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As Cornwall falls off a Covid cliff, will 2021 be the year the Boris Bug triggers yet another coup within the Conservative party?

“Clarification is not to clarify things. It is to put one’s self in the clear” – why the Cormac-gate review must ask the right questions

Out of the mouths of babes: why Cornwall’s Conservatives need to swallow hard, and admit they have got it badly wrong on free school meals

Living by numbers: As the government wrangles over tougher Covid-19 restrictions, is it time to embrace logic and consistency?

Covid-19 and Cornwall at the tipping point: will the lessons be learned?

Remember, remember, the 5th of November and how Cornwall Council ended up sleepwalking into “reasonable” constitutional chaos

Black lives matter everywhere, but who controls the past controls the future: Cornwall’s uncomfortable history with slavery

Will the war against Covid-19 end the same way as most wars, with refugees evacuated by helicopter from embassy roofs even as the politicians declare victory?

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

Cornwall to host G7 summit of world leaders

Covid-19: A grim week for the Royal Cornwall hospital, with seven deaths in one day and more than 20 since Christmas. More than one patient in 10 now has Covid

Covid-19: another 290 new cases in Cornwall in 24 hours, although rate of increase appears to be slowing

Covid-19: Two weeks into Lockdown 3, and Cornwall’s roads are 21% busier than during Lockdown 1

Bodmin is the Covid capital of Cornwall, as infections soar

Devon & Cornwall police figures show that 19 out of 20 Covid “offenders” are getting away with it

Government’s Covid vaccination programme expects people to reach Bristol in only 45 minutes, or wait for a local GP appointment

Covid-19: infection spreading faster in the South West than anywhere else

Covid-19: “We asked to be put into Tier 4” says County Hall, as all six of Cornwall’s MPs vote in favour of Lockdown 3

Crown Prosecution Service “discontinues” Public Order charges against Truro Black Lives Matter protestors

Cornwall’s MPs prepare to debate Covid Lockdown 3

From Covid Tier 1 to full national lockdown in only four weeks: Cornwall goes back to the future

Covid-19: Cornwall’s runaway infection hits new high

Covid-19: Cornwall’s rate of infection now worse than Newcastle, as Tier 4 status looms

Covid-19: Cornwall now recording more than 1,000 new cases per week

Cornwall in Covid Tier 3: this is what it means

Covid-19: Cornwall records 261 new cases in a single day

Get ready for surge in Covid patients, NHS bosses tell local hospitals

Cornwall’s fishermen accuse government of “betrayal” as MPs prepare to vote on EU trade deal

Police turn away Covid Tier 4 holidaymakers on the Isles of Scilly – but virus refugees continue to arrive at Newquay

Covid-19: mutant virus now accelerating spread of the disease across Cornwall

Cornwall’s Covid numbers treble in six days, yet for only £41 a London virus refugee can fly to Newquay

In the bleak midwinter: Cornwall braces for national Covid Lockdown 3

Covid-19: the number of new cases in Cornwall now rising sharply

Branson scraps Saturday’s rocket launch, blaming Covid-19

Covid-19: Cornwall has just recorded 141 new cases in 4 days, suggesting November’s recovery was “a dead cat bounce”

Covid-19: Are new cases in Cornwall starting to increase again?

Covid-19: Cornwall set to stay in Tier 1, but London faces lockdown

“Big Brother” surveillance caused by Covid-19 is only temporary, promises Cornwall councillor

Covid-19: Cornwall gets first jabs, as local GPs stand by to join in mass vaccination programme

Councillors try to put the brakes on County Hall’s sale-of-the-century, as the wheels start to fall off their officials’ quest for “estate transformation”

Brexit: The stark reality for Cornwall’s fishing and farming sectors laid bare in new report

It is not “inevitable” that Cornwall is heading for Tier 2 Covid status, says public health expert

EXCLUSIVE: The curious case of the council tax write-off and the hole in the ground in Hayle is set to have its day in court

Seven more Covid-19 deaths brings Cornwall’s total to 227

Branson now says he’s ready to launch his rocket two weeks early, on 19th December

The devil is in the detail: Cornwall’s farmers close in on life without European subsidies

Cornwall’s MPs expected to back the government in Tuesday’s Covid-19 vote, as yet another national crisis boils down to internal Tory Party divisions

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann welcomes cut to overseas aid budget

Covid-19: more than 100 test positive at Bodmin meat factory

Back to the future with local Covid-19 rules – it will all end in Tiers

EXCLUSIVE: How Truro New Town developer made £1.35 million profit just by watching the grass grow

Covid-19: rate of infection in Cornwall might be slowing

Covid-19: outbreak confirmed at Bodmin food plant, as Budehaven secondary school forced to close

Under the hammer: Cornwall’s community hospitals edge closer to sale of the century

Approval of planning permission in Rame Head AONB to be challenged at Judicial Review

Callington Community College forced to close as Covid-19 blows in from the east

Royal Cornwall Hospital records eight “never events” in six months

Covid-19 vaccine: Cornwall won’t be left out, says public health chief

Covid-19: Cornwall left out of government’s new mass-testing programme

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council gets ready to U-Turn over Cormac-gate

Victory for anti-poverty campaigners as government U-Turns on free school meals

Newquay Airport to close until mid-December because of Covid-19 lockdown

St Ives MP Derek Thomas rebels and votes against Covid-19 lockdown 2

Cornwall heading for a deep blue rinse next May, if pollsters are right

Cornwall’s waste tips will stay open during Lockdown 2

Covid-19: Cornwall now recording 43 new cases each day, as virus spreads to rural areas

