Author: Anne North

Cornwall’s health chiefs: “Don’t bring your minor injuries to Truro – we need to focus on Covid-19”

By Anne North Truro’s minor injury patients have been told to go to Camborne-Redruth instead of the emergency department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, as Cornwall’s only acute facility...

Cornwall now has 69 confirmed cases of Covid-19

By Anne North Cornwall now has 69 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, five more than yesterday (Sunday.) There are no new reports of any more Covid-19 deaths, leaving...

Covid-19: We’re going bust, say Cornwall’s businesses, as 40% say they may not survive a month

By Anne North The Covid-19 crisis is having a devastating effect on Cornwall’s economy, according to research by the Local Enterprise Partnership. An ongoing online survey of businesses has...

Truro New Town: historic land deal finally crosses the line

By Anne North Cornwall Council has finally completed its £36 million land deal to build Truro New town, on 100 acres of prime farmland at Langarth to the west...

Nearly 50,000 say “don’t bail out Branson” as tycoon’s Virgin Atlantic prepares to seek taxpayer support

By Anne North Nearly 50,000 people have already rushed to sign a petition calling on the government not to rescue Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline. Mr Branson, who was...

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...