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Derek welcomes Cornish schools funding announcement

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas says that the announcement that Cornwall’s per pupil funding will rise by £15.4 million (5.3%) during the coming academic year compared to 2017-18 taking into account changes in pupil numbers is a “welcome step in the right direction”.

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You have until 2pm on Thursday 22nd August to check out the incredible array of locally art and crafts on sale and display at Cape Cornwall School in St Just.

MP's Column

To promote widely and wildly what Cornwall Council already has in place to help cut costs and cut carbon is my 15th suggestion for Cornwall Council’s Carbon-Free Plan. 

Constituents Riding for Adam – The Story Continues

Mark Bayliss, a local constituent and James Van Cleef, his brother-in-law, are fundraising for Cancer Research UK in memory of Adam Van Cleef, James’ son and Mark’s nephew, who they lost to cancer in June 2018.

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I’m more likely to nappies discuss at home than during the course of my day job but I was glad to meet Oona Burch on Friday promoting her Cornish Real Nappy Library.

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The challenges facing RCHT Treliske must act as a greater stimulus to accelerate the good work being done to integrate the pathway between health and care services across the Duchy.

MP's column

As someone who first stood in a parliamentary election shortly after the expenses scandal, restoring trust in politicians is something I take most seriously.

Treliske declares major incident

The news that Treliske Hospital faces an emergency and that outpatient appointments are being cancelled because of ‘extreme pressure’ on services is clearly unacceptable.