Author: Anne North

Covid-19 halts work on the Hall for Cornwall

By Anne North Covid-19 has halted renovation work on the Hall for Cornwall, posing a question mark over whether it will re-open this year. A post on the Hall’s...

“Calm before the storm” – the eerie quiet in Cornwall’s hospitals

By Anne North There are signs that the Covid-19 crisis has brought some relief – albeit only temporary – to the Accident and Emergency unit at the Royal Cornwall...

Seven days in Cornwall sees Covid-19 go from 10 cases to 37

By Anne North There has been a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 Coronavirus cases confirmed in Cornwall - up from 25 on Monday, to 37 today (Wednesday.)...

No surfing, says Surf England – as police continue their patrols to keep people indoors

By Anne North People should not go surfing during the current Covid-19 pandemic, according to the sport’s governing body. Surf England has postponed events due to have been held...

Cornwall now has 30 confirmed Covid-19 cases

By Anne North Cornwall has now recorded 30 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, an increase of five on the previous day.  The number has increased by 10 in...

Stay indoors or crackdown will get worse, and last longer, warns St Austell & Newquay MP – as police challenge people they find outside

By Anne North The St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has warned that the lockdown on individual movement will be “harder and longer” unless people obey the Prime...

A fifth person dies of Covid-19 Coronavirus at Royal Cornwall Hospital

By Anne North A fifth person has died of the Covid-19 Coronavirus at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. The patient was in their 60s and had underlying health problems....

No school on Monday? Keep Calm, Carry On – Malory Towers is coming to the rescue

By Anne North We might not yet have reached the stage of child-evacuees put on trains at Paddington by anxious parents hoping their offspring can escape Covid-19.  But the...

Loganair delays the introduction of its Newquay service because of Covid-19

By Anne North Loganair, the Scottish airline which had planned to operate flights from Newquay to Glasgow and Edinburgh, has delayed the introduction of all Cornwall-based services until 28th...

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

By Anne North The Royal Cornwall Show will not be held in June because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Organisers have postponed the event until September. With potential exhibitors...

Camborne’s Trevithick Day, and the World Pilot Gig Championships, cancelled because of Covid-19 – as Visit Cornwall urges tourism industry to “Keep Calm and Carry On”

By Anne North Camborne’s Trevithick Day, due to have been held next month, has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.  The World Pilot Gig racing championships, due...

Covid-19 forces cancellation of its first Cornish festival

By Anne North Covid-19 has forced the cancellation of its first festival in Cornwall. The Porthleven Food Festival, scheduled for 17-19 April, has been scrapped because of fears it...

No change in Cornwall’s Covid-19 tally: still only 5 confirmed cases, as national death toll reaches 10

By Anne North The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cornwall has again held steady at five.  Data released by the Department of Health this afternoon (Thursday) shows no...

Cornwall Council seeks “emergency powers” to take over failing care homes

By Anne North Cornwall Council is preparing to seize new “emergency” powers to take over failing care homes. Officials are asking for authority to “intervene in the market” to...

Trial delayed for Cawsand army veteran accused of attempted murder, 46 years ago in Northern Ireland

By Anne North The trial of a Cawsand army veteran accused of attempting to murder a man during the Northern Ireland conflict 46 years ago has been delayed because...

And now there are three: another of Cornwall’s Coronavirus patients tests positive

By Anne North The Department of Health has confirmed one more case of Coronavirus in Cornwall, bringing the total to three. Last week Public Health England warned Cornwall to...

Second case of Coronavirus in Cornwall is confirmed

By Anne North Public Health England has confirmed that there are now two cases of Coronavirus in Cornwall. Cornwall Reports understands that the patients are related, and that their...

Up to four cases of Coronavirus in Cornwall

By Anne North Cornwall now has up to four cases of Coronavirus, according to health experts.  There are now seven confirmed cases in Devon, but so far none in...

Richard Branson regrets that he can no longer invite you to next week’s “rocket day” near St Austell

By Anne North Richard Branson’s invitation to Cornwall’s high-tech manufacturers, to supply him with parts for his rocket, has been postponed because of fears about Coronavirus. The tycoon’s Virgin...

Cornwall must wait until Friday to learn if Coronavirus is established here

By Anne North It will be Friday before Cornwall learns if it has joined the list of places where there is a confirmed case of Coronavirus. The Department of...