Business

There are no illegal schools in Cornwall, says County Hall

By Graham Smith There are no unregistered schools in Cornwall, according to a Freedom of Information answer supplied by County Hall. Last month Ofsted reported there were more than...

No rocking at Rock this year, as festival organisers admit defeat

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A controversial rock concert due to be held at Rock will not go ahead after all. The Porthilly Spirit festival was refused a licence last week. ...

Planners asked to lift “holiday-only” restriction on Hustyns lodges, near Wadebridge

By Graham Smith One of Cornwall’s longest-established holiday resorts could soon be turned in to an “instant village” in an Area of Great Landscape Value near Wadebridge. Hustyns announced...

Residents called to “extraordinary” parish meeting to consider Charlestown harbour licence bid

By Richard Whitehouse and Rashleigh MacFarlane St Austell Bay parish council is calling an extraordinary meeting this evening (Friday) to discuss plans to hold events in Charlestown Harbour. Charlestown...

Newquay-London passenger numbers increase after switch from Gatwick to Heathrow

By Julia Penhaligon The switch from Gatwick to Heathrow airports appears to have contributed to a 4% growth in passenger numbers flying from Newquay to London. Newquay airport says...

End of the road for Tywardreath village shop owner, as courts finally run out of patience and put company into receivership

By Graham Smith An application to set aside a winding-up order against the company which owns Tywardreath’s village shop has been rejected, meaning that Hunter Grange Investments Ltd is...

Newquay bar accuses police of “misinformation” after licensing extension refused

By Richard Whitehouse A Newquay bar which was denied permission to extend its opening hours has accused the police of spreading “misinformation” over drugs being sold in the venue....

Hayle harbour redevelopment delayed

By Richard Whitehouse The first phase in a major redevelopment of Hayle Harbour has been delayed after councillors were unable to decide whether to grant planning permission. A reserved...

An unreliable boyfriend? Branson delays again, but signs up another airstrip

By Graham Smith The first test flight of Richard Branson’s satellite launcher has again been delayed.  The pioneering air-launched system is the foundation of Cornwall Council’s ambition to build...

New ownership of Tywardreath village shop “is in the final stages,” says the woman who raised £470,000 in personal loans from local people

By Graham Smith The owner of the Tywardreath village shop has again said she hopes a new owner will take over the business soon.  Trudy Thomson made similar claims...

Cornwall’s MPs join new All-Party Parliamentary group designed to promote “South West” vision

By Graham Smith At least five of Cornwall’s MPs have joined a new all-party group to represent the “Great South West” region in Parliament.  The move mirrors greater co-operation...

Councillors meet to consider Newquay nightclub bid to stay open until 2.30am

By Richard Whitehouse Police have claimed that a Newquay nightspot is known to be a venue used for the purchase and supply of drugs.   Cornwall Council’s licensing act sub...

Rock rocked by music festival described as “a very good idea in the wrong place”

By Richard Whitehouse Fears have been raised that a new music, food and wellbeing festival could bring traffic chaos and drugs to a quiet area in north Cornwall. Porthilly...

Poor but happy? The Thriving Places Index says Devon is better than Cornwall

By Graham Smith A charity which tries to measure the “quality of life” has published a snapshot of what it is like to live in Cornwall – and decided...

Bid to heat Penzance Jubilee Pool using underground geothermal energy hits a snag

By Anne North The £1.9 million project to heat the open-air Penzance Jubilee swimming pool by tapping into the natural energy of underground hot rocks has hit a potentially...

Climate Emergency: Cornwall Council admits it has no idea how its spaceport could be carbon neutral

By Rashleigh MacFarlane County Hall officials have confirmed they do not know how the proposed Newquay spaceport can avoid contributing hundreds of tons of carbon into the atmosphere, should...

House of Lords challenges government to realise the potential of rural economies

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy has called on the government to develop a Rural Strategy, to address rural challenges and realise...

Company behind Tywardreath village shop goes into liquidation, as local people scramble to get their money back

By Graham Smith The company which owns Tywardreath’s village shop has been forced into liquidation after a brief hearing at a court in Surrey. Hunter Grange Investments Ltd, run...

Search is on for the location to build a new secondary school near Cornwall’s north coast

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has started looking for a site for a new secondary school on the north coast to help ease pressure for places in and around...

John Betty is back at County Hall as a freelance consultant just weeks after leaving the staff

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s former £140,000-per-year Strategic Director for Economic Growth, whose formal employment ended only a few weeks ago, is back at County Hall earning hundreds of...