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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

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

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

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

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

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

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

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.


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