Hayle and St Ives

Cornwall’s offshore wind farm ambitions still a long way from realisation

By Peter Tremayne Government support for the development of offshore wind farms appears to have ignored Cornwall – at least for now. The Crown Estate is currently considering how...

Plans for a Cornish floating offshore wind farm suffer setback

By Peter Tremayne Plans for a floating offshore windfarm, led by the Cornwall Council-owned Celtic Sea Power, have suffered a setback. Celtic Sea Power is the new name for...

Unauthorised building work at the Carbis Bay Hotel – will it ever come before a planning committee?

By Graham Smith The unauthorised development at the Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives, has still not made it to the agenda for a planning committee meeting, five months after...

Covid-19: Tall Ships race is called off, new drive to vaccinate every adult, and continuing row over the impact of the G7 Summit

By Anne North The Tall Ships race for 2021 has been called off because of Covid. The loss of the event, which had been due to sail from Falmouth...

Covid-19: The G7 Summit was not a super-spreader and contrary views are “a conspiracy theory and a distraction” says Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith The row over the contribution of the recent G7 Summit to Cornwall’s dramatically rising caseload of Covid-19 cases is “a distraction” and “a conspiracy theory”which risks...

Covid-19: the real-time day-by-day story of how the G7 plague summit spread its germs across Cornwall

By Anne North Government data about how Covid has spread in Cornwall during June appears to undermine the official County Hall version of events.  Cornwall Council is claiming that...

County Hall comes out fighting: don’t blame the G7 for soaring Covid, insists council

By Anne North Cornwall Council will come under more pressure later today (Tuesday) to justify its claim that the G7 Summit was not to blame for the exponential increase...

Covid-19: Cornwall is on course to become the most dangerous hot-spot in Britain

By Anne North Cornwall has seen another dramatic increase in Covid cases – now 130.6 per 100,000 population, and still more than three times the rate of infection in...

Covid-19: “Summit-gate” cover-up poses political threat to Cornwall’s Tories

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s new Conservative administration is facing a political crisis of its own making after claiming that the recent G7 Summit was not responsible for spreading...

Covid-19: Cornwall now at 117.5 per 100,000 population, while Devon is still only at 35.5

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid numbers are continuing to worsen, today (Sunday) recording 117.5 new cases per 100,000 population.  The average for England is 85.5, but Devon is only...

Covid-19: Cornwall is now three times more dangerous than Devon, according to latest data

By Anne North Covid-19 is now spreading north across Cornwall, after the G7 “super-spreader” summit saw the disease take hold in St Ives, Falmouth and Newquay. The latest average...

Covid-19 official: Cornwall is now more dangerous than most of England

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection is now officially worse than the English national average. While new cases are increasing rapidly all over the county, Cornwall’s has...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s daily new cases about to exceed the average for England

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid numbers are continuing to worsen, with today’s (Thursday’s) data reporting 71.9 cases per 100,000 population.  By tomorrow, it seems inevitable that Cornwall’s rate of...

Covid-19: new cases continue to accelerate, with one cluster recording a 1,700% increase

Cornwall’s Covid-19 infection rates are continuing to soar, according to this afternoon’s (Tuesday’s) NHS data. With new clusters appearing across West Cornwall, particularly in locations associated with the G7...

Covid-19: West Cornwall paying the price for hosting G7 Summit, as one cluster grows 1,200% in seven days

By Anne North Cornwall has seen another eye-watering increase in the rate of Covid infection, with one cluster accelerating by 1,200% in the seven days to 9th June. Today’s...

St Ives councillor has to leave planning meeting because of contact with a positive Covid-19 case

By Graham Smith A meeting of Cornwall Council’s west area planning committee lost one of its members this morning (Monday) when Andrew Mitchell, from St Ives, announced he had...

Covid-19: New cases in Cornwall soaring, and several new clusters

The G7 Summit might be over but its legacy appears clear - a dramatic increase in Covid-19 infection in and close to summit locations.  Today’s (Sunday’s) rolling average rate...

G7 Summit: Environment protestors make their points, peacefully, while others are left to ponder tactics

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Hundreds of people took to the sea in Falmouth to call on the G7 summit to take action to protect the ocean. Surfers...

The plague summit? Covid-19 returns to Carbis Bay and other G7 sites

By Anne North The number of new Covid cases in Cornwall is now rising rapidly, with the latest official data recording 12.4 cases per 100,000 population – nearly five...

G7 Summit: the gang’s all here

By Julia Penhaligon World leaders are now in St Ives for the G7 Summit.  The event has brought 6,500 police, and a huge collection of military hardware – including...