Category Archives: News Bits

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…

New Grand Bard calls for a Cornish education

Many people are ignorant of Cornwall’s culture and language because schools fail to educate children about their history, according to Barth Meur, the Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh. In…

Visit the Duchy

Cornwall’s ‘tourism board’ will now be advertising Cornwall all over the world as a Duchy, Celtic region and emphasising Cornwall’s unique culture and heritage. This follows ongoing criticism from Cornish…

Cramped Cornwall

The first of the UK Census 2011 results are out! According to the official tally 532,300 people normally lived in the Duchy on census day in March 2011 – an…

Cornish are most ancient of britons

Indigenous Cornish and Welsh can claim to be the most ancient of Britons, according to scientists who are drawing up a new genetic map of the British Isles. They studied…