Covid-19: Falmouth and Saltash back on the critical list

The shapes and sizes of purple clusters on Cornwall’s Covid map continue to shift, but the underlying trend in new cases continues to increase.  The average number of daily...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate now 10% higher than England

Cornwall’s average daily new Covid number has risen again and is now 486.7 cases per 100,000 population, just over 10% higher than the national average.  The equivalent number for...

Primary school “inadequate,” says Ofsted

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Landewednack primary school, on the Lizard, has been rated “inadequate” by Ofsted after inspectors found that teachers did not expect enough of pupils. Despite the caring...

Covid-19: now Padstow goes dark and joins the sick list

By Anne North Padstow has become the latest part of Cornwall to record dangerously high levels of Covid infectivity.  The latest data shows Padstow has 804.1 new daily cases...

Covid-19: winter is coming

A deadly new wave of Covid infection appears poised to sweep through Cornwall at lightning speed, as another dangerous “super-cluster” appeared within 24 hours. The Poundstock and Kilkhampton area...

Covid-19: infection rate on The Lizard now worse than Holland

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid cluster map again has a dangerously dark purple patch: The Lizard is now recording 946.7 cases per 100,000 population.  This is very close to...

Thumbs-up for “affordable” housing scheme at Constantine

By Richard Whitehouse A housing development which will provide 25 affordable homes for local people in Constantine has been granted planning permission. Coastline Housing had applied to build the...

Barclays bank says goodbye to Helston amid continuing shift to online

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Barclays bank has today (Friday) announced that it is to close its branch in Helston. The branch will close its doors for the last time on...

Inside the room: GLL boss reveals why County Hall’s broken promises are now threatening leisure centres

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon The man responsible for managing Cornwall’s leisure centres has said he was “surprised” when Cornwall Council’s cabinet rejected a funding plan which would...

Inquest into 2004 sinking of French trawler off The Lizard to resume tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne A Royal Navy submarine commander is due to give evidence next week at the inquest into the deaths of five French fishermen who drowned off The...