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

West Cornwall taxi driver loses licence for hitting vulnerable child

By Richard Whitehouse A taxi driver has had his private hire licence revoked by Cornwall Council after admitting hitting a vulnerable child. The cabbie, who has not been named...

Extinction Rebellion stages a fashionable protest in Truro

Extinction Rebellion protestors took to the streets of Truro on Saturday to protest at how the fashion industry is “trashing the planet.” The protestors said they wanted to show...

The Cornish beaches open to dogs all year round

By Richard Whitehouse Most dogs love nothing more than being able to run along the beach, feel the sand between their paws and even have a quick dip in...

Cornwall’s clean, green climate Queen setting a course for carbon-neutrality

By Richard Whitehouse The Cornwall Council Cabinet member for climate change says that Cornwall should be aiming to become the Clean Green Peninsula. Edwina Hannaford said that she was...

County Hall Tories grab another post – the third since May

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s Independent group of councillors suffered another blow yesterday (Friday) when Mullion and Grade Ruan’s Carolyn Rule was deposed as chair of the Farms Panel....

Only one of Cornwall’s MPs wants Parliament to have a say about Brexit – Sarah Newton is the lonely rebel

By Graham Smith Only one of Cornwall’s MPs voted yesterday (Thursday) in favour of ensuring that Parliament can sit during the run-up to Brexit. Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah...

Huge fire destroys barn at St Mabyn

By Graham Smith Fire crews have spent all night dealing with a huge barn fire at St Mabyn, near Wadebridge. No-one was hurt but the barn has been completely...

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

Steve Double MP attacks Cornwall Council for “overly-officious” use of GDPR, delaying his constituency casework

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has criticised Cornwall Council for its “overly-officious” obstruction of his staff as they try to progress constituency casework. Mr...

Cock-up or conspiracy? County Hall’s Independents smarting after another committee post goes to the Tories

By Graham Smith There is much head-scratching at County Hall today (Thursday) over how the Independent group of councillors lost their second committee post in as many months. Yesterday’s...

Controversial Camborne out-of-town shopping centre set for approval

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build a new out-of-town shopping centre including a new Lidl store in Camborne have been recommended for approval. The recommendation has come despite strong...

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

Virgin Orbit boss visits Newquay, saying economic benefits of a spaceport outweigh climate concerns

By Richard Whitehouse The head of Virgin Orbit says that the company’s satellite launcher craft could take off from Spaceport Cornwall as soon as next year. Dan Hart, CEO...

County Hall’s coalition under strain, as Tories snatch another committee post from Independents

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives have captured a senior position on one of County Hall’s scrutiny committees, in a further sign that the Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition is creaking. Ludgvan...

Is the man who fell to Earth in Davidstow Britain’s first Libyan boat refugee?

By Graham Smith The young man who fell from underneath a lorry near Davidstow earlier this month has told immigration officials he is a refugee from Libya. Although his...

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

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...