Bude

The parish council where only one candidate put himself forward for election

By Julia Penhaligon Hundreds of town and parish councillors across Cornwall have been elected without a contest, as not enough candidates came forward. In St Merryn, the future of...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

Bude raises £1,000 per day to save its storm tower

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A fundraising campaign appears to have rescued Bude’s storm tower, which had been in danger of falling into the sea as a result of coastal erosion....

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

Bude’s storm tower is in danger of falling into the sea

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Bude’s storm tower is in danger of falling in to the sea, and will have to be brought further inland. The tower, at Compass Point, is...

Budget boost for Okehampton rail link could benefit North Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has welcomed yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) budget support for improved rail services between Exeter and Okehampton. Regular services were withdrawn in 1972 but...

Canadian cheese giant gets £3.2 million of Cornwall’s “shovel-ready” Covid recovery cash

By Peter Tremayne The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is giving the Canadian multi-national dairy empire Saputo a £3.2 million grant to boost cheddar production at...

Is it one law for celebrities, and another for local people? Amanda Holden’s visit to Cornwall puts Covid enforcement under the spotlight

By Peter Tremayne The decision of TV personality Amanda Holden to break Covid lockdown rules by travelling 200 miles to see her elderly parents in Cornwall has put local...

Reopening Cornwall’s branch railway lines: plenty of ideas, but no money for infrastructure

By Daniel Clark A £500 million government fund to study the prospect of reopening old railways lines in Cornwall has now been open for more than a year –...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

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...