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Who should pay for cleaning Cornwall’s beaches? It is now eight years since County Hall even asked the question

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is being urged to update its beach management strategy, which is now eight years old and four years out of date. The 2011-15 Beach...

Controversy in St Ives as planners back car park redevelopment and change of bus route

By Richard Whitehouse A car park in St Ives is set to be altered with a new bus turning area, bus stop and shelter despite concerns that the changes...

Planners vote 8-5 to reject “re-building” of derelict cottage near Redruth

By Richard Whitehouse A couple’s plans to rebuild a derelict cottage have been thwarted after a planning committee rejected the proposals by 8 votes to 5. Richard Ward and...

Hey Whitehall! Remember that “Prosperity Fund” you promised, to replace the Euromillions?

By Anne North Cornwall has joined a group of “less developed” areas in reminding the government of its promise to set up a UK-wide Shared Prosperity Fund, intended to...

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

Branson delays again – until 29th May – suggesting problems in California

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has announced a long delay to the first powered flight of his LauncherOne satellite rocket, only days after the previous postponement. The billionaire’s bid...

Beef farmers needled by badger vaccination trials

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Beef farmers have expressed concern about the growing popularity of badger vaccination schemes, fearing they could undermine government support for culling. The National Beef Association (NBA)...

Government gives Cornwall £625,000 to help reduce rough sleeping

By Anne North The government has given Cornwall an extra £625,000 to help tackle the problem of rough sleeping.  Cornwall has long been one of the worst parts of...

Cornwall’s communities urged to become new watchdogs to press for better NHS dental treatment

By Anne North The chronic shortage of NHS dentistry in Cornwall will come under County Hall scrutiny next week when councillors consider calling for local communities to be given...

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

The real reason why Jeremy Corbyn could not talk to Theresa May about Brexit on Saturday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Dozens of Labour Party activists from Cornwall travelled to Plymouth on Saturday to help leader Jeremy Corbyn campaign in the local city council elections. Mr Corbyn...

Top Tory in the frame, as Serious Fraud Office joins hunt for the missing millions, somehow sunk without trace in Cornwall

By Graham Smith Administrators appointed to investigate the London and Capital Finance company have expressed concern about the true value of the Waterside Resort hotel and holiday lodge complex...

County Hall scrambles to get ready for Euro elections – even though Britain might not take part

By Peter Tremayne Council officials across Cornwall are being urged to volunteer as polling and counting agents for the European Parliamentary elections, even though it is not certain if...

Who wants to be a Euro MP? Don’t take too long to think about it

By Julia Penhaligon The Labour Party has started the scramble to find candidates for European Parliamentary elections, needing at least five more volunteers to compile a list of six...

Ten Years After: County Hall chiefs “look back with pride and forward with confidence”

By Richard Whitehouse Membership of the Cornwall Council chief executives’ club is fairly exclusive with just three people taking up the role on a permanent basis in the first...

County Hall promises “full review” of care payments will be delivered by May

By Richard Whitehouse A review of Cornwall Council’s system for social care payments is due to report no later than May, officials have promised. The full review was ordered...

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

Tories would be wiped out in any snap election, warns Plymouth MP

By Graham Smith Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer has said the Conservatives would be “wiped out” if a general election were held soon. Former soldier Mr Mercer, 37, and tipped...

Oakleigh House gets another three years, as health commissioners change their minds in the face of determined political campaign

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s health and council bosses have granted a reprieve to a £140,000-a-year mental health facility which had been due to close last week. Oakleigh House, Menheniot,...

Planners vote unanimously to approve £84 million St Austell link road

By Richard Whitehouse Planning permission has been granted for a new £78 million road which will provide an improved link between St Austell and the A30. A full planning...