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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...

Ten Years After: from youngest-ever new boys to head-of-school prefects, Adam and Julian survey their journey (so far)

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors Adam Paynter and Julian German have been at the unitary authority from the start and are now leader and deputy leader of the council....

Cornwall’s farmers and fishermen on the brink of disaster, facing down the barrel of a no-deal Brexit

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s farmers and fishermen today (Sunday) have only 12 days to find ways of exporting to the European Union, unless Parliament solves the Brexit crisis. With...

Nottinghamshire pays Cornwall £5 million to escape outsourced highways deal

By Anne North Cornwall Council has pocketed £2.83 million from its four-year odyssey in the world of commercial highways maintenance, after Nottinghamshire County Council brought the curtain down early...

Brexit X-factor: this is how Cornwall’s MPs voted

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton did not vote at all on two of the more controversial aspects of Brexit last night - revoking Article 50...

House of Commons clerks apologise to St Ives MP Derek Thomas for mistakenly listing him as a “People’s Vote” supporter

By Graham Smith Parliamentary officials have apologised to St Ives MP Derek Thomas after wrongly including him in the list of those who are supporting another referendum on Brexit....

“I’m not backing a public vote,” says St Ives MP Derek Thomas, insisting that House of Commons clerks have made a mistake

By Graham Smith St Ives MP Derek Thomas has found himself in dispute with the House of Commons clerks who produce the Parliamentary Order Paper, claiming that they have...

Cornwall’s MPs now facing in all directions on Brexit, as Derek Thomas joins calls for another referendum

By Graham Smith The House of Commons order paper for today (Wednesday) reveals the full range of diverse opinions on Brexit – with Cornwall’s MPs supporting all kinds of...

Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice bids to lead Parliament towards a Norway-style Brexit

By Graham Smith Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice is hoping his own highly individual approach to Brexit might make progress today (Wednesday) when Parliament considers a series of...

Sarah Newton was the lone rebel among Cornwall’s MPs, as Parliament votes to take control of Brexit

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah MP was the only one of Cornwall’s MPs to vote against the government last night in the historic vote which saw...

Pause, Repeat: Virgin Orbit again delays first test flight of satellite rocket

By Peter Tremayne The first powered test flight of the rocket propulsion system on which every aspect of a Newquay spaceport depends has again been postponed. Virgin Orbit had...

Cornwall Council’s intervention in the housing market: more questions than answers

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s controversial adventure as a large-scale property developer is due to come under renewed scrutiny on Wednesday after pilot schemes have revealed flaws in the...

Pro-Brexit “go slow” lorry drivers warned about their “inconsiderate” behaviour

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Police have threatened to prosecute motorists who staged a pro-Brexit “go slow” on the A30 in Cornwall. Protestors blocked both lanes of the A30 near Bodmin...

Work starts on Penzance heliport

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Work has officially begun on the new Penzance Heliport.  The first turf has been cut on the site at Jelbert Way. The new heliport is next...