Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Falmouth Harbour Dredging
11:18am 30th January 2012
(Updated 11:18am 30th January 2012)
Controversial plans to bring in super liners to Falmouth could take a step closer.
Test dredging of the harbour could begin in months.
That is despite fears about the environmental impact.
Dave Ellis from the Harbour Commissioners reckons 850 jobs hang on the scheme:
"The issue has always been that, because we're a special area of conservation, we have to take account of the environmental issues which is obviously important and necessary and that's meant that it's been quite a challenge to find a way through to meet the legitimate concerns"
"There are 850 additional jobs available for the community and an investment of £106.5 million, the majority of which is private money. That's a massive investment into, not just the local community, but the county and we can't afford to let that go"11:18am 30th January 2012
Share This StoryTweet
Police Hunt Wanted Falmouth Man
He was charged with burglary in January
WATCH: Norovirus Outbreak Hits Falmouth Party-Goers
The rugby club is closed while investigations take place
BREAKING: One Treated After Bodmin Crash
Cornwall News: Firefighters had reports of a person trapped
Woman charged with dog offence after three-year-old boy's death
National News: A woman has been charged with owning a dangerously out of control dog following the death of a three-year-old boy in August 2016.
Jodie Foster warns over Donald Trump's 'attack on democracy'
Showbiz News: Hollywood star Jodie Foster has told protesters it is "time to resist" during a rally against Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies.
Three injured as man drives car into pedestrian area in Germany
World News: A man has driven a car into people in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg, police said.
Claudio Ranieri bids final farewell to Leicester staff and players
Sports News: Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has left the club's training ground for the last time after saying goodbye to players and staff.
Men and women 'need different things' to keep friendships alive
Strange News: Your ability to keep long-distance friendships alive may depend on your gender, according to a new study.