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Council denies Newquay airport sell-off

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has denied it is planning to sell Newquay airport.  County Hall issued a brief statement this morning (Wednesday) saying that minutes of a meeting...

You got what you voted for, officials tell councillors, explaining how NHS provision of sexual health services in Cornwall ended up in the private sector

By Anne North Cornwall councillors have been given a robust defence of County Hall’s decision to privatise sexual health services – nearly three years after the original decision was...

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

EXCLUSIVE: Newquay airport to be privatised – posing new questions over a spaceport

By Graham Smith Newquay airport is set to be privatised.  The Cornwall Council-owned airport is being prepared for “an asset transfer as part of plans to make the airport...

County Hall losing enthusiasm for publishing its own newspaper

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council appears to be moving away from the idea of launching its own newspaper. In November the council agreed to investigate a proposal to distribute,...

“Bait” – the Cornish fishing drama – nominated for two Bafta film awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The film Bait – a ground-breaking movie about Cornwall’s historic fishing industry – has been nominated for two Baftas. Starring Edward Rowe (Kernow King), the black...

Camborne homes proposal comes back before planners next week

By Richard Whitehouse A planning application to build 23 homes in Camborne will return for a decision by councillors next week - despite them asking for it to be...

Truro stadium: all eyes on the 11th March budget

By Peter Tremayne The future of a possible Truro sports stadium and hotel might become clearer in March, after Chancellor Sajid Javid set a date for his first budget....

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

Royal Cornwall hospital back on “black alert” as patient pressures mount

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Royal Cornwall hospital at Truro has again declared a “black alert” – meaning it is close to having to turn patients away. Hospital bosses have...

Bleak outlook for South Crofty, with no start-date in sight for pumping dry the flooded tin mine

By Anne North There will be no tin mining at South Crofty before 2022 at the earliest.  The mine’s owners have confirmed that they have still not been able...

You can’t always get what you want – despite hours of public consultations, debates in planning committees and a decade of promises, somehow it just never happened. A brief survey of some of Cornwall’s castles in the sand

By Richard Whitehouse It’s a new year, a new decade and as we look ahead to the future in Cornwall it’s also a chance to look back at what...

Cornwall’s footballers await the draw for the “alternative” World Cup

By Graham Smith The organisers of an “alternative” World Cup football tournament have named the 16 teams which will compete in a small part of the former Yugoslavia later...

Biffa set to keep its contract to empty Cornwall’s dustbins

By Anne North There are signs that Biffa has retained its £200 million contract to empty Cornwall’s dustbins. Although Cornwall Council has yet to make any formal announcement, ahead...

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

Planners approve Helston flood defence scheme

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have approved a major scheme to prevent flooding in Helston, despite objections from neighbours. The Environment Agency plans to build a new flood defence...

Branson still going nowhere, as “final, final” spaceport deadline approaches in April

By Graham Smith Richard Branson has again delayed his first attempt at putting a rocket into orbit, as an April deadline for Cornwall Council’s capital budget approaches and questions...

Don’t come here unless you really have to, Royal Cornwall Hospital warns patients

By Julia Penhaligon The Royal Cornwall hospital at Truro has again warned patients they will be turned away from the Accident and Emergency department if they present with only...

Born to run: the West Cornwall doctors offering an alternative route to good health

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A GPs’ surgery in Penzance is today (Saturday) becoming the first in Cornwall to offer a “park run” as one of its therapies. The Alverton Practice...

Teenager arrested in connection with New Year Eve assault at St Ives

By Peter Tremayne A teenager has been arrested in connection with a serious assault that took place in St Ives in the early hours of New Year’s Day.  A...