Part of the Hurlers Stone Circle (with the Cheesewring on the skyline) on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
The Heritage Trust

BBC News Cornwall announces today that –

Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will make the announcement on a visit to the county later.

Dick Cole, leader of Cornish independence party Mebyon Kernow, said: “This is a fantastic development. This is a proud day for Cornwall.” The Cornish will gain the same status as other Celtic communities the Scots, Welsh and Irish. Mr Alexander, who is due to visit Bodmin, said: “Cornish people have a proud history and a distinct identity.

Mebyon Kernow leader Mr Cole said: “A lot of people have been working for many years to get Cornwall the recognition other Celtic people of the UK already receive. “The detail is still to come out on what this might mean, but make no mistake that this is a proud day for Cornwall.”

Full feature here.