Category Archives: Behind the News

Kresen Kernow – a new home for the stories of Cornwall

Following an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in November 2012, Cornwall Council received Stage 1 funding to develop its plans; for a new home for Cornwall Record Office,…

Cornwall’s economy in Recession in 2012

The latest figures on economic performance, for the year 2012, have only just been released. These show that the Cornish economy slipped back, and that Cornwall and the Isles of…

‘I’ for identity, revisited

Since just 2006 school children in Cornwall have rightly been allowed to record themselves (or via their parents for the younger ones) as ‘ethnically’ Cornish or at least identifying as…

Renewed call for a legislative Assembly for Cornwall

MK launch “A law-making Assembly for Cornwall” campaign – Mebyon Kernow has made a renewed call for a legislative Assembly for Cornwall and launched a new campaign. Mebyon Kernow – The…

Skol Veythrin Karenza seeks crowdsource funding

Movyans Skolyow Meythrin is Cornish / English language bilingual medium playschool movement that runs Skol Veythrin Karenza. SVK is seeking to raise funds: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/cornish-language-nursery MSM aims to provide bilingual Cornish/English…

Policing By Contempt – Mr Commissioner 5%

The UK Governments Police & Crime Commissioner elections are in a shambles as less that 15% voted across Cornwall for any of the 10 candidates standing. As one wag said,…

Wanted – writers for Cornwall24 net

We’re looking for voluntary casual feature writers, opinion columnists, music/book reviewers, news reporters! Once-off, or on-going! We are looking for those in the Duchy or across the Diaspora who may…

[Bewans Kernow] Equality impact of ‘Core Strategy’ for Cornwall

Bewnans Kernow writes this week:  “Cornwall Council is in the process of preparing a ‘Core Strategy for Cornwall’ which proposes the building of 48,000 new houses in 20 years.  This…

Torched – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

The Olympic Torch Relay came to Cornwall for the day. The Olympic flame arrived at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall from Athens on Friday 17 May, 2012 in four custom-made lanterns….

Secrets on Cornwall’s Devolution Petition may be blocked

With Mebyon Kernow, Plaid Cymru, and others calling the current UK government to account for the inaction of its predecessors over a call by 50,000 of the Cornish public in…