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Get ready for a “hard border” between Newquay and Europe, as regional airports gear up for a no-deal Brexit

By Graham Smith Newquay airport has said it has “robust” plans to deal with a no-deal Brexit, if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal a week tomorrow...

Underground, Overground, cycling free – how best to get across a dual A30 carriageway at Chiverton Cross?

By Julia Penhaligon Cyclists keen to make the most of a £19 million investment to the west of Truro are pressing Highways England to include a bridge over the...

Newlyn Fish Festival cancelled again

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Newlyn Fish Festival has been scrapped again.  There will be no festival this year, just as there was none last year.  The decision has been...

Cornwall’s Tories reflect on Prime Minister’s new interest in “national unity” and working with Labour to find a way out of Brexit chaos

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s MPs have been absorbing the latest twists and turns to the Brexit drama, after last night’s statement by Prime Minister Theresa May that she now...

Branson’s rocket now not going anywhere until 30th April, at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has again postponed the first powered test flight of his LauncherOne satellite rocket, with implications for any spaceport at Newquay. The latest rescheduling follows...

Devonport has become a radioactive graveyard for retired submarines, says National Audit Office

Nine retired nuclear submarines stored at Devonport contain highly radioactive waste, and the Ministry of Defence lacks a credible plan to deal with it, according to a damning report...

How is your food stockpile? No-Deal Brexit is now only 9 days away

By Graham Smith Whitehall mandarins have been warning for months that Cornwall will be one of the first, and worst affected areas if Britain crashes out of the European...

Town and parish councils have until July to consider mergers – and controversial hostile takeovers

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has fired the starting pistol for the first major overhaul of town and parish boundaries in 40 years. The often sleepy village halls which...

St Agnes parish council becomes the latest minor local authority to take control of its library

By Anne North St Agnes parish council has become the latest minor local authority to take over the running of its local library. St Agnes library will remain part...

Cornwall’s MPs: how they voted in last night’s Brexit drama

By Graham Smith Four of Cornwall’s six Conservative MPs voted against all of the Brexit options debated in the House of Commons yesterday (Monday.) The main exception was Truro...

Ten Years After: Alec Robertson, the first leader of Cornwall Council, says “We ended up in charge of something we were against”

By Richard Whitehouse Alec Robertson was one of just nine Conservatives on the former Cornwall County Council when it was replaced with the new Cornwall Council – so how...

St Austell link road plans make no mention of impact on climate change

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council is poised to grant itself planning permission for a four-mile link road to St Austell – despite concerns over wildlife and increased carbon emissions....

A tale of two online petitions: Cornwall’s “cancel-Brexit” brigade currently beating the the “Brexit now, no deal” team by 30-1

By Graham Smith A petition calling on the government to ensure that Britain leaves the European Union on 12th April, with no deal, has so far attracted the support...

Newquay to Heathrow route takes off

By Graham Smith Flights have resumed between Newquay and London’s Heathrow airport – for the first time in a quarter of a century.  Passengers had been able to fly...

Cornwall Council completes its takeover of NHS children’s and family services

By Peter Tremayne The shake-up in the provision of Cornwall’s health visitors, school nurses and specialist speech and language therapists comes into effect today (Monday) as County Hall completes...

Cornwall and Brexit: a brief guide to the ruins

Richard Whitehouse surveys the background to Cornwall's relationship with the European Union Last Friday was supposed to be Brexit Day – the UK was set to leave the European...

Edward Hain hospital clings on, at least until the end of June

By Anne North The Edward Hain hospital in St Ives will continue to run a “prevention and re-ablement service” until the end of June, health chiefs have confirmed.  The...

Steve Double – the accidental Member of Parliament, who took his first step up the political ladder at Cornwall Council ten years ago

By Richard Whitehouse Steve Double has been MP for St Austell and Newquay since 2015 but in many ways his political career has happened by accident. The Conservative MP...

New parking scheme for Cornwall’s carers comes into force today

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A new car parking scheme comes into force today (Monday) for people who receive care in their home and the carers who deliver that care. The...

Steve Double says he declined the offer of a ministerial job, rather than back Theresa May on Brexit

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has revealed that he turned down the offer of a government job because it would have meant compromising his...