Author: Anne North

Planners approve heliport for Penzance-Isles of Scilly link

2nd February 2017 By Anne North Follow @CornwallReportsCornwall’s planners have approved proposals for a £2 million private-sector heliport to restore passenger helicopter flights from Penzance to the Isles of...

Bodmin library closes at 5pm – and re-opens at new site a week later

1st February 2017 By Anne North Follow @CornwallReports Bodmin’s library is due to close its doors at its current site in Lower Bore Street at 5pm this afternoon (Wednesday) and...

Planning officials again urge lifting of “holiday only” condition at former Wild West resort

The owners of the former Wild West theme park near St Columb are to make a fresh bid for what planners fear could become an “instant village.” Planning officials...

Planners signal Penzance heliport is good for take-off

Proposals for a £2 million private-sector heliport to restore passenger helicopter flights from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly should be approved, according to planning officials. Flights could resume...

New tax considered for plastic bottles to help prevent waste on beaches

Ministers are considering plans for a new tax on plastic bottles as part of a crackdown on waste on beaches. The move comes a year after thousands of pink...

Cornwall’s leisure centres’ contract under scrutiny as triathlons are scrapped for 2017

The transfer of Cornwall’s leisure centres from a local charity to a London-based company has got off to a shaky start even before the new contract comes into effect,...

Government gives Cornwall nearly £26m for road repairs – but is it enough?

The government is giving Cornwall nearly £26 million to help repair the county’s roads – but the cash is not expected to go very far. Cornwall’s £25.9 million is...

Newquay’s brothels: police data suggests very low risk of prosecution

Reports that Newquay is experiencing an upsurge in prostitution have been placed in context by the disclosure that Devon and Cornwall police rarely prosecute such offences. An analysis of...

Council to rule on whether or not to increase tax to boost adult social care

Adults who need social care could benefit from a £7.7 million uplift in council spending if Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet opts to take full advantage of new government rules...

Bird flu edging closer to Cornwall

9th January 2017 By Anne North Follow @CornwallReports Bird flu appears to be continuing its advance on Cornwall following confirmation that nine swans have died of the disease in...

Councillors vote 12 – 8 to defer decision on Falmouth University student numbers

A decision over the number of students at Falmouth University has been deferred. After a two-hour debate, Cornwall’s planners voted 12-8 not to make a decision today. During an...

Decision day for “cap” on student numbers at Falmouth University

The number of students enrolled at Falmouth University could get the go ahead for a 50% increase - allowing numbers to rise to 7,500 - if councillors accept their...

Decision day for plans to build a hotel and 20 homes next to Lanhydrock House estate near Bodmin

The stage is set for a showdown between planning officials and a local parish council today (Wednesday) over proposals for a hotel and 20 houses next to the National...

Floating restaurant on its way to the River Fal?

Cornwall’s first permanent floating restaurant could soon be on the way to the River Fal, as tenders closed for bids to build it. The floating café will seat 100...

Battle lines drawn over Cornwall Council’s plan for High Street parking meters

A row is brewing over plans to introduce parking meters in some of Cornwall's main town centres. Saltash Town Council is the latest to say it is strongly opposed...

Crunch-time for Crofty, as talk gives way to money and the project gets serious

Plans to re-open South Crofty tin mine, between Camborne and Redruth, are about to enter a critical phase as local councillors have to consider how its flooded shafts can...

Officials signal go-ahead for 50% increase in student numbers at Falmouth University

The number of students enrolled at Falmouth University seems set to increase by 50% to 7,500, if councillors accept their officers’ recommendation when they meet next week.The proposal is...

More than 2,500 comments on proposed Penzance heliport, as planning decision draws near

More than 2,500 people have so far registered comments with Cornwall Council over proposals for a £2 million private-sector heliport to restore passenger helicopter flights between Penzance and the...

Tickets now on sale for flights between Newquay and New York, via Dublin

Tickets have gone on sale for flights between Newquay airport and New York, via Dublin.Aer Lingus is offering one-way tickets for £340.51. The first flight, via Dublin, takes off...

Council offers tax breaks for prayers

Cornwall Council is granting tax-breaks to people because of their religious beliefs – and Catholics are getting more than anyone else.The news is unlikely to please Cornwall’s 2,169 Jedi...