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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...

Why the council wants to keep West Cornwall in the dark

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in West Cornwall are being urged to drop-in to an information session tomorrow (Wednesday) to find out why they might be better off if Cornwall...

Will Branson make it into space by Saturday?

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson appears to be in danger of failing to deliver on one of his more colourful promises should he fail to make it into space...

It’s all going really well, County Hall chief to tell members

By Julia Penhaligon County Hall’s chief executive Kate Kennally is to deliver a “Stewardship of the Council” address to all 123 members of the authority at a special briefing...

Tintagel Castle footbridge will not be open in time for school holidays

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The £4 million footbridge to Tintagel Castle will not be open in time for the start of the school holidays, English Heritage has confirmed. The 12...

County Hall backsliding on transparency is worrying, says councillor

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has been criticised for not publishing details of spending on payment cards and payments above £500 with one councillor saying it was “worrying”. Under...

Cornwall considers the next set of rules for dogs on beaches

By Richard Whitehouse Full details have been revealed of the survey that Cornwall Council will use to get the public’s view on dogs on beaches. The council currently has...

Newquay airport rated “very good” for disabled access

By Peter Tremayne Newquay airport has been ranked as one of the best in the country for access to people with disabilities. Newquay was one of only 14 to...

Virgin Orbit clears crucial “drop test” hurdle, facing a hectic scramble to be ready for first satellite launch

By Graham Smith In an experiment with huge implications for any Newquay spaceport, Virgin Orbit has successfully “drop-tested” the separation of its LauncherOne satellite rocket from the retired Boeing...

Truro stadium land deal to be signed “in days if not hours”

By Richard Whitehouse Deals to provide the land and government funding required for the Stadium for Cornwall are within “touching distance” and could be signed by the end of...

High-tech heads in the Cloud needed to rescue County Hall’s latest computer project

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is looking for a £400-per-day computer specialist to rescue its “Oracle Cloud” project, which is behind schedule and over-budget. The system will allow County...

Lib Dems hold off challenge for chair of Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee by 9 votes to 6

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee has elected its new chairman and vice-chairman at a special meeting. The meeting of the committee was held this morning at...

Trelawney and drums greet councillors as protesters condemn “over-development”and call for “need not greed”

By Richard Whitehouse With singing of Trelawny and beating of drums a large group of protesters gathered at Cornwall Council this morning (Tuesday) to call on the authority to...

Cornwall’s 2030 carbon-neutral target “extremely challenging” – official report

By Anne North The ambition to make Cornwall “carbon neutral” by 2030, in order to help tackle climate change, will be “extremely challenging,” according a new official report. The...

Campaigners to protest against “destruction of Cornwall” as County Hall poised to elect new chair of Strategic Planning Committee

By Julia Penhaligon Campaigners are expected to gather at County Hall, Truro, this morning (Tuesday) to protest at what they describe as the “over-development” of Cornwall. The demonstration has...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Development Company has so far spent £275,000 globe-trotting in its quest to sell the spaceport

By Graham Smith The Cornwall Development Company has so far spent more than £275,000 at overseas events, promoting the idea of a Newquay spaceport.  £160,000 has gone on “exhibition”...

Let’s go wild in Truro, say the city’s new hedgehogs

Made by local artist Emma Scott and her team from Mellingey Mill, and commissioned by Truro City Council, and Truro in Bloom, as part of the Wild Truro project,...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s “surf tax” raising even less in revenue now than when it was introduced

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s controversial “surf tax” is raising even less revenue now than when it was introduced to several beaches in 2016, according to a Freedom of Information...

Cash boost for Penzance High Street

By Anne North Penzance is one step closer to securing government cash to improve the High Street.  But Camborne, St Austell and Newquay have lost out. Following a bid...

A39 road improvements around Truro included in bid for government funding

By Daniel Clark Major structural maintenance to the Tamar Bridge, and 9km of major upgrades to the A39 in Cornwall are part of a wish-list of road improvements needed...