Category Archives: News Bits

To ‘the three Rs’, add ‘I’ for identity

Since 2006 school children in Cornwall have rightly been allowed to record themselves as ‘ethnically’ Cornish on the annual Schools Census (PLASC). Since then the number identifying as Cornish has…

Mega Incinerator project could be up in smoke!

An official press statement from UK Law News from the High Court on the  recent St Dennis incinerator ruling. It was as follows: “Objectors opposed to plans for a waste…

MP in Quango shock! He ‘gets’ Cornish heritage ..

“Heritage is not English; it’s ours”, says Conservative Westminster MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, George Eustice. “I have always believed this part of Cornwall could make more of its…

Helston hosted the 2011 Gorsedh

Gorsedh yn Hellys, 2011 – Helston hosted the Open Gorsedh ceremony and associated activities for 2011 on Saturday 3 September at the Penrose Amenity Area, Helston. The ceremony was conducted…

Cornwall misses out on a broadcast TV station

Cornwall misses out on a broadcast TV station The Westminster government Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s local TV plan recently unveiled the  location of 65 potential local broadcast TV stations across…

40,000 more houses for Cornwall by 2030!

At the Cornwall Council Planning Policy Advisory Panel meeting on Thursday 4 August 2011, the councillors did not support the officers recommendation to set a housing target of 54,000 new…

Australian Census 2011 – Yes, the Cornish count!

It is now Australia’s Census time, and yes the Cornish need to be counted! Cornish born, or with Cornish men or women in your ancestry? Now is the time to…

Policing in Cornwall may be even more from ‘up country’

In a ConDem government move than would further distance policing of Cornwall from the community of the Duchy, the UK Government’s so-called Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill is at…

Limited Cornish Language Funding from UK Government for 2011-2014

Government funding to MAGA has been renewed for the next three years.  The decision was announced by the DCLG Minister, Andrew Stunnell MP, this week and was welcomed by Partnership…