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Planning inspector says “no” to “60% affordable” housing scheme near Rock

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A government inspector has upheld Cornwall Council’s refusal of planning permission for a housing project near Rock at which more than half of the new houses...

Cornwall councillors share their dispute with all 123 members

By Graham Smith Members and officers of Cornwall Council have been scratching their heads over an extraordinary exchange of emails between two Liberal Democrat members, arguing over the date...

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

Tour of Britain cycle race to start from Penzance on 6th September next year

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Tour of Britain cycle race will start from Penzance on 6th September 2020. It will be the first time in nearly 20 years that the...

Planners vote 12-2 to approve “less affordable” housing scheme in Bodmin

By Richard Whitehouse The second phase of a housing development by Cornwall Council has been granted planning permission despite concerns about a reduction in the number of so-called “affordable”...

Labour councillor in Penryn defects to Green Party

By Julia Penhaligon A Labour town councillor elected only nine months ago has defected to the Green Party. Tamsyn Widdon was elected in January as the Labour candidate in...

Cornwall’s Strategic Planners again told they need not bother with a meeting

By Anne North Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee meeting scheduled for this month has again been cancelled.  The committee has met only once, for its designed purpose, since May....

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

End of the Stratolaunch dream eases pressure on Virgin Orbit – still hoping for its first powered flight on 1st November

By Graham Smith One of the world’s most talked-about horizontal-launch spaceflight companies has been taken over by a mystery buyer, months after ceasing operations and laying off most of...

Don’t try to throw milkshakes at Nigel Farage, urges Cornwall For Europe

By Anne North The Battle of Brexit comes to Cornwall today (Monday) when Nigel Farage stages a rally at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre while anti-Brexit campaigners hold a...

Public Works interest rate rise will cost Cornwall Council millions

By Graham Smith Senior officials at Cornwall Council are trying to calculate the impact of Friday’s surprise decision to increase by a whole percentage point the interest rate for...

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

Climate protestors target the Liskeard office of South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has hit back at climate change protestors who stuck posters all over the windows of her Liskeard office. Mrs Murray...

Policing protests in London: what is the cost to Devon & Cornwall?

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police have refused to say how many officers they have sent to London to help deal with the continuing Extinction Rebellion protests. Metropolitan...

From little acorns: work to plant Cornwall’s New Forest starts next month

By Richard Whitehouse The Forest for Cornwall is a new programme and Cornwall Council is developing a range of initiatives with partners to enable residents, landowners, schools and communities...

Five candidates line up for Wadebridge by-election

By Anne North Five candidates are to contest the vacant seat for a Cornwall councillor in Wadebridge. The Liberal Democrats are defending the Wadebridge West seat against what looks...

Cornwall’s health and social care system gets its man: the first Independent Chair of the Integrated Care Partnership is named

By Anne North The new boss of Cornwall’s “integrated” health and social service is to be John Govett, a former senior executive with Surrey County Council and currently vice...

Rock festival gets licence, despite protests from locals, after 7-hour meeting

By Richard Whitehouse A new music, food and wellbeing festival will be held - officially - for the first time next year after being granted a licence. Porthilly Spirit...

That’s the way to do it! US “Pegasus” system amazes the world with horizontal-launch of NASA satellite, as time runs out for Richard Branson and Newquay

By Graham Smith An American defence company last night successfully put a NASA satellite into orbit, having taken off – horizontally - from Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The success of...

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