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Pirate FM escapes the axe as Bauer gives up on “local” radio elsewhere

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Pirate FM local radio station has escaped a major consolidation of its parent company, which will cost the jobs of up to 200 presenters in...

Two more of Cornwall’s MPs have their say about Dominic Cummings

By Graham Smith Two more of Cornwall’s MPs have broken their silence over the Dominic Cummings affair. North Cornwall’s Scott Mann, and Truro and Falmouth’s Cherilyn Mackrory, have told...

Media “hounding” of Dominic Cummings is “unacceptable in a civilised democracy” says St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has broken his silence about the Dominic Cummings affair, saying he has “passed on” his constituents’ concerns to the...

Dominic Cummings must go, says Cornwall’s Conservative group leader councillor Linda Taylor

By Graham Smith The Conservative group leader on Cornwall Council, councillor Linda Taylor, this morning (Wednesday) became the first senior Tory in Cornwall to call on Dominic Cummings to...

Coastal tourism “will need taxpayer support for three years” to recover from Covid-19

By Richard Whitehouse A new national report says that coastal tourism in the UK will need investment for the next three years to help the industry recover from the...

Two of Cornwall’s MP finally speak about Dominic Cummings – but don’t say very much

By Julia Penhaligon Two of Cornwall’s MPs have finally spoken publicly about the Dominic Cummings affair – the Prime Minister’s personal political advisor who helped write the Covid-19 lockdown...

Public Health Cornwall asked to rule on “local lockdowns” to help prevent new Covid-19 flare-ups

By Anne North Public Health Cornwall is to be given dramatic new powers to help decide if local communities should face new lockdown measures, in the event of any...

Newquay Spaceport: We still don’t know what went wrong, says Branson, but no-one was hurt and the rocket crash did not cause “significant” environmental damage

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has said it is still not clear what caused his rocket to crash on Monday evening, posing new questions about plans for a Newquay...

Found! A Cornish Tory who is prepared to support Dominic Cummings

By Richard Whitehouse The leader of the Conservative group at Cornwall Council has said she has not had a single comment from anyone locally about the actions of Dominic...

Fifteen Covid-19 deaths recorded in Cornwall last week

By Julia Penhaligon Fifteen Covid-19 deaths were registered in Cornwall last week, according to today’s data from the Office for National Statistics.  Nine of those deaths were in care...

Central government: “Don’t travel on buses unless you have to.” Cornwall Council: “Let’s make bus travel free from next Sunday.”

By Anne North Bus operators in Cornwall are reeling from the news that they have until 5pm today (Tuesday) to respond to a County Hall instruction to introduce a...

Newquay Spaceport is as far away as ever, as Branson picks up the pieces of his failed rocket launch

By Graham Smith Virgin Orbit has this morning (Tuesday) released very limited information about what went wrong with last night’s test flight of its LauncherOne rocket, upon which rest...

Newquay Spaceport still needs a customer: gravity wins again as Branson’s rocket crashes into the ocean, and Virgin Orbit goes back to the drawing board

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council plans to spend £12 million building a Newquay Spaceport for Richard Branson have suffered a major blow, after the tycoon’s first serious attempt at...

Two die in coastal incidents as thousands flock to Cornwall’s beaches

By Peter Tremayne Two people have died in separate drowning incidents on the North Cornwall coast today (Monday.) Police say there have been several other incidents around Cornwall, as...

Bishop of Truro has “real and serious concern” about Boris Johnson’s defence of Dominic Cummings

By Graham Smith The Bishop of Truro has joined in the chorus of criticism aimed at Boris Johnson’s justification of aide Dominic Cummings’s flouting of the Covid-19 lockdown rules....

There is a 1st July deadline for a post-Brexit fishing deal. We cannot afford to waste any more time

By Lord Teverson Thus far the Government hasn’t acknowledged the political reality of the fisheries challenge. An exclusive deal for our fishing fleets may not be a good deal...

Details start to emerge about which schools in Cornwall will reopen next week

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s largest multi-academy trusts (MATs) has announced its schools will be re-opening next week.  The Aspire Multi Academy Trust, which runs 27 schools, will...

Newquay Airport to seek another £1 million-a-year subsidy to recover from Covid-19

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport is to ask Cornwall Council for an increased annual subsidy when it reopens for business in July.  The extra cash is likely to be...

Newquay Spaceport: I’ll try again to launch my rocket at 6pm this evening, says Branson

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson says he is ready to try again this evening (6pm) to fire his LauncherOne rocket for the first time – as Cornwall Council can...

County Hall rumpus over discretionary Covid-19 grants

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Confusion over whether or not Cornwall’s large number of self-employed workers are eligible for the latest “discretionary” Covid-19 grants has led to a political bust-up at...