Cornwall’s Opposition parties frustrated by delays in selecting general election candidates

By Julia Penhaligon The selection of Parliamentary candidates to challenge any of Cornwall’s six Conservative MPs is being delayed by national party priorities. Labour Party bureaucrats are determined to...

Partygate reaches the far West of Cornwall: Conservative candidate finishes bottom of the poll in St Just

By Julia Penhaligon The Conservative candidate finished bottom of the poll in a St Just Town Council by-election yesterday (Thursday.) Alison Thomas bravely stood under the official party banner,...

Boris Johnson “should consider his position” if reports of lockdown-busting booze parties in Downing Street are proven, says St Ives MP

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Conservatives are bracing themselves for the possibility of a leadership challenge to Boris Johnson. The latest revelations about lockdown-busting, alcohol-fuelled parties in Downing Street have...

Swingometers at the ready: St Just prepares to vote on a neighbourhood development plan which has divided opinion over second homes

By Julia Penhaligon Promoters of the St Just neighbourhood development plan are fighting a last ditch campaign to win approval in a local referendum on Thursday (13th January.) The...

First group of child refugees due to arrive in Cornwall next month

By Graham Smith County Hall officials have spent Christmas trying to find homes for 23 unaccompanied child refugees, due to arrive in Cornwall before the end of January.  A...

Covid outbreak means Cornish Pirates cannot play rugby on New Year’s Day

By Anne North The Cornish Pirates rugby team will not be able to play a scheduled championship match on New Year’s Day because of Covid. The Pirates had been...

The town where one property in seven is empty: could the St Just neighbourhood plan be rejected because of its failure to deal with second homes?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents in St Just in the far west of Cornwall are preparing to vote on their local neighbourhood plan – amid concern that it does nothing...

Why I voted against the government and Covid vaccination passports, by St Ives MP Derek Thomas

By Julia Penhaligon St Ives MP Derek Thomas has explained why he voted against the government last night (Tuesday) over its Covid “Plan B” demand for vaccination passports.  Mr...

Western Hunt master guilty of failing to control dangerous dogs, after hounds killed pet cat

By Peter Tremayne The master of the Western Hunt has been fined £480 and ordered to pay compensation and costs of nearly £1,200 after his hounds mauled a cat...

Isles of Scilly council buys guest house for use as “affordable” housing

By Richard Whitehouse Councillors on the Isles of Scilly have agreed to buy a former guest home and convert it into affordable housing to try and tackle a housing...