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Cornwall Council’s financial position further downgraded, from “stable” to “negative”

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s credit rating has taken another hit, after the agency Moody’s included it as one of five local authorities to be downgraded from “stable” to...

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

Hopes appear to be fading for South Crofty to resume tin mining by 2021

By Peter Tremayne Another deadline is looming for the owners of South Crofty tin mine, whose ambition to resume mining by 2021 appears to be under threat due to...

Property Tribunal upholds £12,700 fine for “rogue” landlord in Truro

By Julia Penhaligon A Property Tribunal has confirmed a £12,700 penalty for a Truro landlord for failing to rectify a number of problems, including rooms which were too small...

Cornwall’s new “forest” will start to be planted this month

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The first trees to become part of the proposed Forest for Cornwall will be planted later this month. The aim is to eventually cover more than...

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

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

Cornwall’s on-off-on-again strategic planners to have pre-Christmas get-together

By Graham Smith A cancelled meeting of Cornwall’s strategic planning committee has been re-instated, and will now go ahead on 19th December after all. Cornwall Reports understands the meeting...

Cornwall Council to slash £59 million from services over the next four years

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is inviting residents to comment on its budget plans which include raising council tax bills by 3.99%. The authority is starting to prepare its...

Cornwall councillor asks for leave of absence due to illness

By Anne North A Cornwall councillor is asking for an approved “leave of absence” due to illness. John Crago, a Conservative who represents Torpoint West, is asking next week’s...

Bookmakers still think the Tories are home and dry in Cornwall, but report a slight adjustment in Truro & Falmouth

By Julia Penhaligon With only nine days until polling day in the general election, the bookmakers have adjusted their forecasts in some Cornish constituencies. The bookies still think that...

Tracie to the rescue, as Cornwall councillors get down to the nitty-gritty of setting their £1.2 billion budget

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors should get their first chance to meet their new chief operating officer today (Tuesday) following last week’s shock resignation of Andy Brown. County Hall’s...

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

Wanted: staff for Cornwall’s general election polling stations and people to count the votes

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is looking for people run polling stations and count votes for the general election on Thursday, 12th December. The paid roles include poll clerks,...

Organisers reveal the Tour of Britain cycle race route, from Penzance to Bodmin

By Julia Penhaligon Details have been announced of the Cornwall stage of next year’s Tour of Britain cycle race.  It will start in Penzance and finish in Bodmin. The...

Devon and Cornwall chief constable’s contract extended by a year

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall’s chief constable, Shaun Sawyer, is to stay in the job until at least February 2022, following the extension of his contract by a...

Crowdfunding campaign to help Warrens bakers who are to lose their jobs in the week before Christmas

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A crowdfunding campaign to help staff at Warrens bakery, St Just, who are about to be made redundant, has so far raised several hundred pounds. Workers...

Vote before midnight to get Cornish names for newly-discovered heavenly bodies

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Voting ends at midnight tonight (Monday) in a competition to name a newly-discovered planet – which could become the first to be given a Cornish title....

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

Opinion pollsters and tactical voting gurus provide election talking points in Cornish constituencies

By Graham Smith This weekend’s opinion polls suggest the Conservatives are on course for an overall majority in 11 days – but with some fascinating contests in Cornwall. A...