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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FCPNM Advisory Committee to Visit Cornwall

November 26, 2015

News From Celtic league The date 24th April 2014 will be remembered by Celtic League activists in Cornwall as the day the United Kingdom Government unexpectedly announced that the Cornish would be included under the terms of the Framework Convention for the Protection

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Bugaled Breizh Belated Reply from Coroner

November 10, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Breton Motor Fishing Vessel (MFV) Bugaled Breizh sank suddenly off the Lizard in January 2004 all hands on board were lost. The sinking has been surrounded by controversy ever since not least because a large NATO exercise

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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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Kernow: FCPNM Conference

September 7, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE A conference to debate the implications of Cornwall’s inclusion in the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCPNM) was held on Friday (4th September 2015) at St Austell. The conference, called ‘Framework Convention for the Protection

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Communities Department Respond on Affordable Housing

August 15, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The United Kingdom Department of Communities and Local Government have responded to our recent query about the crisis over affordable housing in Cornwall. A copy of the full text of their response is set out below: “12th August

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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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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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