Business

Twenty rural schools in Cornwall to get fibre broadband

By Julia Penhaligon Twenty schools in Cornwall are to benefit from government investment to install fibre broadband.  It is part of a £200 million programme to improve connectivity in...

Hustyns to become “instant village” as planners vote 8-6 to lift “holiday-only” restriction

By Graham Smith Planners have voted 8-6 to lift a “holiday-only” restriction on a timeshare complex at Hustyns, Burlawn, near Wadebridge. Voting against their officers’ recommendation, members of Cornwall...

Persimmon Homes still considering its missing fire safety barriers

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has slammed housebuilder Persimmon and asked whether they are waiting for someone to die before they take an issue around missing fire safety...

Decision day for Hustyns holiday lodges, as planners meet to consider lifting the restriction which prevents an “instant village” near Wadebridge

By Anne North Cornwall’s planners meet this morning (Monday) to consider lifting a “holiday-use only” restriction at a long-established resort near Wadebridge. The Hustyns complex was built during the...

New train timetables operate in Cornwall from today

By Peter Tremayne New train timetables come into effect today (Monday) which should see a doubling of commuter services through Cornwall. The new timetable will see regular half-hourly local...

The law of unintended consequences: someone has to account for the impacts on other wildlife, as North Cornwall farmers continue to cull badgers

By Graham Smith Farmers and landowners have been angered by a request for information about the impact of badger culling on fox populations. Natural England has asked for the...

End of the line for Inter City 125 trains from Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne The Inter City 125 high speed trains which have connected Cornwall to London for more than 40 years have finally gone.  The last one travelled on...

North Cornwall beach van refused licence to sell alcohol

By Richard Whitehouse A converted horsebox serving tacos will not be allowed to sell alcohol after being refused a licence due to concerns about public safety. Taco Boys run...

BBC Radio Cornwall sheds another 5,000 listeners in a year

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures continue to slide, dropping to 115,000 for the first quarter of the year, according to industry figures published today (Thursday.) The...

There are no illegal schools in Cornwall, says County Hall

By Graham Smith There are no unregistered schools in Cornwall, according to a Freedom of Information answer supplied by County Hall. Last month Ofsted reported there were more than...

No rocking at Rock this year, as festival organisers admit defeat

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A controversial rock concert due to be held at Rock will not go ahead after all. The Porthilly Spirit festival was refused a licence last week. ...

Planners asked to lift “holiday-only” restriction on Hustyns lodges, near Wadebridge

By Graham Smith One of Cornwall’s longest-established holiday resorts could soon be turned in to an “instant village” in an Area of Great Landscape Value near Wadebridge. Hustyns announced...

Residents called to “extraordinary” parish meeting to consider Charlestown harbour licence bid

By Richard Whitehouse and Rashleigh MacFarlane St Austell Bay parish council is calling an extraordinary meeting this evening (Friday) to discuss plans to hold events in Charlestown Harbour. Charlestown...

Newquay-London passenger numbers increase after switch from Gatwick to Heathrow

By Julia Penhaligon The switch from Gatwick to Heathrow airports appears to have contributed to a 4% growth in passenger numbers flying from Newquay to London. Newquay airport says...

End of the road for Tywardreath village shop owner, as courts finally run out of patience and put company into receivership

By Graham Smith An application to set aside a winding-up order against the company which owns Tywardreath’s village shop has been rejected, meaning that Hunter Grange Investments Ltd is...

Newquay bar accuses police of “misinformation” after licensing extension refused

By Richard Whitehouse A Newquay bar which was denied permission to extend its opening hours has accused the police of spreading “misinformation” over drugs being sold in the venue....

Hayle harbour redevelopment delayed

By Richard Whitehouse The first phase in a major redevelopment of Hayle Harbour has been delayed after councillors were unable to decide whether to grant planning permission. A reserved...

An unreliable boyfriend? Branson delays again, but signs up another airstrip

By Graham Smith The first test flight of Richard Branson’s satellite launcher has again been delayed.  The pioneering air-launched system is the foundation of Cornwall Council’s ambition to build...

New ownership of Tywardreath village shop “is in the final stages,” says the woman who raised £470,000 in personal loans from local people

By Graham Smith The owner of the Tywardreath village shop has again said she hopes a new owner will take over the business soon.  Trudy Thomson made similar claims...

Cornwall’s MPs join new All-Party Parliamentary group designed to promote “South West” vision

By Graham Smith At least five of Cornwall’s MPs have joined a new all-party group to represent the “Great South West” region in Parliament.  The move mirrors greater co-operation...