'Proud day' as Cornish receive minority status

The Cornish are to be recognised as a national minority, meaning they will be afforded the same protections as the Welsh, Scottish and the Irish.

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Cornwall to get European minority status

Cornish Flag Credit: PA

Cornwall will be granted European Minority Status today.

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, will be in Newquay today to speak about what it'll mean for the county.

Cornish people will now have the same status as the Scots, the Welsh and the Irish. The Cornish language has already been recognised under European rules for minority languages.

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