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EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council considers how to keep on top of information about “contaminated land,” including a former chemical weapons factory

By Anne North Five “special sites” within the former top secret chemical weapons factory at Portreath are still on a register of contaminated land, according to a report to...

St Just finally wins its five-year campaign to save town’s library

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A five-year campaign to save St Just library has finally been won.  The local town council has completed its takeover of the service from Cornwall Council,...

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

Truro City Council told to stop its “aggressive” takeover of rural neighbour

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Parish councillors to the west of Truro appear to have won the opening skirmish in their who-does-what battle with Truro City Council. The governance review, which...

The taxpayers’ cash is coming to us, Virgin tells Cornwall Council, as Branson delays yet again

By Julia Penhaligon Richard Branson has further delayed the first test flight of his LauncherOne rocket, even as a senior executive from Virgin Orbit was telling Cornwall councillors that...

Brexit Party candidates could cost Tories at least two seats in Cornwall

By Graham Smith The threat by Nigel Farage to field a Brexit Party candidate in every constituency at the 12th December general election could have an impact on results...

Back to the future: huge planning row looms over new scheme to build at Higher Newham, Truro

By Richard Whitehouse Truro City Council has called for revised plans for Higher Newham Farm to be refused planning permission.  The scheme had previously been the focus of a...

Cornwall councillors and staff “should pay to park at County Hall”

By Richard Whitehouse A councillor has suggested that staff and councillors at Cornwall Council should be charged to park at the authority’s offices. Labour councillor Cornelius Olivier made the...

The cost of dying in Cornwall is set to rise

By Richard Whitehouse The cost of dying in Cornwall could be set to rise with increases of more than £200 for burials and cremations. Cornwall Council is considering the...

Branson launches yet another space company, despite on-the-ground set-backs

By Graham Smith Richard Branson might not have been able to launch any satellites, so far, but that has not stopped him launching a new company intended to visit...

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

BBC Radio Cornwall records worst-ever third-quarter audience figures

By Julia Penhaligon BBC Radio Cornwall has lost 54,000 listeners over the past five years, according to the latest batch of industry data. RAJAR reports that for the most...

Sanctuary Housing walks away from Truro New Town project

By Peter Tremayne Sanctuary Housing has confirmed that it is walking away from Cornwall Council’s proposed housing development at Langarth, to the west of Truro. The project, dubbed Truro...

Truro & Falmouth Tories hope to have their candidate next week

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives hope to have a candidate for the Truro and Falmouth constituency by the end of next week.  Several Cornwall councillors have put themselves forward,...

Cornwall Council says its trip to Sicily cost taxpayers £1,625 and was necessary to maintain “invaluable” membership of think-tank

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s three-day trip to Sicily, to read out a report about the loss of European funding after Brexit, cost taxpayers £1,625. County Hall has confirmed...

Pupils in Cornwall’s special schools face shake-up, as County Hall tries to slash £1.5 million from Alternative Education budget

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s main provider of special schools - serving pupils who for medical or behavioural reasons cannot attend their local mainstream school – has been told its...

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

“No decision yet” on future of Edward Hain hospital, insist health chiefs

By Anne North There is still a glimmer of hope that the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, might be saved for the sort of community care role which has...

Mebyon Kernow confirms it will contest only one Cornish constituency at general election

By Graham Smith Mebyon Kernow has confirmed that it will field only one candidate in the 12th December general election. Party leader Dick Cole, a Cornwall councillor and a...

Greens and Brexit Party hold the keys to December’s general election result in Cornwall

By Graham Smith The key to the outcome of the 12th December general election could rest with two political parties which will probably not win one single MP in...