Business

Devon and Cornwall police issued nearly 1,000 Covid-19 fixed penalty notices in two months – and 75% were to locals

By Peter Tremayne Police have revealed how many Covid-19 fixed penalty notices they issued in Devon and Cornwall since 1st April. This weekend they have also clamped down at...

Who remembers the climate emergency? Cornwall’s public consultation about how to be carbon-neutral by 2030 has just ended, and this is what the Green Party had to say about it

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Almost un-noticed, one of the most important and far-reaching public consultation exercises ever undertaken by Cornwall Council ended last week. The Climate Change public consultation started...

Covid-19 and the democracy shutdown: Cornwall Council says no public scrutiny for two more months

By Julia Penhaligon It could be two months before Cornwall Council allows the public to resume scrutiny of its decision-making, as County Hall officials continue to reject government rules...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Covid-19: More than 20% of Cornwall’s care homes have now reported an outbreak

By Peter Tremayne Four more of Cornwall’s care homes have reported outbreaks of Covid-19 in the past two weeks, according to the Office for National Statistics. This means the...

Tory claims that “most” of Cornwall’s beaches will have lifeguard cover criticised as dangerous and irresponsible

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Liberal Democrat Cornwall councillors have criticised their Conservative opponents for publishing a statement which claims that lifeguards will be patrolling “most” of Cornwall’s...

EXCLUSIVE: County Hall steps in to rescue Corserv from insolvency

By Anne North Cornwall Council has stepped in with an emergency bail-out loan to rescue its own company Corserv, which was on the brink of financial collapse. The council’s...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s buses should be “80% back to normal” next week, but they won’t be free

Above: What it will look like, below, the new "socially-distant" seating layout for Cornwall's buses

Tolls resume on Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry on Monday

By Julia Penhaligon Tolling will resume on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry from Monday 1 June. Tolls on the two crossings were suspended on 25th  March to help...

Who knew what, and when? Cornwall Council and government blame each other for confusion over Covid-19 grants to the self employed

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is calling on the government to provide more cash for small businesses, on top of last week’s £13.5 million, after expanding its criteria for...

Cornwall Council revises its criteria for Covid-19 hand-outs, after second-thoughts about self-employed workers

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has been forced to do a U-turn over how it distributes “discretionary” Covid-19 grants to local businesses. County Hall has admitted its initial approach...

Lifeguards to return to seven Cornish beaches this weekend

By Richard Whitehouse Details have been released of the seven beaches in Cornwall which will have RNLI lifeguards on duty from this weekend. Cornwall Council has been working with...

Pirate FM escapes the axe as Bauer gives up on “local” radio elsewhere

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Pirate FM local radio station has escaped a major consolidation of its parent company, which will cost the jobs of up to 200 presenters in...

Call for planners to defer decision about Camborne houses, rather than debate online

By Richard Whitehouse People protesting against plans for a housing development have called on councillors to hold off on making a decision until a public meeting can be held....

Coastal tourism “will need taxpayer support for three years” to recover from Covid-19

By Richard Whitehouse A new national report says that coastal tourism in the UK will need investment for the next three years to help the industry recover from the...

Public Health Cornwall asked to rule on “local lockdowns” to help prevent new Covid-19 flare-ups

By Anne North Public Health Cornwall is to be given dramatic new powers to help decide if local communities should face new lockdown measures, in the event of any...

Newquay Spaceport: We still don’t know what went wrong, says Branson, but no-one was hurt and the rocket crash did not cause “significant” environmental damage

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has said it is still not clear what caused his rocket to crash on Monday evening, posing new questions about plans for a Newquay...

Central government: “Don’t travel on buses unless you have to.” Cornwall Council: “Let’s make bus travel free from next Sunday.”

By Anne North Bus operators in Cornwall are reeling from the news that they have until 5pm today (Tuesday) to respond to a County Hall instruction to introduce a...

Newquay Spaceport is as far away as ever, as Branson picks up the pieces of his failed rocket launch

By Graham Smith Virgin Orbit has this morning (Tuesday) released very limited information about what went wrong with last night’s test flight of its LauncherOne rocket, upon which rest...

Newquay Spaceport still needs a customer: gravity wins again as Branson’s rocket crashes into the ocean, and Virgin Orbit goes back to the drawing board

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council plans to spend £12 million building a Newquay Spaceport for Richard Branson have suffered a major blow, after the tycoon’s first serious attempt at...