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Cornwall’s bid for European cultural supremacy in tatters after 5-4 vote

Dreams of making Truro the European Union’s capital of culture in 2023 are in ruins today (Tuesday) after Cornwall Council’s scrutiny committee voted 5-4 to demand that the council’s...

Could we see a Progressive Alliance in Cornwall?

Cornwall is to host a joint meeting of anti-Conservative political parties next month, designed to explore ways of working together. The Progressive Alliance is set to meet at County...

Bodmin Moor’s night sky takes a step towards international recognition

13th February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports A large part of Bodmin Moor seems set to become the focus of a bid for international “dark sky” status – to protect...

Bodmin’s new library now open for business

13th February 2017 Bodmin’s new library has opened, offering a six-day-a-week service. The library re-located from its Victorian-era building in the town centre to the Cornwall Council offices at...

Will Valentine’s Day be the end of the road for Cornwall’s European cultural gamble?

Battle lines have been drawn for a set-piece political punch-up tomorrow (Tuesday) over whether Cornwall should gamble £536,000 on a bid for European cultural supremacy. Cornwall Council’s scrutiny committee...

Cornwall’s delayed EU funds? We’ll fix it drekkly, says government, as Brussels warns it might ask for its money back

12th February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports The government has responded to Cornwall’s “red alert” over delays to devolving responsibility for European funding with a promise that it expects to...

Perch Garage murders: “it wasn’t us, we weren’t there” claim killers, after CCRC rejects a fresh hearing

11th February 2017By Graham Smith The two brothers convicted and jailed for murdering Graham and Carol Fisher, at the Perch Garage, Wadebridge, in 2003, have again protested their innocence...

Cornwall councillors’ contemplation of their own existence concludes with a call for 99 members

10th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall Council thinks it needs at least 99 members to run itself. The final recommendation to the council’s Electoral Review Panel, to be...

Lostwithiel to see 18% council tax hike

LOSTWITHIEL Town Council has imposed an 18 per cent precept hike on residents. From April, the council will receive £150,000 from local householders, compared with £129,000 for the current...

Brexit Select Committee takes evidence in Cornwall – interview with Hilary Benn MP

8th February 2017   The Parliamentary Select Committee set up to examine the consequences of Brexit has taken evidence at County Hall in Truro. The committee heard from council...

The Brexit Podcast interviews Cornwall Reports editor Graham Smith: why did Cornwall vote so heavily to leave Europe, and what does it mean?

Cornwall was large net beneficiary of European Union funding yet 56 per cent of its residents voted to leave. Tim Henning and Jennifer Hahn, of the Brexit Podcast, interviewed...

Cornwall garage murders: CCRC “not minded” to refer back to Appeal Court, convicted brothers to stay in jail

The Criminal Cases Review Commission has said it is “not minded” to refer the 2003 murders of a couple at their Wadebridge garage back to the Appeal Court. A...

Radio Cornwall’s audience slump continues as 17,000 switch off in 12 months

9th February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports   BBC Radio Cornwall’s slide in the ratings continued in the final quarter of last year, according to industry figures published today (Thursday.) ...

Future of Wadebridge “New Town” hangs in the balance

The future of a large scale housing development in North Cornwall hangs in the balance today (Thursday) after planning officers indicated they could not support it.  A decision on...

Cornwall’s prospect of more control over Euro-cash now on “red alert”

7th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall’s bid for more control over nearly £500 million of unspent European Union funds is nearly a year behind schedule. In 2015 Cornwall...

Oscar Morse to write for Cornwall Reports, as website recruits its 100th paid-up subscriber

Oscar Morse, former chief reporter at The Cornish Guardian, has agreed to write for Cornwall Reports.  His coverage of the Loswithiel area can be found on the website's Local...

Headteachers join the fray as Cornwall’s schools funding row escalates

8th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The row over the funding of Cornwall’s schools escalated today when the county’s headteachers wrote directly to parents asking them to lobby their...

Cornwall’s EU culture controversy: seven out of 10 councils dropped out after Brexit decision

8th February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The background to Cornwall’s possible quest to become the European Union’s capital of culture in 2023 has been thrown into sharper focus by...

Councillors try to drill down into the detail of STP’s health cuts agenda

7th February 2017By Julia PenhaligonFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall Council is to stage two “witness days” for people concerned about the proposed £264 million cuts to health spending, which threaten community...

The politics of badger culling set to focus on Cornwall Council

7th February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports The government is coming under pressure to allow an emergency debate on badger culling, as an online petition passed the 100,000 names needed...