Newquay & St Columb local news

Newquay’s spaceport plans again delayed – and Brexit gets the blame

6th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Plans to announce the location of Britain’s first spaceport have again been postponed. A government announcement pencilled in for next Tuesday, 12th June,...

Cornwall shocked by sudden death of Newquay councillor Paul Summers

1st June By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has confirmed the sudden death of Paul Summers, Cornwall councillor for Newquay Treviglas. Mr Summers, 62, died suddenly last night.  A former...

Cornwall’s taxpayers lend Prince Charles £7.1 million, on top of £8.7 million contribution towards cost of new road

28th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has agreed to provide the Duchy of Cornwall with a £7.1million loan to help fund the building of a road through...

The RAF gets its way on space defence – but does it also push Newquay’s spaceport bid to the back of the queue for government cash?

21st May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Today’s (Monday’s) announcement of a formal Ministry of Defence initiative for launching satellites has posed new questions over the location for Britain’s first...

Fire sweeps through Newquay’s Atlantic Hotel

20th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne An investigation is underway to establish the cause of a fire which swept through the Atlantic Hotel, Newquay, in the early hours of...

Newquay spaceport: reach for the stars, but watch your wallet and beware of half-baked big ideas

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 11th May 2018 Cornwall’s rocket scientists are all a-Twitter with excitement, and some anxiety, as...

Countdown to Cornwall’s spaceport – how the rival bids stack up

10th May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall is counting down to a spaceport announcement – now expected within days.  The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is...

St Austell & Newquay MP to open Windrush debate

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne One of Cornwall’s MPs is to open a Parliamentary debate about the “Windrush” scandal, following the government’s admission that it destroyed the migration...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

Planners reject Newquay hotel demolition

17th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to demolish a seafront hotel in Newquay and replace it with housing have been rejected by Cornwall Council. Plans for the redevelopment...

St Columb Major shipping containers approved

17th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to use shipping containers as storage units on a site at St Columb Major have been approved by Cornwall Council. Neil Penny-Harding...

Dogs on Cornish beaches – new rules introduced with effect from today

1st April 2018 By Anne North Holidaymakers arriving in Cornwall this weekend have been getting used to the new regime of dog bans on beaches. Last year, Cornwall Council...

The secret jigsaw: how the NHS is Shaping Our Future into a Cornwall of winners and losers, depending on the “Property Asset Scorecard”

23rd March 2018 By Graham Smith The redesign of Cornwall’s health service is set to transfer treatment of existing minor injury units to 25 “enhanced” GP surgeries – posing...

Newquay spaceport announcement may have to wait until May – after council elections

21st March 2018 By Anne North The announcement of where Britain’s first spaceport will be built appears to have been delayed, and now looks as if it will have...

The Salisbury nerve gas attack: how most roads lead back to Cornwall

20th March 2018 By Graham Smith The international inquiry investigating the nerve agent used to attack a former Soviet spy in Salisbury will find that the chemical history of...

Countdown to Newquay spaceport announcement – six days to go?

15th March 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed today’s (Thursday) Royal Assent of the Space Industry Bill, which paves...

Council asked to approve up to 53,000 at Boardmasters Festival

10th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Boardmasters Music and Surf Festival has applied for a new licence which would see its capacity increase to 53,000. The five-day event, which...

Newquay’s Tories win without a fight

9th March 2018 By Anne North Conservative Claire Carter, of Porth, has been elected unopposed to Newquay Town Council.  It is the second vacancy to be filled in the...

Has Newquay got the spaceport? Councillors summoned to special briefing

26th February 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Excitement is growing at County Hall that Cornwall councillors are about to be the first to learn that Newquay has been chosen as...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of...