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Hundreds heading from Cornwall to London for anti-Brexit protest

By Julia Penhaligon Hundreds of anti-Brexit protestors from Cornwall are expected to head to London on Saturday for one of the largest demonstrations the capital has ever seen. The...

St Austell link road will be made in Wales

By Peter Tremayne The £85 million St Austell link road is to be constructed by a roadbuilding company from south Wales. The 3.9 mile road linking St Austell to...

Live music and booze at Penzance restaurant until 2am

By Richard Whitehouse A Mexican restaurant has been granted permission to host live music and serve alcohol until 2am. La Sirena in Bread Street, Penzance, had applied to alter...

Planners refuse permission for houses next to old mine

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build new homes on land next to a mine have been rejected because they could prevent the mine from reopening. An outline planning application...

South East Cornwall, North Cornwall and St Ives Labour Parties finally told they can select their Parliamentary candidates

By Anne North The Labour Party appears finally to be selecting Parliamentary candidates for three constituencies in Cornwall. North Cornwall, South East Cornwall and St Ives Labour Parties all...

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

Wanted: gentlemen footballers of a generous girth

By Peter Tremayne Men in the Hayle area who might not consider themselves to be among nature’s athletes are being encouraged to take up football.  There is one condition...

Planning inspector says “no” to “60% affordable” housing scheme near Rock

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A government inspector has upheld Cornwall Council’s refusal of planning permission for a housing project near Rock at which more than half of the new houses...

Cornwall councillors share their dispute with all 123 members

By Graham Smith Members and officers of Cornwall Council have been scratching their heads over an extraordinary exchange of emails between two Liberal Democrat members, arguing over the date...

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

Tour of Britain cycle race to start from Penzance on 6th September next year

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Tour of Britain cycle race will start from Penzance on 6th September 2020. It will be the first time in nearly 20 years that the...

Planners vote 12-2 to approve “less affordable” housing scheme in Bodmin

By Richard Whitehouse The second phase of a housing development by Cornwall Council has been granted planning permission despite concerns about a reduction in the number of so-called “affordable”...

Labour councillor in Penryn defects to Green Party

By Julia Penhaligon A Labour town councillor elected only nine months ago has defected to the Green Party. Tamsyn Widdon was elected in January as the Labour candidate in...

Cornwall’s Strategic Planners again told they need not bother with a meeting

By Anne North Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee meeting scheduled for this month has again been cancelled.  The committee has met only once, for its designed purpose, since May....

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

End of the Stratolaunch dream eases pressure on Virgin Orbit – still hoping for its first powered flight on 1st November

By Graham Smith One of the world’s most talked-about horizontal-launch spaceflight companies has been taken over by a mystery buyer, months after ceasing operations and laying off most of...

Don’t try to throw milkshakes at Nigel Farage, urges Cornwall For Europe

By Anne North The Battle of Brexit comes to Cornwall today (Monday) when Nigel Farage stages a rally at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre while anti-Brexit campaigners hold a...

Public Works interest rate rise will cost Cornwall Council millions

By Graham Smith Senior officials at Cornwall Council are trying to calculate the impact of Friday’s surprise decision to increase by a whole percentage point the interest rate for...

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

Climate protestors target the Liskeard office of South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has hit back at climate change protestors who stuck posters all over the windows of her Liskeard office. Mrs Murray...