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Cornwall councillors challenged to fund free school meals during holidays

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to fund a free school meals service during holidays, after several leading councillors criticised the county’s six MPs for voting...

Don’t come to Cornwall from Covid-19 lockdown areas, urges council (but please don’t ask about our new flights from Manchester)

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has backed calls from tourism industry leaders to stop holidaymakers heading to Cornwall from any ‘Tier 3’ lockdown areas. But a council statement released...

Flights from Manchester to Newquay will resume on Friday, despite Tier-3 Covid lockdown in the north

By Peter Tremayne Eastern Airways has confirmed that its flights from Covid-19 hotspot Manchester will resume on Friday as scheduled, despite the city moving into Tier 3 lockdown at...

Cornwall Today to close with immediate effect, blaming Covid-19

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Today, once judged “Magazine of the Year,” is to close.  The October issue will be its last. In 2018 its former publisher, Trinity Mirror, sold...

Developers prepare to try again at Broadmoor Farm site, near Carkeel

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Developers hoping to build on farmland close to the Carkeel roundabout, off the A38 near Saltash, say they will be submitting revised plans later this year....

Newquay airport “is not viable” says County Hall’s chief finance officer

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s head of finance has said that Newquay airport is not viable.  The government has offered a loan but Cornwall Council is asking ministers for...

Leisure centre price increases are nothing to do with us, says council

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has said that a decision to hike the cost of pool hire for swimming clubs is a matter for leisure centre operators after being...

Councillors vote 9-4 against “The Cornwall We Want” saying it is the Cornwall we vote for that matters

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall councillors have rejected a series of reports based on one of the largest “listening” exercises ever undertaken by County Hall because they feared that County...

North Cornwall holiday park goes into liquidation, blaming Covid-19

By Julia Penhaligon More than 30 jobs are at risk at a North Cornwall holiday park, which is going into liquidation – blaming the impact of Covid-19 Penstowe Holiday...

Rent increase threatens future of pre-school at Praze-an-Beeble

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Little Beebles pre-school at Praze-an-Beeble, between Camborne and Helston, has launched an online fundraising campaign in a desperate attempt to avoid closure.  Supporters have set...

Cornwall Council launches new campaign to maintain its own European Union links beyond the end of the year

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is seeking to put itself at the forefront of a new campaign aimed at maintaining links with the European Union , once the post-Brexit...

Cornwall just got much closer to a complete Covid-19 lockdown (as the crow flies)

By Anne North Cornwall is now fewer than 60 miles away from a complete Covid-19 lockdown.  The distance between Morwenstow, near the Cornwall-Devon border, and Swansea, is just under...

Covid-19 and Newquay Airport – arrivals from Alicante (99 cases per 100,000) quarantine for 14 days; arrivals from Manchester (582 cases per 100,000) no quarantine

By Peter Tremayne People from Covid-19 hotspot Manchester are due to arrive at Newquay airport on Friday (23rd October) as a new service run by Eastern Airways swings into...

Laurence Reed among those preparing to leave the BBC, as local radio and regional television bid farewell to a generation of on-air presenters

By Graham Smith The BBC is preparing to announce the departure of a generation of local radio and television presenters and reporters. Following last night’s emotional on-air farewell to...

EXCLUSIVE: Only five Cornish schools have had confirmed Covid-19 cases since term resumed in September – but more than 40% have had “suspected” cases

By Rashleigh MacFarlane With many Cornish schools about to embark on their half-term holiday at the end of next week, Cornwall Reports has found that more than 40% have...

Why we voted against the National Farmers Union on the Agriculture Bill – Cornwall’s MPs put their case

By Richard Whitehouse Some of Cornwall’s MPs have explained why they voted against an amendment to an Agriculture Bill which critics say would have protected food standards in the...

Newquay spaceport boss quits

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County Hall planning crackdown on rogue landlords

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have backed calls for a new licensing system to crack down on rogue landlords – but also say that more needs to be done...

Virgin Orbit staff describe their hopes as they countdown the next 77 days to a rocket launch which could make or break the Newquay spaceport

By Peter Tremayne Virgin Orbit has released a new video, describing the company’s preparations for its next attempt to reach space.  Virgin's first rocket crashed in May, posing questions...

St Ives MP Derek Thomas rebels against government over 10pm pub curfew

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornish MP has said that the 10pm curfew imposed on pubs and restaurants in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus “makes no sense.”...