Newquay & St Columb local news

Could Falmouth keep its Minor Injury Unit? New report sheds insights into how health and council bosses are planning the “Kennally Care” future of Cornwall’s community hospitals

18th January 2018By Graham SmithFurther details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care System.The developing...

Newquay anticipates spaceport decision in the next few weeks

17th January 2018By Peter TremayneA government decision on whether Newquay could be one of Britain’s first spaceports is now expected within the next few weeks.The long runway at Newquay...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude to Helston,...

Good news for pet owners as fire crews get new life-saving kit

7th December 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneDonations from Helston-based The Dog House Grooming Company and the RSPCA mean that all of Cornwall’s on-call stations will now have special life-saving equipment for...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017By Graham SmithNational Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the end of...

Newquay spaceport – decision is only a few months away

15th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneCornwall Council leader Adam Paynter has told this morning’s (Wednesday’s) cabinet meeting he is hopeful of a “positive outcome” when the government announces the winner...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017Thousands of people across Cornwall have observed Remembrance Day memorial services.  Towns and villages staged events to respect local friends and relatives who have been killed and...

Two bodies found on separate North Cornwall beaches

31st October 2017Emergency services have recovered the body of a woman from the beach at Widemouth Bay, Bude.Police say they are not treating the death as suspicious and her...

Home Office says “sorry” for UK Border Force no show at Newquay Airport

30th October 2017By Peter TremayneThe Home Office is conducting an inquiry to find out why British passengers returning from a holiday in Spain were held up at Newquay airport...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonThousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of the traditional...

Halfway House pub, on A39 near Wadebridge, badly damaged by fire

27th October 2017The Halfway House pub, a well-known landmark on the A39 near Wadebridge, looks set to be closed for some time after the building was badly damaged by...

Fire sweeps through Halfway House pub, on A39 near Wadebridge

27th October 2017Eleven people were escorted to safety after fire swept through the Halfway House pub, on the A39 near Wadebridge, in the early hours of this morning.  The...

Nearly 3,000 watch as Bloodhound roars down the runway

26th October 2017Newquay airport's unusually long runway was put to use this afternoon when the supersonic Bloohound car made its first road test.Around 3,000 people watched as the car...

Bloodhound set to roll down Newquay’s runway at 200mph

26th October 2017The Bloodhound supersonic car is due to reach speeds of up to 200 mph when it blasts down the 1.7 mile runway at Newquay airport this afternoon. ...

Cornwall’s libraries: the “devolution revolution” is taking longer than expected

20th October 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s “pioneering” reform of the county’s libraries is to be extended for a further year, as council officials struggle to find local partners willing to...

Spaceport delegation returns from New Mexico optimistic of “strong interest” after £30,000 trade trip

12th October 2017By Graham SmithThe Cornwall trade mission to USA spaceports has returned without any firm contracts – but business and council leaders say they are optimistic that “strong...

And this is where the lifeboats are – but there are only 87 seats for 123 councillors, as the scramble for places gets underway

29th September 2017By Graham SmithThe maps reproduced in this article illustrate the first draft of how officials suggest re-drawing Cornwall Council boundaries.  The 2021 local council elections will be...