Author: theboss

There is no “power vacuum” at County Hall, insists all-powerful executive

By Graham Smith The Covid-19 crisis has thrown into spectacularly sharp relief the relevance – or lack of relevance – of the 123 Cornwall councillors.  All meetings of elected...

After three weeks of Covid-19 in Cornwall: which way will the graph go now?

By Graham Smith Cornwall now has 43 confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to data released by Public Health England last night (Thursday.)  The number of deaths remains at seven....

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

Covid-19: Cornwall should brace for “a significant number” of extra deaths, says council leader

By Graham Smith Cornwall should expect a “significant” number of extra deaths because of the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis, council leader Julian German warned today (Thursday.) Mr German told reporters...

Covid-19: Why the government’s death statistics for Cornwall will get closer attention than usual

By Graham Smith Official government statistics suggest that there is, so far, no evidence that the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis has contributed to a higher-than-usual death rate in Cornwall. The...

Brexit kills “Devonwall” constituency – meaning Bude and Launceston can stay in Cornwall

By Daniel Clark The government has abandoned controversial proposals to shake up MPs’ seat boundaries and which would have seen the ‘Devonwall’ seat created.  Ministers say leaving the European...

Cornwall Reports News Briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Prince Charles, the 71-year-old Duke of Cornwall, has Covid-19

By Graham Smith Prince Charles, the Duke of Cornwall, has tested positive for Covid-19. Only two weeks ago Prince Charles visited Newquay to check on the progress of his...

Why it is so difficult to get tested for Covid-19 – and why the government hopes it might soon get NHS staff back to work

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s medical staff are hoping they will soon have access to some of the government’s new 3.5 million "antibody” tests which should tell them if they...

Cornwall’s household waste and recycling centres close, but kerbside collection continuing as normal

By Graham Smith All of Cornwall’s 14 household waste and recycling centres have now closed because of the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis. Cornwall Council’s kerbside collection service, however, is continuing...

Confusion for Cornwall’s businesses as local BIDS send out mixed messages

By Richard Whitehouse Businesses in a Cornish town have been told they have to pay rates to a body set up to help them, despite many of them having...

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

In Scotland, one Covid-19 patient in 37 has died. In Wales, it’s one in 28. In Cornwall, it’s one in four.

By Graham Smith Are you more likely to die from Covid-19 in Cornwall than other parts of Britain?  The Health Service Journal (HSJ) has flagged Cornwall’s unusually high death-rate...

Cornwall’s fishing and farming sectors find that the future has arrived, and it’s not what was expected

By Julia Penhaligon It seems like only yesterday that the only thing on the news was Brexit.  But now the Covid-19 crisis is forcing a re-evaluation of food supply...

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

Even Covid-19 can’t stop politics: Cornwall Council group leaders asked to agree their position on councillors who are over 70

By Graham Smith While most of Cornwall’s attention is focussed on the public health, economic and civil liberties implications of the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis, the government’s advice about who...

Covid-19 in Cornwall: 25% increase in confirmed cases in just one day, and two more deaths

By Graham Smith The number of confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in Cornwall is now 25 - up from 20 the previous day.  Two more patients have died...

Two more Covid-19 patients die in Cornwall, bringing death toll to seven

By Anne North Another two Covid-19 patients have died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, bringing the death toll to seven. There are currently no details of the latest...

Democrats Abroad – including those in Cornwall – again go for Bernie Sanders as the man to beat Donald Trump

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s American citizens appear to have contributed to an overwhelming vote for Bernie Sanders to be the Democratic Party’s candidate to challenge Donald Trump for the...

On yer bike: Tour of Britain cycle race is still on

By Richard Whitehouse Elite cycling race the Tour of Britain is set to come to Cornwall in September with the Grand Depart first stage going through the Duchy. The...