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EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council considers how to keep on top of information about “contaminated land,” including a former chemical weapons factory

By Anne North Five “special sites” within the former top secret chemical weapons factory at Portreath are still on a register of contaminated land, according to a report to...

Tulip pork processing factory at Bodmin consults on another 270 job losses, after pocketing nearly £5 million from taxpayers

By Graham Smith The American food processing company which is considering making 270 people redundant in Bodmin took over the factory only a few weeks ago.  Five years ago...

Carn Brea Leisure Centre packed for Brexit Party rally

By Peter Tremayne Several hundred people attended a Brexit Party rally at Carn Brea Leisure Centre, Redruth, last night, attended by Nigel Farage and South West Euro MP Ann...

Don’t try to throw milkshakes at Nigel Farage, urges Cornwall For Europe

By Anne North The Battle of Brexit comes to Cornwall today (Monday) when Nigel Farage stages a rally at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre while anti-Brexit campaigners hold a...

Cornwall appears to be planning a stay-at-home Brexit “celebration” without any street parties on 31st October

By Richard Whitehouse and Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Brexiteers have missed the boat for any “official” street parties to mark Britain’s exit from the European Union on the scheduled date...

Planners approve homes on site of former Redruth care centre

By Richard Whitehouse A planning committee has unanimously backed plans to build so-called “affordable” homes on the site of a former care centre. Cornwall Council had applied for permission...

Planning permission for homes close to former tin mine refused – in case it ever re-opens

By Richard Whitehouse Proposals to build 99 new homes close to a mine which could be reopened have been refused planning permission. An application had been made for outline...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Countdown to opening time in the Old Brewery, and a chance to search for magic spells on 14 miles of shelves

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Is Cornwall Council capable of organising anything in a brewery?  We won’t have long to find out. Excitement is mounting at County Hall over the impending...

Shoes polished, best suit at the ready: candidates to chair Cornwall’s new health and social care organisation prepare for Thursday’s interviews

By Graham Smith Plans to set up a pioneering new structure for health and social care in Cornwall have a key date next week when NHS and council bosses...

The curious case of Hayle’s drinking water, where the taps still work even when the mains supply is switched off

By Graham Smith People in Hayle are being urged to report “ghost” drinking water supplies, following concern that some properties might not be connected exclusively to South West Water’s...

Controversial Camborne out-of-town shopping centre set for approval

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build a new out-of-town shopping centre including a new Lidl store in Camborne have been recommended for approval. The recommendation has come despite strong...

Online campaign to raise £1 million for Cornish Lithium

By Anne North Cornish Lithium is trying to raise £1 million to test its claim that it can extract the metal from deep underground – and stimulate a new...

Coming soon: everything you wanted to know about the Newquay spaceport, but were afraid to ask

By Peter Tremayne County Hall is counting down to a special meeting for councillors about the Newquay spaceport. The council chamber will play host to an all-member briefing next...

Labour launches its “Green Industrial Revolution” in Cornwall

By Anne North Nearly 150 Labour Party activists from across Cornwall gathered at Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, yesterday (Saturday) to help front-benchers Rebecca Long-Baily and Barry Gardiner launch a new...

South Crofty mine gets more time to raise cash – meanwhile, the tin remains underground, and underwater

By Graham Smith It looks increasingly like South Crofty will fail to resume tin mining by its target date of 2021, after struggling to raise the necessary cash. The...

Decision on raising Tamar Bridge walkway barriers, to reduce suicides, postponed for more research

By Peter Tremayne It could be several weeks before a decision is reached about raising the height of parapets on the Tamar Bridge in a bid to cut the...

Police arrest Camborne man in connection with “Holocaust denial” broadcasts

By Anne North Police have arrested a Holocaust denier from Camborne because of his anti-semitic broadcasts and social media posts. Graham Hart, 67, was held for several hours before...

Crown Prosecution Service backs drugs charges against 18-year-olds, following girl’s death

By Peter Tremayne The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised drugs charges against two 18-year-old men following the death of a 15-year-old girl in Camborne last year. Joshua Ward, of...

Tories get control of West Cornwall planning committee, posing a question mark over Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition

By Julia Penhaligon The Conservatives have captured control of Cornwall Council’s West area planning committee, in a development which could signal cracks in the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration. Newlyn...