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Cornwall Council facing a champagne hangover as auditors prepare to twist the knife

27th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s £47,000 trip to the South of France is expected to come under further scrutiny today (Friday) when members of the Audit...

Falmouth University tumbles down the league table

26th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth University has crashed down the league table of further and higher education institutions, according to the latest students’ guide. The latest Complete...

EXCLUSIVE – the “behind the scenes” plan to close Cornwall’s health visitor bases and reduce the level of service

26th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health chiefs are planning to close and sell more than a dozen health visitor bases, moving staff into council offices.  The strategy...

Wadebridge town council votes against football club housing scheme

26th April 2018 By Graham Smith Plans to build a housing estate on the Wadebridge football club ground have suffered a setback after town councillors voted 9-2 not to...

South West Water boss took home £660,000

26th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The highest-paid director at South West Water took home £660,000 last year, according to a survey by the Labour Party. Shadow chancellor John...

Coming soon: Truro New Town

26th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A new town with a population similar to that of Liskeard, Launceston or St Ives could be built on the outskirts of Truro....

Fire crews rescue bullock from the muddy banks of the River Camel

25th April 2018 Pictures from Wadebridge F&RS Fire crews from Wadebridge, Bodmin and St Austell have rescued a bullock which was stuck in the mud in the River Camel....

Council abandons plans to change adult social care charges after botched public consultation

25th April 2018  By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has abandoned plans to change its charging regime for vulnerable adults, following a botched public consultation. The councillor with responsibility for...

Judgement reserved after Judicial Review hears how Accountable Care could change the NHS

25th April 2018 By Graham Smith Judgement has been reserved in the High Court case which will determine if Cornwall Council can revive its ambition to take over health...

Council considers blue badge scheme to help solve carers’ parking woes

25th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Carers could be given the equivalent of blue badges in Cornwall to help solve the problem of them finding parking spaces when visiting...

Cornwall aims to “join up” public transport by the end of the year

25th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse People in Cornwall could soon be able to buy one ticket which will give them access to rail, bus and ferry services. The...

Home schooling in Cornwall: one family’s view

24th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Beth and Jake Gillespie had been called into their children’s school once again to discuss the behaviour of their youngest child Isaac. The...

Government offers to help Truro stadium project

24th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The government has told Whitehall civil servants to help Cornwall Council prepare the final business case for a Truro stadium, ahead of an...

Falmouth University boss closing in on £320,000 pay and pension deal

24th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Falmouth University has declined to disclose the latest salary award to its Vice Chancellor, Professor Anne Carlisle. The six-figure pay and pension package,...

Leeds High Court Judicial Review could revive Cornwall Council’s “Kennally Care” NHS project

24th April 2018 By Graham Smith A landmark legal action is due to start today (Tuesday) to consider if the National Health Service can surrender large parts of its...

Planners recommend approval of Tesco’s petrol plans at Wadebridge

23rd April 2018 By Graham Smith Planners are recommending approval of Tesco’s bid to sell petrol at its Wadebridge supermarket, despite fears of a price war with a nearby...

Falmouth University trip to Hong Kong cost nearly £28,000

23rd April 2018 By Anne North Falmouth University spent nearly £28,000 on a week-long trip to Hong Kong to support the government’s post-Brexit trade strategy, according to a Freedom...

A mayor for Cornwall? The idea should not be dismissed, says MP

23rd April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse One of Cornwall’s MPs has said the county should not dismiss the idea of an elected mayor if the government offered the “right...

The French Connection: exploring cultural and heritage links

23rd April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A group of people working in the cultural and heritage sector in France have been in Cornwall to share ideas and best practice....

Police name Penzance murder victim

22nd April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they have now formally identified the woman whose body was found at a property on Penare Road in Penzance on Thursday. ...