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Why the council wants to keep West Cornwall in the dark

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in West Cornwall are being urged to drop-in to an information session tomorrow (Wednesday) to find out why they might be better off if Cornwall...

Par River pollution investigation continues

By Graham Smith Environment Agency officers are continuing their investigations into a pollution incident on the River Par, downstream of Luxulyan, Cornwall.  Officials have turned their attention to the...

Woman from Cornwall among those to face trial for climate change protest

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A 64-year-old woman from St Keverne is among those who will be facing a trial for alleged public order offences following the Extinction Rebellion climate change...

Will Branson make it into space by Saturday?

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson appears to be in danger of failing to deliver on one of his more colourful promises should he fail to make it into space...

Jews who disagree with me are anti-Semitic cranks, says Cornwall councillor

By Anne North A Cornwall councillor who runs an“anti-Semitism” Facebook campaign has described Jewish people who disagree with him as “cranks.” Penzance councillor Tim Dwelly, who resigned from the...

It’s all going really well, County Hall chief to tell members

By Julia Penhaligon County Hall’s chief executive Kate Kennally is to deliver a “Stewardship of the Council” address to all 123 members of the authority at a special briefing...

County Hall backsliding on transparency is worrying, says councillor

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has been criticised for not publishing details of spending on payment cards and payments above £500 with one councillor saying it was “worrying”. Under...

Local government Ombudsman rules against Cornwall Council, and in favour of Delabole families, in the long running saga of school bus passes

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has apologised to the parents of children from Delabole whose bus passes were taken away because County Hall officials decreed that they could walk,...

Pollution incident kills fish at the Par River, near Luxulyan

By Anne North The Environment Agency is investigating a pollution incident at the Par River, Luxulyan, which has killed a large number of fish. Investigators describe the incident as...

Cornwall considers the next set of rules for dogs on beaches

By Richard Whitehouse Full details have been revealed of the survey that Cornwall Council will use to get the public’s view on dogs on beaches. The council currently has...

Armed police commandeer boat in response to woman’s threat to jump from Wadebridge by-pass

By Peter Tremayne Armed police commandeered a boat in Wadebridge yesterday (Thursday) to provide “back up” in case a woman at risk of jumping from the by-pass ended up...

Government says extra staff and taxis are being used to keep pressure off Truro’s Royal Cornwall hospital

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has sought to reassure Cornwall’s MPs that it will help Truro’s Royal Cornwall hospital overcome the “major incident” it declared following Monday’s acute pressure...

After 16 years of festival fun, Port Eliot calls it a day

By Rashleigh MacFarlane This year’s Port Eliot festival will be the last.  Organisers have announced the event is no longer financially viable. The festival has been a part of...

Newquay airport rated “very good” for disabled access

By Peter Tremayne Newquay airport has been ranked as one of the best in the country for access to people with disabilities. Newquay was one of only 14 to...

Three of Cornwall’s MPs voted against liberalisation of abortion and same-sex marriage laws in Northern Ireland

By Anne North Three of Cornwall’s MPs voted against the liberalisation of abortion and same-sex marriage laws in Northern Ireland. The voting record shows that St Austell & Newquay’s...

It’s important to follow the rules, Cornwall Council leader tells protestors

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council leader Julian German has given advice to protestors about how they can get their voices heard in the council chamber, telling...

Virgin Orbit clears crucial “drop test” hurdle, facing a hectic scramble to be ready for first satellite launch

By Graham Smith In an experiment with huge implications for any Newquay spaceport, Virgin Orbit has successfully “drop-tested” the separation of its LauncherOne satellite rocket from the retired Boeing...

Truro stadium land deal to be signed “in days if not hours”

By Richard Whitehouse Deals to provide the land and government funding required for the Stadium for Cornwall are within “touching distance” and could be signed by the end of...

“Kennally Care” about to take another step forward, as the quest gets underway for an Independent Chair

By Graham Smith The search is underway for someone to lead the Shaping Our Future board – the coming together of Cornwall’s health and council sectors to integrate care....

High-tech heads in the Cloud needed to rescue County Hall’s latest computer project

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is looking for a £400-per-day computer specialist to rescue its “Oracle Cloud” project, which is behind schedule and over-budget. The system will allow County...