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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...

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

Softly, softly, Kennally Care is taking over Cornwall’s NHS

By Graham Smith    Doctors and nurses in Cornwall will today (Tuesday) get the chance to find out more about the new “integrated” system which is set to replace...

EXCLUSIVE: Official figures reveal sharp drop in number of students applying to Falmouth University

By Peter Tremayne The number of students applying to Falmouth University has fallen dramatically.  Figures just published by UCAS show that the total number of applications for the 2018...

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

Land north of the Wadebridge by-pass to be declared “off limits” to developers

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The long-running saga of the Wadebridge Neighbourhood Plan has taken a new twist with a declaration by local councillors that all land north of the town’s...

Planners say no to major expansion of Wadebridge

By Graham Smith Planners have refused permission for a major expansion of Wadebridge to the north and west of the town. An outline application for 225 houses, a primary...

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

A Newquay Spaceport? UK Space Agency says horizontal-launch cash will be offered drekkly

By Peter Tremayne The UK Space Agency has said that it still sees “horizontal launch” satellite systems as relevant, and still plans to invest £2 million to help stimulate...

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

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council admits defeat and calls for help in bid to solve the Hayle underground water mystery

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has called on the government for help in attempting to resolve the “complex” water issues in Hayle, including a proper inquiry into any role...

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

Cornwall’s Kennally Care proposals for NHS takeover head for Supreme Court showdown

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Health campaigners have asked the Supreme Court to review the proposed new National Health Service contracts which, if allowed to proceed, will create a “Kennally Care”...

Tywardreath village shop and the missing £470,000 – police confirm they are now investigating

By Graham Smith Police have launched a formal investigation into how local people in Tywardreath were asked to raise £470,000 to save their village shop – only to see...

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

Will the authorities ever learn what causes those Subterranean Hayle Stink Blues?

By Graham Smith It is hardly news that much of West Cornwall is built on top of old mine workings.  What makes this old news interesting in 2019 is...

There’s a hole in the road in Hayle. Officials are looking into it. And they are worried about what they might find

By Graham Smith There are few things a bureaucrat hates more than a citizen on a mission.  And there are few citizens with a more detailed grievance than Mel...

Tywardreath village shop – angry locals demand their money back

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Angry residents of Tywardreath, near Par, have organised a public meeting to consider how they can get their money back after investing £470,000 to rescue their...

Kier now needs a new chief executive

By Peter Tremayne Troubled construction firm Kier, which is currently engaged in multi-million pound Cornwall Council contracts, is now looking for a new chief executive as its share price...