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Review of Cornwall's local news media

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Covid-19: A postcard from Midwich, village of the damned

Ring A-Ring O’Roses, A Pocket Full of Posies, and other ways to Keep Calm And Carry On

Look North, in wonder, as Scotland edges closer to affordable local government by pioneering Britain’s first tourism tax

Cornwall is going to be Conservative for a very long time – we just have to get used to it

If you tolerate this, then your children will be next

Is the Newquay airport goose being fattened up for privatisation?

Getting into space is about maths and physics, not public relations: why Cornwall Council should say “no” to Richard Branson

A lesson for Cornwall? Why Brecon & Radnor might not be the Brexit game-changer the bookies are forecasting

After Peterborough: while politicians try to understand what happened, Labour should bring back its £3 supporters’ scheme and then ballot to determine Brexit policy

Why Cornwall should brace for defeat next week

Why only Jeremy Corbyn can beat Nigel Farage, and why it’s all about the turnout – a partisan view

Inside Kennally Care: details start to emerge of how charities and companies are now taking over Cornwall’s health service – with orders to cut spending

Glittering Prizes – The Cornwall Reports New Year Honours

A day in the life of the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator

All the way from Arabia – a sci-fi vision of Cornwall’s future?

Got an allotment? Get ready to once more Dig For Victory, as the new Agriculture Bill looks set to devastate Cornwall

Slow Train Coming: why the Devonwall boundary changes are not entirely welcome news for the Tories

Cornwall’s local government: no place for grown-ups

Cornwall and the idea of a tourism tax: a tale full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

Jumpers for goalposts: Why we need a Cornwall United to get serious about public health, and why the council should start its own football club

In a sleepy part of rural North Cornwall, another revolution is underway

Tragedy, farce, repeat: why County Hall would be an ideal location for Midsummer Murders

Bucaneers and Pirate Ports: time for Cornwall’s LEP to re-think its strategy on Economic Zones

After the football – business as usual with Cornwall’s NHS, and why it’s important to keep an eye on what’s happening in Parliament

The best possible birthday present for Cornwall’s NHS would be management from outside Cornwall

Cornwall, Your Cornwall

A design for life

Bread & Circuses, joining the dots between the Coliseum and a Stadium for Cornwall

Is dementia to blame for Brexit? In Cornwall, it’s a serious question

Why badgers should take extra care on the A38, and why I miss the sight of a squashed hedgehog

Cornwall, the Final Frontier, and how to make “devolution” more inspirational than a stale fart

Struggling in the stormy seas of shrinking ratings, BBC local radio’s “Dementia FM” heads for its iceberg

Newquay spaceport: reach for the stars, but watch your wallet and beware of half-baked big ideas

Four weeks of Covid-19: 149 cases, 21 deaths – how Cornwall compares with the rest of the South West

Another two Covid-19 deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, bringing the toll so far to 21

County Hall accepts the idea of rescheduled council tax payments

Holiday home owners who try to open for Easter are acting illegally, so report them – says Cornwall Council leader

Cornwall is testing fewer people for Covid-19 than almost anywhere else, as new “league table” ranks CCGs

Where is Cornwall’s protective equipment? asks council, as the front line continues to wait for supplies to fight Covid-19

Covid-19: We’re going bust, say Cornwall’s businesses, as 40% say they may not survive a month

Cornwall might escape Covid-19 with “only” 35 deaths if strict lockdown rules are obeyed, say scientists

Covid-19: Cornwall should brace for “a significant number” of extra deaths, says council leader

Newquay Airport now closed until further notice, and calls on the government for a bail-out

“Keep out of Cornwall” message to holidaymakers and second-home owners

Cornwall should expect Covid-19 deaths to peak at the end of May, as council prepares for burials and cremations, scraps by-elections and gets ready for electronic voting

Royal Cornwall Show and Flora Day both fall victim to Covid-19 coronavirus

EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Pendleton to leave NHS Kernow, as Cornwall Council strengthens its grip on local healthcare

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall expecting up to 4,000 extra deaths; it is possible the first Covid-19 death has happened already

Are you local? Nervous residents tell second home owners to stay away from Cornwall to prevent the risk of spreading Covid-19

Cornish mental health charity, which received £1.72 million from the Treasury, says it is now facing a financial crisis

Newquay Airport to be transferred from Cornwall Council to Corserv, dodging scrutiny and control

EXCLUSIVE: Property developers finally throw in the towel at Wadebridge, offering to sell the land for agricultural use

Overnight services at the Bude & Stratton Community Treatment Centre to resume on Sunday – but facility still faces an uncertain future

How Airbnb is changing the face of Cornwall’s holiday lettings industry

Cornwall to bid for “freeport” tax haven status?

Government thought the yellow-welly brigade was more important than local fishermen when it consulted on Mevagissey’s new mussel farm

Scientists consider a 100-mile dam between Cornwall and France to protect coastal communities from rising sea levels

George Eustice appointed to the Cabinet as Environment Secretary

British Airways to fly Newquay-Heathrow from July-September

EXCLUSIVE: Who spent what in Cornwall’s general election – details of every candidate

St Austell’s war hero Harry Billinge to have GWR express train named after him

Cornwall Council to create a new company to deliver adult social care

NHS Kernow facing £27 million deficit

Plans resubmitted to build houses close to South Crofty tin mine

Marine drowned after jumping out of landing craft during Tregantle beach training exercise

Plans to axe long-stay car parking in Truro head for the long grass, as councillors rebel

Call for review after inquest jury says police use of Taser weapon played “more than trivial” role in the death of Falmouth’s Marc Cole

Skybus to quit Newquay Airport hangar and base all engineering operations at Land’s End

How many Cornish schoolchildren have been labelled “potential terrorists” by County Hall’s participation in the Prevent programme?


Cornwall to pioneer firefighter and social worker “blended workforce”

You got what you voted for, officials tell councillors, explaining how NHS provision of sexual health services in Cornwall ended up in the private sector

Cornwall’s NHS will have to wait to become an Integrated Care System

Penzance’s Cliff Hotel, once a dangerous drugs den, could soon be converted to flats

Government says it will ensure free car parking for some patients, visitors and staff at Truro’s Royal Cornwall hospital

American takeover of RNAS Culdrose supplier raises eyebrows

EXCLUSIVE – Hayle flooding: what did we know, when did we know it, and what are we going to do about it?

EXCLUSIVE: High-tech business park is still more than half empty, 18 months after it opened, but County Hall remains optimistic about its future

As the dust settles on the general election, True Blue Cornwall ponders what to do once it has Got Brexit Done

EXCLUSIVE: The knives are out on County Hall’s fourth floor: a story of fear, loathing and bitter disappointments

Sport England walks away from Truro Stadium project, as Pirates rugby club asks Cornwall Council to hand over its £3 million anyway

Cornwall Council’s financial position further downgraded, from “stable” to “negative”

Hopes appear to be fading for South Crofty to resume tin mining by 2021

Organisers reveal the Tour of Britain cycle race route, from Penzance to Bodmin

Doctors criticise Cornwall Council over privatisation of sexual health services

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council confirms it spent more on building houses than it was able to get by selling them

“Give 16-year-olds the vote in Cornwall Council’s 2021 local elections” urge councillors

Dismay as council prepares to scrap recycling banks


Sanctuary Housing walks away from Truro New Town project

We’ll tell high-flying staff to justify their carbon footprint, promises Cornwall Council

Cornish badger study confirms the science – culling actually spreads TB in cattle

Fraud, bribery and corruption at County Hall: it costs the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds, and two people their jobs