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

Planners approve homes on site of former Redruth care centre

By Richard Whitehouse A planning committee has unanimously backed plans to build so-called “affordable” homes on the site of a former care centre. Cornwall Council had applied for permission...

MPs now have an opportunity to restore protection for rural areas, as Bills for Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment all come back from the dead

By Graham Smith The resumption of Parliament this morning (Wednesday) should restore progress of three Bills of vital importance to rural areas.  Much depends on whether the government make...

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

Planning permission for homes close to former tin mine refused – in case it ever re-opens

By Richard Whitehouse Proposals to build 99 new homes close to a mine which could be reopened have been refused planning permission. An application had been made for outline...

Cornwall councillor quits, triggering by-election at Wadebridge

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Karen McHugh has resigned, triggering a by-election. Ms McHugh, a Liberal Democrat, represented the Wadebridge West division.  The reasons for her resignation are not...

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

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

Huge turnout for climate change protests across Cornwall

This morning's scene at Truro.  Similar rallies are taking place, particularly at schools, across Cornwall - and the world.  To view the rest of this article, please subscribe to...

EXCLUSIVE: Council shelves suggestion that it could put homeless people in shipping containers, as numbers in bed and breakfast plummet

By Graham Smith There are no “firm” plans to make homeless people in Cornwall live in converted shipping containers, according to Cornwall Council. County Hall has confirmed it has...

County Hall to intervene when Cornwall’s private care homes fail

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has agreed that it will step in to rescue failing care homes amid concerns about the number of beds being lost. In agreeing to...

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

Only one man can now stop Cornwall’s £12 million gamble on a Newquay spaceport – and it’s Richard Branson

By Graham Smith Supporters of plans to build a spaceport at Newquay say they are confident that Cornwall Council will contribute £12 million when the project comes before a...

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

Cornwall Council’s cabinet votes 6-4 to back the Newquay spaceport – but first, Richard Branson has got to get into orbit

By Graham Smith Richard Branson will get into space before Cornwall Council is asked to confirm its £12 million contribution to a Newquay spaceport, the cabinet member responsible for...

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

Cornwall’s spaceport project faces its first political hurdle today

By Graham Smith Plans to build a spaceport in Cornwall could come grinding to a halt today (Wednesday) when Cornwall Council’s cabinet meets to consider contributing £12 million towards...

The Battle of Bodmin set to test Cornwall Council’s cabinet this morning

By Graham Smith The prospect of building 550 houses on Halgavor Moor, to the south of Bodmin, will be raised with Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet this morning (Wednesday.) Wainhomes...

St Just church bells sound the alarm for climate emergency

By Richard Whitehouse As the chorus of support for the campaign to recognise that the planet is facing a climate emergency continues to grow, a new initiative has been...

Illogan housing plans recommended for approval

By Richard Whitehouse A controversial housing development which has faced strong opposition from people living near the site has been recommended for approval. Planning permission has already been granted...