Newquay & St Columb local news

Three more Cornwall councillors in the “dock” over alleged misbehaviour

By Graham Smith There may be ten months to go, but next year’s Cornwall Council elections are already on the minds of some local communities – with some serving...

Lifeguards rescue 12 caught in rip currents at Porthtowan beach

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Porthtowan RNLI lifeguards responded to a flash rip current which lead to a mass rescue of 12 people yesterday (Monday.)  The rip current pulled the bathers...

Newquay Airport back in business, as British Airways confirms route to Heathrow

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s air links with London will resume on Friday, July 24, with British Airways operating services between Newquay and Heathrow. BA will initially begin operating three...

Cornwall’s “temporary” Covid-19 mortuary costs £294 per week and will earn Newquay Airport £30,000 in rent

By Julia Penhaligon The Covid-19 “temporary” mortuary at Newquay Airport is costing £294 per week to maintain, according to a Freedom of Information answer.  The facility has never been...

Pete Masters adds the Truro Voice weekly newspaper to his media stable

By Anne North A new weekly newspaper launched this week – The Truro Voice, which has a cover price of £1.  The newspaper is owned by former Truro City...

Police and Crime Commissioner identifies likely trouble-spots ahead of “Super Saturday”

By Peter Tremayne New funds to help prevent anti social behaviour are being offered to Newquay, St Ives, Truro, Perranporth, Penzance and Bude as local communities anticipate the weekend’s...

Cornwall to keep its “temporary” Covid-19 mortuary

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The “temporary” 900-space mortuary at Newquay Airport will remain in place for the foreseeable future, Cornwall Council has confirmed. A decision whether to decommission the £1.4...

Will all of Cornwall’s leisure centres re-open next month? County Hall promises a statement soon

By Anne North Cornwall’s leisure centres face an uncertain future as talks continue over whether all 12 facilities will re-open next month. GLL, the private management company which won...

Job losses at Newquay Airport, as Covid-19 continues to undermine aviation sector

By Richard Whitehouse Up to 36 jobs could be lost at Newquay airport after it was decided that a major restructure was needed due to the loss of business...

Work continues on Newquay Spaceport, despite Branson’s rocket crash

By Anne North Newquay Airport is going ahead with detailed design work to upgrade its facilities for Richard Branson’s space programme, despite the tycoon’s high-profile rocket crash last month....

Public to force Cornwall Council to answer questions about Newquay Spaceport next week

By Peter Tremayne The future of the proposed Newquay Spaceport will be discussed, for the first time in several months, at next week’s Cornwall Council cabinet meeting. The meeting...

RNLI lifeguards to patrol six more Cornish beaches from tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse More beaches in Cornwall will have RNLI lifeguards patrolling from this weekend. Cornwall Council has announced that from Saturday another six beaches in Cornwall will have...

Newquay Airport announces new flights to Leeds Bradford, starting next month

By Peter Tremayne Eastern Airways has today (Wednesday) announced that it will operate a new route from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Leeds Bradford. The route will commence on 9th...

Newquay Airport adds new link to Teesside

By Peter Tremayne Eastern Airways is to operate a new route between Newquay Airport and Teesside, Middlesborough, from 6th July. The route will operate up to three times per...

Newquay Tory councillor Mark Formosa makes waves for his Conservative group over lifeguards

By Graham Smith Newquay councillor Mark Formosa has irritated many within his own Conservative group with another call for County Hall to support amateur surf life-saving clubs, while waiting...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Tory claims that “most” of Cornwall’s beaches will have lifeguard cover criticised as dangerous and irresponsible

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Liberal Democrat Cornwall councillors have criticised their Conservative opponents for publishing a statement which claims that lifeguards will be patrolling “most” of Cornwall’s...

EXCLUSIVE: County Hall steps in to rescue Corserv from insolvency

By Anne North Cornwall Council has stepped in with an emergency bail-out loan to rescue its own company Corserv, which was on the brink of financial collapse. The council’s...

Media “hounding” of Dominic Cummings is “unacceptable in a civilised democracy” says St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has broken his silence about the Dominic Cummings affair, saying he has “passed on” his constituents’ concerns to the...

Newquay Spaceport: We still don’t know what went wrong, says Branson, but no-one was hurt and the rocket crash did not cause “significant” environmental damage

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has said it is still not clear what caused his rocket to crash on Monday evening, posing new questions about plans for a Newquay...