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Study Breton this summer

There will be an opportunity to study Breton language and culture in Brittany this summer at the Centre for Breton and Celtic Research

From June 22 to July 4, 2015, the Centre for Breton and Celtic Research will be offering an intensive course in Breton heritage studies at the University of Western Brittany, Quimper/Kemper, Finistère, Breizh. Participants will have the choice of studying Breton (for beginners and false beginners) or French (for intermediate-level learners): 9:00-12:30. Afternoons will be devoted to lectures (in both English and French, with English supports) on various aspects of Breton traditional culture. A total of 30 participants will be admitted (15 per class). The cost of this two-week experience is: 600 euros, including tuition and lodging. If you have further questions, write directly to: Dr. Gary German at summer-school@univ-brest.fr. Online registration will begin at this same address during the week of February 23-27.


Where EU money goes in the UK

For every £1 Cornwall puts into the EU, it gets £4 back. Ukip wants us cut off from this aid whilst Mebyon Kernow wants this money to be controlled by the people of Cornwall through directly elected Cornish assembly.


The Foundation of Future Cornwall

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 by Cornwall Councillor Bert Biscoe, Cabinet Member and Portfolio Holder for Transport as well as being a founder of the Cornish Cross Party Constitutional Convention and campaigner for Cornish recognition:
‘The recognition of the Cornish as a national minority is a further element of the foundations of future Cornwall. By openly and officially recognising the language, as, previously, the Government recognised the Cornish language, it means that those people who declare themselves to be Cornish can assume their rightful place in the diversity of cultures and identities which makes up modern Britain, and will in future have an equality of opportunity to access resources and rights which have, until now, been left out of policies, systems and best practice.’
Westminster Government announcement: Cornish granted minority status within the UK – Press releases – GOV.UK The Framework Convention: Council of Europe – ETS no. 157 – Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (This item compiled for Celtic News by Michael Chappell – Kernow Branch)

Decentralisation and the Future of Yorkshire - University of Huddersfield

February - Decentralisation and the Future of Yorkshire - University of Huddersfield Cornwall gets a mention. It'd be good to see the Cornish Constitutional Convention organising similar events.


@MebyonKernow and Dick Cole for St Austell and Newquay

The BBC Trust has denied MK’s call for a Party Election Broadcast and and the mainstream parties are spending massively in the St Austell and Newquay seat. In 2010 – between January 1st 2010 and polling day on May 6th – the Conservative candidate spent £40,968, while the Liberal Democrat candidate spent £33,852. It is also the case that in the period leading up to 2010, they also spent many tens of thousands of pounds. Even minor UK parties such as the Greens and Ukip are benefiting from an increased media attention.  Help redress the balance by putting your hands in your pockets for Dick Cole's campaign in St Austell and Newquay. Click here to give Cornwall a voice: Dick Cole (Mebyon Kernow) for St Austell.