Business

Cornwall’s waste contractor to be sentenced for illegally exporting “recycling” rubbish to India and Indonesia

By Graham Smith The company which enjoys Cornwall’s £20 million waste collection and disposal contract, Biffa, is expected to be sentenced today (Friday) following a second conviction in two...

Sea level is rising twice as fast as previously thought, say scientists

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Coastal areas have been warned of a dramatic increase in the rate of sea-level rise, caused by global warming.  But average temperatures in Cornwall are not...

Tenants tell Citizens Advice of Cornwall’s poor social housing and repairs that are long overdue

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Social housing tenants in Cornwall are waiting months for repairs they feel are damaging their health and causing stress and anxiety, according to a report by...

Government announces cash for flood defence schemes in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in Looe are hoping to learn today (Thursday) more details of government plans to invest in significant new flood defence schemes for Cornwall. A government...

The end of the affair? Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, a love-child of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government, appears to facing the axe

By Julia Penhaligon The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership might not survive until the end of the year, its members heard this morning (Wednesday.) Chairman Mark...

Cars v Homes: Cornwall’s planners prepare to think again on bid to house student nurses in Truro

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The ambition of Cornwall Council to realise policies on transport, climate change, and suitable homes for key workers and students is set to collide once more...

Empty supermarket shelves should be no surprise – Cornwall is at the end of the line

By Peter Tremayne The empty shelves confronting Cornwall’s supermarket shoppers have their origin in a complex interaction of several factors, including the Covid “ping-demic.” But the shortage of lorry...

The smell of fresh coffee is not everyone’s cup of tea in Porthleven

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornish coffee company has rejected claims of planning breaches from people living near the firm’s new roastery. Neighbours of Origin Coffee’s new base in Tolponds,...

Cornwall Council shortlisted for three national awards

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s annual Local Government Chronicle awards. County Hall has a chance of a “gong” for its...

Gymnastics centre to be demolished and replaced with housing

By Richard Whitehouse The Mullion Gymnastics centre is to be demolished and replaced with two houses after the local school said it would be unable to take over the...

Cornwall’s fishing industry “needs a new course” as report reveals workforce has more than halved in 20 years

By Peter Tremayne The number of fishermen in Cornwall has more than halved in the past 20 years, according to a report to be considered by the Cornwall and...

Newquay to get electric “tuk tuk” shuttle service

By Richard Whitehouse Visitors to Newquay will be able to jump on board electric tuk tuks after a company was granted a licence to operate them by Cornwall Council....

TUC report highlights the impact on Cornwall of £20-a-week cut to “post-Covid” Universal Credit

By Julia Penhaligon A new report from the TUC says Cornwall will be one of the worst-hit parts of the country when the government cuts £20-a-week from Universal Credit....

Truro New Town: County Hall’s Tories maintain the same policy as their predecessors, splashing the cash to buy land for development

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has bought a further area of land on the site of the proposed Langarth Garden Village. The transfer of the 67 acres of land is a vital part...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s cluster map gets darker and darker, as hospital sees fourth death in a week

Cornwall now has 413.8 cases per 100,000 population, compared with an average for England of 545.1.  Devon is 423 and Plymouth 926.4.  The Newquay West area now has 1,242.7...

Concern over County Hall’s approach to Boardmasters’ festival, as councillor breaks ranks and says that a “be careful” message is not enough to protect the public

By Anne North One of the country’s top Covid scientists has claimed that government policy towards events such as the imminent Newquay Boardmasters’ festival are part of a deliberate...

Who’s to blame? Cornwall’s new rubbish collection and approach to recycling delayed again

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s new rubbish and recycling collection service has been delayed again and will now not start until 2023 – three years later...

Cornwall Council’s change in political control means no change for couple caught in cycle trail compulsory purchase ordeal

By Richard Whitehouse A couple have told of the nightmare they have experienced due to their home being in the middle of a major Cornwall Council project to create...

Cornwall Council’s “estates transformation” puts question mark over Corserv HQ at Wadebridge

By Graham Smith The Wadebridge headquarters of Cornwall Council’s Corserv group of companies could be among those considered for disposal, following a County Hall cabinet meeting this week. The...

Covid-19: the Newquay hotspot is about to get even hotter, as thousands prepare for Boardmasters festival

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs are bracing themselves for what they fear could be another Covid “super-spreader” event when thousands of people descend on Newquay for the five-day...