Media

Cornwall Today to close with immediate effect, blaming Covid-19

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Today, once judged “Magazine of the Year,” is to close.  The October issue will be its last. In 2018 its former publisher, Trinity Mirror, sold...

Laurence Reed among those preparing to leave the BBC, as local radio and regional television bid farewell to a generation of on-air presenters

By Graham Smith The BBC is preparing to announce the departure of a generation of local radio and television presenters and reporters. Following last night’s emotional on-air farewell to...

Justin Leigh to leave BBC Spotlight

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Justin Leigh has announced he is to leave the BBC after 33 years - including almost 20 years presenting the regional TV news programme, BBC Spotlight....

Cornwall’s arts organisations share Covid-19 recovery grants

By Rashleigh MacFarlane More than a dozen Cornish arts organisations are sharing in today’s (Monday’s) award of Covid-19 recovery grants.  The biggest winner is Falmouth Maritime’s Museum, which gets...

Covid-19 heritage grants: Lost Gardens of Heligan scoop more than £600,000 as steam railways and churches also benefit

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Lost Gardens of Heligan appear to be Cornwall's biggest winner in the Covid-19 heritage grants announced by the government.  The gardens are getting £606,400 to...

Nothing to see here, says Cornwall Council, as councillors chuckle at the “meaningless dummy” content of their new Creative Manifesto

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s new “Creative Manifesto” is still in its design stage and officials did not confuse a collection of pseudo-Latin gibberish for the Cornish language, according...

Cornwall’s new Creative Manifesto and its “meaningless dummy” introduction – probably not written by the council leader

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council leader Julian German is well known for his love of all things Cornish, and often starts meetings with a few introductory words in his...

Falmouth falls 33 places in The Guardian’s “good university” guide

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth has dropped 33 places in today’s Guardian newspaper league table of universities. The university was last year placed 52nd, but in today’s 2021 guide falls...

New editor for Western Morning News

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Western Morning News has appointed Philip Bowern as editor. Founded in 1860, the WMN is Cornwall’s only daily local newspaper.  It now has an average...

Cornwall Council shortlisted in three categories for Municipal Journal awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has been shortlisted in three categories for this year’s Municipal Journal awards, celebrating excellence in local government. County Hall is challenging for the prize...

Liskeard cattle market wins unanimous approval to become a “creative business hub”

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to regenerate a former cattle market site and build a new space for creative businesses have been granted approval. Cornwall Council’s east sub-area planning committee...

Cornwall’s leadership board takes steps to combat racism

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s “leadership board” – an unelected forum of senior councillors and officials – aims to set up a new mechanism for tackling racism and promoting inclusion...

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 to consider a “Creative Manifesto”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s creative workers are looking forward to a boost next month when County Hall embarks on a new “manifesto” to devise a strategic framework for the...

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...

Behind The Headlines

Call for £10 million year to fund Cornish media service

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall should have its own independent public service broadcaster, funded by a £10 million annual licence fee, according to a report commissioned by Cornwall Council. A...

More jobs face the axe at Cornwall’s local newspapers

By Peter Tremayne Staff at most of Cornwall’s local newspapers are bracing themselves for a lunchtime meeting today (Tuesday) at which they expect to hear news of more job...

Behind The Headlines – Cornwall’s new current affairs programme – looks at Covid-19 lockdowns, climate change and the Green Party

Behind The Headlines, Cornwall’s new current affairs programme, this evening (Friday) looks at how the police might approach tomorrow’s expected tourist invasion and any subsequent Covid-19 local lockdown. The...

Pete Masters adds the Truro Voice weekly newspaper to his media stable

By Anne North A new weekly newspaper launched this week – The Truro Voice, which has a cover price of £1.  The newspaper is owned by former Truro City...