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Health Minister challenged over downgrading of Hospital Care in West Cornwall

Ex MP and health campaigner Andrew George has challenged Health Minister, Philip Dunne MP, following an apparent commitment made to shift NHS hospitals away from their primary health purpose into “new models of social care” during his recent visit to Cornwall. 427 more words


Q&A: Robert Godfrey, Stephen Nichols, and Derek Thomas

A questions and answers session with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Stephen Nichols, and Derek Thomas.


PM's epic fail in Cornwall - 'Paranoid control freakery' 'more in common with North Korea than with British politics'

The Prime Minister was in Cornwall today trying to shore up support for the Conservatives ahead of the local and general elections. However the plan went spectacularly wrong as journalists complained of being ‘banned from filming’ and being ‘locked in a room’ . 816 more words


'Farming is a hi-tech challenging career for ambitious and creative young people' - more needs to be done to recruit says MP

The Government should do more to highlight the benefits of a career in the food and farming industry, says West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas.

Mr Thomas, who spoke in a Commons debate on the subject on Tuesday, says that the industry is struggling to attract young people but that it will need a skilled and enlarged workforce to provide for the UK’s growing population in the future. 308 more words


Crowlas A30 road improvement unlikely before 2020

Three accidents in as many days along a short stretch of the A30 at Crowlas have highlighted why West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has pressed Highways England and Government Ministers to make road safety improvements in the area an urgent priority. 486 more words