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A Newquay spaceport? We’re waiting for Branson, councillors told

By Peter Tremayne The first powered test flight of Richard Branson’s LauncerOne satellite rocket might not be until May, Cornwall councillors were told this morning (Friday.) Miles Carden, project...

Online petition to cancel Brexit captures the public mood – even in Cornwall

By Graham Smith An online petition calling for Britain to “take back control” of its future relationship with the European Union, and revoke Article 50, has attracted thousands of...

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

Cornwall’s Islamic Community Centre to honour New Zealand terror victims

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s small Muslim community is hosting a “solidarity event” on Sunday to honour those killed in last week’s New Zealand terrorist attack. Fifty people were killed...

Devon and Cornwall police spent more than £800,000 last year to patrol badger cull zones

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Devon and Cornwall police spent more than any other force last year to ensure the safe operation of the government’s badger culling. The costs are met...

Pirates rugby club agrees to stop playing music by Holocaust denier

By Julia Penhaligon The Cornish Pirates rugby team has stopped playing music associated with a well-known Cornish nationalist after he posted anti-Semitic material online. Graham Hart, who was once...

A No Deal Brexit? Operation Yellowhammer just became much more important

By Graham Smith Extra ferry sailings from Plymouth could start as early as next week if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal next Friday at 11pm.  The...

Councils secure cash to boost cycling and walking between Cornwall and Plymouth

By Anne North The government has backed a plan to increase the numbers of people who can walk or cycle from South East Cornwall to Plymouth. The “Transforming Cities...

Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall live in poverty, says Director of Public Health

By Graham Smith Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are living in poverty, according to the latest annual report by the Director of Public Health....

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

Space minister to visit Newquay

By Julia Penhaligon Space minister Chris Skidmore is to visit Cornwall next month, for an update on plans to develop a spaceport at Newquay. Mr Skidmore made the announcement...

Police struggle to identify a suspect in nearly a fifth of reported hate crime

By Peter Tremayne More than a fifth of hate crimes investigated by Devon and Cornwall police last year failed to identify a suspect, according to new Home Office statistics....

Launceston pudding factory confirms closure with the loss of 650 jobs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Launceston’s Kensey Foods has confirmed that its pudding factory will close in July, with the loss of 650 jobs. The company, owned by the Leicester-based Samworth...

The next Tory leader probably won’t be from Cornwall, say bookmakers

By Graham Smith Only two of Cornwall’s MPs are in the running to take over as next leader of the Conservative Party, according to bookmakers. As Prime Minister Theresa...

Tourism bosses promise £521 million extra revenue and 8,000 new jobs: what could possibly go wrong?

By Anne North Business and council leaders in Cornwall are expecting tourism to create an additional 8,000 new jobs by 2030, according to a strategy document under consideration today...

Newquay taxi drivers want police protection after threats from passengers

By Richard Whitehouse Taxi drivers in Newquay say they are coming under increasing abuse from customers, with some being threatened with knives. Now the cabbies have called for a...

Extended opening hours for Truro’s park and ride should improve access to Royal Cornwall hospital

By Richard Whitehouse Truro’s park and ride is set to extend its hours to help visitors and staff at Cornwall’s main hospital and people visiting the city at night....

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

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

Cornwall’s “stop Brexit” campaigners prepare for another day out in London

By Peter Tremayne Scores of people from Cornwall are heading for London this weekend to join in a mass protest march demanding another referendum on Brexit. The “Put It...