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Cornwall councillors challenged to fund free school meals during holidays

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to fund a free school meals service during holidays, after several leading councillors criticised the county’s six MPs for voting...

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

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

Newquay airport “is not viable” says County Hall’s chief finance officer

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s head of finance has said that Newquay airport is not viable.  The government has offered a loan but Cornwall Council is asking ministers for...

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

Leisure centre price increases are nothing to do with us, says council

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has said that a decision to hike the cost of pool hire for swimming clubs is a matter for leisure centre operators after being...

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

Cornwall Council launches new campaign to maintain its own European Union links beyond the end of the year

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is seeking to put itself at the forefront of a new campaign aimed at maintaining links with the European Union , once the post-Brexit...

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

Laurence Reed among those preparing to leave the BBC, as local radio and regional television bid farewell to a generation of on-air presenters

By Graham Smith The BBC is preparing to announce the departure of a generation of local radio and television presenters and reporters. Following last night’s emotional on-air farewell to...

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

Why we voted against the National Farmers Union on the Agriculture Bill – Cornwall’s MPs put their case

By Richard Whitehouse Some of Cornwall’s MPs have explained why they voted against an amendment to an Agriculture Bill which critics say would have protected food standards in the...

Newquay spaceport boss quits

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County Hall planning crackdown on rogue landlords

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have backed calls for a new licensing system to crack down on rogue landlords – but also say that more needs to be done...

St Ives MP Derek Thomas rebels against government over 10pm pub curfew

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornish MP has said that the 10pm curfew imposed on pubs and restaurants in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus “makes no sense.”...

St Ives bar refused 1am licence extension, as councillors hear allegations of “social distancing” breaches

By Richard Whitehouse A bar in St Ives has been refused permission to extend opening hours after neighbours objected. Cornwall Council’s Licensing Act sub-committee heard allegations that the Old...

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

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council confirms it is to run its own mini bus service for school transport and adult social care

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is to provide its own school transport service.  The cabinet member responsible for transport, councillor Geoff Brown, told Cornwall Reports that a fleet of...

Stampede for the door after Cornwall Council invites “voluntary” redundancies: 600 ask to go

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council bosses are having to work out which staff they want to keep after three times the number of people they wanted to make redundant...

Reduction in County Hall seats claims another Conservative councillor

By Graham Smith Another Conservative councillor has fallen foul of County Hall’s shrinking membership. Jordan Rowse was elected as the member for Par and St Blazey Gate in 2017. ...