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MP expresses concern at BBC’s promotion of Cornish benefits advocate

By Anne North St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has criticised the BBC for promoting a benefits advocate who charges clients for advice. Last night's BBC Insight Out...

Cornwall Reports business model is worthy of taxpayer support, says review of local journalism

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Subscribers to Cornwall Reports will be able to claim tax-breaks, if the government implements the recommendations of a wide-ranging review of local journalism. The 157-page report...

EXCLUSIVE: No Cannes do – Cornwall Council chiefs abandon their plans for “Champagne-gate 2”

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council will not be represented at a lavish property conference in the south of France next month, having attended for the first time last year....

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

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

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s secret plan to raise more than £11 million by selling hospitals – building 206 houses instead

By Graham Smith The sale of Cornwall’s community health facilities is expected to bag £11.17 million, according to NHS England.  The sites will be used to build 206 houses....

Inside Kennally Care: details start to emerge of how charities and companies are now taking over Cornwall’s health service – with orders to cut spending

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

Falmouth Packet owners reject Wall Street takeover bid – for now

By Anne North The company which owns the Falmouth Packet newspaper has rejected a $1.36 billion hostile takeover bid. Gannett’s board of directors said it had rejected an attempt...

Cruel December: Radio Cornwall back in the doldrums as audience figures surrender to gravity

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC Radio Cornwall lost 15,000 listeners during the final three months of last year, according to figures published today (Thursday.) The station’s reach for the December...

European Union puts £1.8 million into new helicopter link to Isles of Scilly

By Rashleigh MacFarlane With only 50 days to go before Britain leaves the European Union, Brussels has confirmed funding worth £1.8 million for the proposed Penzance Heliport. The European...

The retail park money trick which is costing Cornwall’s council taxpayers

By Peter Tremayne A controversial insolvency law has cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds. The DIY chain Homebase has dodged more than £264,000 in Cornwall Council...

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

Taxpayers to the rescue, as decades of big ideas for the future of Hayle harbour gasp for revival

By Julia Penhaligon Hayle is in line for hundreds of new properties on and close to its historic North Quay if Cornwall Council goes ahead with plans to spend...

Police say 3am pasties could fuel increase in crime in Falmouth

By Richard Whitehouse Police have opposed plans for a pasty shop to remain open until 3am saying it could lead to crime and disorder. The Pasty Shack in Falmouth...

Get ready for a No Deal Brexit, Whitehall warns fishing industry

By Peter Tremayne The government has published last-minute advice for fishermen to prepare for a “No Deal” Brexit – with massive implications for the way Cornwall’s £50 million-per-year industry...

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

Kennally Care: the new wave of health bosses are “self-selecting” and “set their own terms of reference”

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health chiefs have moved to reassure people that their new model of governance is “good news” – but risked ridicule by stating that three new...

Signs of tension at County Hall, as the Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition comes under strain

By Anne North The position of chairman of Cornwall Council looks set to become a make-or-break issue for County Hall’s Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition, which was already coming under strain...

Labour and Green Parties seeking to offer alternative visions of Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon There are signs of an upsurge in activism among Cornwall’s more radical Left-of-centre political parties, with both the Green Party and the Labour Party holding county-wide...