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Space minister to visit Newquay

By Julia Penhaligon Space minister Chris Skidmore is to visit Cornwall next month, for an update on plans to develop a spaceport at Newquay. Mr Skidmore made the announcement...

Launceston pudding factory confirms closure with the loss of 650 jobs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Launceston’s Kensey Foods has confirmed that its pudding factory will close in July, with the loss of 650 jobs. The company, owned by the Leicester-based Samworth...

Tourism bosses promise £521 million extra revenue and 8,000 new jobs: what could possibly go wrong?

By Anne North Business and council leaders in Cornwall are expecting tourism to create an additional 8,000 new jobs by 2030, according to a strategy document under consideration today...

Newquay taxi drivers want police protection after threats from passengers

By Richard Whitehouse Taxi drivers in Newquay say they are coming under increasing abuse from customers, with some being threatened with knives. Now the cabbies have called for a...

Extended opening hours for Truro’s park and ride should improve access to Royal Cornwall hospital

By Richard Whitehouse Truro’s park and ride is set to extend its hours to help visitors and staff at Cornwall’s main hospital and people visiting the city at night....

Planners to rule on proposal for homes at site of golf club destroyed by fire

By Richard Whitehouse A planning application to build 38 homes on land at a golf and country club which was devastated by fire will be debated by councillors today...

Government gives Cornwall – where more than 70,000 people have never used the internet – just £75,000 to boost digital skills

By Peter Tremayne The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has secured government funding to set up a pilot Local Digital Skills Partnership (Local DSP) for...

About 800 Corserv workers to get Living Wage Foundation pay rise

By Peter Tremayne About 800 people who work in the care sector, cleaning and highways are in line for an average 8% pay rise from 1st April. The Corserv...

Cornwall’s health chiefs spent £87 million on Duchy hospital in five years

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s NHS chiefs have spent more than £87 million on the privately-owned and run Ramsay Healthcare over the past five years, according to a Freedom of...

18 months of disruption for cyclists and pedestrians at the Tamar Bridge

By Ed Oldfield Travellers on the Tamar Bridge which carries the A38 between Cornwall and Plymouth are facing 18 months of disruption. The walking and cycle route across the...

REVEALED: Who earns what on Cornwall Council’s fourth floor

By Graham Smith Cornwall Reports has obtained details of the eye-watering salaries paid to senior executives at Cornwall Council – revealing that County Hall’s top lawyer now takes home...

How much for a room with a view? Nancledra planning battle which pitches “affordable” against “Outstanding Natural Beauty” approaches the final whistle

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners meet today (Monday) to consider a controversial proposal for nine homes in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between St Ives and Penzance. The...

EXCLUSIVE: Falmouth University staff survey says three quarters fear speaking out

By Graham Smith The latest official staff survey at Falmouth University paints a picture of poor morale, with only 26% confident of speaking up and challenging management. The survey,...

Pirates rugby club buys Truro City football club, in bid to shore up stadium business plan

By Peter Tremayne Penzance-based rugby club the Cornish Pirates have bought Truro City football team.  The move brings Truro City firmly back within the orbit of any stadium that...

Poverty pay protest at Royal Cornwall Hospital

By Graham Smith Health campaigners plan to protest outside the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, tomorrow (Monday) demanding fair pay for the hospital’s cleaners, porters and catering staff. Protestors are...

Branson delays again – Newquay spaceport can only watch, and wait

By Anne North It is becoming routine: every fortnight, Richard Branson delays the first test flight of his Virgin Orbit satellite rocket. Virgin Orbit has now been talking about its...

The man behind last year’s trip to Cannes quits Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith The man who masterminded Cornwall Council’s £70,000 trip to the South of France last year is to leave the authority at the end of this month....

The Brexit bribe that is worth just £6 for each person in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne The government’s discovery of a £1.6 billion “magic money tree” to help recover from Brexit will be worth only £6 for each person in Cornwall. With...

From residential sanctuary to chocolate workshops – what do Cornwall’s NHS bosses really think about mental health?

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s NHS chiefs are due to meet on Tuesday (5th March) to consider how best to head-off a damaging row with County Hall over the future...

Cornwall Council rejects “alternative” budget which would have raised £11 million to defend local services

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall councillors have voted 105-9, with one abstention, to reject a budget amendment which would have raised more than £11 million to protect services, by opting...