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The RAF gets its way on space defence – but does it also push Newquay’s spaceport bid to the back of the queue for government cash?

21st May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Today’s (Monday’s) announcement of a formal Ministry of Defence initiative for launching satellites has posed new questions over the location for Britain’s first...

Cornwall not sure what it thinks about wheelie-bins

21st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to provide every home with a wheelie bin for their rubbish and to collect black bag waste fortnightly and recycling weekly have...

Cornwall Council to think again on who sits at its top table

21st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse When Cornwall Council meets tomorrow (Tuesday) along with the usual agenda there will also be the annual election of the chairman of the...

All eyes on the Scilly battle of the choppers

20th May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Travellers between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are watching to see if a new helicopter service takes off from Land’s End tomorrow...

Fire sweeps through Newquay’s Atlantic Hotel

20th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne An investigation is underway to establish the cause of a fire which swept through the Atlantic Hotel, Newquay, in the early hours of...

We have nothing to hide, insist village shop owners

18th May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The company which bought a village shop in Cornwall with money raised by local residents has offered to secure their “pledges” with a...

Conservatives win St Ives Town Council by-election

18th May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Conservatives beat Labour in a two-horse town council by-election in St Ives last night (Thursday). The Conservatives’ Ken Messenger polled 442 votes. ...

Struggling in the stormy seas of shrinking ratings, BBC local radio’s “Dementia FM” heads for its iceberg

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE 18th May 2018 Once upon a time, long, long ago, the industry in which I...

The spaceport announcement due to leave Whitehall yesterday has been delayed, due to the wrong kind of Brexit upsetting the MoD

17th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne An announcement about the likely site of Britain’s first spaceport has been delayed again.  The UK Space Agency told Cornwall Reports this morning...

Another day, another cock-up? The curious case of Cornwall Council’s 11th cabinet member

17th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall Council rumour-mill is spinning at a higher velocity than usual this morning (Thursday) after Lostwithiel member Colin Martin was listed, briefly,...

BBC Radio Cornwall stops the slide, as audience holds steady

17th May 2018 By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures bounced back slightly in the last quarter, with a 26% audience share, which is up 3% on the...

EXCLUSIVE: Champagne-gate pops its cork: has Cornwall Council broken the law over Cannes cover-up?

17th May 2018 By Graham Smith The row over Cornwall Council’s trip to the south of France has been re-ignited by the discovery of an invoice which suggests the...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub: £42 million down the drain?

16th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse With hindsight, Cornwall’s Wave Hub “probably” would not have received £42 million in public funds, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise...

Plots, intrigues and conspiracies: just another day at County Hall

16th May 2018 By Graham Smith Speculation is growing that Cornwall Council could get an Independent leader sooner than expected. Councillor Julian German is due to accede to the...

Kennally Care gets the green light from a judge in Leeds

16th May 2018 By Anne North A High Court judge has signalled the go-ahead for Kennally Care, reviving Cornwall Council’s attempts to take over the National Health Service. Judge...

“Toxic feud” erupts as Cornish village shop, which villagers thought they had bought for the community, is put up for sale

16th May 2018 By Graham Smith Financial regulators have been asked to investigate a small village shop in Cornwall, after attempts to turn it into a community venture went...

Month 4: still no charges in the Cornish “daffodil slave” mystery

15th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than three months after three men were arrested and...

Goonhilly gets £24 million cash injection and eyes world domination

14th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Goonhilly Earth Satellite station has been taken over by financier Peter Hargreaves. The station was built in 1962 by the General Post...

Ordure, ordure – councillors told to tip-toe through their choice of words

13th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A senior councillor chose to remind colleagues to be careful of their language after complaints were received during a council briefing. The incident...

Cornwall councillors to be sent for training

13th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Councillors are set to be given lessons in how to do everything from engaging with their communities to using social media. Cornwall Council...