Business

EU Nationals who want to stay, after Brexit, told to report to Cornwall’s libraries

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s libraries are to become “Settlement Centres” for European Union citizens who wish to remain in the UK after Brexit.  Britain is currently due to leave...

Cornwall’s special schools for excluded pupils expand into Devon

By Peter Tremayne The new Multi Academy Trust responsible for children excluded from mainstream schools has launched formally at an event in Saltash. Lisa Mannall, the Department for Education’s...

At the stroke of an accountant’s pen, and with no debate, Cornwall’s Wave Hub gets an extra five years

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Wave Hub has been given a five-year reprieve, despite generating no electricity and having no revenue prospects for the foreseeable future. With a deadline for...

End of the road for Tywardreath village shop, as locals ask for their money back

By Graham Smith The village stores at Tywardreath, near Par, have closed – less than two years after the business was “rescued” by two people who raised £470,000 from...

Cornwall Council is running out of time, and ideas, for how it might pay for “Champagne-gate 2” as potential sponsors go cool on the idea

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council officials hoping to return to Cannes for another champagne-drenched property conference may have to think up another way to get there, after the Great...

Flybe’s takeover means flights to London will continue – but introduces new uncertainty about which London airport

By Peter Tremayne Flybe, the regional airline which currently ferries passengers between Newquay and London, has been taken over by a new consortium called Connect Airways –which will operate...

Creditors give South Crofty more time to find the cash it needs – but deadlines are looming

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The company behind plans to re-open South Crofty tin mine has won more time to meet the demands of its creditors. Strongbow Exploration, which secured a...

New questions about top-flight rugby help explain Whitehall’s caution over Truro stadium plan

By Peter Tremayne Talks between some of England’s leading rugby clubs, keen to set up their own exclusive “super league” competition, have shed new light on the government’s continuing...

Cornwall’s farmers face “considerable turbulence” from a no-deal Brexit, says the man who helped lead the campaign for Brexit

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s agriculture sector risks disruption by a “no deal” Brexit, according to Environment Secretary Michael Gove – a prominent pro-Brexit campaigner. Speaking to a farming conference...

Kennally Care NHS battle destined for the Supreme Court, as dispute over Whole Population Annual Contracts heads for its endgame

By Graham Smith Campaigners trying to stop Cornwall Council’s takeover of the National Health Service say they will now take their fight to the Supreme Court, after the Court...

Plymouth told to prepare for more cross Channel ferries as Brexit deadline looms

By Graham Smith The port of Plymouth could see a huge expansion in ferry traffic as a result of Brexit, according to industry experts studying the government’s decision to...

When the boat comes in: new EU fishing rules will impact on Cornwall from tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne New European Union rules on fishing quotas, due to come into effect tomorrow (Tuesday), could have a major impact on the UK fishing industry, according to...

Virgin postpones again – no need to stay up late on Monday

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s first attempt to launch a satellite rocket has again been postponed, taking him perilously close to a deadline with his NASA contract.  The delay...

EXCLUSIVE: Follow the money – what connects the Old Brewery in Redruth to another week of free champagne in the South of France?

By Graham Smith Senior Cornwall Council officials say they will “make a recommendation within the next few weeks” about whether to return to Cannes for a controversial property conference....

Cornwall Council leader tells Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator: “We cannot rely on the government to stand up for Cornwall”

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council leader Adam Paynter has welcomed a meeting with Michel Barnier as a positive step towards building a successful future for Cornwall in a post-Brexit...

Tamar Bridge tolls set for 33% increase

By Richard Whitehouse Tamar Bridge tolls need to increase to prevent a repeat of disaster in Italy which saw a major bridge collapse, killing 43 people, Cornwall Council’s cabinet...

Cornwall Council approves extra £40 million for emergency housing to help tackle homeless crisis

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s cabinet this morning (Tuesday) agreed to spend an extra £40 million to buy homes for temporary emergency accommodation to house homeless families and individuals....

Extra council funding will come from Cornwall’s taxpayers

By David Ottewell and Richard Whitehouse An “extra” £17 million promised to Cornwall Council will come entirely from local taxpayers, government figures suggest. James Brokenshire last week unveiled a...

South Crofty tin mine has its day at the County Hall “bank of last resort” – asking for £1 million of taxpayers’ cash

By Anne North The future of South Crofty tin mine could hang on a vote by Cornwall Council’s 10-member cabinet today (Tuesday.) As Cornwall Reports revealed earlier this month,...

Tamar Bridge tolls to rise

By Richard Whitehouse A formal application is set to be made to increase the cost of crossing from Cornwall into Devon by 33%. Cornwall Council’s Cabinet will tomorrow (Tuesday)...