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Flybe continues its slow shuffle towards the exit, as hopes fade for the Newquay-Heathrow link

By Peter Tremayne Flybe is refusing to comment on multiple media reports that it is close to collapse, despite its “rescue” last year by a consortium including Richard Branson’s...

Plans submitted for 138 new homes near Falmouth

By Julia Penhaligon Planners have set themselves a deadline of 10th March to determine an application for 138 houses at Hillhead Road, Kergilliack, Budock.  The site consists of 8.6...

Battle lines drawn as County Hall prepares a “charm offensive” to improve household waste recycling in some of the “backward” parts of Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse The latest recycling league tables for Cornwall show the vast differences between how much rubbish is being recycled across the county. County Hall is now much...

And Cornwall’s new household waste contractor is…..same as the old one

By Anne North Cornwall Council has finally confirmed that it is keeping its £20 million household waste contract with Biffa. The decision was revealed by Cornwall Reports last week,...

Sudden closure of Bude-Stratton community health centre overnight means local residents “are not safe”

By Richard Whitehouse The sudden decision to close a hospital overnight means people are “not safe” according to councillors who have called for the service to be reinstated immediately....

Vandals deface 5,000-year-old burial chamber in west Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Archaeologists have been dismayed by vandalism to the Mulfra Quoit, a Neolithic dolmen between New Mill and Porthmeor in west Penwith.  Someone has painted “alien” figures...

Newquay’s Boardmasters festival bids for 5-year planning permission

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s biggest music festival has submitted plans to remain at its current home for the next five years. Boardmasters, which takes place in August on a...

Cornwall’s MPs vote against measures to protect child refugees in first test of “Getting Brexit Done”

By Graham Smith All six of Cornwall’s MPs voted to drop measures designed to protect child refugees, in one of the first tests of the Brexit Bill currently passing...

Thieves steal 100 sheep in South East Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Police are looking for 100 sheep stolen from farmland at Trerulefoot, near Liskeard.  The flock disappeared from a field sometime between Thursday and Monday. Police are...

Health chiefs sacrifice overnight services in North Cornwall in order to treat patients elsewhere

By Anne North The staffing crisis at the Royal Cornwall hospital in Truro is having a knock-on effect around the county, undermining health chiefs’ calls that patients should seek...

Centuries-old stone cross, demolished by a traffic accident a year ago, is back in place outside Truro Cathedral

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s ancient Celtic crosses is back in its rightful place in Truro city centre following a joint restoration project by Cornwall Archaeological Unit and...

Bodmin publican surrenders licence before committee can debate allegations of rowdy behaviour

By Richard Whitehouse The owner of a problem pub in Bodmin which was shut down by magistrates after complaints from the police about anti-social behaviour and disorder has surrendered...

Hold tight – Cornwall’s new bus contract details revealed

By Julia Penhaligon Many of Cornwall’s buses are to become subject to a new eight-year contract with Go Cornwall Bus, part of the national Go-Ahead company which also runs...

Dogs on beaches – County Hall considers a one-size-fits-all response to massive public consultation

By Richard Whitehouse Restrictions on when dogs are allowed on beaches in Cornwall could be relaxed under new proposals. Cornwall Council currently has 48 Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)...

Council denies Newquay airport sell-off

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has denied it is planning to sell Newquay airport.  County Hall issued a brief statement this morning (Wednesday) saying that minutes of a meeting...

You got what you voted for, officials tell councillors, explaining how NHS provision of sexual health services in Cornwall ended up in the private sector

By Anne North Cornwall councillors have been given a robust defence of County Hall’s decision to privatise sexual health services – nearly three years after the original decision was...

EXCLUSIVE: Newquay airport to be privatised – posing new questions over a spaceport

By Graham Smith Newquay airport is set to be privatised.  The Cornwall Council-owned airport is being prepared for “an asset transfer as part of plans to make the airport...

County Hall losing enthusiasm for publishing its own newspaper

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council appears to be moving away from the idea of launching its own newspaper. In November the council agreed to investigate a proposal to distribute,...

“Bait” – the Cornish fishing drama – nominated for two Bafta film awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The film Bait – a ground-breaking movie about Cornwall’s historic fishing industry – has been nominated for two Baftas. Starring Edward Rowe (Kernow King), the black...

Camborne homes proposal comes back before planners next week

By Richard Whitehouse A planning application to build 23 homes in Camborne will return for a decision by councillors next week - despite them asking for it to be...