Author: Rashleigh MacFarlane

Covid-19 lock down leads farmers to call for a pause to bovine TB testing

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Farmers have called on the government to lift restrictions that would normally be applied if they fail to complete bovine TB tests on time. Defra has...

Where is Cornwall’s protective equipment? asks council, as the front line continues to wait for supplies to fight Covid-19

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Doctors, nurses and other carers in Cornwall are still not getting the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to respond to the Covid-19 crisis. GPs and...

BBC Radio Cornwall spreads its reach, thanks to Covid-19

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Material made by BBC Radio Cornwall is to be offered free to volunteer-run community broadcasters from today (Monday) to help share information about the Covid-19 crisis....

Another five Covid-19 cases in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in Cornwall yesterday (Friday) reached 48, up five on the previous day and in line with the previously established rate...

Covid-19 in Cornwall: the Local Resilience Forum takes charge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Devon and Cornwall police have issued their first statement on behalf of the Local Resilience Forum, the organisation which also represents local councils and health organisations...

Cornwall health chiefs impose new rules on visiting hospitals

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro has introduced new restrictions on visitors, because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions,...

“We stay at work for you, please stay at home for us” plea from Cornwall’s Covid-19 front line

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, are urging people to stay at home to avoid spreading the Covid-19 Coronavirus. The hospital is under huge pressure...

Trial of 79-year-old Cawsand army veteran adjourned until Monday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The trial of 79-year-old Dennis Hutchings, from Cawsand, charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in Northern Ireland 46 years ago, has been...

Coronavirus closes Jubilee Pool, Penzance

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The open-air Jubilee swimming pool at Penzance has been forced to close because of the Covid-19 coronavirus emergency.  The café will also close immediately. The historic...

Royal Cornwall Hospital restricts visiting hours in bid to limit the spread of Covid-19

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro has reduced its visiting hours in a bid to limit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.  Cornwall Reports understands that...

Budget cash for Camelford by-pass

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s budget has included funding for a Camelford by-pass. The government has accepted the business case for a single-carriageway to the west of town. The £42.5...

Another two Covid-19 cases confirmed in Cornwall, bringing total to five

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall now has five confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus – two more than yesterday (Sunday.) But the total number of new confirmed cases across the...

Coronavirus in Cornwall – the official local emergency plan telling us exactly what to expect

By Rashleigh MacFarlane With reports of Coronavirus-fuelled panic-buying in some of Cornwall’s supermarkets, the coming week is likely to be an important indicator of the extent to which the...

EXCLUSIVE: Own a slice of South Crofty for less than 4 pence a share, as owners embrace radical new plan to find out what’s underground

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The owners of South Crofty tin mine are to adopt a radical new approach to resuming operations. Having failed to raise the cash needed to pump...

Government announces a slow U-Turn on badger culling, aiming for a cattle vaccine within five years

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has announced a dramatic shift in its policy towards bovine tuberculosis, declaring that it wants to develop a vaccine within five years – and...

St Austell’s war hero Harry Billinge receives his MBE

By Rashleigh MacFarlane St Austell war hero Harry Billinge met the Queen yesterday (Tuesday) to receive his MBE. The D-Day veteran has raised more than £25,000 towards the cost...

Terrorism, earthquakes, mosquito-borne diseases and now Coronavirus: but Cornwall’s footballers are 20th in the world, and determined to play on the international stage

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s footballers are among the best in the world – as long as you limit that definition to countries which don’t officially exist. Cornwall has been...

St Just is now looking to host a two-week production of Cornish culture, including The Ordinalia, in September 2021

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The St Just Ordinalia Company has postponed its production of a 14th century dramatic telling of the New Testament until late next year. The company is...

Comedian Jethro calls it a day, announcing his retirement

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornish comedian Geoffrey Rowe, known as Jethro, has announced his retirement. The 72-year-old announced his decision on his Facebook page, saying: “So I think it’s...

Look closely at the humble Cornish hedgerow and you will find a publicly-funded piece of installation art

Kerdroya: The Cornish Landscape Labyrinth from Golden Tree Productions on Vimeo.