Bude

Covid-19 forces the closure of several Cornish pubs

By Julia Penhaligon A growing number of pubs in Cornwall are closing because of Covid-19.  The specific reasons vary, with some blaming staff shortages following reported contact with a...

Government awards Covid-19 “culture cash” to help Cornwall’s cinemas

By Rashleigh MacFarlane    Eleven cinemas in Cornwall are sharing in a government “culture recovery fund” to help them survive the economic consequences of Covid-19. The cash has been...

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...

Callington Community College reopens, but older pupils told they must stay at home

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Callington Community College has reopened to most year groups after Covid-19 reduced staffing levels earlier this week. Years 7-11 were allowed to return yesterday (Thursday) but...

Covid-19: outbreak confirmed at Bodmin food plant, as Budehaven secondary school forced to close

By Julia Penhaligon Covid-19 has closed another large secondary school in Cornwall.  At the same time, public health officials have issued a warning about a Covid-19 outbreak at a...

Democracy comes to Delabole, as one of Cornwall’s largest holes-in-the-ground gets its own parish council

By Richard Whitehouse Driving into Delabole there is an instant indicator of its most famous export – a fine piece of slate with Delabole engraved into it. A few...

Covid-19: Cornwall now recording 43 new cases each day, as virus spreads to rural areas

By Anne North A further 43 Covid-19 cases were recorded in Cornwall yesterday (Sunday) – in line with the average for the previous three days.  The data - equivalent...

North Cornwall holiday park goes into liquidation, blaming Covid-19

By Julia Penhaligon More than 30 jobs are at risk at a North Cornwall holiday park, which is going into liquidation – blaming the impact of Covid-19 Penstowe Holiday...

Covid-19: Poundstock and Kilkhampton join Cornwall’s cluster map for the first time

By Anne North A cluster of Covid-19 cases has been identified in the rural Poundstock and Kilkhampton area.  Although there are only three cases, this is the first time...

After yesterday’s £6 million bail-out, the battle for Cornwall’s leisure centres is only just getting started

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People who use Cornwall’s leisure centres are waiting anxiously for details of a “strategic review” which will see all sites operate up to and beyond next...

Top engineering prizes for Tintagel Castle bridge and Polperro Tidal Gate

By Peter Tremayne The bridge at Tintagel Castle has taken the South West’s top civil engineering award, with Polperro Tidal Gate and a graduate from Cornwall also picking up...

“Save Our Pool!” – Wadebridge fears its leisure centre is at the top of County Hall’s “hit list”

By Graham Smith About 30 protestors staged a peaceful, socially-distanced demonstration in Wadebridge on Friday evening to highlight the loss of their local leisure centre. The swimming pool, gym,...

EXCLUSIVE: As Cornwall’s schools prepare to welcome back their pupils, simple mathematics suggest that more than 2,000 could be in quarantine within a fortnight

By Rashleigh MacFarlane More than 2,000 Cornish pupils could be sent home almost as soon as they return to school if Covid-19 infections follow the same pattern as in...

Is Tintagel falling out of love with tourism? The future of its once-prized Visitor Centre has divided the village

By Julia Penhaligon Residents in Tintagel are divided over the future of their Visitor Centre, in a row which has seen the local parish council hire solicitors to defend...

Google to lay 3,300 miles of submarine fibre cables from New York to Bude

By Graham Smith The Internet giant Google is to lay another undersea cable linking the United States to North Cornwall. The mutli-million dollar project is intended to boost the...

St Mawes might not be as bracing as Skegness, but it is now Britain’s top seaside resort for the discerning tourist

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The village of St Mawes, on Cornwall’s Roseland peninsula, might have a resident population of fewer than 1,000 - but has come top in a poll...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Three more Cornwall councillors in the “dock” over alleged misbehaviour

By Graham Smith There may be ten months to go, but next year’s Cornwall Council elections are already on the minds of some local communities – with some serving...

Police and Crime Commissioner identifies likely trouble-spots ahead of “Super Saturday”

By Peter Tremayne New funds to help prevent anti social behaviour are being offered to Newquay, St Ives, Truro, Perranporth, Penzance and Bude as local communities anticipate the weekend’s...

Will all of Cornwall’s leisure centres re-open next month? County Hall promises a statement soon

By Anne North Cornwall’s leisure centres face an uncertain future as talks continue over whether all 12 facilities will re-open next month. GLL, the private management company which won...