Business

Hall for Cornwall should re-open “on budget and on time” says council

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has said it “cannot guarantee” that work to refurbish the Hall for Cornwall will not over-run on either budget or time but that it...

Cornwall Council agrees to splash the cash, despite political bust-up over “financial mess” and “scaremongering” allegations

By Richard Whitehouse A councillor has warned that Cornwall Council’s £600 million housing investment programme could end up a “financial mess that the people of Cornwall will be paying...

Cornwall’s strategic planners again have nothing to talk about, as leadership of this once-powerful committee remains vacant

By Graham Smith Next week’s scheduled meeting of Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning committee has been cancelled, leaving unresolved the question of who will chair the organisation. The committee –...

South Crofty mine gets more time to raise cash – meanwhile, the tin remains underground, and underwater

By Graham Smith It looks increasingly like South Crofty will fail to resume tin mining by its target date of 2021, after struggling to raise the necessary cash. The...

All buses to use Cornwall’s £10 million “transport hub” by the autumn, says council

By Anne North All of Cornwall’s buses should be using the recently-opened £10 million St Erth “transport hub” by the autumn, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member Geoff Brown told colleagues...

Cornwall Council to seek more advice about 5G mobile phone roll-out

By Anne North Cornwall Council is to seek further advice about 5G mobile phone technology. In answer to questions raised at this morning’s (Wednesday’s) cabinet meeting, council leader councillor...

Plan to turn 280-acre woodland near Bodmin into cycle centre

By Graham Smith Forestry England is considering the creation of a cycle centre, and car park, at the 280-acre Newbridge Wood, to the east of Bodmin. The site is...

Cornwall Council considering £100,000 spend to perform 700-year-old play

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s cabinet will today be asked to vote £100,000 to stage three open-air plays at St Just next year. The performance of the Ordinalia Nessa...

Cornwall’s swimming clubs fear GLL price rises could force them to close

By Richard Whitehouse Swimming clubs say they could be forced to close after revealing they are facing an almost 80% increase in pool hire costs. A number of swimming...

End of the line for Looe Fish Market

By Peter Tremayne The end of an era is approaching in Looe, where the port’s Looe Fish Selling Company will stop trading at the local fish market on Friday....

Council approves alcohol licence for Baby Bay charity surf event, New Polzeath

By Richard Whitehouse An application from a beach-based taco van to serve alcohol during a surfing event has been approved. Taco Boys, which operates from a converted horse box...

URGENT CORRECTION – alcohol licence for Baby Bay surf event, New Polzeath, approved

By Graham Smith Cornwall Reports has been advised that a story filed earlier by the BBC Local Democracy service, saying the licence had been refused, was incorrect.  The licence...

“Affordable” housing should mean what it says, rules the Supreme Court, in a judgement with implications for Cornwall Council

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has come under new pressure to re-define its use of the term “affordable housing” after the Supreme Court ruled that the word “affordable” should...

Shadow business secretary to visit Cornwall and talk about a “green industrial revolution”

By Anne North Labour front-bencher Rebecca Long-Bailey is inviting people from Cornwall to come and talk to her about plans for a “green revolution.” The shadow minister for Business,...

Cornwall Folk Festival warns performers to watch out for email scam

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornwall Folk Festival has warned potential performers to beware of an international scam designed to trick them into parting with money. Bands and soloists from...

Derek Thomas to lead calls for an extra VE Day bank holiday next year

By Julia Penhaligon St Ives MP Derek Thomas has borrowed a policy from Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and is calling for an extra bank holiday next year. The...

Doom Bar wins drinks brand of the year award

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Doom Bar has won the Grocer Gold Award for drinks brand of the year.  The beer, brewed by Molson Coors at the Sharp’s brewery at Rock,...

Construction outsourcer Kier plans to axe 1,200 workers

By Anne North Construction and services outsourcer Kier Group, which has two offices in Cornwall and a number of large public sector contracts, is to axe 1,200 workers. Among...

Cornwall’s hospital cleaners vote to strike in dispute over poverty pay

By Graham Smith Cleaners and porters at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in pursuit of a pay claim. Nearly 600 workers, members of...

Hill farmers get the jitters as Brexit deadline looms, but new land management scheme fails to keep up

By Graham Smith Farmers from the upland areas, which include Bodmin Moor, are calling on the government to extend any Brexit transition period, after 31st October, to ensure that...