Newquay & St Columb local news

Here is the full list of which parts of Cornwall recycle their waste and which areas don’t. There’s something funny going on in Newquay

25th November 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council has now published the full data set of which local wards are best at recycling waste – now also showing which...

Virgin confirms interest in buying Flybe

23rd November 2018 By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has confirmed it is in talks to buy the troubled airline Flybe, which operates from Newquay airport. Flybe put...

Flybe to offer Newquay-Heathrow route from April

22nd November 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Flights from Newquay airport to London are to switch from Gatwick to Heathrow airport next year. The change will cut journey time to...

EXCLUSIVE: “I’m in” says Branson, as Virgin puts cash on the table for Newquay Spaceport

21st November 2018 By Graham Smith The attempt to win more central and local government support for the development of a spaceport at Newquay is about to take a...

Branson’s rocket finally leaves the ground – but spaceflight is still some way off, and the clock is ticking

20th November 2018 By Graham Smith Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit satellite system has finally left the ground, to the relief of council and business officials in Cornwall who hope...

Branson concedes defeat in the race to test launch his satellite rocket this year

31st October 2018 By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit project has been delayed again, with its first test flight not now expected until 1st January 2019.  Cornwall Council...

Flybe shares drop to just 19 pence after another profits warning

18th October 2018 By Anne North Flybe shares have dropped to only 19 pence after the airline issued a profits warning, with annual losses worsening to £22 million.  Earlier...

Buddy, can you spare £25 million? The Bloodhound supersonic car runs out of cash, less than a year after Newquay trial run

15th October 2018 By Anne North The company behind the Bloodhound supersonic car – which aims to hit speeds of 1,000mph – has gone into administration. Bloodhound Programme Ltd,...

Branson delays his satellite rocket, adding another two weeks of doubt to Newquay’s spaceport uncertainty

12th October 2018 By Graham Smith Richard Branson has postponed the first test launch of his Virgin Orbit satellite delivery rocket.  The air-launched system was due to have been...

At last – a date to start the Branson Countdown, and consider the future of a Newquay Spaceport

2nd October 2018 By Graham Smith Virgin is just two weeks away from the first test launch of its satellite delivery rocket.  No-one will be watching more closely than...

Cornwall Council by-elections result in two additional committee seats for Tories

11th September 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Conservatives have gained an additional two committee seats on Cornwall Council, following their recent by-election victory in Newquay. New councillor Mark Formosa...

Grayling to rule on the future of Cornwall’s air link to London

4th September 2018 By Peter Tremayne A decision is imminent over whether the Newquay air link to London will fly to Gatwick or Stansted after the current Public Service...

Council’s central area planners face a busy day

3rd September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Developers wanting to build new homes and an extension will all find out whether they will be granted planning permission today (Monday.) Cornwall...

Newquay Spaceport waits and watches as Virgin Orbit attempts critical test flight of launcher rocket

29th August 2018 By Graham Smith Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit project, hoping to launch at least three satellites from Newquay within three years, is about to reach a critical...

Newquay gets ready for Cornwall Pride festival

22nd August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Preparations are well underway for a colourful parade through Newquay on Saturday (25th) to mark the annual Cornwall Pride festival. The parade is...

EXCLUSIVE: Spaceport Cornwall – full details of the costs so far

16th August 2018 By Graham Smith The total cost, so far, of developing a Cornwall spaceport is £350,000, according to a Freedom of Information answer.  This figure does not...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council says it did investigate Branson over spaceport deal – but won’t say what it found

14th August 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has confirmed that it DID carry out a due diligence inquiry into Richard Branson before signing a Memorandum of Understanding about...

Farnborough cost £13,275, while Cornwall now waits for Branson to get off the ground in California

11th August 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s participation in the Farnborough Air Show, to announce the already-known “memorandum of understanding” with Virgin Orbit about a possible Newquay spaceport,...

Tories win Newquay by-election as Lib Dem vote falls 30%

10th August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Conservatives are today (Friday) celebrating a stunning Cornwall Council by-election victory in the Newquay Treviglas division, taking the seat from the Liberal...

Polling day in Newquay by-election

9th August 2018 By Peter Tremayne Voters in Newquay go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a Cornwall councillor.  The by-election was caused by the death of Paul...