Category Archives: News Bits

European Parliament Supports Our Language

The European Parliament has called on governments to do more to preserve ‘regional’ languages, including Kernewek (Cornish).  It also called on the European Commission to propose concrete policy measures for…

Open Gorsedh 2013 held in Penryn

A gathering of more than 120 bards from Cornwall and elsewhere (with 4 from Australia) took part in a procession and ceremony on Saturday 7 September, 2013. Bards representing the…

[Trest Sen Peran] A step closer to uncovering iconic Cornish site

Trust moves a step closer to uncovering iconic Cornish site Long-awaited work to uncover St Piran’s Oratory from the sand dunes at Perranporth will hopefully start this Autumn.  The Oratory…

South Crofty Mine into Administration

South Crofty Mine has been placed into Administration while investment continues to be sought. Canada-based Celeste entered into an earn-in agreement with WUM in May 2011 but was served with…

Benjad grabs the double for Kernow

Cornwall has this past week won the Pan-Celtic Song Contest at the International Pan-Celtic Festival in Ireland, for the 2nd year in a row. The song is called ‘Breten Vyhan’…

Cornwall heading for the suburban dream .. don’t mind the concrete

Cornwall Council has voted 58 to 33 for 42,250 additional dwellings to be built in the Duchy by 2030. The pre-submission draft of the Local Plan – which will set…

Cornwall-England Border integrity retained for 5 years

The 1,077 year old border between Cornwall and England will remain un-breached for at least 5 more years after the unelected House of Lords MPs voted with a majority of…

Lavery slings his hook

Kevin Lavery, chief executive of Cornwall Council, will be leaving his post to take up a new job in New Zealand, in Wellington, the capital city. UK and corporate apparatchik…

Census Shock – the Cornish nation exists!

In last year’s UK Census 83,499 people across Cornwall, Wales, and England have declared their nationally as at least part Cornish. Northern Ireland and Scotland’s figures are not included. To…

Tony Hogg is 1st Crime & Police Commissioner

Tony Hogg, the Conservative candidate, is the 1st Police & Crime Commissioner for Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and Devon. He gained 69,419 votes, after preferences, gaining the position over fellow…