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Newquay spaceport fans look to tonight’s skies over Florida

By Graham Smith Some of the technical challenges facing any horizontal-launch satellite system will come under scrutiny within the next 24 hours – with important lessons for anyone hoping...

Isles of Scilly Steamship Company loses £4.3 million in a year

By Anne North Shareholders in the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company have suffered a jaw-dropping £4.3 million loss in the past year, according to the company’s annual accounts. The...

Rock music festival gives councillors a headache as they sift through more than 130 written representations, ahead of Thursday’s decision

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The stage is set for a major licensing battle on Thursday when councillors decide whether or not to permit a rock festival at Rock, near Wadebridge....

Councillors told they need training on “responsible” pension investment

By Anne North Cornwall councillors are to be called to a special “training day” to learn how County Hall’s pension fund can be used to help fight climate change....

Paul Masters, Cornwall Council’s “Mr Brexit,” calls it a day

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s strategic director for neighbourhoods, Paul Masters, is to leave the authority in the New Year.  He is retiring at the end of March. Mr...

Cornwall’s Citizens’ Advice helps write off £5.4 million debt

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Citizens Advice Cornwall has helped write-off £5.4 million worth of unmanageable debts for people in the county according to new statistics released by the charity today....

Is a US defence company about to teach Richard Branson a lesson about horizontal-launch spaceflight?

By Graham Smith A $252 million satellite is due to be blasted into orbit this week, from underneath the wing of a giant Lockheed Stargazer aircraft, taking off from...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s nature lovers will be able to think again about the spaceport

By Graham Smith Conservationists and environmentalists will get a second chance to consider their position on the proposed Newquay spaceport next week when the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly...

County Hall upsets Bodmin Town Council by putting profits first in so-called “affordable” housing project

By Anne North and Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s policy on “affordable” homes is set to take a further battering later this month when the authority tries to increase the...

Plans for 4,000-home Truro New Town hit the road

By Julia Penhaligon and Richard Whitehouse Some detail about the proposed Truro New Town might emerge next week, as Cornwall Council embarks on a series of “listening” events designed...

A “No Deal” Brexit would impact South West “like Foot and Mouth Disease,” warns LEP

By Daniel Clark A No Deal Brexit would be as bad as the Foot and Mouth Disease was for the South West, the government has been told. A letter...

EXCLUSIVE: Is food waste about to be dropped from Cornwall’s new household collection contract? County Hall’s surprise new survey makes no mention of it

By Anne North Mystery surrounds the surprise launch of a new online survey about Cornwall’s domestic waste collection service, as County Hall struggles to design a new contract before...

Four new UK routes from Newquay Airport

By Peter Tremayne It will soon be possible to fly direct from Newquay airport to Newcastle, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Norwich. Loganair has announced four new routes to start in...

More than 6,000 respond to dogs-on-beaches survey – and there are still two months to go

By Richard Whitehouse A survey asking for people’s views on dog beach bans has received the biggest response to a consultation launched by Cornwall Council. More than 6,200 people...

Cornwall Council asks itself if it can knock down Redruth’s historic library

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has asked if it can knock down the historic Passmore Edwards library in Redruth.  As County Hall is also the planning authority, this means...

Plans for a rock festival at Rock again divide opinion

By Richard Whitehouse Organisers of a controversial festival near Rock, which was forced to pull the plug just two weeks before it was due to open its doors, could...

Branson promises a “nominal launch soon” as he tries to reach for the skies – but the clock is ticking

By Julia Penhaligon Richard Branson has promised a “nominal launch in the very near future” of his LauncherOne rocket, as he bids to reach space for the first time....

Cornwall to pilot cheaper bus fares, after government reveals more cash during Tory conference week

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is to pilot a new scheme for reduced bus fares. The government announced extra cash - £23.5 million over four years - during the Conservative...

Lots of deals, but no satellite launches: Cornwall Council ponders the meaning of “commercial” as time runs out for Virgin Orbit

By Julia Penhaligon It looks as if Cornwall councillors will after all be asked to invest £12 million in the proposed Newquay spaceport before Richard Branson has demonstrated his...

EXCLUSIVE: First glimpse of tough new planning rules, as Cornwall strives for carbon neutrality

By Graham Smith Property developers could face tough new planning rules, such as higher building standards and on-site renewable energy generation, as part of Cornwall Council’s ambition to tackle...