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Cornwall Council’s top lawyer calls it a day

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s top lawyer has resigned.  Mel O’Sullivan and her family are leaving Cornwall to start a new life in Australia. Ms O’Sullivan joined the council,...

Cornwall’s population increases 7.1% in 10 years – and gets significantly older

By Anne North The population of Cornwall has increased by 7.1% in 10 years, according to the latest Census data. Preliminary findings show the number of people normally resident...

EXCLUSIVE: Marlborough College puts entire North Cornwall hamlet on the market (again)

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Storm clouds are gathering over the tiny North Cornwall hamlet of Trevalga, near Tintagel, which is owned by the Marlborough College private school in Wiltshire. About...

St Ives MP Derek Thomas rebels over changes to Northern Ireland protocol, as “oven-ready” Brexit deal heads back to the deep-freeze

By Julia Penhaligon St Ives MP Derek Thomas was among 72 Conservatives who failed to support the government last night (Monday) in the vote over changing the Northern Ireland...

Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Cornwall’s MPs await next month’s “Summer Sausage Offensive” as Westminster plots thicken

By Julia Penhaligon Nominations open this week for Conservative MPs seeking a place on the executive of the 1922 Committee – which has the power to trigger another confidence...

Left hand, right hand – bridge repair people now look to September before locals can cross the River Camel

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Scaffolders have today (Monday) arrived at the footbridge between Egloshayle and Wadebridge for what would appear to be 10 weeks of repairs which will force local...

EXCLUSIVE: The 30 year secret which describes how health officials considered trying to silence one of their fiercest critics over the Camelford water poisoning disaster

By Graham Smith Senior officials at the Department of Health were so concerned about their perceived response to the Camelford water poisoning disaster of 1988 that they considered taking...

Councillors give tourists a £500,000 Tamar Bridge discount, at the expense of local residents

By Peter Tremayne Councillors have voted to delay an increase in the cash tolls to cross the Tamar Bridge, effectively handing a £500,000 subsidy to tourists, paid for by...

Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Newquay Airport Forum members told not to share information

By Peter Tremayne Members of the new Newquay Airport Consultative Forum have been forced to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to ensure that information does not “leak” from their meetings. The...

Government’s proposed “Bill of Rights” makes no mention of Cornish as a national minority

By Julia Penhaligon The government’s proposed Bill of Rights opens the door to a new debate about how best to protect the Cornish as a national minority. The 58-page...

Living by numbers: every Conservative MP in Cornwall must now take seriously the risk of defeat at the next general election

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith It’s barely an hour’s drive from Cornwall to Tiverton.  Scores of political...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate rises 23% in a week

By Anne North The rate of Covid infection in Cornwall has increased by more than a fifth in seven days, raising fears that new variants of the disease are...

Helland Bridge repairs delayed again, because Cormac failed to apply for planning permission

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Fed-up residents of a North Cornwall hamlet, hugely inconvenienced for six months by Cormac’s failure to repair a small bridge over the River Camel, have been...

Davidstow cheese factory fined £1.5 million for pollution offences

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Davidstow cheese factory, owned by Dairy Crest Ltd, has been fined £1.5 million for polluting the countryside to the harm of local residents. Dairy Crest...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Not exactly under starter’s orders: Cornwall’s Opposition parties are a long way from being ready if there is an early general election

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s political activists are eagerly awaiting the outcome of today’s (Thursday’s) Parliamentary by-election in Tiverton and Honiton, caused by the resignation of the Conservative “porn-gate” MP...

No trains west of Plymouth as strike enters Day 2

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall's rail workers are on strike again today (Thursday) as part of a national dispute over lack of investment, job cuts and pay. The industrial action...

EXCLUSIVE: No place on the airport forum for Cornwall’s transport supremo

By Peter Tremayne The new-look Newquay Airport Consultative Forum does not include the Cornwall Council cabinet member for transport, adding weight to concerns that flying aeroplanes is set to...