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The end is nigh for Cornwall’s banger racing fans

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The end of an era is approaching for Cornwall’s stock car racing fans.  A lease agreement made by Cornwall Council officials, without the approval of any...

Covid-19: Health chiefs close Stithians vaccination centre, just as new infections in west Cornwall start rising again

By Anne North A Covid vaccination centre in Cornwall is closing today (Monday) – just as Cornwall’s infection rate is starting to accelerate. The vaccination centre at Stithians Showground...

Covid-19: Cornwall is once again more dangerous than England

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate has again overtaken that of England, completing five consecutive days of increased new cases. Cornwall’s average rate per 100,000 population is now...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s “Enhanced Response Area” status will end next week, just as infection rates start rising again

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate has risen for the fourth consecutive day, with the latest NHS data reporting 271.4 cases per 100,000 population.  The data was published...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate starts to rise again

By Anne North There are signs that Cornwall’s Covid numbers are rising again, after a few weeks of steady decline.  Infection rate data for the past three days shows...

Promotion for St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double in this week’s government reshuffle

By Julia Penhaligon St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has been promoted in the latest government reshuffle.  He becomes an Assistant Whip, an unpaid post, and joins North...

Cornwall keeps a voice in the cabinet as Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice survives reshuffle

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s only cabinet-level MP kept his job in yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) reshuffle.  Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice remains Environment Secretary, despite months of speculation that he...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council’s recent deals in the property market include a pub

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has bought a pub.  Documents available for public inspection at the Land Registry show that County Hall advanced a £200,000 mortgage on the Grenville...

Time is running out for Cornwall’s last banger racing track, as councillor calls for a community takeover

By Graham Smith The only banger racing track in Cornwall could be forced to close in only months unless County Hall agrees a new lease. The United Downs stock...

Plan to turn United Downs banger racing track into a rum distillery needs an Environmental Impact Assessment, rules government

By Peter Tremayne Supporters of the United Downs banger racing track have found an ally in their campaign against plans to turn the site into a rum distillery. The...

Crowdfunding campaign to help repair Redruth United, after travellers’ nine-day occupation of football pitch

By Peter Tremayne An online fundraising campaign has raised more than £7,600 in just a few days, after travellers caused huge damage to Redruth United football club. Police are...

The first batch of Cornwall Council’s “bunkabins” destined for Carn Brea

By Julia Penhaligon Ten single-bedroomed “shipping container” homes are to be placed on the site of former industrial workshops at Carn Brea. The “bunkabins” are destined for Cowlins Mill,...

Row over plan for “affordable” homes highlights the issues which frame Cornwall’s housing crisis

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Plans to build 40 “affordable” homes have come up against objections from a number of local residents. The issue highlights many aspects of...

Labour Party sends its tanks in to Truro & Falmouth, cancelling an Annual General Meeting and preventing the election of local officials

By Julia Penhaligon The Labour Party has suspended its local organisation in Truro and Falmouth, cancelling a scheduled annual general meeting and preventing the election of local officials. The...

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...

Gimme Shelter (continued): Cornwall Council buys another house for rough sleepers

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has bought another property, as officials pursue County Hall’s quest to get homeless people off the streets.  The one-bedroom terraced house is close to...

Krowji fire: crowdfunding campaign to help artists raises nearly £10,000 in only a few hours

By Peter Tremayne A crowdfunding campaign to help artists whose work was destroyed in the fire at Krowji yesterday (Sunday) has raised nearly £10,000 in only a few hours....

Krowji arts centre, Redruth, “well alight” as 11 fire engines called to tackle major blaze

By Peter Tremayne Fire crews are tackling a major blaze which has severely damaged the Krowji building at Redruth, centre of Cornwall’s creative arts sector. The building, in Blowinghouse...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...