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Car parking charges for most people in Cornwall are back from Monday 1st June

By Peter Tremayne Charges are to be re-introduced at Cornwall Council car parks on Monday 1st June, for everyone except health and care workers, and critical care volunteers. The...

Nerves wound tight at County Hall, as the future of Newquay spaceport could be decided within the next 48 hours

By Graham Smith The clock is ticking down to what Richard Branson hopes will be the first powered flight of his satellite rocket – upon which depend Cornwall Council’s...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s “blueprint” for testing in care homes is due next week

By Anne North Public Health Cornwall is running out of time to meet its deadline for disclosing details of how residents and staff in care homes are to be...

EU funding has left Cornwall’s economy over-reliant on the public sector, says Chamber of Commerce President

By Richard Whitehouse A leading businessman has claimed that European funding “failed to achieve significant economic development” in Cornwall. Cornwall has received millions of pounds from the European Union...

Cornwall Council will not fine parents who do not send their children back to school on 1st June

By Richard Whitehouse Parents who decide that they do not want to send their children back to school next month will not be fined. Cornwall Council said that it...

County Hall gets ready to splash the cash – details of Covid-19 financial support for Cornwall’s small businesses

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is today (Friday) publishing details of how it will distribute more than £13 million in Covid-19 government aid to small businesses. The cash is...

Keir Starmer starts his virtual tour of Britain with an online video chat with Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon History tells us that it can take a little while for a new leader of the Labour Party to visit Cornwall, at least...

Adam Paynter on County Hall’s Future Operating Model: “We’re not outsourcing, we’re not on the road to Barnet, and we’re saving money”

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s deputy leader Adam Paynter has defended the authority’s decision to hire eight new contract managers to develop its “Future Operating Model” – insisting that...

Cornwall’s small businesses told they will get details of Covid-19 financial support tomorrow

By Anne North Cornwall Council will unveil tomorrow (Friday) details of its next wave of small business grants, aimed at bed-and-breakfasts, market traders and some charities, which might have...

What we missed: while Covid-19 kept us at home, it’s been business as usual at County Hall

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s 10 cabinet members have just been given sight of the huge backlog of important decisions they must try to catch up with when they...

Branson: it’s the final countdown (and this time he might really mean it) as tycoon plans rocket launch this weekend

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson says he hopes his LauncherOne rocket will reach orbit this weekend.  His Cosmic Girl Boeing 747 is due to take off from the Californian...

Nearly a third of Cornwall councillors hold their own meeting, in defiance of County Hall’s democracy shutdown

By Peter Tremayne The scheduled meeting of the full Cornwall Council did not happen yesterday (Tuesday) but more than a third of the council met anyway. The Conservative group,...

Should children go back to school on 1st June? It’s nothing to do with us, says Cornwall Council

By Julia Penhaligon With less than two weeks to go before the government’s “back to school” deadline, parents and teachers in Cornwall still have no idea if classrooms will...

Lifeguards to return to Cornwall’s beaches before the end of May, promises council leader

By Anne North Lifeguards should return to some of Cornwall’s beaches before the end of May, according to Cornwall Council leader Julian German. Mr German has told councillors that...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s death toll now at 174

By Daniel Clark and Rashleigh MacFarlane The Covid-19 Coronavirus has now killed at least 174 people in Cornwall, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics. The...

Taking out the trash – while keeping your distance: Cornwall’s tips re-open without fuss

By Richard Whitehouse It’s 8am on a Tuesday morning and a military-style operation is in place at St Austell Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) ready for its reopening since...

Covid-19 shutdown causes huge job losses in Cornwall, with more than 19,000 now claiming benefit

By Graham Smith The Covid-19 lockdown, and the introduction of Universal Credit, have caused a dramatic increase in unemployment in Cornwall – up by 66% on the year. Figures...

You can fly Newquay to Heathrow from 2nd July for £82

By Peter Tremayne Flights between Cornwall and London are due to resume on 2nd July, with British Airways offering a direct connection between Newquay and Heathrow airports.  A one-way...

Five out of six of Cornwall’s MPs voted to exclude “unskilled” migrant workers, putting agriculture and care sectors at risk

By Julia Penhaligon Five of Cornwall’s six MPs have voted to end freedom of movement, replacing it with a points-based immigration system which risks excluding many of the agricultural...

On your marks, get set, go! Cornwall’s tips open tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s tips are set to reopen tomorrow (Tuesday, May 19) but people have been warned that they are for essential waste only. Cornwall Council announced that...