Covid-19: Cornwall Council renews call to run Test and Trace, also asking for more handouts

EXCLUSIVE: County Hall’s compulsory purchase threat alarms Hayle landowners

Cornwall’s 30-year plan might last only months

Covid-19: Trick or Treat rules are a nightmare, as central and local government send out opposite messages for Halloween

Covid-19: Plymouth bracing for Tier 2 restrictions

Cornwall Council to fund free school meals during Christmas holidays

Don’t come to Cornwall from Covid-19 lockdown areas, urges council (but please don’t ask about our new flights from Manchester)

All six of Cornwall’s MPs vote against extending free school meals to holidays during Covid-19

Cornwall Today to close with immediate effect, blaming Covid-19

Cornwall Council launches new campaign to maintain its own European Union links beyond the end of the year

We don’t want a “circuit-break” – Cornwall’s MPs tell Labour leader

EXCLUSIVE: Only five Cornish schools have had confirmed Covid-19 cases since term resumed in September – but more than 40% have had “suspected” cases

Newquay spaceport boss quits

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council confirms it is to run its own mini bus service for school transport and adult social care

Unemployment in Cornwall falls slightly for the month, but is still more than 7,000 higher than last year

No deal Brexit poses immediate threat to Cornwall’s sheep farmers, says Country Landowners Association



Primary school closes for two-day “deep clean” following Covid-19 outbreak


Visit Cornwall? What our Covid-19 numbers would mean if England had regional travel rules

Edward Hain hospital at St Ives will not re-open, rule health chiefs

Cornwall’s leisure centres to reopen as County Hall agrees a £6 million bail-out

EXCLUSIVE: Hold tight, councillors are in for a bumpy ride as they try to find out why Cormac has applied for a bus operators’ licence

Cornwall councillors told to keep information about local Covid-19 cases secret, “to prevent panic”

Covid-19: Year 8 told to stay away at Camborne Science and International Academy school

Cornwall Council’s deputy leader expects another Lib Dem-Independent coalition after next election

Covid-19: Cornwall’s doctors join criticism of “Test & Trace” chaos, claiming “true rate of infection is hugely underestimated”

Covid-19 EXCLUSIVE: People would panic if they knew how we are making decisions, says Public Health Cornwall

Cornwall’s leadership board takes steps to combat racism

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council set to slash funding for Newquay spaceport – is this “the final nail in the coffin?”

Covid-19: Cornwall’s university students to get same-day, on-campus private testing

Once-a-fortnight limit on trips to the tip, as council draws up new rules for household waste recycling centres

Could Cornwall be merged with Devon, Somerset and Dorset? Government ponders major shake-up of local councils

Government withdraws Covid-19 testing capacity from Cornwall in bid to fight the Coronavirus elsewhere

Covid-19: Financial impact on Tamar Crossings could mean “major reductions to services” or increases in tolls

Cornwall’s world class mining engineering course, once run by the Camborne School of Mines, fears it is now “game over”

Cornwall Council to bring forward its “purdah” period to avoid political scrutiny in the run-up to next May’s elections

Academic subjects retreat from Cornwall as university student numbers decline

Police warn tourists – anti-social behaviour is “entirely unacceptable”

County Hall’s “wealth gap” just got wider as bosses pocket the same percentage pay rise as other staff


More than 1,300 petition Cornwall Council to reverse its single-vote planning decision to allow a large four-bedroom house in Rame’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Cornwall to consider a “Creative Manifesto”

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall gets ready for “impending food crisis”

Public Health Cornwall survives, but still has no detail about how it will work with the new National Institute in the campaign against Covid-19

Councillor John Fitter quits Conservatives as shrinking council forces scramble for seats

Covid-19: What role for Public Health Cornwall, as government prepares to unveil its new centralised Institute for Health Protection?

Truro New Town just got even bigger, as council buys more farmland at Langarth

Cornwall to pilot new national initiative to help save important wildlife sites

Cornwall’s headteachers frustrated by government’s last-minute change to A-level results

Fire causes severe damage to Edward Hain hospital, St Ives

Covid-19 and test and trace: bringing it all back home

Major chemical spillage at Sharp’s Brewery, Rock

Covid-19 is not going away, according to the government’s latest “R” number for the South West

The Perch garage murders which shocked Wadebridge in 2003 to be re-examined in the Court of Appeal

Ammonium nitrate is no longer stored at Falmouth docks, says A&P Appledore

From Beirut to Falmouth people ask “how much do we know about things that might explode?”

Virgin confirms a leaky fuel pipe caused its rocket crash, posing new questions over Newquay spaceport

We, the people: Sheltered housing row forces councillors to consider constitutional change at County Hall

Covid-19: Will Cornwall’s Local Outbreak Board have to choose between pubs and schools?

Council refuses to “think again” about controversial sheltered housing deal

Covid-19: one month after lockdown was lifted, infections in Cornwall are on the rise

Labour leader’s visit to Cornwall leaves his own members “deeply offended,” according to party’s general election candidate

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s proposed 30-year £150 million sheltered housing deal runs in to trouble

Call for inquiry into how Cornwall has handled Covid-19

Cornwall councillor Dulcie Tudor quits Liberal Democrats

You can still fly from Newquay to Alicante, but you’ll now have to quarantine for 14 days on your return

Snob yob holidaymakers leave Polzeath looking “like a war zone”

Children expected to return to school in September, says council

Only 16% of calls to Devon and Cornwall police are about crime, as the force resumes its place at the top of Britain’s “safe places” league table