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Cornish Tory elected as Conservative Party National Convention Vice President

By Graham Smith A Cornish businessman has been elected to one of the most senior positions within the Conservative Party. Peter Booth has become a Vice President of the...

No need to bother with next week’s Strategic Planning committee, councillors told

By Graham Smith Next week’s scheduled meeting of Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee has been cancelled because it again does not have enough business to discuss. Councillors had been...

Animal rights protestors demonstrate in Truro

By Julia Penhaligon About 150 animal rights’ activists have marched through Truro to promote non-meat diets.  The event was the first of its kind in Cornwall, and a curtain-raiser...

RCHT back at Level 4 alert

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro has moved back to its highest level of alert.  The hospital is often under severe pressure at this time of...

EXCLUSIVE: How the roads lobby hijacked air quality and turned it into a by-pass for Camelford

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s support for a Camelford by-pass is based on a highly partisan interpretation of local public opinion, according to documents obtained by Cornwall Reports. A...

Chiverton Cross “flyover” for bikes at the heart of new cycle routes West of Truro

By Graham Smith Residents of the St Agnes-Truro-Newquay area are being urged to have their say about new cycle routes.  The most eye-catching proposal is a new bridge over...

Government admits “we are not on an overly strong footing” to defend fishing communities in the event of no-deal Brexit

By Julia Penhaligon An internal government memo, sent in error to the BBC, describes how ministers might try to “spin” their way out of awkward questions about their inability...

Steep rise in police use of armed officers in Devon & Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne New Home Office statistics show that Devon and Cornwall police are deploying armed officers more frequently than ever before.  Last year the force carried out 320...

I’ve never met a straight woman who didn’t fancy me, says Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer

By Anne North Plymouth Moor View’s Conservative MP has this morning (Sunday) discovered that if you have to explain a joke, it probably wasn’t funny.  Johnny Mercer found himself...

Falmouth University climbs back up the league table, ahead of next week’s A-level scramble

By Anne North With hundreds of thousands of A-level students getting their exam results next week, Falmouth University has climbed back up the national league table – from 90th...

Branson takes satellite company to court after it ditched Virgin Orbit in favour of European launch system

By Graham Smith A satellite company which had been relying on Virgin Orbit to put its hardware into space has cancelled its contract with Richard Branson and deployed with...

Spaceport Cornwall waits and watches, as Branson’s final countdown gets underway in California

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The countdown is now underway for the first powered flight of Richard Branson’s LauncherOne satellite system, which the tycoon hopes to operate from Newquay within two...

Whipsiderry beach closed because of fears over cliff stability

By Peter Tremayne There are new fears about the stability of cliffs at Whipsiderry Beach, Newquay.  Coastguards are warning of rock falls and possible landslips. The warning follows concerns...

Small earthquake near Helston

By Peter Tremayne The British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed a small earthquake, measuring 2.2 on the magnitude scale, happened about three miles (5km) south-west of Falmouth. Residents in...

After Boardmasters: tomorrow’s weather forecast leads to cancellation of other events

By Julia Penhaligon Forecast high winds and heavy rain have led to the cancellation of more events in Cornwall and across the South West. A free concert by the...

Weather delays opening of Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The official opening on Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge has been postponed because of Friday's poor weather forecast. The £5 million bridge had been due to open...

Heavy rain expected on Friday, as South West reservoirs continue to empty

By Peter Tremayne The forecast heavy rain for Friday, which contributed to last night’s decision to cancel the Boardmasters music festival at Newquay, could bring much-needed relief to the...

“Substantial environmental harm” leads planning inspector to refuse permission for huge egg farm

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A government planning inspector has dismissed an appeal against the refusal of permission of a mega egg farm which would be home to 112,000 chickens. Local...

First look inside Cornwall’s new £1.75 million transit camp for gypsies and travellers

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s first transit stopping site for gypsies and travellers opened its doors to the media yesterday (Tuesday) ahead of formally opening later this month. The £1.75...

Boardmasters cancelled due to weather fears

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Newquay Boardmasters music festival has been cancelled, just hours before today’s scheduled opening of the three-day event. Organisers blamed the forecast wet and windy weather. ...