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County Hall upsets Bodmin Town Council by putting profits first in so-called “affordable” housing project

By Anne North and Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s policy on “affordable” homes is set to take a further battering later this month when the authority tries to increase the...

Plans for 4,000-home Truro New Town hit the road

By Julia Penhaligon and Richard Whitehouse Some detail about the proposed Truro New Town might emerge next week, as Cornwall Council embarks on a series of “listening” events designed...

A “No Deal” Brexit would impact South West “like Foot and Mouth Disease,” warns LEP

By Daniel Clark A No Deal Brexit would be as bad as the Foot and Mouth Disease was for the South West, the government has been told. A letter...

EXCLUSIVE: Is food waste about to be dropped from Cornwall’s new household collection contract? County Hall’s surprise new survey makes no mention of it

By Anne North Mystery surrounds the surprise launch of a new online survey about Cornwall’s domestic waste collection service, as County Hall struggles to design a new contract before...

Paperwork mix-up cancels Jeremy Corbyn visit to Falmouth University

By Peter Tremayne Young Labour Party activists in Falmouth were disappointed when university students had to cancel a planned visit by Jeremy Corbyn last night (Thursday) because of a...

Four new UK routes from Newquay Airport

By Peter Tremayne It will soon be possible to fly direct from Newquay airport to Newcastle, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Norwich. Loganair has announced four new routes to start in...

More than 6,000 respond to dogs-on-beaches survey – and there are still two months to go

By Richard Whitehouse A survey asking for people’s views on dog beach bans has received the biggest response to a consultation launched by Cornwall Council. More than 6,200 people...

How to spend Cornwall’s £450 million health windfall: six points of view

By Anne North Cornwall’s MPs have responded in very different ways to news that none of their local health bosses knew anything about the government’s pre-election promise of £450...

Cornwall for Europe flies the flag – with Brexit only 28 days away (possibly)

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Protestors from the Cornwall For Europe campaign group waved EU and Cornish flags from a bridge over the A30 at Summercourt yesterday afternoon. The group plans...

EXCLUSIVE: The curious case of the £450 million “new hospital cash” that nobody asked for

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health chiefs had no advance warning about Boris Johnson’s announcement, at the Conservative Party conference, of £450 million to build a new acute hospital in...

Cornwall Council asks itself if it can knock down Redruth’s historic library

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has asked if it can knock down the historic Passmore Edwards library in Redruth.  As County Hall is also the planning authority, this means...

Polling in Cornwall Council by-election at Wadebridge will be on 7th November

By Anne North Polling in the Wadebridge West by-election, to elect a new member of Cornwall Council, will be on Thursday 7th November. Nomination papers must be submitted by...

City Council takes over Truro library

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro City Council has taken over the local library.  Responsibility for the facility transferred from County Hall yesterday (Tuesday.) The ownership of the Passmore Edwards library,...

Citizen’s Panel due to meet for the first time to consider Cornwall’s housing crisis

By Julia Penhaligon Plans to set up a “Citizen’s Panel” to study Cornwall’s housing crisis have taken a major step forward.  The panellists have now been found and are...

Cornwall Council appoints its new boss for Children, Schools and Families

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has appointed a new director of Children’s Services, responsible for schools and families. Meredith Teasdale (right) had previously been Director of Education with Wolverhampton...

Branson promises a “nominal launch soon” as he tries to reach for the skies – but the clock is ticking

By Julia Penhaligon Richard Branson has promised a “nominal launch in the very near future” of his LauncherOne rocket, as he bids to reach space for the first time....

Cornwall to pilot cheaper bus fares, after government reveals more cash during Tory conference week

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is to pilot a new scheme for reduced bus fares. The government announced extra cash - £23.5 million over four years - during the Conservative...

Lots of deals, but no satellite launches: Cornwall Council ponders the meaning of “commercial” as time runs out for Virgin Orbit

By Julia Penhaligon It looks as if Cornwall councillors will after all be asked to invest £12 million in the proposed Newquay spaceport before Richard Branson has demonstrated his...

EXCLUSIVE: First glimpse of tough new planning rules, as Cornwall strives for carbon neutrality

By Graham Smith Property developers could face tough new planning rules, such as higher building standards and on-site renewable energy generation, as part of Cornwall Council’s ambition to tackle...

Boris Johnson’s promise of £450 million for a new Cornish hospital comes under the microscope – with doubts over if (never mind when) it might actually happen

By Anne North Boris Johnson’s promise of £450 million to build a new hospital in Cornwall has started to unravel, only 24 hours after it grabbed headlines at the...