv

31st January 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The senior Cornwall Council official at the centre of the rumpus which left Corserv without a managing director last year has returned to...

Cornwall Council going full steam ahead for Kennally Care, despite two Judicial Reviews and a Parliamentary Select Committee

30th January 2018 By Graham Smith The celebrated physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, and colleagues, have been given permission to challenge the “Kennally Care” proposals for taking over health services...

All eyes on next Monday, for the final chance to influence the future of Cornwall’s health and social care

30th January 2018 By Graham Smith The timetable for Cornwall’s health service to transform to a council-led Accountable Care System is drawing to a close. Tomorrow (Wednesday) sees the...

Camborne gangmaster shut down after multiple abuses of her workers

29th January 2019 By Peter Tremayne A Cornish gangmaster who systematically exploited her workers through skimming off their pay, sending them to work double shifts with insufficient breaks and...

Isles of Scilly Steamship Company takes £20,000 off council taxpayers but fails to stop new helicopter

29th January 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s legal manoeuvre to prevent a new helicopter service to Tresco has cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers at least...

Falmouth’s Tories and Lib Dems learn that in cyber space, nothing is forgotten

29th January 2018 By Anne North Campaigning in the Cornwall Council by election at Falmouth is entering its final stages, ahead of polling day on Thursday. All three of...

Tour of Britain cycle race “could be worth millions” to Cornwall, after council agrees a study

27th January 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The prospect of hundreds of lycra-clad cyclists whizzing along Cornish roads together as part of the Tour of Britain race has come a...

Can the next LEP supremo have two bosses?

26th January 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The search is underway for a replacement chief executive at the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership – with some voices...

Carry on culling – Cornwall Council will not be allowed to debate if its tenant farmers should shoot badgers

26th January 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Farmers who are tenants of Cornwall Council can carry on culling badgers.  The council has decided not to change its policy, having previously...

The Kennally Care spin isn’t working, admit Cornwall’s council and health bosses – before rejecting support for the “basic principles of the National Health Service”

25th January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health and council chiefs have accepted they are losing the battle for public opinion – but today (Thursday) resolved to press ahead...

Kennally Care still on track for 1st April launch, despite Jeremy Hunt pausing roll-out of ACOs

25th January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall is to go ahead with plans to set up an Accountable Care System on 1st April, despite Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s promise...

Health campaigners vow to continue their Judicial Reviews pending clarification over ACO/ACS and Cornwall’s “Kennally Care”

25th January 2018 By Graham Smith Campaigners trying to stop Cornwall Council’s takeover of the National Health Service are to continue their legal action, pending clarification of the definitions...

What now for Kennally Care, as Hunt slams on the brakes?

24th January 2018 By Graham Smith The government has decided to pause its roll-out of Accountable Care, after MPs voiced “a great deal of concern” about the plans –...

Citizens Advice gets the money, as council’s cabinet climbs down on budget cut

24th January 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council’s ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration has bowed to what would have been inevitable defeat and scrapped plans to slash Citizens Advice funding...

What does Cornwall think?

24th January 2018 Market researchers What Cornwall Thinks have launched a new app for iPhone and Android. What Cornwall Thinks, part of PFA Research, maintains an online panel to...

A timetable for the resumption of tin mining at South Crofty

24th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne A possible timetable for resuming tin mining at South Crofty has been outlined at a public meeting in Pool. Nearly 90 people attended...

Cornwall Council to “urgently” review its £3,000 charge for disabled car parking

24th January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council says it will “urgently” review its current policy of charging people with disabilities to pay for disabled parking spaces near their...

Cornwall Council will not debate Kennally Care until after it has happened

23rd January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council can go ahead and take over commissioning for the National Health Service on 1st April without a full council debate, the...

Council will consider funding for Truro Stadium after all

23rd January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is to consider investing directly in plans to build a Truro Stadium.  The project has been stalled for more than five...