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It’s official! Government finally confirms UK spaceport will be in Scotland, not Cornwall – leaving County Hall with a £9.3 million hole in its business plan

15th July 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s worst-kept secret has finally been confirmed.  The UK Space Agency has announced that Britain’s first spaceport will be built in Scotland.  Cornwall...

Coming to Cornwall: no spaceport, but lots of spin. Taxpayers will be asked to subsidise Richard Branson

15th July 2018 By Graham Smith All eyes are on the Farnborough Air Show, where the Cornwall Spaceport project has advertised “a bold announcement” at 12 noon tomorrow (Monday.) ...

Keep shipbuilding jobs in Falmouth, urges Labour

11th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne MPs are today (Wednesday) debating a Labour Party call to keep a £1 billion Royal Navy shipbuilding contract in Britain.  Labour says the...

After a chaotic debate, Cornwall Council asks for more time to think about police merger

11th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has asked for an extension to the consultation being carried out over plans to merge Devon and Cornwall Police with Dorset...

EXCLUSIVE: Britain’s first spaceport will be in Scotland – but Newquay could be second

11th July 2018 By Graham Smith Newquay looks likely to miss out on the chance to become Britain’s first spaceport when Prime Minister Theresa May makes the official announcement...

Cornwall Council votes 49-46 for the multi-million pound land deal which will lead to Truro New Town

10th July 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has voted 49-46, with two abstentions, to go ahead with the controversial land deal necessary to create “Truro New Town” at...

Cornish pasty baker closes with loss of 109 jobs – and the finger of suspicion points to Brexit

10th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornish pasty-makers Crantock Bakery has gone into administration with the loss of 109 jobs. Staff were told yesterday (Monday.)  Bosses said the higher...

Council to investigate Cornwall’s private rented sector

10th July 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council is to investigate the private rented housing sector, with a view to developing new policies which recognise its importance. The most...

Cornwall Council to debate police force merger

Monday 9th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall councillors have raised concerns about the proposed merger of Devon and Cornwall Police with Dorset Police.  The merger...

Cornwall, twinned with Ruritania: council’s chief executive tells all to Local Government Chronicle

4th July 2018 Cornwall Council’s chief executive, Kate Kennally, has given a rare interview to the Local Government Chronicle.  She spoke to Robert Cusak. “You make your own weather,”...

Cornwall expects “positive news” about Newquay spaceport – the dates in the council diary which describe countdown to announcement

4th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has admitted that it is “anticipating a positive announcement” on the bid to have the UK’s first spaceport in Newquay. The...

Cornish fish for Cornish fishermen? White Paper poses more questions than answers

4th July 2018 By Anne North Cornwall’s fishing industry is watching closely today’s (Wednesday’s) publication of the government White Paper, “Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations,” which sets out ministerial...

Cornwall on its way to Farnborough for spaceport announcement

1st July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Final preparations are underway for the proposed Newquay Spaceport to exhibit at the Farnborough Air Show later this month, where the government is...

Camelford bypass petition presented to Parliament

29th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A petition calling for a bypass around Camelford, to address air pollution and spur economic growth, has been presented to Parliament by local...

Cornwall’s small businesses get £40 million boost

28th June 2018 By Anne North £40m investment fund launched for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly SMEs The British Business Bank has today (Thursday) launched the £40 million Cornwall...

Councillors approve £1 million spending limit for officials

27th June 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have approved a new “scheme of delegation” allowing officials to spend up to £1 million in a single transaction without prior...

Scrapping Trident “would not cost Devonport jobs” according to new report

27th June 2018 By Graham Smith The Trident nuclear submarine system could be scrapped without massive job losses, according to a new report. Hundreds of workers from South East...

Lamorna Cove is up for sale – for £2.65 million

27th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Lamorna Cove, one of the most picturesque parts of the Cornish coast, is for sale. The property includes a 10-bedroom house, a number...

NFU to lobby Prime Minister over the need for post-Brexit migrant workers

26th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Farmers’ leaders are due to meet the Prime Minister today (Tuesday) to press the case for encouraging migrant workers to pick fruit and...

How to get to Heathrow from Newquay without a third runway

25th June 2018 By Peter Tremayne As MPs prepare to vote on the possible expansion of Heathrow airport – raising the prospect of direct flights from Newquay – a...