Author: Rashleigh MacFarlane

EU cash helps protect Mounts Bay against storm damage

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A 350-metre length of coastline at Mount Bay has been re-opened to the public after a major project to protect it against erosion. A stretch at...

I think we’re on the same side, Brexit Party candidate tells St Austell & Newquay’s Conservative MP

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A curious show of affection has broken out between St Austell & Newquay’s Conservative MP and his Brexit Party rival. Mr Double is one of Cornwall’s...

Cornwall can only wait and watch as Branson’s huge space gamble tries to reach orbit for the first time

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of proposals for a £20 million spaceport at Newquay rest on an experiment over the skies of California next week. Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit...

Cornwall Council charged NHS car parking fees for mobile breast screening

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has abandoned its practice of charging the National Health Service for car parking when deploying mobile screening units to check for breast cancer.  Last...

RCHT back at Level 4 alert

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro has moved back to its highest level of alert.  The hospital is often under severe pressure at this time of...

Spaceport Cornwall waits and watches, as Branson’s final countdown gets underway in California

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The countdown is now underway for the first powered flight of Richard Branson’s LauncherOne satellite system, which the tycoon hopes to operate from Newquay within two...

Weather delays opening of Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The official opening on Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge has been postponed because of Friday's poor weather forecast. The £5 million bridge had been due to open...

“Substantial environmental harm” leads planning inspector to refuse permission for huge egg farm

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A government planning inspector has dismissed an appeal against the refusal of permission of a mega egg farm which would be home to 112,000 chickens. Local...

Johnson’s £100 million cash boost for Royal Cornwall hospital

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government is promising nearly £100 million to build a new women’s and children’s unit on the site of the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro. The...

Turning honey into money in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Wanted: someone to take charge of his Lordship’s bees. What could be nicer than pottering about in the gardens of a large country house in Cornwall,...

Cornwall Council buys St Day residential care home labelled “inadequate” by CQC

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has stepped to secure the safety and wellbeing of 33 vulnerable residents by purchasing a nursing home in St Day. Trefula House provides vital...

GWR to provide 9,000 extra passenger seats for next week’s Boardmasters festival

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Great Western Railway is planning to provide more than 9,000 extra train seats to help get passengers to next week’s Boardmasters Festival at Newquay.  The company...

Lottery cash to help new management approach for Cornwall’s important sand dunes

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Two of Cornwall’s most important sand dunes are to benefit from a £4 million National Lottery grant. The dunes at Penhale, and at the Towans, both...

Tintagel’s new footbridge to the castle will open next week

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge will open to the public next week (Friday 9th August.) English Heritage today (Tuesday) confirmed that problems with the 70-metre bridge have...

Planners say “no” to out-of-town shopping centre near Camborne

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Planners have voted unanimously to refuse permission for an out-of-town shopping centre near Camborne. The scheme would have included a new Lidl store and had been...

Government grants “heritage” status to Hayle’s old dynamite factory

By Rashleigh MacFarlane An historic Cornish factory which supplied the Royal Navy with explosives during the First World War has been given protected status. The National Explosives Factory at...

Warrens Bakery to shed more than 60 jobs as a result of “restructure”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Warrens Bakery has confirmed that the jobs of more than 60 staff are at risk, as the company strives to embrace a "restructuring exercise to drive...

From “outstanding” to “inadequate” in one single inspection – Penzance’s Morrab surgery is placed in special measures

By Rashleigh MacFarlane England’s Chief Inspector of General Practice has placed the Morrab Surgery, Penzance into special measures following a deterioration in the quality of its services. Morrab Surgery...

Crunch-week for Falmouth School, after damning Ofsted report

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth School has only a few days to ensure that its response to a damning Ofsted report reaches the Department for Education – or risk losing...

Penzance Promenade spruce-up to prepare for next year’s one-day cycling invasion

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents and businesses are being urged to see how plans for a scheme to revitalise Penzance Promenade are shaping up.  Improvements to the Promenade are due...