Rolling news

Local news organisations to remain in crisis as government rejects the advice of its own review

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has rejected a proposal that it should help fund public interest journalism, leaving traditional local newspapers in crisis as their advertising revenues continue to...

When the fun stops, stop – Cornwall Council’s casino economy cost taxpayers £45 million

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has been forced to pay a £45million penalty due to “serious failings” around the use of controversial loans. The council’s auditors have issued a...

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

Detailed plans for 460 houses at Higher Trewhiddle Farm, near St Austell

By Julia Penhaligon Detailed plans have finally been submitted for the Higher Trewhiddle Farm housing scheme near St Austell.  Outline permission was granted three years ago for 460 houses...

Police question man in connection with Liskeard murder

By Peter Tremayne Police are continuing to question a 45-year-old man in connection with a murder investigation in Liskeard. A local man in his 20s died shortly after midnight...

Cornwall is one of seven areas to pioneer new NHS “staywell” scheme to avoid the need for a hospital bed

By Anne North Cornwall has been promised an expert rapid response team to help support older people to remain well at home and avoid hospital admissions, under new plans...

Branson pushes his first Virgin Orbit space flight back again – but this time by only 48 hours

By Graham Smith The date for Richard Branson’s first test flight of his LauncherOne rocket has slipped again, but this time by only a few days – raising hopes...

The Lowering: what will happen to Cornwall’s European Union flag after Friday?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Downing Street’s orgy of red, white and blue which will accompany “Brexit Day” has led to speculation about what celebrations, or mourning, might be witnessed in...

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

Cornwall’s footballers learn the names of their first-round opponents in “alternative” World Cup

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s footballers will have to get past teams from Latin America, Australia and Africa to make progress in their first world cup adventure later this year....

Council leader lays down the law on anti-Semitism

By Anne North Cornwall Council has adopted a definition of anti-Semitism, posing the threat of sanction against councillors who seek to speak out about political problems in the Middle...

Royal Marine recruit dies during training exercise at Tregantle

By Peter Tremayne A Royal Marine who got into difficulty during a training exercise at Tregantle, Whitsand Bay, on Tuesday has died in hospital.  About 18 armed forces personnel...

Dog lovers win their campaign to relax rules on beaches, as council gives way to public consultation and rejects the advice of its own scrutiny committee

By Anne North Cornwall Council is going ahead with plans to relax the rules about dogs on beaches, despite those plans being rejected by its own scrutiny committee. The...

Cornwall’s planners vote unanimously in favour of Truro stadium

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have approved detailed proposals to build a sports stadium at Langarth, to the west of Truro. The planners voted unanimously in favour of the...

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

Work starts on new Carland Cross wind turbine

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Construction has started on the first large wind turbine to be built in Cornwall for four years. The 2.3 megawatt (MW) turbine at Ventonteague, near Carland...

“Kremlin-style secrecy” over planning enforcement in Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse A councillor has called for greater transparency and openness over the use of planning enforcement. Mark Formosa, Cornwall councillor for Newquay Treviglas, put forward a motion...

How many Cornish schoolchildren have been labelled “potential terrorists” by County Hall’s participation in the Prevent programme?

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is checking its policies and procedures to make sure that schoolchildren who take part in climate change protests are not labelled as potential terrorists....

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

After a couple of quiet opening nights, Cornwall’s new “singles only” bar throws open its doors for free

By Anne North The new “Single Mingle” bar in Truro, after failing to attract customers following Monday’s opening, has dropped its £20 entry fee. The new venture failed to...