Newquay & St Columb local news

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...

Branson now says he’s ready to launch his rocket two weeks early, on 19th December

By Peter Tremayne Virgin boss Richard Branson has announced a new date for his attempt to launch a satellite – two weeks earlier than his previously published date. The...

Steve Double MP is among the first to try new American vaccine for Covid-19

By Anne North St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has become one of the first people in Cornwall to take part in government trials of a potential anti-Covid-19...

EXCLUSIVE: Tories in a muddle over candidates for next year’s council elections

By Graham Smith Conservatives in the St Austell and Newquay constituency have been ordered to re-run the selection procedures which threatened the future of two sitting councillors. Party chiefs...

Consultants hired to keep Cornish freeport idea alive

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s business leaders have hired consultants to report on the prospects of a freeport – a de-regulated onshore tax haven which some Conservative politicians think could...

Newquay Airport will continue to provide links to Covid-19 hotspots when lockdown is lifted, says council leader

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport will continue to welcome passengers arriving from Covid-19 hotspots, Cornwall Council leader Julian German said yesterday (Wednesday.) Mr German told reporters that although the...

Cornwall’s £19 million Saints Trail gets the go-ahead, subject to government ruling on environmental impact

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to create a new multi-user trail linking Perranporth and Newquay have been approved. Phase one of the Saints Trail is part of a series of...

Homeless man jailed for setting fire to Newquay policeman

By Peter Tremayne A homeless man who doused two police officers in petrol before setting one of them on fire in Newquay has been jailed for 10 years and...

Newquay Airport to close until mid-December because of Covid-19 lockdown

By Graham Smith Newquay Airport is to close on Monday (9th November) due to the latest Covid-19 “Lockdown 2.” Flights between Newquay and Manchester, Leeds and Teesside appear to...

Concern over the future of Newquay Airport

By Richard Whitehouse and Peter Tremayne The leader of Cornwall Council says he will continue to press for government funding to help Cornwall Airport Newquay amid fears it could...

Why I’ll be voting for a Covid-19 lockdown U-Turn, by St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Julia Penhaligon One of Cornwall’s MPs has explained why he will be performing a policy U-turn tomorrow (Wednesday) and voting in favour of another Covid-19 national lockdown, only...

Black ties and plenty of wine as Newquay spaceport bosses look forward to winning “deal of the year” award

By Peter Tremayne The proposed Cornwall spaceport has been shortlisted as “deal” of the year in the South West Property Awards, organised by the business-to-business publication Insider Media. Inclusion...

Covid-19: West Yorkshire set to join Manchester as high-risk area with direct flights to Newquay Airport

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport looks set to increase its role as a magnet for people travelling to Cornwall from Covid-19 hotspots in England when Leeds-Bradford moves to the...

Planners to consider major new recreational path between Perranporth and Newquay

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans for a new cycling and recreational path between Newquay and Perranporth look set to get the go-ahead next week, despite some concerns about the impact...

Virgin Orbit seeks another $150 million, as clock ticks down to midnight on 31st December

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson is trying to raise another $150 million for his Virgin Orbit project, upon which depend Cornwall Council’s hopes of a spaceport at Newquay. The...

Don’t come to Cornwall from Covid-19 lockdown areas, urges council (but please don’t ask about our new flights from Manchester)

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has backed calls from tourism industry leaders to stop holidaymakers heading to Cornwall from any ‘Tier 3’ lockdown areas. But a council statement released...

Flights from Manchester to Newquay will resume on Friday, despite Tier-3 Covid lockdown in the north

By Peter Tremayne Eastern Airways has confirmed that its flights from Covid-19 hotspot Manchester will resume on Friday as scheduled, despite the city moving into Tier 3 lockdown at...

Newquay airport “is not viable” says County Hall’s chief finance officer

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s head of finance has said that Newquay airport is not viable.  The government has offered a loan but Cornwall Council is asking ministers for...

Covid-19 and Newquay Airport – arrivals from Alicante (99 cases per 100,000) quarantine for 14 days; arrivals from Manchester (582 cases per 100,000) no quarantine

By Peter Tremayne People from Covid-19 hotspot Manchester are due to arrive at Newquay airport on Friday (23rd October) as a new service run by Eastern Airways swings into...

Newquay spaceport boss quits

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