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Cornwall’s Indies still have plenty to cheer about on town and parish councils

2nd February 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe three council by-elections contested in Cornwall last night (Thursday) were all party political contests which did not include any “Independent” candidates.The looming reduction of...

Labour holds Falmouth council seat with increased majority

2nd February 2018By Peter TremayneThe Labour Party has comfortably defended its Cornwall Council seat in Falmouth, seeing its share of the vote rise 20% since May.Jayne Kirkham won a...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018By Graham SmithMore than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part of the...

Close holiday home council tax loophole, Steve Double tells government

1st February 2018By Julia PenhaligonSteve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has raised in Parliament the issue of holiday home owners using a loophole to avoid...

Committee chairman insists members will be given time to read and consider “Kennally Care” documents before deciding the future of Cornwall’s health service

31st January 2018By Graham Smith The chairman of the Cornwall Council scrutiny committee which will consider the authority’s proposed takeover of the National Health Service has promised his members will...

County Hall to recognise an official Opposition?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camborne gangmaster shut down after multiple abuses of her workers

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

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

29th January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s legal manoeuvre to prevent a new helicopter service to Tresco has cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers at least £20,000.A High...

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

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

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

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

Can the next LEP supremo have two bosses?

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

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

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

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 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s health and council chiefs have accepted they are losing the battle for public opinion – but today (Thursday) resolved to press ahead with their...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24th January 2018By Anne NorthCornwall Council’s ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration has bowed to what would have been inevitable defeat and scrapped plans to slash Citizens Advice funding by £200,000.The...