Author: Anne North

The number of Cornwall’s confirmed Covid-19 cases rises by only 4 – and now stands at 400

By Anne North The number of confirmed Covid-19 Coronavirus cases in Cornwall yesterday (Monday) reached 400 - a rise of only 4 cases on the previous day. If accurate,...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall appears to see a drop in the numbers of patients presenting with Covid-19 symptoms

By Anne North The rate at which people in Cornwall are seeking advice – and testing – for the Covid-19 Coronavirus appears to have slowed dramatically over the past...

Pick For Britain initiative stuggles to find Cornish farm workers, as Daily Mail cheers “Romanians to the rescue”

By Anne North Cornwall’s fruit and vegetable growers are hoping to attract some of the Romanian pickers who arrived in Britain this week, as the recent warm weather has...

Cornwall’s care workers yesterday received only 30% of the face masks needed, as government fails to deliver on its promise to “fix PPE”

By Anne North The government’s promise that care workers would receive adequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment is risking ridicule after yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) delivery to Cornwall contained only 30%...

Cornwall’s Covid-19 toll remains at 42, with no new deaths reported in hospitals in the past 24 hours

By Anne North No more Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in Cornwall in the past 24 hours, according to data released by the NHS this afternoon (Tuesday.)  The data...

Covid-19: Confirmed cases pass 300, at the start of a crucial week for Cornwall’s curve

By Anne North There are now more than 300 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Cornwall, according to NHS figures published yesterday (Monday.) The number is currently 301, a rise...

Cornwall’s total Covid-19 death toll now 42, after another patient dies at the Royal Cornwall Hospital

By Anne North Within the past 24 hours another Covid-19 patient has died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, bringing the total so far there to 39.  Three other...

Branson’s countdown: 17 days to get his rocket into orbit

By Anne North Richard Branson says he has completed a final “end-to-end” test of his Virgin Orbit Cosmic Girl aircraft, ahead of the first powered flight of his satellite...

Covid-19: Cornwall now supplying its own frontline, as overdue PPE delivery allows some care homes to reopen to new admissions

By Anne North Cornwall’s shortage of Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be eased somewhat this week as a local manufacturer steps up to meet demand. The shortage of...

£60 fine for second home owners is not enough, says council leader

By Anne North Cornwall Council leader Julian German has added his voice to call for the government to crack-down harder on second-home owners who are flouting the Covid-19 emergency...

Cornwall’s housing officials told to find homes for prisoners who cannot stay in jail because of Covid-19

By Anne North Housing officials in Cornwall have been told to prepare accommodation for prisoners released early because of the Covid-19 crisis. Conditions in Britain’s jails have deteriorated badly...

Cornwall’s frontline Covid-19 health and care workers today received only one third of the protective equipment they had asked for – “lives are being put at risk” says County Hall

By Anne North Cornwall has received only one third of the protective equipment needed for health and care workers, according to Cornwall Council. Whitehall’s attempt to co-ordinate and distribute...

Cornwall’s GPs embrace the “Dunkirk spirit” as they appeal for tents, marquees and shipping containers to open a second front against Covid-19

By Anne North Doctors in Cornwall have launched an appeal for large tents or marquees, or shipping containers, so that they can set up mobile consulting rooms – and...

All that glitters is not gold – why the government’s write-off of Cornwall’s £42.5 million health “debt” might not be all it is promised

By Anne North Health chiefs in Cornwall are waiting for more details of the £42.5 million “debt write-off” promised by the government as part of its response to the...

10,000 small businesses in Cornwall get £116 million Covid-19 emergency cash in only two days

By Anne North Nearly 10,000 firms have received a total of £116 million in Covid-19 business support grants handled by Cornwall Council. It has been a remarkable first week...

Cornwall’s newspapers shed journalists after Covid-19 triggers sharp downturn in advertising revenue

By Anne North The company which publishes most of Cornwall’s local newspapers is to put a fifth of its journalists on unpaid leave and cut the pay of all...

Cornwall’s new £450 million acute hospital to be delayed, as cash goes to the Covid-19 Nightingale hospitals – and to the private sector

By Anne North The Conservatives' pre-election promise of £450 million to build a new acute hospital in Cornwall has been put on hold because of the Covid-19 crisis. The...

County Hall accepts the idea of rescheduled council tax payments

By Anne North The Liberal Democrat-Independent controlled Cornwall Council appears to have accepted a Conservative plan to let people delay payment of their council tax bills, because of the...

Another six Covid-19 deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro

By Anne North Another six patients have died from Covid-19 at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, bringing the current toll to at least 16. A spokesperson for the hospital...

A very unusual Easter: Covid-19 means no lifeguards on Cornwall’s beaches

By Anne North The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has withdrawn its lifeguarding service on Cornwall’s beaches because of the Covid-19 crisis. Lifeguard cover for many of Cornwall’s beaches would...