Education

Gymnastics centre to be demolished and replaced with housing

By Richard Whitehouse The Mullion Gymnastics centre is to be demolished and replaced with two houses after the local school said it would be unable to take over the...

Covid forces closure of Newquay Tretherras school, meaning early start to the summer holidays for 1,600 pupils

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Newquay Tretherras school has closed early for the summer holidays because so many pupils and staff have tested positive for Covid.  Most schools in Cornwall are...

A30 roadworks between Carland Cross and Chiverton reveal archaeological treasures

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The construction of a new A30 road between Carland Cross and Chiverton has uncovered important archaeological finds, dating from the stone age to Cold War military...

Cornwall Council reminds the parents of 15,000 children that school holidays do not mean the end of free school meals

By Julia Penhaligon Parents of children eligible for free school meals are being reminded to contact their schools if they have not yet received food vouchers to use over...

When Cornwall’s housing crisis and parking difficulties collide: councillors defer plan needed by hospital staff

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s main hospital trust has warned that staff are finding it ever more difficult to find places to live as the housing crisis continues. Royal Cornwall...

Covid-19 forces school closures in Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse At least three schools and two pre-schools have closed in Cornwall after the number of cases of positive Covid-19 cases increased. Cornwall Council has confirmed that...

Cornish “National Minority” project to get new “strategic leadership” as County Hall shakes up its working group

By Graham Smith Some dangerous political waters have been stirred by a County Hall proposal to strip its “Cornish National Minority Working Group” of any executive functions and transfer...

Falling pupil numbers force Coverack primary school to consider teaching infants only

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Coverack primary school, on The Lizard, is consulting parents about teaching only infants aged 4-7 because of a steep drop in pupil numbers. The school’s most...

County Hall Tories take chair and vice chair of children and families scrutiny committee

By Julia Penhaligon County Hall’s Conservatives continued to collect influential positions on Cornwall Council this morning when James Mustoe was elected to lead the children’s and family scrutiny committee. ...

Historic Cornish manuscripts return for the first time in 400 years

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Four dramatic play manuscripts, around 700 years old, are to go on show in Cornwall.  It will be the first time in more than 400 years...

Falmouth School reports “effective action” after nearly losing funding two years ago

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Nearly two years after Falmouth School was warned its funding was at risk, the latest Ofsted report speaks of local leaders taking “effective action to provide...

Plan to demolish “brutal” former primary school and replace it with a new community centre put on hold, as Historic England considers listing request

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to demolish the old Treyew primary school in Truro might have to wait for a “listed building” assessment by Historic England. The school, which closed...

For sale: Grade 1 listed church, in small rural parish, only £65,000

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The latest twist in the 700-year-old history of a small Cornish church appears to be unfolding, with another attempt to sell the Grade 1 listed building...

Dismay as Bodmin’s swim club for eight-year-olds cannot start until 8pm

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Competitive swimming could disappear in Cornwall unless publicly-owned leisure facilities are run in a way which meets the needs of local communities, according to one of...

Anne Carlisle quits Falmouth University

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth University has started the search for a new vice chancellor and chief executive.  Professor Anne Carlisle, 65, has announced that she plans to step down...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s numbers continue to rise, as the “recovery roadmap” heads towards its next target date

By Anne North New Covid cases are increasing in Cornwall, as daily data shows a third consecutive rise to 15.9 per 100,000 population Although still far lower than the...

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...

No more tiers? Covid restrictions in Cornwall will lift at the same pace as those in England

By Anne North There will be no early return to local tiers when Boris Johnson unveils his “roadmap” out of Covid lockdown this afternoon. Cornwall Reports understands that the...

And planet shall speak unto planet: nearly 60 years after the first Telstar transmission, Goonhilly listens in to Mars

By Peter Tremayne Nearly 60 years after capturing the world’s first trans-Atlantic live broadcast, the Goonhilly Earth Station, on The Lizard, now hopes to listen in to live transmissions...

Ombudsman criticises Cornwall Council for failing to ensure children not in school are receiving education

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has not been doing enough to ensure that children who are not in school are getting an education, according to the Local Government and...