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Camelford gets ready for its Big Community Christmas Breakfast

7th December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Volunteers in Camelford are preparing their third “Community Christmas Breakfast” for those who might otherwise wake up alone, with little prospect of food...

Life imitates art as BBC South West aims to produce “engaging content” for Facebook

7th December 2017 By Graham Smith BBC South West, covering Cornwall and Devon, has become the latest English region to employ people to work on Facebook, rather than produce...

Bude refugee support group approved to house second family from Syria

6th December 2017 By Anne North A refugee support group in North Cornwall has become the first in Britain to be approved to house a second family from war-torn...

Deadline looms to comment on radiotherapy shake-up

6th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The National Health Service is asking people in Cornwall to comment on plans for a shake-up which could result in cancer patients having...

Let full council decide, says Andrew George, as health inquiry panellists ponder their first questions

6th December 2017 By Graham Smith The panel of Cornwall councillors tasked with conducting an inquiry into taking over the National Health Service is unlikely to hold its first...

Everything you ever wanted to know about the immediate future of Cornwall’s health service, but were afraid to ask

Regular readers of Cornwall Reports will know that for more than a year, a revolution has been underway in Cornwall's health service.  New readers have asked for a catch-up...

Cornwall’s new Accountable Care Organisation is ready for take-off: just sign on the dotted line for a completely new way to good health and a balanced budget

4th December 2017 By Graham Smith The board of NHS Kernow will tomorrow (Tuesday) be asked to endorse the heads of agreement for setting up Cornwall’s “Accountable Care System”...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017 By Graham Smith National Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the...

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Universal Credit rolls in to Cornwall on Wednesday: Bude, Launceston and Liskeard are first

4th December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon The controversial new benefit, Universal Credit, arrives in Cornwall this week.  It is due to start in Liskeard, Bude and Launceston on Wednesday...

The “not fit for purpose” verdict comes back to haunt Cornwall Council’s ambition for NHS takeover

3rd December 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s plans to run large parts of the National Health Service could be derailed by the council’s own assessment of those plans,...

Labour Party selects Paul Farmer as candidate for Camborne, Redruth & Hayle

3rd December 2017 By Anne North Paul Farmer has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency.  Labour came within 1,578 votes of...

Decision Day for Labour Party members to select Camborne, Redruth & Hayle candidate

2nd December 2017 By Anne North Labour Party members in the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency meet today (Saturday) to select their Parliamentary candidate for the next election. According...

Cornwall’s go-it-alone Health Service – here’s the plan

1st December 2017 By Graham Smith Plans are underway for the first of Cornwall Council’s “inquiry panel” hearings to break free from the National Health Service and set up...

Cornwall’s DIY Health Service – an expert writes

1st December 2017 By Graham Smith Allyson Pollock is a member of the British Medical Association’s council, and is one of a group of professional medical experts challenging Health...

Is it now the end of the road for Cornish school with only three pupils?

30th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of the St Martin in Meneage primary school, which currently has only three pupils, looks set to be decided within the...

Fresh ideas for Edward Hain building at St Ives, as councillors call for a new, purpose-built hospital in West Cornwall

30th November 2017 By Graham Smith The chance of the Edward Hain hospital in St Ives ever re-opening as a facility to provide community beds has been dealt a...

Cornwall’s hospital bosses head to London for showdown meeting with the minister

30th November 2017 By Graham Smith A high-powered delegation of Cornwall’s health and council chiefs are on their way to London today (Thursday) for a make-or-break meeting with health...

The final countdown: a timetable for Cornwall’s exit from the National Health Service

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s 70-year membership of the National Health Service now has an end date – 7th February 2018. That is when Cornwall Council’s Liberal Democrat-led cabinet is...

Glass half-full or half-empty? Social mobility report is not helpful to Cornwall’s pursuit of government aid

28th November 2017 By Anne North Cornwall is not as poor as we have been encouraged to think, according to today’s report by the Social Mobility Commission. The report,...