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

Shared Prosperity Fund will match Cornwall’s former EU cash, insists government

By Graham Smith The budget today appears to have confirmed the Prime Minister’s promise that the European Union funding which Cornwall has enjoyed for decades will be matched, “as...

Newquay Airport boss quits

By Peter Tremayne The boss of Newquay Airport has resigned.  Pete Downes announced his departure on social media.  He had been in the job for only 18 months. Mr...

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

County Hall agrees to hold extraordinary one-day scrutiny committee meeting to consider leisure centre closures

By Graham Smith The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres might be decided at a one-day extraordinary meeting of a scrutiny committee, probably to be held next month. The Customer...

Leisure centre closures: County Hall edges towards a councillor-led inquiry

By Graham Smith The prospect of a councillor-led inquiry into County Hall’s proposed closure of four leisure centres appears to have taken a step forward after three members of...

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

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

Can Sophie pull it off? The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres might start to become a little more transparent by the end of next week

By Julia Penhaligon Important steps are about to be taken to determine the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres, with the prospect of a few clues emerging from County Hall...

Fire sweeps through aircraft hangar at Cardinham

Fire investigators are trying to find out what caused a blaze at the Cornwall Flying Club headquarters at Cardinham, near Bodmin, last night.  A club member managed to get...

St Ives MP Derek Thomas rebels and votes against the government over sewage discharges

By Graham Smith One of Cornwall’s Members of Parliament has voted against the government. St Ives MP Derek Thomas was one of 22 Tories to rebel and vote against...

EXCLUSIVE: County Hall’s fire-hire-and-fire policies revealed in annual budget statements

By Graham Smith The political context for the looming debate about Cornwall Council’s £18 million slashing of its wages’ bill has been set by a comparison of County Hall’s...

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

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

Now you see it, now you don’t: new puzzle over how the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is to be decided

By Graham Smith Confusion surrounds the date of a key Cornwall Council meeting which could determine the future of four leisure centres under threat of closure. A Customers and...

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

Chiefs and Indians: how many council workers do you need to shed to save £18 million?

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is preparing to start formal consultation with trade unions over precisely how many jobs it will axe as part of an £18 million slashing...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council set to axe hundreds of jobs

By Graham Smith Cornwall council staff are facing another round of job losses as the Conservative-controlled authority struggles to balance its budget. An email from council leader, councillor Linda...

Technical problems force councillors to abandon scrutiny meeting before getting the chance to talk about leisure centres

By Graham Smith The Cornwall Council scrutiny committee which leisure centre campaigners had been hoping would set up an inquiry has been abandoned due to technical difficulties. Members of...

Leisure centre protestors tell council: “we want an inquiry now, not an inquest later”

By Graham Smith About 40 protestors, campaigning to save Cornwall's leisure centres, lobbied councillors as they arrived for this morning's (Tuesday's) meeting of a key scrutiny committee. Many of...