Author: theboss

Branson reschedules his first rocket launch, giving himself an extra two weeks to troubleshoot any snags

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has brought forward his first powered test flight of the Virgin Orbit satellite rocket. LauncherOne had been scheduled for its maiden voyage – without...

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

Coming soon: everything you wanted to know about the Newquay spaceport, but were afraid to ask

By Peter Tremayne County Hall is counting down to a special meeting for councillors about the Newquay spaceport. The council chamber will play host to an all-member briefing next...

Par River pollution investigation continues

By Graham Smith Environment Agency officers are continuing their investigations into a pollution incident on the River Par, downstream of Luxulyan, Cornwall.  Officials have turned their attention to the...

Will Branson make it into space by Saturday?

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson appears to be in danger of failing to deliver on one of his more colourful promises should he fail to make it into space...

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

County Hall backsliding on transparency is worrying, says councillor

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has been criticised for not publishing details of spending on payment cards and payments above £500 with one councillor saying it was “worrying”. Under...

Local government Ombudsman rules against Cornwall Council, and in favour of Delabole families, in the long running saga of school bus passes

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has apologised to the parents of children from Delabole whose bus passes were taken away because County Hall officials decreed that they could walk,...

Cornwall considers the next set of rules for dogs on beaches

By Richard Whitehouse Full details have been revealed of the survey that Cornwall Council will use to get the public’s view on dogs on beaches. The council currently has...

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

Virgin Orbit clears crucial “drop test” hurdle, facing a hectic scramble to be ready for first satellite launch

By Graham Smith In an experiment with huge implications for any Newquay spaceport, Virgin Orbit has successfully “drop-tested” the separation of its LauncherOne satellite rocket from the retired Boeing...

Truro stadium land deal to be signed “in days if not hours”

By Richard Whitehouse Deals to provide the land and government funding required for the Stadium for Cornwall are within “touching distance” and could be signed by the end of...

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

“Kennally Care” about to take another step forward, as the quest gets underway for an Independent Chair

By Graham Smith The search is underway for someone to lead the Shaping Our Future board – the coming together of Cornwall’s health and council sectors to integrate care....

High-tech heads in the Cloud needed to rescue County Hall’s latest computer project

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is looking for a £400-per-day computer specialist to rescue its “Oracle Cloud” project, which is behind schedule and over-budget. The system will allow County...

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

Lib Dems hold off challenge for chair of Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee by 9 votes to 6

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee has elected its new chairman and vice-chairman at a special meeting. The meeting of the committee was held this morning at...

Cornwall councillors vote 62-38 to line their own pockets, rewarding political loyalists

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have voted themselves a huge increase in their “payroll vote,” rewarding political loyalists who support the Liberal Democrat-Independent administration. An independent remuneration panel recommended...

Trelawney and drums greet councillors as protesters condemn “over-development”and call for “need not greed”

By Richard Whitehouse With singing of Trelawny and beating of drums a large group of protesters gathered at Cornwall Council this morning (Tuesday) to call on the authority to...

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