Cornish Spaceport Wins £20m Investment for Virgin Launches

Spaceport Cornwall is the staggeringly optimistic new name for half of Newquay Airport, which is about to receive a pot of money totalling as much as £20m to expand itself enough to let Virgin's future satellite launchers operate from [checks again] Cornwall. Read More >>

Dairy Crest’s Cheesy Stink Awakens Cornish Villagers

A Cornish creamery conducting cheese-related dairy business near the Cornish village of Davidstow has been kicking up a literal stink, with residents complaining that some odd nighttime process is making the air smell so bad it's waking them up, making them feel ill, and stopping them getting back to sleep. Read More >>

TripAdvisor Temporarily Suspends Reviews of Bude’s Historic Plastic Tunnel

TripAdvisor is not shying away from making difficult decisions online, as it's moved to suspend the controversial writing of positive reviews of a supermarket's transparent tunnel. Read More >>

Win For Grammar Police As Cornwall Council Adds Apostrophe to Land’s End

Apparently until this week, Land's End wasn't officially called "Land's End". It was "Lands End", or, in some horrific cases it was even "Lands' End". I'm a big fan of punctuation, and looking at either of those two makes me feel a bit weird inside. Read More >>

Gentrified Cornwall Wants £10 for a Posher Pasty

A Cornish pasty producer thinks he's onto a winner with a concept for a posher type of pasty, with the new recipe including such non-traditional ingredients as crab, a creamy white wine sauce and seaweed. Yours for a promotional period price of £8.75 before it goes up to £10.95 when the tourists roll up in their Range Rovers and blow the dust off their spare houses this summer. Read More >>

Cornish Leopard Recaptured After Week-Long Sheep-Eating Holiday

There's a man in Cornwall in possession of a licence to keep a leopard as a pet, and he does indeed have a leopard as a pet in Great Treverran, not far from Fowey. That's interesting enough a thing to write about on a Monday after another weekend of nothing but Trump news, but there's more. This man's in trouble because his leopard escaped for a week and is accused of eating a few local sheep. Read More >>

Bloodhound to Taxi up to 200mph in Cornwall Today

We've been getting emails about Bloodhound for years now, as every time someone files down a new bit of aluminium for the superfast jet car they bloody shout about it. Now, though, something properly exciting is about to happen. They're firing it up. At Newquay airport. Aer Lingus passengers are in for a treat. Read More >>

Don’t Rip up Ancient Graves to Make Cute Little Stone Stacks

People amusing themselves outside is usually a good thing, but not in the case of a handful of people visiting Cornwall's Stowe's Hill area who have been tearing up an ancient settlement for a laugh. Read More >>

Cornwall Hasn’t Got Enough Pirates

An attempt to break the world record for the number of pirates gathered together in one place has failed, after enthusiasm for ironic fancy dress — not stealing Game of Thrones off the internet — failed to reach anticipated highs. Read More >>

Cornish Drone Police Unit Begins Operations

Devon and Cornwall Police has launched the first full-time drone unit within the UK's police forces, which sees three officers given the job of keeping patrol of the airspace above crime and accident scenes. Read More >>

Cornish Drone Police Go Full Time

The Devon and Cornwall Police force is looking to up its drone coverage of the counties, with a job listing advertising the permanent position of drone manager -- and saying it heralds the launch of a 24/7 police drone assistance service in the region. Read More >>

Lithium Mining Could be the Next Big Thing in Cornwall

Businesses seeing profit in the vast quantities of lithium the world is using for two years then dumping in a landfill think Cornwall could be the place to be soon, as the county's currently un-dug lithium reserves might now be economically viable to recover. Get those old tin mines reopened. Read More >>

Huge Panel From Elon Musk Rocket Rocks Up on British Beach

Back in June, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded catastrophically shortly after liftoff. Now, some of the debris appears to have washed up on the UK coast — over 4,000 miles from where the accident happened. Read More >>

Cornwall’s Isles of Scilly to Become Most-Connected Island Chain Ever Thanks to Fibre Broadband

The Isles of Scilly is a chain of islands 28 miles south-west of Land's End in Cornwall, and soon it could be the most connected island chain in the world thanks to a £3.7 million operation to bring fibre-optic broadband to the area. Read More >>

The Cornish are to Become a “National Minority” a Bit Like the Welsh

Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, is going to Bodmin! That's in Cornwall. It has two car parks and at least two bakeries that do very nice pasties. Alexander will use his trip to announce national minority status for the Cornish people, ranking them alongside the Scots, Welsh and Irish as a separate Celtic group. Read More >>