Planning chief Phil Mason confirmed as County Hall’s new Strategic Director for Economic Growth

20th September 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council's chief planning officer, Phil Mason, was yesterday (Wednesday) confirmed as the authority's new Strategic Director for Economic Growth and Development, replacing...

The 30-year campaign for a skatepark in Wadebridge finally goes out to tender

18th September 2018 By Julia Penhaligon After a campaign lasting nearly 30 years, youngsters in Wadebridge might soon have a bike-and-skate park constructed on land behind the Lidl supermarket,...

138 watched Truro City on Saturday – including wives and girlfriends

17th September 2018 By Peter Tremayne The woes of Truro City football club hit a new low this weekend when only 138 people bothered to watch their home tie...

“Give us the tools and we’ll finish the job” – the idea of a Cornwall Labour Party grabs the limelight as activists head for Liverpool

17th September 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Next week’s Labour Party conference is due to see what is thought to be the first-ever attempt to create a formal Cornwall Labour...

Cath Robinson confirmed in the top job at Corserv

16th September 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cath Robinson has been confirmed as the permanent group managing director of Corserv, the group of companies wholly-owned by Cornwall Council, following a...

EXCLUSIVE: How Whitehall has been secretly pulling the strings that have closed Cornwall’s hospitals

16th September 2018 By Graham Smith Plans to close Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units and sell some community hospitals have been developed by a little-known company, owned by the Department...

Is the glass half-full or two-thirds empty? Cornwall Council marks its own homework, and scores C-minus

14th September By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s overall performance is failing to meet more than 40% of its targets, according to a yardstick set by the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council grants more than £400,000 in tax breaks to private schools

14th September 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is awarding business rates’ relief worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to private schools.  All eight private schools in Cornwall are...

Got an allotment? Get ready to once more Dig For Victory, as the new Agriculture Bill looks set to devastate Cornwall

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 14th September 2018 By Graham Smith It’s going to take a while to fully digest...

Labour calls for inquiry into Cornwall-based Multi-Academy Trust

13th September 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Labour Party is calling for an “urgent and independent inquiry” into how multi-academy trusts are regulated, following Monday’s BBC Panorama investigation into...

Cornwall Council votes 60-25 to reject merger with Dorset police

13th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has voted 60 – 25 to oppose a merger between Devon and Cornwall police and those of Dorset. A debate at...

EXCLUSIVE: 135 complaints per year. There’s something in the air at Davidstow, as Dairy Crest prepares for controversial expansion

13th September 2018 By Anne North Residents in and around Davidstow are preparing for a public presentation later this month of a proposed £75 million expansion to the local...

Cawsand’s Dennis Hutchings allowed Supreme Court challenge over 44-year-old Northern Ireland fatal shooting

13th September 2018 By Peter Tremayne A 77-year-old Cawsand man, former soldier Dennis Hutchings, has been given leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against a decision to face...

Slow Train Coming: why the Devonwall boundary changes are not entirely welcome news for the Tories

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 12th September 2018 By Graham Smith The long-running Devonwall saga took an important turn this...

Cornwall Council by-elections result in two additional committee seats for Tories

11th September 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Conservatives have gained an additional two committee seats on Cornwall Council, following their recent by-election victory in Newquay. New councillor Mark Formosa...

Looe Saves The Day announces first acts for community-led festival

10th September 2018 By Anne North Organisers of the Looe Saves the Day festival have announced the first acts which will be playing on the main stage at the...

Cornwall Council set to reject idea of police merger with Dorset

10th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Councillors are set to again raise concerns about plans to merge policing in Cornwall and Devon with Dorset. A motion will go before...

Nearly £40 million unspent at County Hall, as Delabole parents face bus pass bills

10th September 2018 By Graham Smith The parents of 21 schoolchildren from Delabole are to each be invoiced £280 for bus passes, after they refused to let their children...

Devonwall constituency back in the news as government contemplates boundary shake-up

10th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall councillors will again be asked to oppose plans which could see an MP having to represent people in Cornwall...

Extreme Right-wing activism on the rise in Cornwall, expert tells councillors

9th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The number of people joining extreme right wing groups and sharing their views is on the rise in Cornwall. In Cornwall 25,500 education...