Education

Falmouth drops 22 places in the Sunday Times Good University guide

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth University has dropped 22 places in the latest Sunday Times Good University Guide. Falmouth had been ranked 72nd but has now fallen to 94th. Exeter...

76 new Covid-19 cases in Cornwall since the schools went back two weeks ago

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded 76 new cases of Covid-19 since the schools went back earlier this month, according to government data.  Another five people have tested positive...

Covid-19 confirmed at Cornwall College, as local cases increase by 18 in 24 hours

By Peter Tremayne A Cornwall College student is among those who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week. A further 18 cases have been confirmed in Cornwall...

Covid-19: Cornwall records 42 new cases in 8 days, a school class has to close, and council appeals for information about testing chaos

By Anne North Another nine people from Cornwall have tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 24 hours, according to government data.  Cornwall has now recorded 42 new cases...

“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,...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s university students to get same-day, on-campus private testing

By Rashleigh MacFarlane University students and staff at Falmouth are to be tested for Covid-19, with same-day results, using a new simple “spit” process conducted on campus. The University...

Government criticised for failure to promote Cornish language

By Richard Whitehouse The Council of Europe has criticised the British government for failing to carry out its responsibilities in promoting the Cornish language. A new report has been...

Cornwall’s alternative education provider gets new 10-year contract

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The families of children who are excluded from school have been told of a new 10-year contract with the Trust which provides their education. The Camborne-based...

Just when you thought it was safe to go for a run – another U-turn limits gatherings to 6 (but not til Monday)

By Anne North News that the government is poised to impose a new Covid-19 lockdown limit of no more than six people gathering, even for outdoor settings, has put...

Cornwall closes in on Covid-19 case number 1,000, with reduced capacity for testing

By Anne North The number of all-time Covid-19 infections recorded in Cornwall is about to pass a symbolic milestone, having reached 999 cases yesterday (Sunday.) There was only one...

Liskeard’s Victorian-era library building about to enter a new era, with refurbishment due to start in January

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Book lovers in Liskeard will have to wait quite a while before they are able to return to the town’s Passmore Edwards library, despite the imminent...

Cornwall’s world class mining engineering course, once run by the Camborne School of Mines, fears it is now “game over”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s world-class mining engineering degree course is to be “paused” with no new students admitted next year. The move, by the University of Exeter, has sparked...

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...

Academic subjects retreat from Cornwall as university student numbers decline

By Rashleigh MacFarlane University courses for students wishing to study English, maths  and heritage management in Cornwall have been “paused” because of the impact of Covid-19.  The decisions follow...

Some of Cornwall’s indoor swimming pools might never reopen, warns new report

By Rashleigh MacFarlane At least a fifth of Cornwall’s publicly-owned indoor swimming pools could close permanently without a dramatic change in policy, according to a new report. Cornwall Council...

Truro primary school is the most over-subscribed in Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse A Truro primary school has been revealed to be the most popular in Cornwall with more than double the amount of children applying for places available....

On the road again: Cornwall’s pupils prepare to catch the school bus

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Pupils planning to catch a school bus next week are being advised to watch out for some differences to their pre-Covid-19 routines. Some peak-time bus services...

Cornwall’s leisure centres could remain closed until April, warns union, as management company tries to shed workers

By Peter Tremayne The trade union representing workers in Cornwall’s leisure centres says staff have been asked to take “career breaks” until at least next April, as council bosses...

EXCLUSIVE: 100% of Cornwall’s schools expected to reopen next week, following Covid-19 risk assessments

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Every school pupil in Cornwall is expected to be back in their classroom next week, after 100% of the county’s schools completed a satisfactory risk assessment...

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...