Education

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...

Cornwall’s headteachers welcome latest government U-Turn on exam results

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall headteachers have welcomed the government’s latest U-Turn on exam results. David Barton, Executive Officer of Cornwall Association of Secondary Headteachers said the chaos should never...

Cornwall’s headteachers frustrated by government’s last-minute change to A-level results

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s headteachers have reacted with dismay to the government’s last-minute announcement that some mock exam results might be used instead of awarded A-level results. The Cornwall...

Covid-19: Will Cornwall’s Local Outbreak Board have to choose between pubs and schools?

By Anne North Government scientists have told ministers they fear Covid-19 could be spreading rapidly, as the latest, official, regional “R” number for the south west is put at...

Google to lay 3,300 miles of submarine fibre cables from New York to Bude

By Graham Smith The Internet giant Google is to lay another undersea cable linking the United States to North Cornwall. The mutli-million dollar project is intended to boost the...

Covid-19: “all clear” at Lanivet primary school

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Parents of 159 pupils at Lanivet primary school, near Bodmin, have been told the staff member who tested positive for Covid-19 last week has now tested...

Covid-19 confirmed at Lanivet primary school

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A member of staff at a Cornish primary school has tested positive for Covid-19. Parents of 159 pupils at Lanivet school, near Bodmin, received a letter...

More misery for swimmers as Plymouth’s “Olympic legacy” dive centre shuts for major repairs, with only three indoor pools set to reopen in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The only Olympic-class diving pool in the south west is to remain closed until April at the earliest, following a catalogue of faults which have plagued...

Children expected to return to school in September, says council

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Parents who fail to send their children to school in September because they are worried about Covid-19 might face fines, Cornwall Council confirmed this morning (Wednesday.)...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Many facilities to remain closed, as Cornwall Council strikes deal with its leisure centre manager

By Graham Smith Many of Cornwall’s leisure centres will not be offering a full range of facilities when they reopen on 25th July, Cornwall Council’s chief executive Kate Kennally...

Eden Project sheds 150 workers, as Covid-19 impacts on visitor numbers

By Graham Smith More than 150 jobs are to be lost at the Eden Project.  The figure is about 40% of the entire workforce. Staff were told today (Wednesday.) ...

Housing plan for Carclaze primary school will go ahead, despite fire, says council chief

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council says it is going ahead with plans to provide housing on the site of the former Carclaze primary school at St Austell, which burned...

MP turns the heat on County Hall as fire destroys St Austell’s historic former primary school

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A row has broken out over the circumstances behind this morning’s (Wednesday) fire at the former Carclaze School, St Austell. Fire crews from across Cornwall were...

Covid-19: Cornwall now has a local lockdown plan, but still does not know how it will work

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has called for more clarity about what it can do to control any Coronavirus outbreaks. The call follows yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) publication of County Hall’s...