Sarah Newton welcomes funding to tackle fuel poverty in Cornwall

Thousands of people across Cornwall will be lifted out of fuel poverty and live in warmer homes following an £8m funding investment over the next year.

Around 36,000 homes in Cornwall are in fuel poverty, with Cornwall in the top 10 of fuel poor areas in England.

Consultation on the GWR Franchise

I welcome the Department for Transport announcement today of a 1 year extension to the current Great Western franchise. This means that GWR will continue to operate trains until at least March 2020 - this is good for Cornwall as it allows more time for us to get the best out of the new Intercity

Fish Deaths at Swanpool

I was very upset to see dead fish at Swanpool earlier in the month. I contacted the Environment Agency who have investigated the matter. Please find their useful response below.

Spark ignites business ambition

The entrepreneurial spirit in Cornwall continues to inspire and thrive as another 22 women look to start their businesses through the Spark for Women programme.

A30 - Preferred Route Announcement

Plans to unlock economic growth in the south west by transforming the single carriageway on the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross into a new dual carriageway took a step closer today (Monday, July 3).S

Cornwall Connected

I was pleased to welcome Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, to Truro today to see for himself the positive impact for local people of the Government's investment in public transport in Cornwall.

Digital Radio Boost for Listeners in Cornwall

I was pleased to join the launch of new digital transmitters that have transformed the availability of local radio services on DAB digital radio for listeners throughout Cornwall.