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Bucaneers and Pirate Ports: time for Cornwall’s LEP to re-think its strategy on Economic Zones

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 20th July 2018 I don’t really know Mark Duddridge, chairman of the Cornwall & Isles...

Labour calls for an end to austerity, as protesters march through Camborne

19th July 2018 By Graham Smith More than 50 anti-austerity campaigners have marched through Camborne to protest against government and Cornwall Council policies. The march ended in a rally...

Cornwall Council hiring private consultants to help cut £35 million from adult social care

19th July 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council is sharpening its axe as it prepares to cut £35 million from its adult social care budget – and is hiring...

Cornwall Council considers new “living rent” rate

18th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A new “living rent” could be introduced in Cornwall in a bid to tackle the affordable housing crisis. There have long been concerns...

Spaceport Cornwall needs another £150,000 to stay in the game, as Richard Branson gets set for vital test flight next week

18th July 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Enterprise Partnership is set to spend another £150,000 to continue financing its “spaceport” ambitions at Newquay, even...

Inquest jury will investigate death of Falmouth man shot with Taser

18th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne An inquest jury will be invited to rule how and why a Falmouth man died in hospital after police shot him with a...

Scottish rocket engines to be tested at Newquay

17th July 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has succeeded in persuading Scotland’s Skyrora to bring its rocket engine testing programme to...

Sheryll Murray backs Scott Mann over PPS resignation

17th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has backed her North Cornwall neighbour, Scott Mann, who resigned from the government yesterday (Monday) over Brexit....

Crunch-time approaching for the future of Newquay-Gatwick air link

17th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council and the Department for Transport are about to enter a critical stage in negotiations over continuing the subsidy for flights between...

Cornwall is “going backwards” in spaceport contest

16th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The UK Space Agency has confirmed that Cornwall will get only a share of the £2 million government funding earmarked for the development...

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann quits ministerial role over Brexit

16th July 2018 By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has resigned as a junior minister, in protest at Theresa May’s policy on Brexit. Mr Mann, who had...

The truth about Richard Branson: has Cornwall just wasted four years?

16th July 2018 By Graham Smith The decision of Cornwall’s political and business elite to woo convicted tax-dodger Richard Branson as a partner for their Newquay “spaceport” ambitions has...

Cornwall Council insists its spaceport deal with Branson will create jobs

16th July 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council last night insisted that it’s “spaceport” deal with Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit will create 480 jobs within ten years, despite the...

It’s official! Government finally confirms UK spaceport will be in Scotland, not Cornwall – leaving County Hall with a £9.3 million hole in its business plan

15th July 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s worst-kept secret has finally been confirmed.  The UK Space Agency has announced that Britain’s first spaceport will be built in Scotland.  Cornwall...

Three-way fight for Newquay Treviglas council by-election

15th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The three main political parties in Cornwall will contest the Cornwall Council by-election in Newquay, caused by the death of Paul Summers in...

Coming to Cornwall: no spaceport, but lots of spin. Taxpayers will be asked to subsidise Richard Branson

15th July 2018 By Graham Smith All eyes are on the Farnborough Air Show, where the Cornwall Spaceport project has advertised “a bold announcement” at 12 noon tomorrow (Monday.) ...

After the football – business as usual with Cornwall’s NHS, and why it’s important to keep an eye on what’s happening in Parliament

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 13th July 2018 It was all going so well.  Still, I have now seen England...

Keep shipbuilding jobs in Falmouth, urges Labour

11th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne MPs are today (Wednesday) debating a Labour Party call to keep a £1 billion Royal Navy shipbuilding contract in Britain.  Labour says the...

After a chaotic debate, Cornwall Council asks for more time to think about police merger

11th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has asked for an extension to the consultation being carried out over plans to merge Devon and Cornwall Police with Dorset...

EXCLUSIVE: Britain’s first spaceport will be in Scotland – but Newquay could be second

11th July 2018 By Graham Smith Newquay looks likely to miss out on the chance to become Britain’s first spaceport when Prime Minister Theresa May makes the official announcement...