Business

Bodmin’s Tulip food factory to stay open, but with 130 fewer workers

By Peter Tremayne The Tulip food processing factory in Bodmin is to stay open – but with a reduced workforce. The company has released a statement saying that it...

Number of new students accepted at Falmouth University falls again

By Julia Penhaligon There has been a further fall in the number of students accepted on places at Falmouth University. The latest End of Cycle data set released by...

Redruth hoping for £3.8 million heritage boost

By Richard Whitehouse Redruth town centre could be set to get a welcome boost thanks to millions of pounds to help breathe life into historic buildings. The town is...

How to spend £25 million on a Penzance facelift

By Richard Whitehouse More details have emerged of how Penzance could use £25 million to improve its town centre. Penzance was one of four towns in Cornwall which were...

Work starts on £19 million Saints Trails

By Anne North Work has started at Goonhavern on the first part of a new 10.5-mile multi-use trail between Newquay and Perranporth. It will be the first in a...

BBC Radio Cornwall, struggling for relevance as its audience fades away

By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures have slumped again, although not as badly as bosses had feared.  The quarterly “reach” figure recorded by the industry’s Rajar organisation,...

St Dennis incinerator roof again damaged by strong winds

The roof of Cornwall's controversial £141 million waste-to-energy incinerator at St Dennis has again suffered storm damage.  Part of the roof was destroyed by strong winds yesterday (Sunday) with...

New laws for farmers take a step forward as Agriculture Bill clears second reading

By Anne North The Agriculture Bill has passed its second reading in the House of Commons.  The legislation proposes to radically transform government support for farmers by phasing out...

Truro New Town: where will shoppers go?

By Richard Whitehouse The developer behind plans to build a new retail park on the outskirts of Truro says that claims that it could harm the city centre are...

£290 million A30 upgrade between Carland Cross and Chiverton gets its final political sign-off, meaning work should start later this year

By Peter Tremayne The government has given the final, formal go-ahead to build a dual carriageway between Carland Cross and Chiverton on the A30 in west Cornwall. The Development...

Everything you wanted to know about “Truro New Town” – but were afraid to ask

By Richard Whitehouse It is set to be the biggest development in Cornwall over the next 20 years with the possibility of up to 4,000 houses being built on...

Branson delays again – LauncherOne now not due to blast off before 29th February

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Richard Branson’s promised first flight of his LauncherOne rocket has been delayed for a further 10 days. The tycoon has again given no explanation, but the...

Cornwall Council to create a new company to deliver adult social care

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is to set up a new arms-length company to intervene in the social care market.  NewCareCo will employ around 300 people and operate a...

Journalism has value: Cornwall Live publisher abandons its bid to make readers pay

By Anne North The company which owns and publishes Cornwall Live has abandoned its attempt to make readers pay to access its content in Huddersfield. Reach PLC, which publishes...

A rum do down in the far west

By Graham Smith Councillors are preparing to rule on whether to licence a new rum distilling company in West Cornwall. The Cape Cornwall Rum Company, based at Badgers Holt,...

Decision soon on Flybe’s request for £100 million bailout

By Peter Tremayne A government decision is imminent on whether to offer Flybe a £100 million loan, to help rescue the struggling airline.  The loan would be in addition...

Officials recommend thumbs-down for plan to turn St Ives former National Westminster bank into an hotel

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to convert the former National Westminster bank at St Ives into an hotel have been recommended for refusal by Cornwall Council officials. The future of...

Cornwall now needs to go beyond “Twinning Committees and Esperanto lessons” to maintain European links

By Julia Penhaligon The Cornwall For Europe group sang their farewell to the European Union on Friday night.  The group now faces an uncertain future, although some individuals are...

Plans resubmitted to build houses close to South Crofty tin mine

By Anne North Plans to build 99 homes close to the former South Crofty tin mine have been re-submitted to Cornwall Council. Planners voted 12-1 in September to refuse...

LauncherOne is nearly ready for take off, and this time we really mean it, vows Branson

By Graham Smith There are growing signs that Richard Branson is determined to launch his rocket in a few weeks, in an experimental test flight with huge implications for...