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

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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

Cornwall - The Polson Bridge occupation of Sunday 30th October, 2016

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Went the day well?

The Polson Bridge occupation of Sunday 30th October, 2016

A fine day weather wise on Sunday 30th October, 2016 bode well for a good protest on the bridge at Polson just beneath Launceston in Cornwall. At Polson the bridge crosses the River Tamar, the time honoured and ancient thousand year old boundary between Celtic Cornwall and Anglo Saxon England, the eastern border of which was set in 936AD  by the then King Athelstan of the Anglo Saxons.

Welsh miners who paid for Maesteg Hospital remembered

A special bronze plaque commemorating miners who helped found the town's community hospital 102 years ago was unveiled in the Welsh town of Maesteg yesterday (29th October). Miners from the Llynfi Valley donated a penny a week from their own hard earned wages to enable the hospital to be built in 1914. Over the years many increased their contributions to support the hospital and provide a vital health service, which continues to serve the Llynfi Valley.

Time for truth over halt to Cornish language funding

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Following numerous complaints received following the announcement of a less than transparent and highly unpopular cessation of funding for the indigenous Cornish language by the Westminster Government announced during April, 2016, Kernow Matters To Us (KMTU) has today written to the Department for Communities and Local Government with the following request made under the terms and provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Devonwall Protest, Polson Bridge, 11:00 to 16:00 this Sunday 30th October, 2016

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Dear all

Please find attached below a copy of the programme for the day. You will see that it is varied - music, poetry, singing, speeches - and we must thank the Bards of Gorsedh Kernow for their hard work.

We have enquired as to why there are no speakers from the Conservative Party and have been assured that several invites have been sent out without response. Perhaps any of our members who have affiliations to the Conservatives could look into this.

News regarding Devonwall and the Cornish language

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24 Mis Hedra 2016

Cornwall Council appoints QC as part of the fight to save Cornwall

In a commendable act taken on behalf of the Cornish people and indeed the people of Cornwall, Cornwall Council has announced that the Duchy would be well served by five MPs rather than the proposed six where one is shared with Devon up in England.

Law must be changed to make Welsh Assembly candidates live in Wales

Under current rules there is nothing to stop people living outside of Wales standing as a candidate for the Welsh Assembly. The National Assembly for Wales (Welsh: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) is a devolved assembly with power to make legislation in Wales. The rules as they stand are an anomaly in the Government of Wales Act 2006 and need to be corrected. This has been recognised by two former Welsh Secretaries of State, Peter Hain and Paul Murphy. They want to change the law to ensure all candidates are on the Wales electoral register.

Plaid Cymru supports funding for Cornish language!

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We thank Cornwall Councillor Dick Cole for this information.

Plaid Cymru supports funding for Cornish language!

'It is fantastic to see the Plaid Cymru Conference (taking place at Llangollen) unanimously backing a motion in support of funding for the Cornish language. As a long-standing member of Plaid - going back to my college days in Lampeter - I am once again delighted to see the Party of Wales support for Cornwall and its culture.

Cornwall - Opposition to 'Devonwall' mounts

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Kernow Matters To Us' writes to all 213 City, Town & Parish Councils and Meetings in Cornwall as anger grows!

The 'Kernow Matters To Us' (KMTU)  campaign group has now written to the Clerks of all 213 City, Town & Parish Councils and Meetings in Cornwall with an appeal to join the growing campaign against what has been called 'Devonwall' - the proposed cross-border Westminster Parliamentary Constituency to be known as the Bideford, Bude and Launceston Constituency.

Silence observed in Wales to mark 50th anniversary of Aberfan disaster

This morning Wales fell silent as the country remembered the Aberfan disaster. Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones had called on the people of Wales to pause for the minute's silence. It was on this day fifty years ago, 21 October 1966, that a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip killed 116 children and 28 adults in the coal mining village of Aberfan in South Wales.


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