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Virgin Orbit clears crucial “drop test” hurdle, facing a hectic scramble to be ready for first satellite launch

By Graham Smith In an experiment with huge implications for any Newquay spaceport, Virgin Orbit has successfully “drop-tested” the separation of its LauncherOne satellite rocket from the retired Boeing...

Truro stadium land deal to be signed “in days if not hours”

By Richard Whitehouse Deals to provide the land and government funding required for the Stadium for Cornwall are within “touching distance” and could be signed by the end of...

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

“Kennally Care” about to take another step forward, as the quest gets underway for an Independent Chair

By Graham Smith The search is underway for someone to lead the Shaping Our Future board – the coming together of Cornwall’s health and council sectors to integrate care....

High-tech heads in the Cloud needed to rescue County Hall’s latest computer project

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is looking for a £400-per-day computer specialist to rescue its “Oracle Cloud” project, which is behind schedule and over-budget. The system will allow County...

Royal Cornwall hospital crisis continues

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Outpatients at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, are being warned their appointments might be cancelled today (Wednesday) as a result of the “major incident” status caused...

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

Lib Dems hold off challenge for chair of Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee by 9 votes to 6

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee has elected its new chairman and vice-chairman at a special meeting. The meeting of the committee was held this morning at...

Cornwall councillors vote 62-38 to line their own pockets, rewarding political loyalists

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have voted themselves a huge increase in their “payroll vote,” rewarding political loyalists who support the Liberal Democrat-Independent administration. An independent remuneration panel recommended...

Cornwall Council meeting suspended because of disruption in the public gallery

By Anne North Cornwall Council’s monthly meeting has had to be adjourned this morning (Tuesday) because of disruption in the public gallery. Councillors were just starting to debate a...

Trelawney and drums greet councillors as protesters condemn “over-development”and call for “need not greed”

By Richard Whitehouse With singing of Trelawny and beating of drums a large group of protesters gathered at Cornwall Council this morning (Tuesday) to call on the authority to...

Cornwall’s 2030 carbon-neutral target “extremely challenging” – official report

By Anne North The ambition to make Cornwall “carbon neutral” by 2030, in order to help tackle climate change, will be “extremely challenging,” according a new official report. The...

Campaigners to protest against “destruction of Cornwall” as County Hall poised to elect new chair of Strategic Planning Committee

By Julia Penhaligon Campaigners are expected to gather at County Hall, Truro, this morning (Tuesday) to protest at what they describe as the “over-development” of Cornwall. The demonstration has...

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

Pondhu primary school to keep temporary classroom – at the expense of its playing field

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school has been allowed to keep temporary classrooms because a development which was set to provide funding for a permanent building has stalled. Cornwall...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Development Company has so far spent £275,000 globe-trotting in its quest to sell the spaceport

By Graham Smith The Cornwall Development Company has so far spent more than £275,000 at overseas events, promoting the idea of a Newquay spaceport.  £160,000 has gone on “exhibition”...

Temporary classroom or play space? Planners to decide for Pondhu primary school

By Richard Whitehouse Planners meet today (Monday) to decide if a primary school can keep a temporary classroom for an extra three years, despite opposition from Sport England. Pondhu...

Jeremy Corbyn visits Falmouth

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Falmouth at the weekend, talking to Parliamentary candidates Paul Farmer and Jennifer Forbes about the chances of a snap general...

Let’s go wild in Truro, say the city’s new hedgehogs

Made by local artist Emma Scott and her team from Mellingey Mill, and commissioned by Truro City Council, and Truro in Bloom, as part of the Wild Truro project,...

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