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Left hand, right hand – bridge repair people now look to September before locals can cross the River Camel

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Scaffolders have today (Monday) arrived at the footbridge between Egloshayle and Wadebridge for what would appear to be 10 weeks of repairs which will force local...

Councillors give tourists a £500,000 Tamar Bridge discount, at the expense of local residents

By Peter Tremayne Councillors have voted to delay an increase in the cash tolls to cross the Tamar Bridge, effectively handing a £500,000 subsidy to tourists, paid for by...

Newquay Airport Forum members told not to share information

By Peter Tremayne Members of the new Newquay Airport Consultative Forum have been forced to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to ensure that information does not “leak” from their meetings. The...

Helland Bridge repairs delayed again, because Cormac failed to apply for planning permission

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Fed-up residents of a North Cornwall hamlet, hugely inconvenienced for six months by Cormac’s failure to repair a small bridge over the River Camel, have been...

Davidstow cheese factory fined £1.5 million for pollution offences

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Davidstow cheese factory, owned by Dairy Crest Ltd, has been fined £1.5 million for polluting the countryside to the harm of local residents. Dairy Crest...

No trains west of Plymouth as strike enters Day 2

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall's rail workers are on strike again today (Thursday) as part of a national dispute over lack of investment, job cuts and pay. The industrial action...

EXCLUSIVE: No place on the airport forum for Cornwall’s transport supremo

By Peter Tremayne The new-look Newquay Airport Consultative Forum does not include the Cornwall Council cabinet member for transport, adding weight to concerns that flying aeroplanes is set to...

Truro stadium: council leader confirms that bid for government cash will not proceed

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council leader Linda Taylor has confirmed that County Hall is no longer seeking government Levelling Up cash to build a stadium at Truro – only...

Cornwall’s marine environment left off government’s list of “Highly Protected” areas

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall has missed out on inclusion in a government scheme to create Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) where ministers want to introduce tough new rules on...

Cornwall’s first space flight postponed until September

By Peter Tremayne A new date has been set for the first rocket launch from Cornwall’s spaceport – 8th September. Spaceport bosses and Cornwall Council had previously said the...

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferry cash tolls could increase sooner than planned

By Richard Whitehouse Planned toll rises on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry could come into force earlier than expected.  A 30 per cent increase in cash tolls is...

Is Cornwall about to lose its Voice? Local newspaper group to be sold “before the end of July”

By Graham Smith There is uncertainty over the future of a group of local newspapers in Cornwall. The Voice group, owned by Truro businessman Pete Masters, is for sale...

Cornwall’s housing crisis: Bill introduced to Parliament would give councils power over second homes and holiday lets

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A Labour MP has introduced a Bill into Parliament which would give councils the power to register and licence the conversion of residential properties into short-term...

Any day now, the residents of Helland shall be released

Residents of the North Cornwall hamlet of Helland, west of Bodmin, should soon be free to travel west over a tiny bridge which has been closed for six months...

Newquay Airport wants £11.5 million from the taxpayer by 2025 but refuses to say why or how it plans to spend the money

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport bosses’ attempts to defend the secrecy surrounding their new “consultative forum” descended into farce last night when they issued a statement saying they were...

Cornwall Care to be taken over by Sanctuary, as County Hall agrees to surrender properties in bid to rescue failing residential market and ease hospital “bed blocking” crisis

By Anne North Cornwall Council is to transfer property worth millions of pounds to the Sanctuary Care group, in a deal which County Hall hopes will rescue its ailing...

For Sale: Either a 114-acre farm, or “an upmarket Butlins,” depending on the planners

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans for a holiday park in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty appear to have stalled, pending the sale of the site by its administrators. The...

The silence of the lambs: with Newquay Airport now in the hands of estate agents, its “consultative forum” looks set to defy government transparency guidelines and hold its meetings in secret

By Peter Tremayne Town and parish councils around Newquay Airport are furious that they have been excluded from a “consultative forum” which is supposed to provide transparency and confidence...

Cornwall’s care home crisis: after months of dysfunctional secrecy, a plan slowly starts to take shape

By Anne North Months of secrecy surrounding the crisis in Cornwall’s residential care sector should come to an end later this month, when County Hall’s cabinet members finally learn...

Cornwall contemplates a week of rail disruption – and a fuel protest aimed at blockading the Tamar Bridge

By Peter Tremayne The national rail strikes due to start on Tuesday (21st June) are expected to bring all trains in Cornwall to a complete standstill. It seems highly...