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Covid-19: A grim week for the Royal Cornwall hospital, with seven deaths in one day and more than 20 since Christmas. More than one patient in 10 now has Covid

By Graham Smith More than 20 patients have died from Covid-19 at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, since Christmas, NHS data released today (Friday) has confirmed. Seven of the...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council hires top barrister to probe Cormac-gate

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has hired a leading personal injury lawyer to oversee its inquiry into how Cormac handled a serious accident at Grampound Road in 2016. Dominic...

Covid-19: Tier 1 status caused massive increase in Cornwall’s caseload, says public health chief

By Anne North Cornwall’s director of public health has blamed the “Tier 1” status imposed on Cornwall in early December for the dramatic rise in Covid-19 infections. Rachel Wigglesworth...

Covid-19: another 290 new cases in Cornwall in 24 hours, although rate of increase appears to be slowing

Cornwall's seven-day rate of infection per 100,000 population is currently 357.8, suggesting a slight slow down in the speed at which the disease is spreading.  But as the latest...

Planning battle looms over Truro New Town, as rival landowners and developers object to County Hall’s vision

By Richard Whitehouse Two developers who own land set to be part of Langarth Garden Village have submitted objections to the council’s plans for the site. Cornwall Council has...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Concern over the future of Cornwall’s pre-school nurseries

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have called for more to be done to help nurseries and pre-schools which are losing out on funding. Early years providers like nurseries and...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Information is power – but when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccine, everyone in Cornwall is still in the dark

By Graham Smith Health chiefs in Cornwall have admitted that they do not know details of how and when the government’s Covid vaccination programme will be progressed in the...

Plans to “regenerate” Truro should reflect councillors’ concerns, says scrutiny committee

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have voted by more than 2-1 to raise concerns about the finance and transport arrangements for a major £170 million regeneration scheme in Truro....

Wednesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Crowdfunding campaign to help finance legal battle with Cornwall Council – the curious case of the tax write-off and the mysterious hole in the ground in Hayle

By Graham Smith An online crowdfunding campaign is underway to help finance a legal challenge to a Cornwall Council tax demand.   At stake is much more than the...

Cornwall councillors in line for new annual allowance of £15,596.99

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors will be asked to decide whether to accept a payrise when they meet next week. All councillors currently at County Hall receive a basic...

Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Covid-19: Cornwall records another 303 new cases in 24 hours

NHS figures published this afternoon (Thursday) show Cornwall has recorded another 303 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.  The rolling seven-day average rate per 100,000 population ...

Cornwall’s businesses will need help to get through Covid lockdown, says Local Enterprise Partnership

By Richard Whitehouse Businesses in Cornwall are facing further pressure and will require more support as they cope with the national lockdown. Mark Duddridge, chair of the Cornwall and...

Covid lockdown: should Cornwall hold local council elections in May?

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has said it is preparing to go ahead with elections in May, despite the Covid lockdown. Political opinion in Cornwall is divided, with senior...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines