Category Archives: News Bits

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…

Jubilee flotilla

London held a Jubilee party for Elizabeth, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, over the past 4 days, starting from 2nd June. A part of…

Cornish marched against another Tax on Cornish Culture

Quoting Edward Rowe, aka ‘Kernow King’, from his item in the Guardian newspaper of Monday 30th April, and alluding to the 1497 Cornish Uprising march, against the King’s Taxes among…

Hot Pasty Tax?

The UK coalition government at Westminster has declared war on hot pasties, taxing their eaters heavily!  Will Cornwall yet declare war on Westminster? In his Budget this week, Chancellor George…

Concreting Cornwall? Last chance to say no!

Important news that may have passed you by! On January 9 this year, while most of Cornwall was either still recovering from an almighty New Year’s Eve hangover, or yet…

Plaid Cymru Westminster motion for a Cornish Assembly

Mebyon Kernow leader, Dick Cole, has reported  “I am pleased to report that yesterday (12 December, 2011) in the House of Commons, our good friends in Plaid Cymru tabled an…

Mebyon Kernow wins Wendron by-election

Loveday Jenkin, standing for Mebyon Kernow, has been clearly elected to Cornwall Council (Konsel Kernow) in the by-election for Wendron caused by the sudden death of Independent Councillor Mike Clayton….