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The lesson from Florida: horizontal launch satellite systems are vulnerable to weather

By Graham Smith The planned horizontal-launch of a NASA satellite did not happen last night, due to poor weather. Engineers will try again to launch the Northrop Grumman Pegasus...

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

Houses and old mine shafts don’t mix, warn planning officials

By Richard Whitehouse Plans for a housing development could be in doubt due to a nearby mine. Colin Dawe has applied for outline planning permission to build 10 homes...

Newquay spaceport fans look to tonight’s skies over Florida

By Graham Smith Some of the technical challenges facing any horizontal-launch satellite system will come under scrutiny within the next 24 hours – with important lessons for anyone hoping...

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

Councillors told they need training on “responsible” pension investment

By Anne North Cornwall councillors are to be called to a special “training day” to learn how County Hall’s pension fund can be used to help fight climate change....

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

Paul Masters, Cornwall Council’s “Mr Brexit,” calls it a day

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s strategic director for neighbourhoods, Paul Masters, is to leave the authority in the New Year.  He is retiring at the end of March. Mr...

Is a US defence company about to teach Richard Branson a lesson about horizontal-launch spaceflight?

By Graham Smith A $252 million satellite is due to be blasted into orbit this week, from underneath the wing of a giant Lockheed Stargazer aircraft, taking off from...

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

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s nature lovers will be able to think again about the spaceport

By Graham Smith Conservationists and environmentalists will get a second chance to consider their position on the proposed Newquay spaceport next week when the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly...

A “No Deal” Brexit would impact South West “like Foot and Mouth Disease,” warns LEP

By Daniel Clark A No Deal Brexit would be as bad as the Foot and Mouth Disease was for the South West, the government has been told. A letter...

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

More than 6,000 respond to dogs-on-beaches survey – and there are still two months to go

By Richard Whitehouse A survey asking for people’s views on dog beach bans has received the biggest response to a consultation launched by Cornwall Council. More than 6,200 people...

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

EXCLUSIVE: The curious case of the £450 million “new hospital cash” that nobody asked for

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health chiefs had no advance warning about Boris Johnson’s announcement, at the Conservative Party conference, of £450 million to build a new acute hospital in...

Plans for a rock festival at Rock again divide opinion

By Richard Whitehouse Organisers of a controversial festival near Rock, which was forced to pull the plug just two weeks before it was due to open its doors, could...

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

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

EXCLUSIVE: First glimpse of tough new planning rules, as Cornwall strives for carbon neutrality

By Graham Smith Property developers could face tough new planning rules, such as higher building standards and on-site renewable energy generation, as part of Cornwall Council’s ambition to tackle...