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Cornwall’s spaceport project faces its first political hurdle today

By Graham Smith Plans to build a spaceport in Cornwall could come grinding to a halt today (Wednesday) when Cornwall Council’s cabinet meets to consider contributing £12 million towards...

The Battle of Bodmin set to test Cornwall Council’s cabinet this morning

By Graham Smith The prospect of building 550 houses on Halgavor Moor, to the south of Bodmin, will be raised with Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet this morning (Wednesday.) Wainhomes...

St Just church bells sound the alarm for climate emergency

By Richard Whitehouse As the chorus of support for the campaign to recognise that the planet is facing a climate emergency continues to grow, a new initiative has been...

Illogan housing plans recommended for approval

By Richard Whitehouse A controversial housing development which has faced strong opposition from people living near the site has been recommended for approval. Planning permission has already been granted...

Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Getting into space is about maths and physics, not public relations: why Cornwall Council should say “no” to Richard Branson

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith Any Cornwall Council cabinet members not yet determined to vote £12 million...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Newquay Spaceport now promises 150 jobs by 2025 – last year, it promised 1,000 jobs by 2025

By Graham Smith A full-scale arm-twisting and public relations operation is underway at County Hall to persuade the ten Cornwall Council cabinet members that they must vote in favour...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

County Hall: We need to gamble £12 million on Richard Branson’s spaceport right now, or “miss the opportunity”

By Graham Smith The stage is set for Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet to debate, for the first time, its policy towards a proposed Newquay spaceport when its 10 members...

Wednesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Council agrees to spend £62 million on new dustcarts

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has agreed to spend an extra £62 million to buy a new fleet of dustcarts, ahead of its £200 million waste collection contract. Councillor...

Back to you, council tells complainants, as deadline approaches for “sinister underbelly” apology

By Graham Smith People who felt offended by a councillors’s remark about “the sinister underbelly of Cornish nationalists” will have to pursue their complaint themselves if the councillor does...

Langarth country lanes will not become “rat runs” for Truro New Town, promises council

By Graham Smith The country lanes which criss-cross the proposed Truro New Town will not become “rat runs” once the new housing estates are built, Cornwall Council promised today....

County Hall is hiring extra staff to help cope with a No Deal Brexit

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has hired extra staff to help deal with the impact of a “No Deal” Brexit, councillors heard this morning (Tuesday.) Council leader Julian German...

Parliamentary shut-down leaves fishing, farming and wildlife with no protection from Brexit deadline

By Graham Smith The government’s decision to shut down Parliament has come at huge expense to rural areas.  The Agriculture Bill, the Fisheries Bill and the Environment Bill were...

Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Is Tintagel’s new footbridge causing more harm than good? asks councillor

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has questioned whether the new bridge at Tintagel is doing more harm than good for the historic site. Bert Biscoe, independent councillor for...

Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines