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Covid-19 halts work on the Hall for Cornwall

By Anne North Covid-19 has halted renovation work on the Hall for Cornwall, posing a question mark over whether it will re-open this year. A post on the Hall’s...

On yer bike: Tour of Britain cycle race is still on

By Richard Whitehouse Elite cycling race the Tour of Britain is set to come to Cornwall in September with the Grand Depart first stage going through the Duchy. The...

There’s no football in the park, no football on the telly and now Cornwall’s chance of World Cup glory has also fallen victim to the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s chance of international footballing glory has gone the same way as many other sporting events - and been postponed, indefinitely, because of the world’s Covid-19...

No school on Monday? Keep Calm, Carry On – Malory Towers is coming to the rescue

By Anne North We might not yet have reached the stage of child-evacuees put on trains at Paddington by anxious parents hoping their offspring can escape Covid-19.  But the...

Covid-19: Government U-turn means Cornwall’s festivals and agricultural shows face the axe next week

By Graham Smith Many of Cornwall’s festivals and agricultural shows appear under threat after last night’s (Friday’s) dramatic government U-turn over how to tackle the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. Having...

Covid-19 forces cancellation of its first Cornish festival

By Anne North Covid-19 has forced the cancellation of its first festival in Cornwall. The Porthleven Food Festival, scheduled for 17-19 April, has been scrapped because of fears it...

IN PICTURES: St Piran’s Day

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Another local news website for Cornwall

By Anne North The company which publishes most of Cornwall’s newspapers has added a new website to its online offer – Truro Live. Reach PLC, which publishes the Cornish...

St Just is now looking to host a two-week production of Cornish culture, including The Ordinalia, in September 2021

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The St Just Ordinalia Company has postponed its production of a 14th century dramatic telling of the New Testament until late next year. The company is...

Comedian Jethro calls it a day, announcing his retirement

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornish comedian Geoffrey Rowe, known as Jethro, has announced his retirement. The 72-year-old announced his decision on his Facebook page, saying: “So I think it’s...

Look closely at the humble Cornish hedgerow and you will find a publicly-funded piece of installation art

Kerdroya: The Cornish Landscape Labyrinth from Golden Tree Productions on Vimeo.

Tory MPs rally to defend BBC local radio as Downing Street hawks consider replacing the licence fee with a subscription service

By Julia Penhaligon Broadcasting services such as BBC Radio Cornwall and Spotlight television might become “subscription-only” if Downing Street succeeds with its plan to scrap the BBC licence fee....

BBC Radio Cornwall, struggling for relevance as its audience fades away

By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures have slumped again, although not as badly as bosses had feared.  The quarterly “reach” figure recorded by the industry’s Rajar organisation,...

Journalism has value: Cornwall Live publisher abandons its bid to make readers pay

By Anne North The company which owns and publishes Cornwall Live has abandoned its attempt to make readers pay to access its content in Huddersfield. Reach PLC, which publishes...

Here it is – the new flag which Cornwall Council will fly at County Hall, in the brave new shrunken world

By Anne North Cornwall Council has confirmed details of the new flag which will replace the European Union flag outside County Hall, Truro. The flag is the same graphical...

Bait, the grainy black and white film about Cornwall’s fishing industry, wins Bafta for “outstanding debut” by a British writer/director

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The film Bait – a ground-breaking movie about Cornwall’s historic fishing industry – last night won the Bafta award for outstanding debut by a British writer/director....

Local news organisations to remain in crisis as government rejects the advice of its own review

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has rejected a proposal that it should help fund public interest journalism, leaving traditional local newspapers in crisis as their advertising revenues continue to...

EXCLUSIVE – Former Truro City boss buys Newquay Voice and St Austell Voice newspapers

By Graham Smith Pete Masters, former owner of Truro City Football Club, has bought two more Cornish newspapers – the Newquay Voice and the St Austell Voice. Mr Masters...

County Hall losing enthusiasm for publishing its own newspaper

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council appears to be moving away from the idea of launching its own newspaper. In November the council agreed to investigate a proposal to distribute,...

“Bait” – the Cornish fishing drama – nominated for two Bafta film awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The film Bait – a ground-breaking movie about Cornwall’s historic fishing industry – has been nominated for two Baftas. Starring Edward Rowe (Kernow King), the black...