Cornwall Gateway

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...

Flooding recedes after Friday’s downpour

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Environment Agency has stood down its flood warning for the River Fowey, after several people in Lostwithiel had to be evacuated on Friday night.  The...

“Affordable” housing plan rejected

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon The difficulty of providing “affordable” housing for local people has been thrown into sharp relief by the rejection of development plans on the...

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...

Government bail-out means plan to increase cost of using Tamar Bridge can be put on hold

By Peter Tremayne The government has approved a £1.6 million bail-out to subsidise the costs of using the Tamar Bridge. The announcement means plans to increase the cost of...

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...

Under the hammer: Cornwall’s community hospitals edge closer to sale of the century

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs are preparing to hammer the final nails into the coffin of the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, as they now discuss openly the...

Approval of planning permission in Rame Head AONB to be challenged at Judicial Review

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council will be forced to defend in court its approval of planning permission for a large house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The...

Callington Community College forced to close as Covid-19 blows in from the east

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Covid-19 has forced the closure of Callington Community College, a large secondary school with more than 900 pupils, because there are not enough staff to operate...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate still only one seventh that of Manchester

By Anne North Cornwall recorded a further 67 Covid-19 cases yesterday (Monday), with a seven-day infection rate per 100,000 population of 58.6. Although this is more than double the...

Tamar crossing tolls mean Cornish residents have to pay £2 to get to hospital

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have called on the government to provide financial support for the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry - and stop people having to pay to...

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...

Covid-19: cases doubling every nine days

By Anne North Another 37 Covid-19 patients have been confirmed in Cornwall, bringing the latest rate per 100,000 to 47.6.  This is in line with the national spread of...

Cornwall’s Rame peninsula suddenly becomes a Covid-19 hotspot

By Anne North Another 43 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in Cornwall in the past 24 hours. The cluster map continues to fluctuate, but there are now very few...

Why I should be allowed to build a house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – by the farmer at the centre of County Hall’s latest planning controversy

By Richard Whitehouse A farmer who is at the centre of a row about planning permission granted for a new house in a Cornish beauty spot has explained why...

Covid-19: Plymouth bracing for Tier 2 restrictions

By Anne North The government’s attempt to beat Covid-19 by passing responsibility to local communities will come under increased local scrutiny if, as expected, Plymouth moves to Tier 2...

Covid-19: Cornwall records 150 new cases in three days

By Anne North A further 37 positive Covid-19 test results were recorded in Cornwall yesterday (Monday) bringing the tally for the past three days to 150.  This compares with...

Developers prepare to try again at Broadmoor Farm site, near Carkeel

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Developers hoping to build on farmland close to the Carkeel roundabout, off the A38 near Saltash, say they will be submitting revised plans later this year....

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...

Covid-19: Cornwall now has 10 clusters, and 20 new cases in 24 hours

By Anne North There are now 10 Covid-19 clusters in Cornwall, with a developing concentration of cases in the Camborne-Pool-Redruth area. Government data published this afternoon (Wednesday) shows that...