“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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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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Early Year Workers Complete Cornish Language Course

August 6, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The first group of early year’s workers to successfully complete a new university level course in the Cornish language in Cornwall passed with flying colours this month. The five Cornish Language Practice Early Years (CoLPEY) students took the

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Tabloid Sneering Is No Threat to Cornish Language

July 31, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE In typical sneering and Anglo centric style the Mirror newspaper reported this week on a decision to put dual signage on all Cornish Police Stations. One would have hoped the Mirror would have seen the value of the

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Tesco use of Cornish Language

February 26, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE TESCO USE OF CORNISH LANGUAGE Michael Chappell reports that Tesco in Cornwall are now using Kernewek – the Cornish language and also flying Cornwall National Flag. This latest progress for the language comes on the back of an

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The Foundation of Future Cornwall

February 17, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Following on from confirmation that the Cornish people have been formally recognised as a National Minority and have now been included in the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, the following statement has been issued

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Kernow: Government Confirm Framework Convention is Operative

January 30, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The United Kingdom Government has confirmed that the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is operative in respect of the Cornish people. The Cornwall Branch of the Celtic League played a pivotal role in the eventual

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