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Devon and Cornwall police issued nearly 1,000 Covid-19 fixed penalty notices in two months – and 75% were to locals

By Peter Tremayne Police have revealed how many Covid-19 fixed penalty notices they issued in Devon and Cornwall since 1st April. This weekend they have also clamped down at...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

RCHT to offer more specific Covid-19 risk assessments and advice to some hospital staff

By Richard Whitehouse Royal Cornwall Hospital staff from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds in Cornwall will be given support and advice as they are at higher risk...

“Don’t burst my bubble” – the slogan which officials hope will protect Cornwall’s children from Covid-19

By Richard Whitehouse “Don’t burst my bubble!” That is the message going out to children who will be returning to school from tomorrow (Monday.) Cornwall Council has launched a...

Back to school? It’s going to look very different to the traditional classroom, as children adjust to the new “bubbles”

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school headteacher in Cornwall has explained how her school has got ready to welcome children back to classroom from next week. Schools have been...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s buses should be “80% back to normal” next week, but they won’t be free

Above: What it will look like, below, the new "socially-distant" seating layout for Cornwall's buses

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

Who knew what, and when? Cornwall Council and government blame each other for confusion over Covid-19 grants to the self employed

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is calling on the government to provide more cash for small businesses, on top of last week’s £13.5 million, after expanding its criteria for...

Lifeguards to return to seven Cornish beaches this weekend

By Richard Whitehouse Details have been released of the seven beaches in Cornwall which will have RNLI lifeguards on duty from this weekend. Cornwall Council has been working with...

Two more of Cornwall’s MPs have their say about Dominic Cummings

By Graham Smith Two more of Cornwall’s MPs have broken their silence over the Dominic Cummings affair. North Cornwall’s Scott Mann, and Truro and Falmouth’s Cherilyn Mackrory, have told...

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

Media “hounding” of Dominic Cummings is “unacceptable in a civilised democracy” says St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has broken his silence about the Dominic Cummings affair, saying he has “passed on” his constituents’ concerns to the...

Dominic Cummings must go, says Cornwall’s Conservative group leader councillor Linda Taylor

By Graham Smith The Conservative group leader on Cornwall Council, councillor Linda Taylor, this morning (Wednesday) became the first senior Tory in Cornwall to call on Dominic Cummings to...

Call for planners to defer decision about Camborne houses, rather than debate online

By Richard Whitehouse People protesting against plans for a housing development have called on councillors to hold off on making a decision until a public meeting can be held....

Coastal tourism “will need taxpayer support for three years” to recover from Covid-19

By Richard Whitehouse A new national report says that coastal tourism in the UK will need investment for the next three years to help the industry recover from the...

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

Found! A Cornish Tory who is prepared to support Dominic Cummings

By Richard Whitehouse The leader of the Conservative group at Cornwall Council has said she has not had a single comment from anyone locally about the actions of Dominic...

Newquay Spaceport is as far away as ever, as Branson picks up the pieces of his failed rocket launch

By Graham Smith Virgin Orbit has this morning (Tuesday) released very limited information about what went wrong with last night’s test flight of its LauncherOne rocket, upon which rest...

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

Bishop of Truro has “real and serious concern” about Boris Johnson’s defence of Dominic Cummings

By Graham Smith The Bishop of Truro has joined in the chorus of criticism aimed at Boris Johnson’s justification of aide Dominic Cummings’s flouting of the Covid-19 lockdown rules....