“Appalling and backward looking decision” GS Criticises Cornish Language Funding Cut

April 28, 2016

News from Celtic League The General Secretary of the Celtic League has made a submission to the House of Commons Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport in London, regarding their inquiry into ‘cultural resourcing for the regions’. The General Secretary, Rhisiart Tal-e-bot,

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Funding for Cornish Cut with Immediate Effect

April 22, 2016

News from the Celtic League The Westminster Government has written to Lys Kernow/Cornwall Council to say that funding for the Cornish language has been cut to zero with immediate effect. In the letter from the Department of Communities and Local Government, Lys Kernow

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FCPNM Advisory Committee to Visit Kernow

February 2, 2016

News from the Celtic League The Cornish were included under the terms of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCPNM) in April 2014, following many years of active campaigning on the issue, but how successfully has the Convention been implemented

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Council Approves Cornish Language Plan

November 5, 2015

NEWS FROM CELTIC LEAGUE Lys Kernow (Cornwall Council) has approved a proposed Cornish language Plan, which will involve Council staff being trained to use the Cornish language in their job roles and using the language in official documents. Portfolio Holder for Culture, Julian

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Formal Minority Status for Cornwall

October 18, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The status of Cornish people as a National Minority has been recognised formally by the United Kingdom. See this link for a statement from the Department of Communities and Local Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cornish-granted-minority-status-within-the-uk Also link here for an interview

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Kernow: Council Initiative to Promote Language Criticised

October 12, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE KERNOW: COUNCIL INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE LANGUAGE CRITICISED Last week it was announced that Cornwall Council staff will be encouraged to use the Cornish language when engaging with the public, amid a torrent of criticism levied at the Council

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Welsh and Cornish Should be Taught in English Schools

August 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Poet Benjamin Zephaniah has called for a wider expression of multiculturalism with the cultures of the Celtic countries being avaiable as part of the wide-stream English education system. He made his statement at the National Eisteddfod of Wales

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Tabloid Sneering Update

August 6, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Last month we criticised what we termed ‘tabloid sneering’ at the Cornish language when the Daily Mirror carried an article on a decision to eventually replace all signage at police stations in Cornwall with signs in Cornish and

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Despite FCPNM Intolerance Still Prevalent Online

August 6, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Cornish branch of the Celtic League has posted the notice below on their Facebook pages with a request for it to be shared. It really is disappointing that rhetoric such as that referred to is still being

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League Assert BBC Discrimination Against Cornish

April 15, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE It is becoming increasing obvious that the BBC is actively discriminating against Cornwall based organisations and political parties in the run up to the General Election for the Westminster Parliament. The BBC’s Charter dated 19 September 2006 assured

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