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All care home residents to be vaccinated by Sunday, promises health chief, but government still cannot say how many people in Cornwall have had jabs so far

By Anne North All residents in Cornwall’s care homes should be vaccinated against Covid-19 by Sunday (24th January), councillors heard this morning (Wednesday.) NHS Kernow’s chief nurse Natalie Jones...

Cornwall drops back down the Covid league, but any return to “Tier 1” appears unlikely

By Anne North and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall seems unlikely to return to Tier 1 for Covid restrictions any time soon, despite infection rates falling in most areas. Cornwall is...

This ain’t rock and roll, this is genocide: Cornwall’s MPs vote with the government to keep future trade deals away from court scrutiny

By Julia Penhaligon All six of Cornwall’s MPs have voted to reject a human rights measure which would have allowed greater scrutiny of trade deals with countries accused of...

With their eyes on the May elections, Cornwall councillors turn down a 7.8% pay rise

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall councillors have rejected any pay rise before the local elections, due in May.  The status quo will remain until after polling day when the new...

London lorry protest over the impact of Brexit on shellfishing industry

By Julia Penhaligon The government is expected to provide more details this week about a £23 million compensation package to help businesses affected by Brexit delays, particularly the fishing...

Plans published for Lostwithiel centre to study plant science

By Richard Whitehouse Detailed plans for the latest venture from Eden Project co-founder Tim Smit have been published. Sir Tim shared a video last year about his plans for...

Post-lockdown jet ski ride ended in court appearance

By Peter Tremayne A jet-skier has been ordered to pay costs after he admitted speeding on Truro River without permission. Joshua Gotts, of Camborne, admitted failing to navigate a...

What goes up can come down: the mysterious art of Newquay spaceport jobs forecasting

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council appears to have again changed the number of jobs it forecasts will be created by a Newquay spaceport. Last night’s successful launch of nine...

All in the Line of Duty: Devon and Cornwall police say they will be ready for anything as they prepare for the G7

By Peter Tremayne Saturday’s news that the next G7 will be held in St Ives has left Devon and Cornwall police pondering several questions which the local constables had...

Covid-19: rate of infection in Cornwall is now falling, but will Lockdown 3 simply end in Tiers?

By Anne North There are now clear signs that the rate of Covid-19 infection in Cornwall is falling, nearly two weeks after the introduction of Lockdown 3. But yesterday...

Branson in orbit – Cornwall Council breathes a huge sigh of relief as tycoon’s triumph keeps Newquay spaceport alive

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s £10 million gamble on a Newquay spaceport suddenly looks like a much more manageable risk, after Richard Branson successfully deployed satellites to orbit last...

Branson’s rocket reaches orbit for the first time – making aeronautical engineering history, and dramatically boosting hopes for a Newquay spaceport

By Graham Smith Richard Branson appears to have successfully launched his rocket into space - the first time anyone in the world has ever used a horizontal launch technique...

Two of Cornwall’s Tory MPs “raise concerns” about the impact of Brexit deal on fishing communities

By Richard Whitehouse Two pro-Brexit Cornish MPs have challenged fellow Cornish MP and Secretary of State George Eustice over the impact of the European Union trade deal on the...

Cornwall hoping for more information about Covid-19 vaccine next week

By Anne North Cornwall’s health community hopes to learn next week when the government will release detailed data about the Covid-19 vaccine roll out. The government has kept a...

Clear skies in California mean Branson will try to fire his rocket at 6pm this afternoon

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council and Newquay spaceport officials will be following their Twitter accounts closely this afternoon (Sunday) for news of Richard Branson’s second attempt to reach orbit....

Cornwall prepares to host the world’s most expensive, and dangerous, photo-opportunity as St Ives gets set to become G7 garrison town

By Julia Penhaligon It could take a few days for the news to sink in.  A major international summit is to be staged in Cornwall in only five months...

Cornwall to host G7 summit of world leaders

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is set to host the next G7 summit of world leaders.  Cornwall Reports understands that the initiative is the personal brainchild of Prime Minister Boris...

It this the final countdown? Branson aims to fire his rocket at 3pm tomorrow, as Newquay Spaceport announces new trio to take charge

By Peter Tremayne Spaceport Cornwall, due to host Britain’s first horizontal-launch satellite system at Newquay Airport, has appointed Melissa Thorpe as interim project director. Her appointment brings to three...

Cornwall Council goes back to free car parking, as Covid-19 home-working leads to congestion on residential roads

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council will suspend parking charges in all of its car parks from Saturday (January 16 2021) until the end of the current national Covid-19 lockdown,...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council hires top barrister to probe Cormac-gate

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has hired a leading personal injury lawyer to oversee its inquiry into how Cormac handled a serious accident at Grampound Road in 2016. Dominic...