St Ives MP Derek Thomas, having declared no confidence in Boris Johnson, demands government action on Cornwall’s housing crisis as the price of future support

By Graham Smith St Ives MP Derek Thomas suddenly catapulted himself into the position of Cornwall’s most influential politician yesterday (Monday) after confirming that he has no confidence in...

St Ives MP Derek Thomas calls on Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister

By Graham Smith St Ives MP Derek Thomas has told Boris Johnson to resign. Mr Thomas has confirmed that he submitted a letter of confidence on 21st April. In...

Turn Left at Truro: Kernow Transformed heads for Gweek, hoping to breath new life into radical politics in Cornwall

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s radical political activists are looking forward to a weekend of music, comedy and debate later this year. For many on the political Left it will...

Cornish tin prospectors raise nearly £1 million, and prepare for test drilling near Helston

By Rashleigh MacFarlane For the first time in decades, tin will soon be extracted from deep underground in Cornwall. A programme of test drilling is about to get underway...

Plan to close Falmouth’s leisure centre puts pressure on Cornwall’s Conservatives

By Graham Smith The political consequences of County Hall’s recommendation to close Falmouth’s leisure centre, despite a local offer to take it over, are spreading swiftly through Cornwall. Cornwall...

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...