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'Mur ras' to First Bus!

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

KMTU takes much pleasure in writing to First Kernow to congratulate them on the use of Cornish on their buses.

The below has been sent to the company:


A big thank you to Cornwall's Town & Parish Councils!

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

Media Information

During October, 2016, 'Kernow Matters To Us' (KMTU) wrote to all 213 Town and Parish Councils in Cornwall asking them to join with us in the stand against the unlawful imposition of a cross border Westminster parliamentary constituency on Cornwall, a silly proposal made by the unelected quango, the Boundary Commission and now widely referred to as 'Devonwall'.

Audrey Randle Pool, cusk yn cres (sleep in peace)

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

We mourn the passing of Audrey Randle Pool, Cornish speaker, who was active in the long running campaign to save and promote our Cornish language. A Bard of Gorsedh Kernow, longstanding officer and member of Agan Tavas (The Society for the Protection and Promotion of the Cornish Language), member of An Guntelles Keltek - Scoren Kernewek (The Cornish Branch of the Celtic Congress) and other Cornish organisations.

Her late husband, Peter (P.A.S.) Pool was a renowned historian, Cornish linguist and author.

Cusk yn cres Audrey.

More support against Devonwall nonsense!

News from Kernow Matters To Us:


14 Mis Du 2016

A why agas oll wheg,

Steve Double MP

Please find a link to Steve Double MP's website which very importantly contains his official response to the Devonwall nonsense. We recommend to one and all that it be read and we thank Mr. Double for drawing this to our attention:

The Boundary Commission visit to Kernow is over - news

News from Kernow Matters To Us:


12 Mis Du 2016


The unelected civil servants have gone and what a message they take with them! Speaker after speaker, some 50 of them, many of them our members, bravely walked to that lectern and whilst being filmed in conditions resembling a criminal trial, passionately argued for Cornwall, some speaking in our Cornish language - while only three speakers, all Conservatives, failed to speak out against a cross-Tamar seat

So what now?

Kernow Matters launches Cornish language funding campaign

Media Release from Kernow Matters To Us:

The Westminster Government announced yesterday that despite a petition which included thousands of signatures, it no longer intended to financially support the indigenous Cornish language. 

It is now in clear breach of its legal obligations agreed and signed off in 2002.

As a recognised indigenous national minority, one might expect the Cornish to get at least a Trident's tailfin worth of support from the UK government, but no such support has been forthcoming since they ended their token funding more than a year ago.

Boundary Commission Hearings in Cornwall Council, Truro places the Cornish people on trial

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

The Boundary Commission Hearings taking public comment about the unlawful Devonwall proposal to gerrymander Cornwall's time honoured border commenced at 10am Thursday 10th November, 2016 in the main conference chamber at Cornwall Council, Truro.

Cornish anger mounts at Javid's ignorant comments and MPs' treachery

News from Kernow Matters To Us:


5 mis Du, 2016


Quote of the week: '....the Parties shall refrain from policies or practices aimed at assimilation of persons belonging to national minorities against their will and shall protect these persons from any action aimed at such assimilation. Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities Article 5(2)

Devonwall - What next?

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

The Cornish and supporters blocked the A388 at Polson Bridge on Sunday 30 October, 2016. So what next?

The arrogance of Sajid Javid MP

Cornwall's First Golden Age - Book Launch with Bernard Deacon in conversation

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

Dr Bernard Deacon launches his latest book:

Cornwall's First Golden Age

Cornish Studies Library

Alma Place


TR15 2AT

7pm - 8.30pm Thursday 3 November 2016

Please see attached. Free event. RSVP


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