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Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Cornwall’s burning: the hot dry weather putting huge strain on firefighters

By Peter Tremayne The hot, dry weather is putting immense pressure on Cornwall’s fire service, which has had to deal with several resource-consuming fires in recent days. Fire crews...

Lawyers threaten Judicial Review of £70 billion Penzance climate change contract claiming it is “a case study in poor procurement practice”

By Graham Smith The small private company based in Penzance which appears to have been put in charge of the government’s quest for “Net Zero” carbon reduction is now...

Race starts to spend Cornwall’s £132 million Shared Prosperity Fund

By Peter Tremayne Anyone hoping to win a slice of Cornwall’s £132 million Shared Prosperity Fund will have to move fast to register their interest.  Deadlines for applying close...

Spaceport’s £40,000 Farnborough exhibition stand should not have been charged to the museums’ budget, admits County Hall, claiming “human error”

By Graham Smith A £40,000 County Hall contract to design a build an exhibition stand for Newquay’s spaceport should not have been charged to Cornwall Council’s hard-pressed Neighbourhoods budget,...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Aida H Dee waves goodbye to Cornwall, promising to come back again with more stories for children

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The drag queen Aida H Dee has finished her tour of Cornwall’s libraries, reading stories to small children. A handful of protestors at Falmouth on Monday...

The curious case of the £57 million rail link from Newquay to Falmouth that will have to go via Par

By Graham Smith The government has said it hopes to announce the outcome of Levelling Up bids this autumn, which means Cornwall Council should not have wait long before...

Repairs to Helland Bridge, closed since December, now due to start next week

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents of Helland, near Bodmin, have been told repairs to their bridge over the River Camel are now due to start next week.  The bridge has...

BBC Radio Cornwall audience figures continue strong recovery

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC Radio Cornwall continues to enjoy a significant recovery in audience figures, according to the latest data published by the industry’s Radio Joint Audience Research (Rajar)...

Live on TV: BBC commentator and Olympic medalist Andy Jameson praises Wadebridge community for saving local swimming pool

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC sports commentator and former Olympic athlete Andy Jameson has praised the community at Wadebridge for rescuing their local sports and leisure centre. Mr Jameson used...

£57 million bid to upgrade Cornwall’s railway “will increase Truro-Falmouth passengers by 25%” says County Hall

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has finally submitted its bid for government Levelling Up cash, after a chaotic process which saw an on-off attempt to secure...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

South West Water “constantly reviewing” position as Cornwall’s reservoirs continue to shrink

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The prospect of a hose-pipe ban is looming ever-closer as today’s (Wednesday’s) publication of Cornwall’s reservoir levels shows the South West is heading for a record-breaking...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water: company gives details of last week’s shark attack

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The company which offers swimmers a chance to get close to sharks has issued a statement about an incident last week which resulted in a woman...

Royal Cornwall hospital boss warns of “absolute crisis” without social care fix

By Richard Whitehouse The boss of Cornwall’s main hospital says that the health and care system will be in “absolute crisis” unless improvements are made in social care. Delays...

Bodmin’s women footballers evicted from Priory Park ground because the men now want to run two teams

By Rashleigh MacFarlane It looks as if any inspiration from the dramatic success of the England women’s football team on Sunday is going to take a while to reach...

Blue on Blue blues: Cornwall’s Conservatives divide over their choice of next Prime Minister

There are signs that some of Cornwall's Conservatives are switching support from Liz Truss to Rishi Sunak, following Ms Truss's declaration that she would bring back regional pay differentials...

Wednesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Liz Truss showed “a total lack of understanding of the issues we face in Cornwall” – says St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Julia Penhaligon St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has confirmed that he will be voting for former chancellor Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership contest -...