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Watch your wallet: Cornwall’s City of Culture bid approaches its first hurdle

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall councillors are being prepared for the possibility of a multi-million pound raid on their finances to support the 2025 City of Culture bid, if an...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s “Enhanced Response Area” status will end next week, just as infection rates start rising again

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate has risen for the fourth consecutive day, with the latest NHS data reporting 271.4 cases per 100,000 population.  The data was published...

Branson has still not signed a contract to launch any satellites from Newquay, as clock counts down to first launch in 9 months

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has still not signed any contract to operate from the Newquay spaceport, councillors heard yesterday (Thursday.) Spaceport bosses told the Newquay Airport consultative forum...

Winter flights from Newquay to London should “resume as soon as possible,” says airport boss

By Peter Tremayne Flights from Newquay to London look set to end next week – but could resume four weeks later, councillors heard yesterday (Thursday.) Newquay Airport manager Pete...

You’re on your own, government tells Cornwall and Plymouth, rejecting calls to finance Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferries

By Peter Tremayne The government has ruled out taking financial responsibility for the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferries, dramatically increasing the prospect of a significant increase in tolls next...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate starts to rise again

By Anne North There are signs that Cornwall’s Covid numbers are rising again, after a few weeks of steady decline.  Infection rate data for the past three days shows...

Planners finally approve Truro’s £170 million Pydar redevelopment

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council’s controversial £170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area has finally secured planning permission. The application, for 320 residential homes plus beds for 400 students,...

Cornwall’s £40 million Wave Hub was sold for only £2.4 million and is about to become a Swedish-owned windfarm, built by Americans

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Wave Hub, developed by taxpayers at a cost of more than £40 million despite never delivering a single watt of commercial electricity, was sold to...

Cornwall Council buying holiday parks to house the homeless – an enlightened move, or back to the 70s?

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North Cornwall Council is set to buy two holiday parks which will be used to provide temporary accommodation for people who find themselves homeless....

Drive for 30 minutes before going for a swim, says council, as it lays out its case for closing four of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Leisure centres at Falmouth, Saltash and Wadebridge will close on 31st March next year unless local communities in those areas can think of plans to save...

Why Looe is still at least five years away from a flood defence scheme, despite being underwater more often than anywhere else

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A crucial meeting next month could determine if plans for a £75 million flood defence scheme in Looe will start within the next few years. The...

Whatever happened to promises of a “see-through” Cornwall Council? Cabinet races through its agenda without revealing a single new fact

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s cabinet meeting this morning (Wednesday) might have set a record for speeding through its business without revealing any new information about anything.  Senior officers...

Work on St Austell’s A30 link road will start this year, insists council

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has said work on the A30 link road to St Austell will start before the end of the year. The on-off-on project, costing £87...

St Austell’s A30 link road still on track, after curious “abandoned” notice appeared on council’s website

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has no plans to abandon its proposed A30 link road to St Austell, Cornwall Reports has learned. A curious decision notice, relating to the...

Kit Hill killers to be sentenced today following jury’s murder verdict

By Peter Tremayne Two men from South East Cornwall will be sentenced today (Wednesday) after being found guilty of murdering a 22-year-old in an arranged fight. Kristian Humphries, 31,...

Covid-19 forces school closure in Cornwall

By Anne North Stithians school has closed until 4th October because of Covid-19. A statement on the school website says: “Changes to the national Department for Education guidance on...

Cornwall Council cabinet: none of the interesting stuff is actually on the agenda, unless it is the mysterious “Item 4”

By Julia Penhaligon Item 4 on the agenda for tomorrow’s (Wednesday’s) Cornwall Council cabinet meeting could attract more interest than usual, as a string of important decisions fall due....

Mad cow disease confirmed on Somerset farm

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Scientists from the Animal and Plant Health Agency are trying to find out what caused a single case of Mad Cow Disease on a farm in...

That’s enough walrus

The Arctic walrus which spent much if this summer in St Mary's harbour, Isles of Scilly, appears to have arrived “home” in Iceland.  The animal has recently travelled more...

Covid-19: three more deaths in six days at Royal Cornwall hospital

By Anne North Three Covid patients have died at the Royal Cornwall hospital in six days, according to the latest NHS data.  The deaths were all recorded last week....