Newquay & St Columb local news

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...

EXCLUSIVE – How Israel tries to influence Cornwall’s MPs

7th August 2018 By Graham Smith Labour Party activists might be forgiven for feeling frustrated at their party leadership’s continuing squabble over what is and what is not anti-Semitic...

Tourism minister visits Newquay airport

30th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Tourism minister Michael Ellis MP has visited Newquay airport as part of a tour of the south west. He was met by local...

Police investigate St Columb machete attack

30th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed with a machete in St Columb. Officers were called by an ambulance crew...

Branson’s new personal best – Virgin flies higher than ever in the race to put tourists in space

27th July 2018 By Graham Smith Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic project reached twice the speed of sound, and flew higher than ever before, during its third rocket-powered test flight...

Spaceports cost money: the battle for Cornwall’s hearts, minds and wallets gets underway

24th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne The first shots in what looks like being a long-running “spaceport” charm offensive were fired this morning (Tuesday) when Cornwall Council installed a...

California dreaming: will Branson’s bird actually fly? The new age space race and what it means for Cornwall

22nd July 2018 By Graham Smith Space enthusiasts are watching closely the progress of Richard Branson’s first attempt to fly his LauncherOne satellite delivery system.  Some reports in the...

Spaceport Cornwall needs another £150,000 to stay in the game, as Richard Branson gets set for vital test flight next week

18th July 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Enterprise Partnership is set to spend another £150,000 to continue financing its “spaceport” ambitions at Newquay, even...

Scottish rocket engines to be tested at Newquay

17th July 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has succeeded in persuading Scotland’s Skyrora to bring its rocket engine testing programme to...

Crunch-time approaching for the future of Newquay-Gatwick air link

17th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council and the Department for Transport are about to enter a critical stage in negotiations over continuing the subsidy for flights between...

Cornwall is “going backwards” in spaceport contest

16th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The UK Space Agency has confirmed that Cornwall will get only a share of the £2 million government funding earmarked for the development...

Cornwall Council insists its spaceport deal with Branson will create jobs

16th July 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council last night insisted that it’s “spaceport” deal with Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit will create 480 jobs within ten years, despite the...