Newquay & St Columb local news

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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Virgin Orbit staff describe their hopes as they countdown the next 77 days to a rocket launch which could make or break the Newquay spaceport

By Peter Tremayne Virgin Orbit has released a new video, describing the company’s preparations for its next attempt to reach space.  Virgin's first rocket crashed in May, posing questions...

Newquay, Falmouth, Truro, St Ives and Penzance are Cornwall’s parking ticket hot spots

By Richard Whitehouse Parking tickets, the bane of a motorist’s life.  Whether you have decided to quickly park somewhere you shouldn’t to run an errand or quickly nip into...

No new plans to house elderly hospital patients in hotels in the event of another Covid-19 surge, says council

By Anne North Elderly patients currently in hospital will not have the opportunity of being discharged to a hotel, rather than a residential care home, if there is another...

Air ambulance had to delay take-off because of overhead aircraft

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Air Ambulance has said that it has had to delay responding to emergency calls due to aircraft flying over its helipad. The charity highlighted concerns...

Virgin Orbit says it’s going nowhere for the rest of the year

By Graham Smith Richard Branson has abandoned hope of reaching orbit this year.  The tycoon is now promising to put his LauncherOne rocket into space shortly after midnight on...

New flights confirmed between Newquay and Manchester airports

By Peter Tremayne Loganair and Eastern Airways have both announced new flights between Manchester and Newquay. The Eastern Airways service was announced earlier this year, but then put on...

Government says “no” to Newquay-Manchester flight subsidy

By Peter Tremayne The government has rejected a request for public subsidy of flights between Newquay and Manchester, Newquay Airport managing director Pete Downes confirmed today (Thursday.) However Mr...

Covid-19: What future for Newquay Airport? New report shows 98.5% drop in passengers compared with last year

By Peter Tremayne The viability of Newquay airport will come under the microscope later today when managers provide an update on the current business situation, following the latest Covid-19...

Newquay spaceport is “not dead in the water” insists council

By Peter Tremayne The Newquay spaceport project is “absolutely not dead in the water,” according to Cornwall Council, as the authority tried to explain why it is pulling £5.6...

Shameless – Prince Charles lays down the rules for those who want to live on his new estate at Newquay

By Richard Whitehouse Fancy living in a home on Prince Charles’ Nansledan estate? If you do make sure your washing line can’t be seen from the street, you don’t...

Man remanded in custody accused of GBH, following injuries to police constable

By Peter Tremayne A 30-year old man, Blagovest Hadjigueorguiev, has appeared before Truro magistrates accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. It follows an incident at Newquay which...

“Save Our Pool!” – Wadebridge fears its leisure centre is at the top of County Hall’s “hit list”

By Graham Smith About 30 protestors staged a peaceful, socially-distanced demonstration in Wadebridge on Friday evening to highlight the loss of their local leisure centre. The swimming pool, gym,...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council set to slash funding for Newquay spaceport – is this “the final nail in the coffin?”

By Graham Smith Plans to build a spaceport at Newquay look set to take a massive blow next week when Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet decides to pull more than...

Planners reject hotel-to-flats proposal at Newquay

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to demolish a former hotel in Newquay and replace it with a modern block of flats have been refused planning permission. The planning application to...

Cornwall is the “perfect example” of why planning rules should change, says Robert Jenrick

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Scandal-hit housing secretary Robert Jenrick has visited Cornwall to tell Conservative party supporters and local government figures that his proposed reform of planning...