Business

Tesco makes a fresh bid to sell petrol at Wadebridge

27th November 2017By Graham SmithThe Tesco supermarket at Wadebridge could start selling petrol and diesel next year, if a planning application currently before Cornwall Council is successful.The company is...

Agricultural sector should expect “long and messy” Brexit divorce, says former diplomat

25th November 2017By Graham SmithBritain’s agricultural sector must prepare to be treated as a third country, like Venezuela or Yemen, when the UK leaves the European Union in 2019,...

Budget boost for new road to link St Austell and A30

22nd November 2017By Graham SmithA new road between St Austell could be open within five years, according to Cornwall Council.The much-talked about project has come a step closer today...

Council postpones decision about backing Tour of Britain cycle race

22nd November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneOfficial public support for plans to bring the Tour of Britain race to Cornwall will depend on the Liberal Democrat-Independent run Cornwall Council cabinet, due...

Cornwall’s countdown to NHS revolution is now well underway

22nd November 2017By Anne NorthThe future of Cornwall’s health service could soon be in the hands of just five local councillors, as radical reforms of the NHS gather pace.Plans...

Tamar Bridge “at capacity” in 10-15 years, as councils study possible solutions

20th November 2017By Peter TremayneNearly 20 million vehicles use the Tamar Bridge every year – prompting fears that the bridge will be at capacity, and traffic at a complete...

Man killed in industrial accident at Redruth

17th November 2017Health and Safety Executive officials are investigating the death of a man in an industrial accident in Redruth.  The incident is thought to have involved a baling...

Council has rejected Corserv business plan, cabinet is told

15th November 2017By Graham SmithThe Corserv business plan for 2017/18 was not good enough for the company’s only shareholder, Cornwall Council, and was rejected, councillors were told this morning...

Newquay spaceport – decision is only a few months away

15th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneCornwall Council leader Adam Paynter has told this morning’s (Wednesday’s) cabinet meeting he is hopeful of a “positive outcome” when the government announces the winner...

Falmouth University made misleading “league table” claims, rules Advertising Standards Authority

15th November 2017By Anne NorthFalmouth University has been severely reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority for making misleading claims, in a bid to attract more students.The ASA ruling requires...

South West Water – cashing in on those pennies from heaven

15th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneSouth West Water is plundering its customers in order to pay excessive dividends to its shareholders, according to a new report by the campaign group...

It’s official: Cornwall Council has no comment on Corserv boss

14th November 2017By Graham SmithCornwall Council has just issued this statement about the crisis at Corserv: “We have no comment to make on the Managing Director. We are seeking...

Cornwall’s bathing beaches make the grade

14th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneAll of Cornwall’s beaches have met bathing water quality standards sufficiently high to be “designated,” according to figures published by the Department for Food, Environment...

Cornwall asked to host Tour of Britain cycle race

14th November 2017By Graham SmithCycling enthusiasts could be in for a treat if plans to bring the Tour of Britain race to Cornwall are successful.Cornwall missed out this year,...

Day Five of the Great Corserv Mystery – does anyone at Cornwall Council know what is going on?

14th November 2017By Anne NorthCornwall Council has spent another 24 hours failing to answer any questions about its £240 million “arms length” company, Corserv  – which appears to have...

EXCLUSIVE: What’s going on at Corserv? Trouble at the top, just days before council debates £70 million increase in capital budget

13th November 2017By Graham SmithNew questions about the viability of Cornwall Council’s proposed budget have emerged following uncertainty over the role of the arms-length company set up to undertake...

Adrian Jones takes over as Wadebridge Mayor

9th November 2017By Graham SmithWadebridge has a new Mayor – town councillor Adrian Jones.  Mr Jones had been the deputy mayor and was elected unopposed at a meeting last...

Cornwall Council sharpens its axe, preparing to shed another 170 jobs

8th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonCornwall Council is preparing to shed nearly 170 jobs, if elected councillors approve recommendations drawn up by their officials.The council’s ruling cabinet is due to...

Cornwall needs EU migrant workers, council tells government

8th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneCornwall Council has warned the government of serious damage to the Cornish economy unless ministers take positive action to ensure European Union workers can remain...

Cornwall’s newspapers cut further, as Wales comes up with a new idea

5th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe Cornish Guardian has slashed the number of its local editions from seven to just three, reducing even further its coverage of local news.Founded in...