Business

Branson and the satellite rocket: crashed one, launched one, and now another wait

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit project appears to be experiencing more delays. The tycoon’s LauncherOne satellite delivery system had been due to take off from Guam, in...

That’s the way the money goes – how the Covid cash has been spent in Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon The government’s £60 billion Covid “job retention scheme” – which enables firms to furlough workers – has been spent in some eye-catching ways in Cornwall. Data...

Government abandons its “Pick for Britain” scheme as local workers shun long, hard hours outdoors

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has scrapped its “Pick for Britain” scheme as many of Cornwall’s farmers struggle to recruit seasonal workers for harvesting crops. The scheme was launched...

Carbis Bay Hotel continues to draw criticism for unauthorised development, as thousands watch protest video

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A YouTube video about the Carbis Bay Hotel’s unauthorised development has been seen by several thousand people in only a few days, suggesting the issue still...

A fishy business – celebrity chef Rick Stein changes the advertising of his smoked salmon after complaint from wildlife campaigners

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Celebrity chef Rick Stein has been forced to change the way he sells salmon from his Padstow-based online shop, after being contacted by Cornwall Council’s trading...

EXCLUSIVE: This is what to expect if the Conservatives take control of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith There will be big changes at Cornwall Council, if Conservative Linda Taylor becomes leader of the £1.3 billion per year local authority next month. In a...

Pub which opened three days early and breached Covid rules fined £1,000

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A Cornish pub which jumped the gun and opened three days before Monday’s official lifting of Covid lockdown restrictions has been fined £1.000. Cornwall Council says...

New flights aim to connect South West with East Anglia from July

By Peter Tremayne A new air service between Exeter and Norwich is due to start on 12th July, offering four flights per week with LoganAir. Fares for the 70-minute...

Truro New Town to be “reassessed” in value for money quest if I am the next council leader, says Linda Taylor

By Richard Whitehouse Looking out across the saltings at Lelant on an unseasonably chilly April afternoon Linda Taylor looks like a captain assessing the waters before setting sail. As...

Another weekly newspaper for Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Independent Media Ltd is to launch another local newspaper, bringing to five the number of “Voice” titles it publishes in Cornwall. The Saltash Voice is due...

Tamar Bridge resurfacing to close south cantilever for five months, starting next week

Part of the Tamar Bridge will be closed to pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooters from the evening of Thursday 15th April, as resurfacing work gets underway.  Tamar Crossings is...

Lockdown rules eased, as Cornwall’s Covid rate nearly one third of English average

By Anne North Cornwall sees a significant lifting of the Covid restrictions today when pubs, hairdressers, leisure centres and many other shops and facilities reopen.  Infection rates in the...

EXCLUSIVE: the curious case of the private mental health company set up by the NHS boss in charge of Cornwall’s mental health

By Anne North The Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been asked to explain what it knows about a private company which aims to “improve the access of entrepreneurs...

St Ives police station for sale at £850,000

By Peter Tremayne The police station at St Ives is for sale.  For £850,000 it is, according to estate agents, “one of the most exciting commercial and residential investment...

Cornwall Live owners set up another seven digital brands

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The company which runs the Cornwall Live website, and publishes the Cornish Guardian, West Briton, and Cornishman local newspapers, has announced an expansion of its digital...

Elections 2021: Boris Johnson showers £23.6 million on Truro

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Wednesday) announced a £23.6 million investment in Truro. It is part of an extremely ambitious plan to develop the city...

Plans for two huge state-owned solar farms in Cornwall (that’s the state of Norway)

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans are being prepared for two massive solar farms covering more than 300 acres in mid Cornwall. The Norwegian company Statkraft is preparing a 180-acre solar...

St Austell’s town centre, which cost £75 million, is again for sale – this time for only £3.4 milion

By Peter Tremayne St Austell’s town centre is again for sale, barely a month after estate agents tried to sell it for £4.65 million.  The White River Shopping Centre...

G7 Summit: St Ives area facing a week of disruption and new controls as government gives Cornwall Council new powers to say who can be in the water and where they can sail

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has been granted sweeping new powers to manage the coastal area around St Ives during the period of the G7 Summit, seizing the authority...

For sale: Grade 1 listed church, in small rural parish, only £65,000

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The latest twist in the 700-year-old history of a small Cornish church appears to be unfolding, with another attempt to sell the Grade 1 listed building...