Author: Anne North

“You’ve just had a pay rise, so stop complaining” council leader tells care workers

By Anne North Cornwall Council leader Julian German has dismissed criticism of the authority’s wholly-owned company Corserv over its refusal to hold pay talks with trade unions representing care...

£10,000 cash handout for dairy farmers to offset impact of Covid-19

By Anne North Cornwall’s dairy farmers are to each get a £10,000 handout to help offset the impact of Covid-19. The Coronavirus lockdown has led to a sharp reduction...

Covid-19: Cornwall gets mixed messages about any “tourist season” this year, as government prepares to make major announcement about what happens next

By Anne North Cornwall is waiting anxiously for details of how the government plans to “ease” its lockdown with conflicting messages from different sectors. The confusion was compounded by...

Cornwall Council leader challenged to confirm there will be no further delay to elections

By Anne North Cornwall council leader Julian German has been challenged to confirm that he will not join calls for next year’s County Hall elections to be postponed. Conservative...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s hospital deaths now 77, reported care home deaths also starting to increase

By Anne North A total of 77 people have now died of Covid-19 in Cornwall’s hospitals, with an unknown number also dying in care homes, in their own homes...

Democracy can resume in mid-May, says Cornwall Council leader

By Anne North Cornwall Council leader Julian German has promised to restore democracy to County Hall “by mid-May” - nearly six weeks later than the rest of the country....

No new Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall’s hospitals in the past 24 hours

By Anne North There have been no further Covid-19 deaths reported in Cornwall’s hospitals in the past 24 hours.  The number remains at 70. Nationally, a further 329 people,...

Covid-19 testing for all key workers goes live – but not in Cornwall

By Anne North The Local Resilience Forum for Devon and Cornwall has started inviting members of the public to contact it directly with requests for Covid-19 testing, and Personal...

Cornwall Council praises Citizens Advice for Covid-19 help, two years after a backbench councillor revolt helped ensure the charity’s survival

By Anne North Cornwall Council has praised Citizens Advice for its help during the Coronavirus crisis - two years after proposed County Hall budget cuts threatened the charity’s future....

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...