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

Dogs on beaches: the debate goes on

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have rejected plans to relax the rules about when dogs can be taken on beaches.  A committee voted 9-4 against an official recommendation which...

Neither a lender nor a borrower be: Cornwall council loaned other councils £177 million, while borrowing £122.5 million

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has defended its position as being one of the biggest lenders to other local authorities after handing out more than £177 million. Details of...

County Hall whacks it on plastic with a £1 million spend in three months

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has defended its use of payment cards to pay for goods and services after revealing it spent more than £1 million within three months. ...

Local councils study the idea of a tourism tax, with divided opinions in Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall welcomes millions of visitors every year with people coming from all over the world to see the beauty of the Duchy and explore its beaches,...

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

Flybe’s Newquay route reverts to Gatwick airport, as Branson snatches Heathrow for bigger things

By Graham Smith It’s official – nearly – that Flybe is to abandon its Heathrow airport landing slots.  Passengers from Newquay will instead be offered flights to Gatwick. The...

Health chiefs booked 10 hotel rooms to help manage Cornwall’s hospital bed crisis

By Richard Whitehouse Hospital bosses provisionally booked hotel rooms to cope with pressures placed on Royal Cornwall Hospital over the new year. Details of the “extraordinary action” were revealed...

Inspectors say Cornwall’s fire and rescue service “needs improvement”

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s fire and rescue service still “requires improvement,” according to the latest report published by Her Majesty’s Inspectors. The label is actually an improvement on last...

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

Branson takes taxpayers for a ride – you can still fly from Newquay to Heathrow, but only if you go via Manchester and Edinburgh

By Graham Smith The government has buckled to demands by Richard Branson for a £100 million tax-break to keep the troubled regional airline Flybe operational. The deal still leaves...

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

Cornwall “will not try to run its own airline,” promises council leader

By Richard Whitehouse The leader of Cornwall Council has ruled out the possibility of the authority operating flights to London saying it would be a “stretch too far.” Julian...

Cornish Lithium optimistic about the prospects for 2020, as more drilling is about to get underway

By Graham Smith The quest for a new energy source to power electric vehicles is likely to make huge strides in 2020, as Cornish Lithium continues to explore reserves...

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

EXCLUSIVE – Former Truro City boss buys Newquay Voice and St Austell Voice newspapers

By Graham Smith Pete Masters, former owner of Truro City Football Club, has bought two more Cornish newspapers – the Newquay Voice and the St Austell Voice. Mr Masters...

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

Battle lines drawn as County Hall prepares a “charm offensive” to improve household waste recycling in some of the “backward” parts of Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse The latest recycling league tables for Cornwall show the vast differences between how much rubbish is being recycled across the county. County Hall is now much...

Sudden closure of Bude-Stratton community health centre overnight means local residents “are not safe”

By Richard Whitehouse The sudden decision to close a hospital overnight means people are “not safe” according to councillors who have called for the service to be reinstated immediately....

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