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Cornwall’s spaceport project faces its first political hurdle today

By Graham Smith Plans to build a spaceport in Cornwall could come grinding to a halt today (Wednesday) when Cornwall Council’s cabinet meets to consider contributing £12 million towards...

The Battle of Bodmin set to test Cornwall Council’s cabinet this morning

By Graham Smith The prospect of building 550 houses on Halgavor Moor, to the south of Bodmin, will be raised with Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet this morning (Wednesday.) Wainhomes...

St Just church bells sound the alarm for climate emergency

By Richard Whitehouse As the chorus of support for the campaign to recognise that the planet is facing a climate emergency continues to grow, a new initiative has been...

Redruth in line for 52 “affordable” homes

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North Plans to build 52 new homes, all of which will be “affordable,” according to County Hall’s definition of “affordable,” on the site of...

Illogan housing plans recommended for approval

By Richard Whitehouse A controversial housing development which has faced strong opposition from people living near the site has been recommended for approval. Planning permission has already been granted...

Andrew George savages the Liberal Democrats’ new Brexit policy, saying it is “a gift to the hard Right”

By Anne North Divisions within Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats, over the party’s new hard-line policy to scrap Brexit without another referendum, have widened with St Ives Parliamentary candidate Andrew George...

Bovine TB increases in Cornish cattle, despite the badger cull

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall continues to be one of the counties worst affected by bovine tuberculosis, according to new data published by the government. There were 350 new cases...

Truro half marathon draws crowds

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A total of 530 runners took part in yesterday’s (Sunday’s) Truro Half Marathon, sponsored by Duchy Plant Hire.  Hundreds of spectators lined the route to cheer...

Back to the drawing board: Cornwall’s proposed new waste collection plan, aiming to double recycling, is too expensive

By Anne North Plans to make fundamental changes to the way in which household waste is collected in Cornwall will be re-visited on Wednesday when councillors discover that they...

Liberal Democrats’ new plan to cancel Brexit – without a referendum – worries some activists in Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrats’ new Brexit policy – dropping the promise of a second referendum in favour of a straightforward commitment to scrap Brexit completely – has...

County Hall promises action after man’s death from “self-neglect”

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has promised to urgently implement an “Action Plan” following the death of a man who died of self-neglect. The man died in 2016, after...

Farms minister George Eustice expands badger cull to most of Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Farms’ minister and Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice has extended the badger cull to most of Cornwall.  It had previously been limited to North Cornwall. ...

Penzance tribute to Peter Le Mare, tireless campaigner for peace

By Peter Tremayne A special festival is planned for Penzance later this month in tribute to one of Cornwall’s most influential peace campaigners, who died in July. Peter Le...

Newquay Spaceport now promises 150 jobs by 2025 – last year, it promised 1,000 jobs by 2025

By Graham Smith A full-scale arm-twisting and public relations operation is underway at County Hall to persuade the ten Cornwall Council cabinet members that they must vote in favour...

Cornwall Live publisher experiments with asking readers to pay-as-they-go for news articles

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The company which owns and publishes Cornwall Live has become the latest local news organisation to embrace a new “pay-as-you-go” system for online readers. Reach PLC,...

Cornwall will face severe fuel and food shortages in only 49 days – you can now download the official Operation Yellowhammer documents

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Up to 129 European fishing vessels could enter local fishing waters in only 49 days, in the event of a No Deal Brexit, according to official...

Cornwall Council admits that Truro stadium progress is at the mercy of related road and New Town project

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Plans for a Truro stadium to host the Cornish Pirates rugby team have run into the quicksand of lawyers haggling over legal agreements. ...

Truro finally gets its new household waste centre

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro’s new £1.75 million Household Waste Recycling Centre finally opened to the public for the first time today (Wednesday.)  Construction of the centre was halted earlier...

County Hall: We need to gamble £12 million on Richard Branson’s spaceport right now, or “miss the opportunity”

By Graham Smith The stage is set for Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet to debate, for the first time, its policy towards a proposed Newquay spaceport when its 10 members...

Cornwall councillors say “no” to taking part in meetings from home – with one third of them having gone home already

By Anne North A Liberal Democrat proposal to allow councillors to take part in meetings from the comfort of their own homes was defeated by just one vote yesterday...