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Countdown to confusion: Cornwall Council is going ahead with its spaceport vote, despite the general election, despite having no Environmental Impact Assessment, and with Richard Branson’s rocket still firmly on the ground

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is going ahead with a crucial vote next week to plough £12 million of local taxpayers’ money into a Newquay spaceport, despite having carried...

Walking back to happiness, as new bridges restore access to Cornwall coastal path

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Three large timber bridges in North Cornwall have been replaced as part of Cornwall Council’s Public Rights of Way Capital Safety Programme, restoring walking routes in...

Should Cornwall Council draw a veil over the Newquay spaceport idea until after the general election?

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors are waiting to see if the general election has de-railed their officials’ enthusiasm for a £12 million vote next week to build a Newquay...

“Stop Brexit” battlebus tours Cornwall

A "Stop Brexit" battlebus today concluded a three-day tour of Cornwall, hoping to highlight the issue during the current general election campaign.  The tour was organised by the Cornwall...

Cornwall’s NHS: Will the general election signal the end of the road for Kennally Care?

By Graham Smith The general election has put one of the most controversial proposed changes to Cornwall’s health service on hold. The prospect of what was originally known as...

Isles of Scilly facing £296,000 council overspend as water costs rise

By Richard Whitehouse Councillors on the Isles of Scilly have been warned they will face a difficult year when considering their budget for 2020. The warning came at a...

Revised plans for St Ives hotel to be decided tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse Revised plans for an apartment hotel which looks to increase the number of apartments are set to be decided tomorrow (Monday.) The hotel planned for the...

Cornwall waits 14 years for a Liberal Party candidate, and then six turn up all at once

By Graham Smith The first week of Cornwall’s general election has seen the surprise entry of six candidates from the Liberal Party. Voters under the age of 30 might...

Wadebridge skatepark opens – 30 years after the campaign started

By Graham Smith Wadebridge town councillors braved a chilly afternoon to mark the official opening of their new skatepark. The campaign for a Wadebridge skatepark started more than three...

The sun also rises, as County Hall’s corridors of power await their next big beast

By Graham Smith If you like the idea of earning £120,000-£140,000 a year, and spending £150 million while leading around 1,500 colleagues, then today (Friday) is the last day...

And they’re off! The official runners and riders for Cornwall’s 2019 general election

By Graham Smith More than 30 people are looking for votes in the hope that they will become one of six Members of Parliament, representing Cornish constituencies, at the...

Government approves 33% increase in the cost of crossing the Tamar into Plymouth

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has approved a 33% increase in tolls for the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferry – the first increase for nine years. In the letter...

Houston, we have a problem: Cornwall’s spaceport team just can’t keep their feet on the ground

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s spaceport backers are returning to America later this month for another conference, less than a month after attending a similar event in Washington. The Cornwall...

Rush to spend Euromillions as Cornwall Council identifies three major projects

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is set to contribute more than £14 million towards regeneration, business support and skills projects worth more than £53m. The council’s cabinet yesterday (Wednesday)...

People’s Vote campaign tries to turn three Cornish seats into its Brexit battleground

By Graham Smith Three of Cornwall’s six Parliamentary constituencies are included on a list of “anti-Brexit” tactical voting seats promoted by the troubled People’s Vote campaign. The campaign has...

Truro New Town: council offers sweeteners to help ease the pain

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has asked cabinet members to ensure that project funding is “set in stone” for communities that will have a new town built on...

It’s all a bit rubbish, as two years of contract negotiation go to waste

By Richard Whitehouse Tensions within the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration at County Hall have spilled into the open as the former Lib Dem cabinet member responsible for waste criticised...

North Cornwall sheep farmer admits cruelty charges

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A prize-winning farmer has been fined and ordered to pay costs totally £6,184 for causing cruelty to his sheep. Samuel Rogers, 24, of Advent, near Camelford,...

New boss for troubled Falmouth School

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A new chief executive is due to take command at Falmouth School next week, following a damning Ofsted report which accused former managers of “off-rolling” some...

Councillor’s advice surgery, and County Hall webcasts, fall prey to general election purdah

By Peter Tremayne The general election has put paid to a number of the “democratic” aspects of public life in Cornwall.  Officials appear to be taking full advantage of...