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Truro City of Lights lantern parade braves the weather

This lantern, celebrating Cornwall's Fire & Rescue Service, was among the many eye-catching designs to parade through the streets of Truro last night.  The City of Lights Lantern Parade...

Royal Cornwall hospital back on black alert

By Julia Penhaligon Conservative fears that a winter health service crisis could derail its general election campaign have come a step closer with confirmation that Cornwall’s main acute hospital...

We have other options if Branson’s bird doesn’t fly, say County Hall spaceport enthusiasts

By Anne North Cornwall Council is hoping to develop an alternative “Plan B” and a “Plan C” for its Newquay spaceport project in the event that Richard Branson is...

“Give 16-year-olds the vote in Cornwall Council’s 2021 local elections” urge councillors

By Anne North Cornwall Council will be asked next week to renew its campaign for lowering the voting age to 16, in time for the local elections in 2021....

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

Labour promises to tighten the law on fox hunting

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Labour Party has said it will close loopholes in the 2004 Hunting Act if it wins the general election, outlawing foxhunting and hare coursing. The...

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

Countdown to confusion: Cornwall Council is going ahead with its spaceport vote, despite the general election, despite having no Environmental Impact Assessment, and with Richard Branson’s rocket still firmly on the ground

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is going ahead with a crucial vote next week to plough £12 million of local taxpayers’ money into a Newquay spaceport, despite having carried...

Walking back to happiness, as new bridges restore access to Cornwall coastal path

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Three large timber bridges in North Cornwall have been replaced as part of Cornwall Council’s Public Rights of Way Capital Safety Programme, restoring walking routes in...

Should Cornwall Council draw a veil over the Newquay spaceport idea until after the general election?

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors are waiting to see if the general election has de-railed their officials’ enthusiasm for a £12 million vote next week to build a Newquay...

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

“Stop Brexit” battlebus tours Cornwall

A "Stop Brexit" battlebus today concluded a three-day tour of Cornwall, hoping to highlight the issue during the current general election campaign.  The tour was organised by the Cornwall...

Cornwall’s NHS: Will the general election signal the end of the road for Kennally Care?

By Graham Smith The general election has put one of the most controversial proposed changes to Cornwall’s health service on hold. The prospect of what was originally known as...

Isles of Scilly facing £296,000 council overspend as water costs rise

By Richard Whitehouse Councillors on the Isles of Scilly have been warned they will face a difficult year when considering their budget for 2020. The warning came at a...

Revised plans for St Ives hotel to be decided tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse Revised plans for an apartment hotel which looks to increase the number of apartments are set to be decided tomorrow (Monday.) The hotel planned for the...

Cornwall waits 14 years for a Liberal Party candidate, and then six turn up all at once

By Graham Smith The first week of Cornwall’s general election has seen the surprise entry of six candidates from the Liberal Party. Voters under the age of 30 might...

Wadebridge skatepark opens – 30 years after the campaign started

By Graham Smith Wadebridge town councillors braved a chilly afternoon to mark the official opening of their new skatepark. The campaign for a Wadebridge skatepark started more than three...

The sun also rises, as County Hall’s corridors of power await their next big beast

By Graham Smith If you like the idea of earning £120,000-£140,000 a year, and spending £150 million while leading around 1,500 colleagues, then today (Friday) is the last day...

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

And they’re off! The official runners and riders for Cornwall’s 2019 general election

By Graham Smith More than 30 people are looking for votes in the hope that they will become one of six Members of Parliament, representing Cornish constituencies, at the...