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Cornwall leads in the race to become 2025 City of Culture – but we still don’t know who is paying the bills

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is in the lead to become the 2025 “City of Culture,” business leaders heard today (Wedneday.) A YouGov poll commissioned in the wake of the...

Close, but no cigar – Cornwall Reports loses out to the Isle of Wight for local news website of the year

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Island Echo, a community website on the Isle of Wight, took first prize at last night's 2021 News Awards, held at a lavish ceremony in a...

Duchess of Cornwall in COP26 emissions incident

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Duchess of Cornwall appears to have made headlines in most of today’s (Sunday’s) national newspapers after allegedly telling aides how US President Joe Biden farted...

Cornwall’s artists shout LOUDER at COP26 climate delegates

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Artists and campaigners from across Cornwall are among those making their voices heard at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. Shout LOUDER is the final part...

Cornwall’s rugby league players get the chance to play on a national stage

By Peter Tremayne The historic “schism” between rugby union and rugby league could be about to be replayed in Cornwall, with potentially far-reaching consequences. While most people might regard...

BBC Radio Cornwall – reaching parts of the Covid audience that other stations cannot reach?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC Radio Cornwall appears to have enjoyed a Covid-related boost to audience figures, following the industry’s resumption of data collection and analysis. Although still well behind...

Hall for Cornwall prepares to reopen – after three-year £20 million redevelopment – but with no drum roll

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall is preparing to open its doors to the public tomorrow (Wednesday) for the first time in more than three years. The redevelopment,...

Cornwall on the shortlist for 2025 City of Culture

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall has been shortlisted for the 2025 City of Culture competition.  Cornwall is now one of eight places in the UK through to the second round,...

Cornwall Reports shortlisted for national journalism award

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Reports has been shortlisted for a national journalism award. Launched in 2016, Cornwall Reports is one of six nominated to be the Independent Community Website...

Lee Trewhela quits Cornwall Live

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s best-known journalists is leaving his job at Cornwall Live.  Lee Trewhela, the website’s chief reporter, announced his departure on Twitter. In 2019 Mr...

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be: Cornwall’s latest local radio station aims to launch next week

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A new local radio station is set to launch in Cornwall next week. Rewind Radio, specialising in music from the past 20-30 years, aims to go...

Watch your wallet: Cornwall’s City of Culture bid approaches its first hurdle

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall councillors are being prepared for the possibility of a multi-million pound raid on their finances to support the 2025 City of Culture bid, if an...

Decision “within two weeks” about whether Cornwall’s has been shortlisted for City of Culture bid

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s arts community is looking forward to a government announcement within the next two weeks about whether it will be involved in the 2025 UK City...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s remaining festivals are “less risky” than Boardmasters, says County Hall

By Anne North Cornwall Council has defended its decision to licence more festivals, saying they are less likely to transmit Covid than was the Boardmasters event in Newquay earlier...

Worst Witch author Jill Murphy, from St Mabyn, dies of cancer aged 72

By Graham Smith The author and artist Jill Murphy has died of cancer.  She was 72 and lived for nearly 30 years at St Mabyn, north Cornwall.  She is...

Crowded field for City of Culture bid

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall will have to compete against Exeter and Torbay to become the 2025 City of Culture, the government has revealed.  But despite declaring initial enthusiasm, Plymouth...

The stadium numbers don’t add up: why Truro’s footballers no longer play in Cornwall

Only 205 people watched Truro City football team lose 4-0 “at home” to Hendon on Saturday (14th August) in a match played at Bolitho Park, Plymouth.  Truro no longer...

Cornwall’s bid to become 2025 “City of Culture” is starting two years behind some other entries

By Julia Penhaligon It looks like Cornwall’s bid to become the 2025 city of culture faces stiff opposition, with some of the other entries having at least a two-year...

Hall For Cornwall prepares to install the seats which will make it South West’s largest theatre

By Rashleigh MacFarlane More than three years after it closed, Truro’s Hall for Cornwall is preparing to install 1,354 seats so as to reopen for October’s world premiere of...

Cornwall and the 2025 City of Culture: the bidders are coming under starter’s order

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The decision to enter Cornwall in the competition to become the 2025 City of Culture appears to have been taken by a handful of officials without...