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Goodbye to all that: Cornwall keeps a toe-hold in Brussels, but with no Euro MPs and no say in any decisions

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon While the UK will formally Brexit tonight (Friday) Cornwall will retain a presence in Brussels. South West Green Party Euro MP Molly Scott-Cato...

A dog’s life: County Hall under fire, already, for relaxing its rules about beaches

By Julia Penhaligon The ink is hardly dry on the Cornwall Council decision to relax its rules about dogs on beaches – and already a counter-petition has started calling...

Cornwall Council urged to set up its own town centre regeneration fund

By Richard Whitehouse Councillors have called for a new pot of money to be created to fund projects which could help struggling town centres. Members of Cornwall Council’s economic...

County Hall “can’t be arsed” about economic development post-Brexit, claims councillor

By Richard Whitehouse A councillor has said that plans by Cornwall Council to slash the amount of money put aside for economic development shows a “can’t be arsed” attitude....

Plans to axe long-stay car parking in Truro head for the long grass, as councillors rebel

By Richard Whitehouse Proposals to axe long-stay car parking in Truro in a bid to reduce the amount of traffic into the city should be dropped, according to councillors....

Skybus to quit Newquay Airport hangar and base all engineering operations at Land’s End

By Richard Whitehouse Isles of Scilly flight operator Skybus has announced that it will leave its hangar at Cornwall Airport Newquay in May. The move will mean that all...

Campaigners say “no” to Threemilestone Aldi, as Truro shopkeepers worry about the future

By Richard Whitehouse Campaigners have urged Cornwall Council to refuse planning permission for an out-of-town retail park because it could “kill” Truro city centre. A planning application is in...

Choppy waters ahead for Cornwall’s fishermen, as 48 years of Common Fisheries Policy come to an end

By Anne North Cornwall’s fishermen will put to sea on Saturday officially outside a framework of rules and regulations which have been in place since 22nd January 1972. Britain’s...

Local news organisations to remain in crisis as government rejects the advice of its own review

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has rejected a proposal that it should help fund public interest journalism, leaving traditional local newspapers in crisis as their advertising revenues continue to...

When the fun stops, stop – Cornwall Council’s casino economy cost taxpayers £45 million

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has been forced to pay a £45million penalty due to “serious failings” around the use of controversial loans. The council’s auditors have issued a...

Branson pushes his first Virgin Orbit space flight back again – but this time by only 48 hours

By Graham Smith The date for Richard Branson’s first test flight of his LauncherOne rocket has slipped again, but this time by only a few days – raising hopes...

The Lowering: what will happen to Cornwall’s European Union flag after Friday?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Downing Street’s orgy of red, white and blue which will accompany “Brexit Day” has led to speculation about what celebrations, or mourning, might be witnessed in...

Cornwall’s footballers learn the names of their first-round opponents in “alternative” World Cup

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s footballers will have to get past teams from Latin America, Australia and Africa to make progress in their first world cup adventure later this year....

Cornwall’s planners vote unanimously in favour of Truro stadium

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have approved detailed proposals to build a sports stadium at Langarth, to the west of Truro. The planners voted unanimously in favour of the...

Work starts on new Carland Cross wind turbine

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Construction has started on the first large wind turbine to be built in Cornwall for four years. The 2.3 megawatt (MW) turbine at Ventonteague, near Carland...

“Kremlin-style secrecy” over planning enforcement in Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse A councillor has called for greater transparency and openness over the use of planning enforcement. Mark Formosa, Cornwall councillor for Newquay Treviglas, put forward a motion...

After a couple of quiet opening nights, Cornwall’s new “singles only” bar throws open its doors for free

By Anne North The new “Single Mingle” bar in Truro, after failing to attract customers following Monday’s opening, has dropped its £20 entry fee. The new venture failed to...

With only ten years to go to achieve its own target, Cornwall Council pats itself on the back over climate change

By Graham Smith Today marks the first anniversary of Cornwall Council’s declaration of a climate emergency – leaving only ten years to go before the county is supposed to...

Truro Stadium land deal “still not over the line” as County Hall holds firm on promise of community benefit

By Graham Smith Claims before Christmas that the Truro Stadium project has completed the land-transfer necessary to start construction were premature, the Cornwall Council cabinet member responsible for the...

Cornwall’s car parking charges to go up 1.5% – but Penzance is singled out for special treatment

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has announced how much it plans to increase parking charges for 2020/21. Under the proposals fees in council car parks will increase by 1.5%...