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It’s Groundhog Day for County Hall’s “strategic” planners, as they are yet again told they need not bother with a meeting

By Graham Smith A scheduled meeting of Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning committee has again been cancelled, due to insufficient business, only two weeks after the last scheduled meeting was...

Cornwall’s children’s services rated “outstanding”

By Anne North Ofsted has rated Cornwall’s children’s services as “outstanding” – putting County Hall in the top 10% of local councils in the country.  Cornwall is the only...

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

The growing need for older people’s homes in Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse Thousands more homes will need to be built in Cornwall to provide housing for an ageing population. Cornwall Council has revealed that there will be a...

Cornwall Council promises to “lead the way” with climate-friendly houses on its Truro New Town project

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council hopes to “lead the way” with climate-friendly property development, a special briefing for councillors has been told. Planning officials told councillors that the full...

Update on plans for the 700-year-old Cornish play which will cost taxpayers more than £125,000

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Dramatists who bid to stage a 700-year-old Cornish play should find out today (Monday) if they have been shortlisted for the further development of their ideas....

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,...