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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....

Looking for somewhere to park? Best not to simply use a farmer’s field without asking permission…

Beth Matthews posted this footage on Twitter.  The field is somewhere in Cornwall. If you’re going to the beach and there’s nowhere to park, don’t illegally use a farmers...

There is a 1st July deadline for a post-Brexit fishing deal. We cannot afford to waste any more time

By Lord Teverson Thus far the Government hasn’t acknowledged the political reality of the fisheries challenge. An exclusive deal for our fishing fleets may not be a good deal...

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

Stiff little fingers? While cabinet members have rushed to support Dominic Cummings, Cornwall’s MPs have been strangely silent

By Graham Smith Conservative MP Steve Baker has become the first Tory Parliamentarian to openly call for the sacking of the Prime Minister’s advisor and close political aide, Dominic...

Nerves wound tight at County Hall, as the future of Newquay spaceport could be decided within the next 48 hours

By Graham Smith The clock is ticking down to what Richard Branson hopes will be the first powered flight of his satellite rocket – upon which depend Cornwall Council’s...

EU funding has left Cornwall’s economy over-reliant on the public sector, says Chamber of Commerce President

By Richard Whitehouse A leading businessman has claimed that European funding “failed to achieve significant economic development” in Cornwall. Cornwall has received millions of pounds from the European Union...

Cornwall Council will not fine parents who do not send their children back to school on 1st June

By Richard Whitehouse Parents who decide that they do not want to send their children back to school next month will not be fined. Cornwall Council said that it...

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

21st May 2020: the day the pasties came back to Wadebridge

Barnecutts the bakers re-opened in Wadebridge today (Thursday) - with people queueing along Molesworth Street to resume their quest for pasties. With face-masks and social distancing, this appears to...

Adam Paynter on County Hall’s Future Operating Model: “We’re not outsourcing, we’re not on the road to Barnet, and we’re saving money”

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s deputy leader Adam Paynter has defended the authority’s decision to hire eight new contract managers to develop its “Future Operating Model” – insisting that...

What we missed: while Covid-19 kept us at home, it’s been business as usual at County Hall

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s 10 cabinet members have just been given sight of the huge backlog of important decisions they must try to catch up with when they...

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

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

Taking out the trash – while keeping your distance: Cornwall’s tips re-open without fuss

By Richard Whitehouse It’s 8am on a Tuesday morning and a military-style operation is in place at St Austell Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) ready for its reopening since...

Covid-19 shutdown causes huge job losses in Cornwall, with more than 19,000 now claiming benefit

By Graham Smith The Covid-19 lockdown, and the introduction of Universal Credit, have caused a dramatic increase in unemployment in Cornwall – up by 66% on the year. Figures...

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

On your marks, get set, go! Cornwall’s tips open tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s tips are set to reopen tomorrow (Tuesday, May 19) but people have been warned that they are for essential waste only. Cornwall Council announced that...

Democracy shutdown: how Cornwall got lost on the road to Barnet

By Graham Smith Two key meetings at which Cornwall councillors might have questioned new contract rules for outsourcing did not happen because of the Covid-19 social distancing restrictions. One...