Environment

Newquay Spaceport is planning a party to celebrate the first launch of a rocket from Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Spaceport  bosses have revealed they are expecting protests to accompany the first launch of a rocket from Newquay next month. No date has yet been confirmed...

Newquay Airport secrecy: Cornwall Council’s failure to comply with Freedom of Information laws heading for Commission ruling

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s failure to explain what it is doing at Newquay Airport looks set for a showdown at the Information Commission. The airport’s new-look “consultative” committee...

More than 60 homes in Cornwall reserved for Londoners under “Seaside and Country” scheme

By Richard Whitehouse A housing association has explained why it is moving pensioners from London to Cornwall. Cornwall is one of 18 rural counties which provides properties for Londoners...

Lawyers threaten Judicial Review of £70 billion Penzance climate change contract claiming it is “a case study in poor procurement practice”

By Graham Smith The small private company based in Penzance which appears to have been put in charge of the government’s quest for “Net Zero” carbon reduction is now...

The curious case of the £57 million rail link from Newquay to Falmouth that will have to go via Par

By Graham Smith The government has said it hopes to announce the outcome of Levelling Up bids this autumn, which means Cornwall Council should not have wait long before...

Repairs to Helland Bridge, closed since December, now due to start next week

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents of Helland, near Bodmin, have been told repairs to their bridge over the River Camel are now due to start next week.  The bridge has...

Live on TV: BBC commentator and Olympic medalist Andy Jameson praises Wadebridge community for saving local swimming pool

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC sports commentator and former Olympic athlete Andy Jameson has praised the community at Wadebridge for rescuing their local sports and leisure centre. Mr Jameson used...

£57 million bid to upgrade Cornwall’s railway “will increase Truro-Falmouth passengers by 25%” says County Hall

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has finally submitted its bid for government Levelling Up cash, after a chaotic process which saw an on-off attempt to secure...

South West Water “constantly reviewing” position as Cornwall’s reservoirs continue to shrink

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The prospect of a hose-pipe ban is looming ever-closer as today’s (Wednesday’s) publication of Cornwall’s reservoir levels shows the South West is heading for a record-breaking...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water: company gives details of last week’s shark attack

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The company which offers swimmers a chance to get close to sharks has issued a statement about an incident last week which resulted in a woman...

The curious case of the small Penzance company which has won a huge government contract to save the planet

By Graham Smith A small private company based in Cornwall looks set to benefit from billions of pounds of government spending over the next 25 years as it tries...

EXCLUSIVE: how Cornwall has found itself at the centre of a real-life Star Wars arms race

By Peter Tremayne The first rocket due to be fired into space from Cornwall will carry a number of military satellites, putting the Newquay spaceport at the centre of...

On the buses with the baroness: but Cornwall Council refuses to say if the £23.5 million subsidy has increased passenger numbers

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is refusing to say if its much-hyped “bus revolution” has led to any increase in passengers.  County Hall says the information is commercially confidential....

Cadgwith’s fishing community secures permanent protection of vital buildings

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The small community of Cadgwith, on The Lizard, has declared “victory” in its campaign to secure fishing buildings in the village and protecting them against redevelopment...

Half of Cornwall’s water has already gone – and it’s not even August

Colliford reservoir (photo Tamsin Titcomb/Facebook) Cornwall’s reservoirs lost another 4.15% of their water last week, continuing the depletion of reserves which is worrying water companies, the Environment Agency and...

Winners and losers: the County Hall department which is now responsible for museums has just spent more than £40,000 promoting Newquay’s spaceport at the Farnborough air show

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s spaceport spent £40,000 on the design and construction of an exhibition stand at the Farnborough air show last week, according to a Cornwall Council contract. ...

Computer says no: It’s all going frightfully well, as Cornwall’s bid for Levelling Up cash has still not been seen by the “zombie” government

By Graham Smith “Technical issues” have delayed Cornwall’s application for “Levelling Up” funds from the government. Cornwall Council first announced its Levelling Up Fund (LUF) bid on 5th May,...

Cornwall’s rivers shrink as dry weather set to continue

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Nearly 40 of Cornwall’s rivers are this morning (Wednesday) at officially “low” levels, with some flowing half a metre below their normal level. The lack of...

Cornwall facing a delay in tackling scourge of second homes

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is not set to get new powers to charge extra council tax on second homes until at least 2024 and possibly...

Bodmin to tell the “untold” histories of working class life in rural Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Bodmin is to host an £8,000 photography exhibition celebrating the “untold” history of working class rural life in Cornwall. The “A Cornish Camera – Bodmin At...