Category Archives: Behind the News

Yippee Ti-Yi-Yo, English Nature’s got to go

The UK Quango, called Natural England, (aka English Nature) is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. “Our purpose is…

10 Years on – Petition for a Cornish Assembly

Councillor Cole said that “Today (10 December, 2011) marks the tenth anniversary of the presentation of 50,000 Declarations for a Cornish Assembly to 10 Downing Street. Getting over 50,000 people to…

Cornish Celts exist, says Prof Peter Beresford Ellis

The Celtic Nations, 1961- 2011, a Sea Change? Some personal views, by Professor Peter Beresford Ellis Below is the text of the presentation about the Celtic League which was prepared…

Will St Piran’s Day become a Cornish national bank holiday?

A petition to Cornwall Council for St Piran’s Day, Gol Peran, the 5th March, to become a Duchy-wide official holiday was started by the Celtic League in February this year…

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…

[Save Penwith Moors] Damage at Tregeseal Stone Circle – Yet again!!

Written by Save Penwith Moors – On 14th June 2011 it was reported to us by a local walker on Carnyorth Common near St Just-in-Penwith that a stone of Tregeseal…

Cornish seek recognition: Will Westminster recognise the Cornish people as a nation and a UK ethnic minority?

The Second Cornish National Minority Report entitled: “Including the Cornish – a unique case for recognition” has been officially launched. Produced from the work of broad-based steering group, it builds…

AV rejected but electoral and constitutional reform still needed

The UK wide referendum on the proposed introduction of an optional preferential Alternative Vote (AV) system last week resulted in a clear rejection of, in Deputy PM Nick Clegg’s pre-election…

Kernewek Lowender: World’s largest Cornish festival underway for 20th time

With Padstow’s ‘Obby ‘Os and Helston Flora Day now out of the way, Cornish eyes now go down to the Yorke Peninsular in South Australia whwre the Kernewek Lowender (the…

2011 UK Census – Identifing yourself as Cornish!

Information about describing yourself as ‘Cornish’ in the upcoming census