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My Place In Cornwall wins awards

9th October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane My Place in Cornwall, based in Wadebridge, has won the British Property Award for Cornwall. Having already won the Gold award in June,...

South West Green MEP calls for second referendum on Brexit

8th October 2017 By Peter Tremayne South West Green Party Euro MP Molly Scott Cato has told her party conference that there must be a second referendum on Brexit,...

Tories sack SW Euro MP for voting the “wrong” way on Brexit

8th October 2017 By Anne North One of the South West’s Euro MPs has had the Conservative Party whip withdrawn after she voted against Brexit in the European Parliament....

The battle for Tintagel Castle’s footbridge approaches its endgame

8th October 2017 By Julia Penhaligon A date has finally been set to determine the battle for Tintagel Castle – a planning committee meeting will be held on 26th...

Venus Awards come to Cornwall

7th October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The “Working Women’s Oscars” are looking for business talent in Cornwall.  For the first time, the Venus Awards are seeking nominations for business...

Councillors prepare for hand-to-hand combat as detailed maps of new boundary proposals prepare to go online

5th October 2017 By Graham Smith The battle over where lines should be drawn to define Cornwall Council ward boundaries will be fought street-by-street, as new interactive maps are...

Cornwall’s STP must be opened up to public scrutiny, say campaigners, as hospital boss says she won’t quit

5th October 2017 By Julia Penhaligon The chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Kathy Byrne, has said she will not be resigning in the wake of today’s...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council to take over health commissioning, following damning CQC report

5th October 2017 By Graham Smith Today’s damning report on the quality of NHS management in Cornwall seems likely to see the transfer of significant commissioning powers from local...

RCHT still “inadequate” and now in Special Measures, raising new questions about Cornwall’s STP

5th October 2017 By Anne North England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended that Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust should be put into special measures after its latest inspection...

Rugby club proposal heralds return of Wadebridge “New Town” scheme

4th October 2017 By Peter Tremayne Revised plans to build 600 homes on land between Egloshayle and Sladesbridge are close to being submitted to Cornwall Council, following news of...

Royal Cornwall Hospital faces up to prospect of Special Measures, after CQC concerns over patient safety

4th October 2017 By Graham Smith Speculation is growing that the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro is about to be placed in “special measures” following another poor report by...

Today is the 20th anniversary of Dick Cole’s election as leader of Mebyon Kernow

4th October 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Dick Cole today marks 20 years as leader of his political party, Mebyon Kernow (the next 20 will be easier.) The...

Wadebridge housing project still on track, insists developer

2nd October 2017 By Graham Smith The property developer hoping to build 300 houses, a school, a pub and employment facilities on land to the north west of Wadebridge...

Letter from America: New Mexico’s warning to Cornwall, as council and business leaders step out into the spaceport desert

1st October 2017 By Graham Smith A six-strong delegation of Cornwall councillors and business leaders are due to arrive in the New Mexico desert tomorrow (Monday) to visit the...

Cornwall councillors and business leaders on £30,000 taxpayer-funded trip to New Mexico spaceport

30th September 2017 By Peter Tremayne A delegation of local councillors and business leaders from Cornwall are about to jet off to the United States on a £30,000 trip...

Two of Cornwall’s MPs among the dozen Universal Credit Tory rebels

29th September 2017 By Anne North Two of Cornwall’s MPs are among the 12 Conservatives who have written to the government calling for a re-think on Universal Credit, the...

And this is where the lifeboats are – but there are only 87 seats for 123 councillors, as the scramble for places gets underway

29th September 2017 By Graham Smith The maps reproduced in this article illustrate the first draft of how officials suggest re-drawing Cornwall Council boundaries.  The 2021 local council elections...

Cornwall Reports joins Independent Community News Network

28th September 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Reports has become the latest local news website to join the Independent Community News Network (ICNN.) The organisation seeks to represent and...

Brexit minister visits Cornwall

28th September 2017 By Graham Smith The government minister for Exiting the European Union, Steve Baker, has been visiting Cornwall. Mr Baker was welcomed to Newquay airport and Aerohub...

Planners vote 10-2 to approve Penhale army camp housing project

28th September 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Planners have approved a controversial proposal to turn the former Penhale army camp, near Newquay, into a 130-home housing estate. They voted 10-2...