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Penvose – a new village near Penryn, and home to 1,800 students – this is what it will look like

By Richard Whitehouse Detailed plans have been submitted for a student village in Penryn, providing beds for more than 1,800 students. The Penvose Student Village already has outline planning...

Cormac-gate: it was a cock-up, not a cover-up, concludes the lawyer hired by County Hall to find out what happened

By Graham Smith The long-awaited report of the “Cormac-gate” scandal has finally been published.  As forecast, it criticises Cormac for failing to properly investigate a serious industrial accident in...

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

Cornwall’s businesses struggling to fill vacancies

By Richard Whitehouse Businesses in Cornwall are facing more problems filling job vacancies with everything from Brexit to anxiety about returning to work being highlighted as a possible cause....

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

Cornwall’s waste contractor to be sentenced for illegally exporting “recycling” rubbish to India and Indonesia

By Graham Smith The company which enjoys Cornwall’s £20 million waste collection and disposal contract, Biffa, is expected to be sentenced today (Friday) following a second conviction in two...

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

The smell of fresh coffee is not everyone’s cup of tea in Porthleven

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornish coffee company has rejected claims of planning breaches from people living near the firm’s new roastery. Neighbours of Origin Coffee’s new base in Tolponds,...

Cornwall Council shortlisted for three national awards

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s annual Local Government Chronicle awards. County Hall has a chance of a “gong” for its...

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

Gymnastics centre to be demolished and replaced with housing

By Richard Whitehouse The Mullion Gymnastics centre is to be demolished and replaced with two houses after the local school said it would be unable to take over the...

Covid-19: new case numbers in Cornwall fall for the first time in several weeks

The number of new daily Covid cases in Cornwall has fallen for the first time in several weeks.  It is now 385.1 per 100,000 population, compared with an average...

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

Newquay to get electric “tuk tuk” shuttle service

By Richard Whitehouse Visitors to Newquay will be able to jump on board electric tuk tuks after a company was granted a licence to operate them by Cornwall Council....

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

Truro New Town: County Hall’s Tories maintain the same policy as their predecessors, splashing the cash to buy land for development

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has bought a further area of land on the site of the proposed Langarth Garden Village. The transfer of the 67 acres of land is a vital part...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s cluster map gets darker and darker, as hospital sees fourth death in a week

Cornwall now has 413.8 cases per 100,000 population, compared with an average for England of 545.1.  Devon is 423 and Plymouth 926.4.  The Newquay West area now has 1,242.7...

Cornwall Council’s change in political control means no change for couple caught in cycle trail compulsory purchase ordeal

By Richard Whitehouse A couple have told of the nightmare they have experienced due to their home being in the middle of a major Cornwall Council project to create...

Fightback: holding out for a hero in a world where truth is often stranger than fiction

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Cornwall Council’s “estates transformation” puts question mark over Corserv HQ at Wadebridge

By Graham Smith The Wadebridge headquarters of Cornwall Council’s Corserv group of companies could be among those considered for disposal, following a County Hall cabinet meeting this week. The...