Brexit vote is shelved, as government whips continue to twist arms and hope something will turn up

By Graham Smith It appears that at least three of Cornwall’s MPs will have to wait before they can vote against their own Prime Minister, in act of Parliamentary...

Another one? Cornwall’s political parties are getting ready for a general election

By Anne North The chances of an early general election have prompted new waves of activism within Cornwall’s political parties, with Labour poised to hire a full-time professional organiser...

Cornwall prefers the Prime Minister’s vision of Brexit as the “least worst” option, according to YouGov

By Graham Smith Most people in Cornwall appear to back Theresa May’s vision of a negotiated Brexit as a "least worst" option, according to a YouGov poll. Nationally, the...

North Cornwall Minor Injury Unit to close overnight, starting tomorrow

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A Minor Injury Unit in North Cornwall is to close, overnight, with effect from tomorrow (Friday.) The decision has alarmed health campaigners who have spent most...

Corserv unwrapped: will Cornwall councillors get the answers they want?

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s £250 million-a-year company, Corserv, is coming under increasing pressure to be more transparent – with councillors invited to a special briefing on Friday. The...

Buddy, can you spare a dime? Construction giant Kier looks for cash, as markets keep their fingers crossed

By Graham Smith Shareholders in the construction company Kier are set for a nervous immediate future after seeing 40% of the firm's value wiped out in recent days. The...

The Treasury spells it out: no stadium cash from central government without “robust plans” for long-term sustainability

By Anne North The government has spelled out some of the concerns it has about using taxpayers’ money to support the privately-owned and operated Truro stadium project. The Treasury...

Sarah Newton faced both ways on 0.50 calibre sniper rifles

The Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has been asked to explain her U-Turn over banning powerful sniper rifles. As the Home Office minister responsible for 0.50 calibre weapons,...

Cornwall Council calls for a new referendum on Brexit

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has voted 47-40 in favour of calling for a second Brexit referendum. In 2016 the council was “neutral” during the first referendum, which saw...

EXCLUSIVE: County Hall will be asked to invest in South Crofty tin mine

By Anne North Cornwall’s taxpayers could soon be asked to invest up to £1 million in the South Crofty tin mine, more than six months after its owners announced...

Local Government Boundary Commission publishes its final version of Cornwall’s 2021 council electoral divisions

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s publication follows three phases of public consultation and draws new boundaries for each council division across Cornwall. The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Cornwall should...

All six of Cornwall’s MPs voted to legalise .50 cal sniper rifles, which can puncture armour more than a mile away

3rd December 2018 By Peter Tremayne All six of Cornwall’s MPs have voted in favour of allowing military-grade 0.50 cal weapons to be used by shooting enthusiasts.  One of...

Standing Up 4 Brexit: 80% of Conservative Party members want Theresa May to resign

3rd December 2018 By Graham Smith With a week of Parliamentary debates due to get underway today (Monday), Cornwall's six Conservative MPs are coming under intense scrutiny for clues...

Cornwall’s Tories continue to feud over their HQ’s “back Chequers” Brexit campaign

3rd December 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives are continuing their bitter civil war over Brexit as their party’s HQ has launched a campaign to appeal over the heads...

CorCare steps in to look after scores of Cornwall’s vulnerable elderly people, as Allied Healthcare finally throws in the towel

29th November 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council’s wholly-owned care company, CorCare, has taken over the portfolio of clients previously looked after by the privately-owned Allied Healthcare. CorCare is...

Councillors question the lack of detail in County Hall’s Big Idea

29th November 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Councillors have asked for more details to be included in a business plan for Cornwall Council’s £600 million investment programme. The council is...

Cornwall can expect an extra 7,000 vulnerable adults needing social care by 2030

29th November 2018 By Richard Whitehouse An extra 7,000 people will enter Cornwall’s care sector by 2030, a council committee heard yesterday (Wednesday.)  The cabinet member responsible for adult...

Cornwall’s Chamber of Commerce declares support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal

29th November 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s businesses have urged their MPs to support the Prime Minister’s vision of Brexit, when the House of Commons votes on 11th December....

Planning enforcement: officials claim they really can’t say what might be going on until after they have decided what is going on

28th November 2019 By Anne North The power struggle between Cornwall Council officials and the authority’s elected members will come more sharply into focus next week when some councillors...

School transport policy which forces 11-year-olds to risk their lives must be reviewed, says Delabole councillor

28th November 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornwall Council policy which says it is reasonable for 16 children in Delabole to walk nearly three miles to school along a...