Isles of Scilly to have a contested election on St Mary’s – but Bryher cannot find a single candidate

By Julia Penhaligon The Isles of Scilly will have a contested election to decide the make up of its next council, after 13 people were nominated for the 12...

The parish council where only one candidate put himself forward for election

By Julia Penhaligon Hundreds of town and parish councillors across Cornwall have been elected without a contest, as not enough candidates came forward. In St Merryn, the future of...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

One month later: still no news of any criminal proceedings after fox hounds kill pet cat

By Peter Tremayne Police are coming under increasing pressure to take action over the killing of a pet cat by foxhounds in a residential area of West Cornwall last...

Fire damages another nature reserve

By Peter Tremayne Wildlife experts are assessing the damage caused to the 25-acre Bartinney Nature Reserve, near St Just, West Cornwall, by a huge fire which swept across the...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Navy jet crashes on The Lizard as crew parachute to safety

By Peter Tremayne The Ministry of Defence is investigating after a Royal Navy Hawk aircraft from 736 Naval Air Squadron, Culdrose, crashed during a training exercise near Lizard Point...

Will the new Cornwall Council ban fox hunts from its land? Nearly 7,500 voters are asking the question

By Julia Penhaligon A surprise issue is creeping on to the agenda of the forthcoming Cornwall Council elections – fox hunting. A petition calling on the council to ban...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

All of a flutter in Penzance – what will be flying from the flagpoles this summer?

By Richard Whitehouse New banners are being prepared to be flown from flagpoles in Penzance which were controversially used without permission to fly Union Flags to mark Brexit. Penzance...