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Cornwall’s leaders meet to consider Brexit: glass half full, or glass half empty?

2nd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Leading figures from Cornwall's political and economic sectors have been meeting in Wadebridge to consider what life will be like when Britain leaves...

Planners again refuse to lift “holiday-only” condition on Retallack resort, St Columb

2nd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Planners have again defied their officials and refused permission for the former Wild West theme park near St Columb to become an “instant...

Tempers flare as Wadebridge Town Council considers where to put 1,100 new homes

2nd February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The chances of Wadebridge ever agreeing on a Neighbourhood Development Plan were laid bare at an ill-tempered meeting of the local town council...

Planners approve heliport for Penzance-Isles of Scilly link

2nd February 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports Cornwall’s planners have approved proposals for a £2 million private-sector heliport to restore passenger helicopter flights from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly. ...

Puzzle over soaring number of children permanently excluded from Cornwall’s schools last year

2nd February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports Last year saw a sudden and dramatic increase in the numbers of pupils permanently excluded from schools in Cornwall.  Pupils were three times more...

Truro City Council to hear why it should be Europe’s cultural capital – but not yet

1st February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The Cornish city council which finds itself at the centre of a bid for European cultural super-stardom will get the chance to hear...

Plans for 140 new homes at Quintrell Downs

1st February 2017By Peter TremayneFollow @CornwallReports Planners have been asked to consider new proposals for 140 homes at Quintrell Downs, near Newquay. The 9-acre site, between West Road and...

Strong winds could cause damage on Friday, says Met Office

1st February 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports The Met Office has issued a “yellow” warning of damage to trees and buildings, with the possibility of some power cuts, when Cornwall...

Padstow’s “Darkie Day” parade street collections need a licence, says council

1st February 2017By Julia PenhaligonFollow @CornwallReports Street collectors who take part in Padstow’s “Darkie Day” are to be advised they need a licence – but council officials must first...

Bodmin library closes at 5pm – and re-opens at new site a week later

1st February 2017By Anne NorthFollow @CornwallReports   Bodmin’s library is due to close its doors at its current site in Lower Bore Street at 5pm this afternoon (Wednesday) and...

Wadebridge local plan set to recognise difficulties of reaching 1,100 new homes target

1st February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Wadebridge town councillors meet this evening (Wednesday) to discuss the draft neighbourhood development plan, seeking to inform the debate about where 1,100 new...

Jeremy Rowe to quit Cornwall Council

1st February 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The former leader of Cornwall's Liberal Democrats, Jeremy Rowe, is to quit Cornwall Council and will not seek re-election in May. Mr Rowe,...

A little bit of media history has just been made in Cornwall

1st February 2017 Cornwall Reports has successfully installed a paywall, becoming Britain’s first local news website to rely entirely on its readers. The paywall went live at midnight on...

Police name the two victims of A39 crash near Perranarworthal

31st January 2017   Police have named the two men who were killed as a result of a serious collision on the A39 near Truro on Thursday. David Burnett, 42, from...

Do more, with less: Cornwall’s children’s services embark on radical shake-up

31st January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The way that Cornwall cares for children is about to undergo a radical shake-up – alongside a multi-million pound cut in the budget...

Hands off North Cornwall’s hospitals, MP tells health bosses

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has urged health bosses to protect community hospitals ahead of transformation plans being published later this year. NHS and Cornwall Council chiefs are drawing...

Hundreds turn out in Falmouth for anti-Trump rally

31st January 2017   Hundreds of people attended a protest in Falmouth last night (Monday) to condemn US President Donald Trump for his travel restrictions on people from mainly...

How anti-Trump is your backyard?

30th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Thousands of people in Cornwall appear to have spent the day clicking an online petition calling on their MP to help prevent US...

Council rejects homes plan at Higher Trenant, Wadebridge

30th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports Planners have rejected proposals to build 95 homes on land at Higher Trenant, Wadebridge – which had once been earmarked for a Sainsbury’s...

Brexit delays Newquay spaceport plans – possibly for a very long time

30th January 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFollow @CornwallReports Plans for a spaceport at Newquay appear to be in danger of losing momentum, as government plans to publish a Modern Transport Bill...