Business

See no evil, hear no evil – how the council’s £250 million private company avoids the public gaze (but is happy to talk about potholes)

14th January 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has finally published the long-awaited business plan for its wholly-owned arm’s-length company Corserv – leaving many more questions than answers. Corserv...

Official – Truro City Football Club is now up for sale, after council agrees supermarket plan

11th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne Truro City Football Club is up for sale, just a few weeks after Cornwall Council granted permission to build a supermarket on the...

The clock is ticking – is Cornwall’s Wave Hub in danger of disappearing down the Brexit plug-hole?

9th January 2018 By Julia Penhaligon With no new European money on the horizon, what happens when the dowry is spent? It is more than 20 years since Tony...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub still seeking first commercial revenues as US generator faces “challenges”

9th January 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Wave Hub is still looking for its first large-scale electricity-generating customer after a US company pulled the plug on plans to connect...

From posh nosh to foodbanks – the New Year Honours sprinkle magic over Cornwall

30th December 2017 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s haul of New Year’s Honours includes both a celebrity chef and the founder of the Camborne food bank. The bigger gong goes...

Hospital car parking charges under scrutiny as data reveals the cost to patients and staff

29th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Royal Cornwall hospital made more than £278,000 from charging patients, visitors and staff to park in the last year, according to research...

Cornwall’s dairy farmers invited to New Year NFU conference

29th December 2017 By Anne North Cornwall’s dairy farmers are being urged to attend a special New Year conference to hear about the latest developments in their industry. Cornwall...

Work starts on building two Spitfires

28th December 2017 By Peter Tremayne Work has started in Cornwall to build two WW2 Spitfire aircraft. A newly-founded not-for-profit organisation based on the Roseland, near Truro, the Parnall...

Campaigners trying to stop council’s takeover of Cornwall’s NHS win first round of legal challenge

27th December 2017 By Graham Smith Campaigners trying to prevent so-called “Kennally Care” from taking over major commissioning decisions from the National Health Service in Cornwall have drawn first...

Planners approve supermarket for Truro City football club site

21st December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Councillors have voted 9-3 in favour of plans to build a Lidl supermarket on the site of Truro City football club. The footballers...

It’s up to you, government tells Cornwall, as councillors freed to increase local taxes

21st December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s council taxes could rise by a further 1% without referendum, as the government looks for ways to finance local services without subsidy...

Becky Simpson joins the board as Corserv tries to steady the ship

21st December 2017 By Anne North Corserv has finally got round to telling its workers that the boss has gone.  Following yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) Cornwall Reports article reporting that Tony...

Still no-one in charge at Corserv, more than a month after the boss said goodbye

20th December 2017 By Anne North Cornwall Council’s £240 million a year “arm’s length” company Corserv still has no-one in charge, more than a month after the departure of...

BBC to pay Western Morning News in bid to rescue coverage of Cornwall Council

8th December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon The BBC is to pay the Western Morning News to hire more reporters, in a bid to shore up the newspaper’s ailing coverage...

Good news for pet owners as fire crews get new life-saving kit

7th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Donations from Helston-based The Dog House Grooming Company and the RSPCA mean that all of Cornwall’s on-call stations will now have special life-saving...

Life imitates art as BBC South West aims to produce “engaging content” for Facebook

7th December 2017 By Graham Smith BBC South West, covering Cornwall and Devon, has become the latest English region to employ people to work on Facebook, rather than produce...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017 By Graham Smith National Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the...

The final countdown: a timetable for Cornwall’s exit from the National Health Service

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s 70-year membership of the National Health Service now has an end date – 7th February 2018. That is when Cornwall Council’s Liberal Democrat-led cabinet is...

Glass half-full or half-empty? Social mobility report is not helpful to Cornwall’s pursuit of government aid

28th November 2017 By Anne North Cornwall is not as poor as we have been encouraged to think, according to today’s report by the Social Mobility Commission. The report,...

Livestock auctions draw to a close in Liskeard

28th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The end of an era is approaching for Liskeard Cattle Market.  The Christmas poultry sale, on 19th December, will be the final auction...