Rolling news

Labour selects Jayne Kirkham as Parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth

Local councillor Jayne Kirkham was confirmed as Labour's prospective Parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth last night (Wednesday.)   Councillor Kirkham was selected from a shortlist of two at a...

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

Truro stadium: council leader confirms that bid for government cash will not proceed

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council leader Linda Taylor has confirmed that County Hall is no longer seeking government Levelling Up cash to build a stadium at Truro – only...

Cornwall’s marine environment left off government’s list of “Highly Protected” areas

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall has missed out on inclusion in a government scheme to create Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) where ministers want to introduce tough new rules on...

“Doc Martin” surgery in North Cornwall, closed for two years because of Covid, might never reopen

By Anne North A small, rural doctors’ surgery in North Cornwall – closed for two years because of Covid – might never reopen because of staff shortages. The St...

Decision day for Labour Party to select Truro & Falmouth candidate

By Graham Smith Labour Party members from the Truro and Falmouth constituency meet this evening (Wednesday) to select their Parliamentary candidate for the next general election. They have to...

Cornwall’s first space flight postponed until September

By Peter Tremayne A new date has been set for the first rocket launch from Cornwall’s spaceport – 8th September. Spaceport bosses and Cornwall Council had previously said the...

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferry cash tolls could increase sooner than planned

By Richard Whitehouse Planned toll rises on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry could come into force earlier than expected.  A 30 per cent increase in cash tolls is...

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

Is Cornwall about to lose its Voice? Local newspaper group to be sold “before the end of July”

By Graham Smith There is uncertainty over the future of a group of local newspapers in Cornwall. The Voice group, owned by Truro businessman Pete Masters, is for sale...

Public consultation “strongly advised” before any decision on a Mayor, says County Hall lawyer

By Graham Smith County Hall’s top lawyer has said she would advise Cornwall Council’s political leadership to undertake a formal public consultation exercise before seeking to change its governance...

Cornwall’s railways stations deserted on Day 1 of national strike

By Julia Penhaligon There are no trains running in Cornwall today because of the national rail strike. A group of pickets from the Rail, Maritime and Transport union has...

Improvements needed to help vulnerable adults

By Richard Whitehouse Vulnerable people who are being cared for at home by unpaid carers in Cornwall could be at risk of harm because there are insufficient checks to...

Cornwall’s housing crisis: Bill introduced to Parliament would give councils power over second homes and holiday lets

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A Labour MP has introduced a Bill into Parliament which would give councils the power to register and licence the conversion of residential properties into short-term...

Any day now, the residents of Helland shall be released

Residents of the North Cornwall hamlet of Helland, west of Bodmin, should soon be free to travel west over a tiny bridge which has been closed for six months...

Newquay Airport wants £11.5 million from the taxpayer by 2025 but refuses to say why or how it plans to spend the money

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport bosses’ attempts to defend the secrecy surrounding their new “consultative forum” descended into farce last night when they issued a statement saying they were...

Cornwall Care to be taken over by Sanctuary, as County Hall agrees to surrender properties in bid to rescue failing residential market and ease hospital “bed blocking” crisis

By Anne North Cornwall Council is to transfer property worth millions of pounds to the Sanctuary Care group, in a deal which County Hall hopes will rescue its ailing...

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

For Sale: Either a 114-acre farm, or “an upmarket Butlins,” depending on the planners

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans for a holiday park in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty appear to have stalled, pending the sale of the site by its administrators. The...

The hunt for Devon and Cornwall’s next top cop

By Peter Tremayne Senior police officers with an interest in becoming the next Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall are expected to visit this week for an “informal familiarisation”...