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Two Cornwall councillors in line for national awards

By Julia Penhaligon Two Cornwall councillors, Conservative James Mustoe and Liberal Democrat Rob Rotchell, have been shortlisted for a national award. They are both in line for “achievement awards”...

The complex issue of suicide prevention, and raising walkway barriers on the Tamar Bridge, will have to be decided by Cornwall Council’s cabinet

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s 10-member cabinet will have to decide whether or not to raise parapets on the Tamar Bridge, following calls that to do so move might...

Life in the slow lane for St Austell-Truro motorists

By Richard Whitehouse A small stretch of the main road between St Austell and Truro will see its speed limit cut to 20 mph for eight months while a...

Cornwall appears to be planning a stay-at-home Brexit “celebration” without any street parties on 31st October

By Richard Whitehouse and Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Brexiteers have missed the boat for any “official” street parties to mark Britain’s exit from the European Union on the scheduled date...

The lesson from Florida: horizontal launch satellite systems are vulnerable to weather

By Graham Smith The planned horizontal-launch of a NASA satellite did not happen last night, due to poor weather. Engineers will try again to launch the Northrop Grumman Pegasus...

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

Houses and old mine shafts don’t mix, warn planning officials

By Richard Whitehouse Plans for a housing development could be in doubt due to a nearby mine. Colin Dawe has applied for outline planning permission to build 10 homes...

Care Quality Commission fines Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust for breaching “duty of candour” rules

By Anne North The Care Quality Commission has fined the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust £16,250 for failing to say “sorry” to patients and failing to be open with them....

Cornish badger study confirms the science – culling actually spreads TB in cattle

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A study of badger culling in Cornwall has confirmed that shooting the animals worsens the spread of bovine tuberculosis. Scientists studied badger behaviour on 20 dairy...

Newquay spaceport fans look to tonight’s skies over Florida

By Graham Smith Some of the technical challenges facing any horizontal-launch satellite system will come under scrutiny within the next 24 hours – with important lessons for anyone hoping...

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

Isles of Scilly Steamship Company loses £4.3 million in a year

By Anne North Shareholders in the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company have suffered a jaw-dropping £4.3 million loss in the past year, according to the company’s annual accounts. The...

Rock music festival gives councillors a headache as they sift through more than 130 written representations, ahead of Thursday’s decision

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The stage is set for a major licensing battle on Thursday when councillors decide whether or not to permit a rock festival at Rock, near Wadebridge....

Nigel Farage on his way to Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage is coming to Cornwall next week for a rally in Camborne. He is due to speak at the Carn Brea leisure...

Councillors told they need training on “responsible” pension investment

By Anne North Cornwall councillors are to be called to a special “training day” to learn how County Hall’s pension fund can be used to help fight climate change....

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

Paul Masters, Cornwall Council’s “Mr Brexit,” calls it a day

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s strategic director for neighbourhoods, Paul Masters, is to leave the authority in the New Year.  He is retiring at the end of March. Mr...

Cornwall’s Citizens’ Advice helps write off £5.4 million debt

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Citizens Advice Cornwall has helped write-off £5.4 million worth of unmanageable debts for people in the county according to new statistics released by the charity today....

Is a US defence company about to teach Richard Branson a lesson about horizontal-launch spaceflight?

By Graham Smith A $252 million satellite is due to be blasted into orbit this week, from underneath the wing of a giant Lockheed Stargazer aircraft, taking off from...

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