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Cornwall’s “strategic” planners told they can take the rest of the year off

By Anne North Cornwall Council’s “strategic” planning committee has scrapped its remaining meetings for the year. It means that apart from considering three planning applications on 25th July, the...

Is the Newquay airport goose being fattened up for privatisation?

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith Sometimes writing an article is a bit like staring at a box...

Newquay Airport boss quits

By Peter Tremayne The man who has masterminded the growth of Newquay Airport over the past 10 years has resigned to take up a new position at Birmingham Airport....

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

Budget is still on track, despite loss of Chief Operating Officer, insists Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has moved to steady nerves at County Hall following news that its Chief Operating Officer has resigned. The council says the departure of Andy...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council loses its chief operating officer

By Graham Smith Another senior Cornwall Council officer has resigned.  Chief operating officer Andy Brown, responsible for ensuring financial, statutory and constitutional compliance, is leaving County Hall with immediate...

Two weeks to go: YouGov points to a Blue Christmas in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s YouGov opinion poll – which claims to forecast the general election result in every constituency – suggests the Conservatives are on course to hold every...

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

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn both in Cornwall at the same time – but somehow their paths did not cross

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were both greeted as heroes by their respective party supporters in Cornwall today (Wednesday.)...

Publisher of Cornish newspapers closes its last newsroom in Cornwall, and heads for Plymouth

By Anne North The company which owns most of Cornwall’s newspapers, and the website Cornwall Live, is to close its last remaining newsroom in Cornwall.  The closest editorial office...

Last-minute registration drive results in 7% increase – in only three weeks – in the number of general election voters in Cornwall

By Graham Smith There has been a last-minute rush of applications to join the electoral register in Cornwall, ahead of next month’s general election on 12th December. 30,390 people...

Boris Johnson visits Goonhilly Earth Station

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Boris Johnson visited Goonhilly Earth Station, on The Lizard, today (Wednesday) – extolling the virtues of Cornwall’s “space” industry.  Cornwall Council yesterday voted £12 million to...

Could yesterday’s County Hall chaos lead to a security crack-down?

By Graham Smith The chaotic scenes which ended yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) spaceport debate at County Hall could lead to a security crackdown, after some councillors complained of intimidation. The packed...

Corbyn and Johnson on the election campaign trail in Cornwall today

By Peter Tremayne Both the Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition are expected to visit Cornwall today, looking for votes on the general election campaign trail. Boris...

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

Cornwall Council votes 66-34 to spend £12 million on Newquay spaceport, as protestors watch in dismay

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors today (Tuesday) voted 66-34, with one abstention, to commit £12 million towards building and operating a spaceport at Newquay. Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion climate...

County Hall under pressure to postpone today’s spaceport vote, as politics and science collide

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have reacted with fury to what some see as “interference” in the democratic process, after they were advised not to ask questions about today’s...

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

University lecturers strike at Falmouth in dispute over pay, conditions and pensions

By Anne North Scores of university lecturers at Falmouth have joined an eight-day strike in pursuit of better pay and conditions.  They are particularly unhappy about their pensions. The...

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