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“Significiant progress” on cycle trail, councillors told, as County Hall tries to get costs under control

By Richard Whitehouse A major project to create a series of new multi-user trails in Cornwall is now making “significant progress” councillors have been told. The Saints Trails are...

MP demands urgent action over broken sewage pipe

By Rashleigh MacFarlane St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has called on South West Water to take “urgent action” over a burst sewer pipe at The Gannel estuary,...

Penzance dry dock, providing a service since 1834, set to close as Isles of Scilly Steamship Group decides not to renew lease

By Richard Whitehouse Europe’s oldest dry dock is set to close at the end of May, marking the end of an era in Penzance. Penzance Dry Dock was the...

Record rise in sheep worrying, as farmers blame Covid for increased dog ownership

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Sheep farmers have reporting a record-breaking increase in cases of livestock worrying by dogs. A major survey by the National Sheep Association has seen a 460%...

Cornwall dog breeder gets suspended jail sentence

By Peter Tremayne A man has been banned from keeping dogs and ordered to pay thousands of pounds in costs following a prosecution by Cornwall Council. Barry Rowe, 70,...

Planning inspector says “no” to out-of-town retail park at Camborne

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A government inspector has dismissed an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a retail park at Camborne. Quora had wanted to build out-of-town shops...

Serious failings at Cornwall Housing, demanding urgent inspection of old electrical fittings

By Peter Tremayne A government watchdog has launched an investigation into Cornwall Housing. Cornwall Housing has more than 10,300 tenants.  It is part of Cornwall Council’s arms-length Corserv group...

Climate change: National Trust adopts a pragmatic retreat at Cotehele

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The National Trust is retreating from a field at Cotehele Quay, on the banks of the River Tamar, because of flooding made more frequent by climate...

County Hall confirms embargo on new building in part of North Cornwall: full details

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has today (Tuesday) confirmed – and given more details of – the embargo on new development in the River Camel area of North Cornwall....

Truro City Council scraps plan for “informal” meeting to consider £170 million Pydar proposals

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro City Council has abandoned plans to hold an informal meeting to consider the £170 million redevelopment of the Pydar area. Councillors last night (Monday) voted...

Reform UK candidate: Why I’m standing for election in both Cornwall and Buckinghamshire (but not talking about the rules)

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon The anti-lockdown Reform UK candidate who is trying to get elected to both Cornwall and Buckinghamshire councils on 6th May has hinted at...

Councils should consider ditching their outsourced leisure contracts, says Local Government Association

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s leisure centres could be taken back “in-house” if County Hall follows the advice of a new guide prepared by the Local Government Association. The future...

Cornwall’s latest cycle path will need Compulsory Purchase Orders before it can be finished – more than a year late, and £6 million over budget

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Parts of the Saints Trail cycle path between Newquay and Perranporth will need compulsory purchase orders to secure the necessary land, Cornwall councillors have been told....

White House confirms US President Joe Biden will visit St Ives for G7 Summit

By Peter Tremayne The White House has confirmed that US President Joe Biden will be attending the G7 Summit, in St Ives, from 11th-13th June. Millions of pounds are...

Truro’s Pydar redevelopment to be considered at “informal” City Council meeting just one week before election

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EXCLUSIVE: Natural England asks Cornwall Council to pause housebuilding because of serious, long-term damage to important wildlife sites

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Land owners and property developers in North Cornwall are bracing themselves for a possible embargo on new building, pending investigation of serious pollution in the River...

Pydar 2: deadline today for residents to respond to County Hall’s latest pre-application lobbying for £170 million vision of Truro

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has hired lobbyists to lobby itself over determining its own planning application for the £170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area. The lobbyists have...

EasyJet flying Newquay-Gatwick from June

By Peter Tremayne EasyJet has confirmed that it is launching a new summer route between Newquay and London Gatwick this summer. Flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay will operate three...

Job-seeking claimants should be put to work in the fields, says government

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Farmers are to be encouraged to hire people claiming benefits to help meet labour shortages caused by the post-Brexit absence of migrant workers. The Department of...

Unemployment holds steady at 7% of Cornwall’s workforce

By Peter Tremayne The number of people out of work and claiming benefit in Cornwall has held steady over the past month, after a huge leap between February and...