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“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


Covid-19: Why Cornwall’s Tier 1 status means the virus is now all about politics – and that things can only get worse

 


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