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Cornwall’s spaceport project faces its first political hurdle today

By Graham Smith Plans to build a spaceport in Cornwall could come grinding to a halt today (Wednesday) when Cornwall Council’s cabinet meets to consider contributing £12 million towards...

St Just church bells sound the alarm for climate emergency

By Richard Whitehouse As the chorus of support for the campaign to recognise that the planet is facing a climate emergency continues to grow, a new initiative has been...

Bovine TB increases in Cornish cattle, despite the badger cull

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall continues to be one of the counties worst affected by bovine tuberculosis, according to new data published by the government. There were 350 new cases...

Back to the drawing board: Cornwall’s proposed new waste collection plan, aiming to double recycling, is too expensive

By Anne North Plans to make fundamental changes to the way in which household waste is collected in Cornwall will be re-visited on Wednesday when councillors discover that they...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Farms minister George Eustice expands badger cull to most of Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Farms’ minister and Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice has extended the badger cull to most of Cornwall.  It had previously been limited to North Cornwall. ...

Newquay Spaceport now promises 150 jobs by 2025 – last year, it promised 1,000 jobs by 2025

By Graham Smith A full-scale arm-twisting and public relations operation is underway at County Hall to persuade the ten Cornwall Council cabinet members that they must vote in favour...

Cornwall Live publisher experiments with asking readers to pay-as-they-go for news articles

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The company which owns and publishes Cornwall Live has become the latest local news organisation to embrace a new “pay-as-you-go” system for online readers. Reach PLC,...

Cornwall will face severe fuel and food shortages in only 49 days – you can now download the official Operation Yellowhammer documents

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Up to 129 European fishing vessels could enter local fishing waters in only 49 days, in the event of a No Deal Brexit, according to official...

Cornwall Council admits that Truro stadium progress is at the mercy of related road and New Town project

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Plans for a Truro stadium to host the Cornish Pirates rugby team have run into the quicksand of lawyers haggling over legal agreements. ...

Truro finally gets its new household waste centre

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro’s new £1.75 million Household Waste Recycling Centre finally opened to the public for the first time today (Wednesday.)  Construction of the centre was halted earlier...

County Hall: We need to gamble £12 million on Richard Branson’s spaceport right now, or “miss the opportunity”

By Graham Smith The stage is set for Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet to debate, for the first time, its policy towards a proposed Newquay spaceport when its 10 members...

Cornwall councillors say “no” to taking part in meetings from home – with one third of them having gone home already

By Anne North A Liberal Democrat proposal to allow councillors to take part in meetings from the comfort of their own homes was defeated by just one vote yesterday...

Council agrees to spend £62 million on new dustcarts

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has agreed to spend an extra £62 million to buy a new fleet of dustcarts, ahead of its £200 million waste collection contract. Councillor...

Langarth country lanes will not become “rat runs” for Truro New Town, promises council

By Graham Smith The country lanes which criss-cross the proposed Truro New Town will not become “rat runs” once the new housing estates are built, Cornwall Council promised today....

County Hall is hiring extra staff to help cope with a No Deal Brexit

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has hired extra staff to help deal with the impact of a “No Deal” Brexit, councillors heard this morning (Tuesday.) Council leader Julian German...

Parliamentary shut-down leaves fishing, farming and wildlife with no protection from Brexit deadline

By Graham Smith The government’s decision to shut down Parliament has come at huge expense to rural areas.  The Agriculture Bill, the Fisheries Bill and the Environment Bill were...

Is Tintagel’s new footbridge causing more harm than good? asks councillor

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has questioned whether the new bridge at Tintagel is doing more harm than good for the historic site. Bert Biscoe, independent councillor for...

We’ll be watching to see how much rubbish you try to put in your dustbin, says County Hall

By Richard Whitehouse Households which try and put out too much rubbish under a planned new waste collection service will be investigated.  The disclosure will rekindle fears that County...

Millions of pounds in “Town Deal” cash goes to the constituencies where the Tories need votes

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has chosen three marginal constituencies in Cornwall to spend millions of pounds in a pre-election boost called “Town Deals.” Two of the towns are...