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EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s “surf tax” raising even less in revenue now than when it was introduced

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s controversial “surf tax” is raising even less revenue now than when it was introduced to several beaches in 2016, according to a Freedom of Information...

“Illegal immigrant” arrested after falling from underneath lorry at Davidstow

By Peter Tremayne Border Force officials are preparing to question a man who fell from underneath a lorry as it drove through Davidstow, north Cornwall, last week.  The incident...

Cornwall Council bid to raise menopause awareness

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council will be urged to raise awareness of the menopause during a debate next week. Only 30 of Cornwall Council’s 123 members are women, and...

Cash boost for Penzance High Street

By Anne North Penzance is one step closer to securing government cash to improve the High Street.  But Camborne, St Austell and Newquay have lost out. Following a bid...

Government to spend £200,000 promoting Cornish language and culture

By Richard Whitehouse The government is to give £200,000 to support the Cornish language and culture. Communities Minister Lord Bourne made the announcement at the first UK summit of...

EXCLUSIVE: Huge rise in police attendances at Tamar Bridge “incidents” not matched by suicide statistics, suggesting that raising walkway barriers could actually increase deaths

By Peter Tremayne Freedom of Information statistics released by Devon and Cornwall police lend weight to the argument that raising walkway barriers on the Tamar Bridge could actually cause...

Health chiefs confirm Bude’s Minor Injury Unit will become “Community Health Centre” next month, ending nine-month overnight closure

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s health chiefs have been given the green light to pioneer a new form of community treatment centre, at the North Cornwall hospital which had been...

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

A39 road improvements around Truro included in bid for government funding

By Daniel Clark Major structural maintenance to the Tamar Bridge, and 9km of major upgrades to the A39 in Cornwall are part of a wish-list of road improvements needed...

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

Advocates for Roma gypsies and speakers of ancient Norman among those attending the UK’s first “National Minorities Summit” at Falmouth tomorrow

By Anne North About 90 people are expected to attend the first-ever UK National Minorities Summit, at Falmouth, tomorrow (Friday.) Hosted by Cornwall Council, the event is to mark...

Cornwall’s last chance to access EU funds for superfast broadband

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s last chance to use European money to develop its broadband infrastructure will come under scrutiny next week. The total cost of a “Superfast 3” project...

Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust now rated as “good” by Care Quality Commission

By Anne North The Care Quality Commission has rated dementia and mental health wards run by the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as “outstanding.” Overall the Trust was rated...

Cornwall’s Strategic Planning Committee needs to meet only six times per year, say officials

By Graham Smith County Hall officials have crunched the numbers and delivered their verdict – whoever chairs Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee should be worth £892.47 per meeting -...

Wanted: someone to build an independent Cornish ladies football team, must be willing to travel the world

By Julia Penhaligon The Kernow Football Alliance – which is trying to build support for Cornish soccer as representative of an independent minority group – is advertising for a...

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

Motorists told to slow down, as highways authorities consider speed cameras and lower limits in bid to improve A38 safety

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A plan designed to cut accidents and reduce deaths on the A38 in East Cornwall has been published today (Tuesday.) The draft A38 Road Safety Feasibility...

£1,000+ per meeting bonus for the lucky winner, after councillors get their way and hold an extraordinary meeting of County Hall’s Strategic Planning Committee, for the sole purpose of electing a chair

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has caved in to councillors who demanded a special meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee, for the sole purpose of electing a chairman or...

Cornwall care home labelled “inadequate”after CQC snap inspection

By Julia Penhaligon The Trecarrel Care Home, Tywardreath, has been labelled “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission.  In November the CQC said the home “required improvement.”    The decline means...

Euro MPs back in Strasbourg – but for how long?

By Graham Smith Britain’s Euro MPs return to Strasbourg today (Tuesday) for what could be only four months, if the UK crashes out of the European Union on 31st...