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How to spend £25 million on a Penzance facelift

By Richard Whitehouse More details have emerged of how Penzance could use £25 million to improve its town centre. Penzance was one of four towns in Cornwall which were...

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

EXCLUSIVE: Who spent what in Cornwall’s general election – details of every candidate

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Parliamentary candidates and their political parties spent more than £200,000 trying to get elected in December, according to official spending returns.  The total outlay spent...

Work starts on £19 million Saints Trails

By Anne North Work has started at Goonhavern on the first part of a new 10.5-mile multi-use trail between Newquay and Perranporth. It will be the first in a...

Camborne, Redruth & Hayle Labour activists nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader

By Graham Smith Labour Party activists in the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency have voted to nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader, and Richard Burgon as deputy leader. Although the...

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

BBC Radio Cornwall, struggling for relevance as its audience fades away

By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures have slumped again, although not as badly as bosses had feared.  The quarterly “reach” figure recorded by the industry’s Rajar organisation,...

St Dennis incinerator roof again damaged by strong winds

The roof of Cornwall's controversial £141 million waste-to-energy incinerator at St Dennis has again suffered storm damage.  Part of the roof was destroyed by strong winds yesterday (Sunday) with...

New laws for farmers take a step forward as Agriculture Bill clears second reading

By Anne North The Agriculture Bill has passed its second reading in the House of Commons.  The legislation proposes to radically transform government support for farmers by phasing out...

Truro New Town: where will shoppers go?

By Richard Whitehouse The developer behind plans to build a new retail park on the outskirts of Truro says that claims that it could harm the city centre are...

St Austell’s war hero Harry Billinge to have GWR express train named after him

By Julia Penhaligon The St Austell D-Day veteran who was awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours last month is to have an Inter-City express train named after...

Gorse fire damages Cornish nature reserve

By Peter Tremayne A fierce gorse fire has damaged the Rosenannon Downs nature reserve, near Wadebridge. Firefighters from Wadebridge, St Columb, Padstow, St Dennis and Lostwithiel attended.  Flames were...

The curious case of the police and crime panel members who failed to take part in their own budget decision

By Julia Penhaligon Local taxpayers are in line for a 4.4% increase in police costs because not enough councillors turned up for a meeting of the Devon and Cornwall...

£290 million A30 upgrade between Carland Cross and Chiverton gets its final political sign-off, meaning work should start later this year

By Peter Tremayne The government has given the final, formal go-ahead to build a dual carriageway between Carland Cross and Chiverton on the A30 in west Cornwall. The Development...

A rebrand and a new name for Bodmin’s military museum

By Anne North One of Cornwall’s most historic buildings - and an important visitor attraction - is getting a new brand name. Over the past century and a half,...

Everything you wanted to know about “Truro New Town” – but were afraid to ask

By Richard Whitehouse It is set to be the biggest development in Cornwall over the next 20 years with the possibility of up to 4,000 houses being built on...

Truro quits Cornwall’s Community Governance Review, claiming parish boundary shake up is “a waste of time”

By Graham Smith There are signs that Cornwall’s Community Governance Review (CGR) is collapsing as some of the larger town and parish councils lose confidence in the process, realising...

Rogue traders forced man out of his home

By Richard Whitehouse A vulnerable man was made to sign over the ownership of his house to conmen who then forced him to live in a caravan. The shocking...

Branson delays again – LauncherOne now not due to blast off before 29th February

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Richard Branson’s promised first flight of his LauncherOne rocket has been delayed for a further 10 days. The tycoon has again given no explanation, but the...

Cornwall’s Labour activists divided over who they want to be their next leader

By Graham Smith Two more Cornish Labour Parties decided which candidate to nominate for leader last night (Thursday), with one backing Sir Keir Starmer and the other going for...