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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...

Who remembers last week’s Clean Air Day?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has confirmed that last week’s “Clean Air Day” will not produce any data to tell if it was a success or failure. Last Thursday...

Cornwall’s bid to become the City of Culture 2025: a quick introduction to the rules, and the other runners and riders

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s bid to become the 2025 “City of Culture” should know within the next three months if it is a serious contender.  A key question, which...

Accidental death verdict recorded after coroner hears how spy writer John Le Carre injured himself in a fall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane An inquest has recorded a verdict of accidental death, after hearing how the spy writer John Le Carre fractured his ribs in a fall at his...

Cornish “National Minority” project to get new “strategic leadership” as County Hall shakes up its working group

By Graham Smith Some dangerous political waters have been stirred by a County Hall proposal to strip its “Cornish National Minority Working Group” of any executive functions and transfer...

Cornwall to bid for “City of Culture” status – but as the politicians roll up their sleeves for another scrap, how much will it cost?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall has announced its intention to bid for City of Culture 2025, joining dozens of other locations already in the race.  For the first time, groups...

Too many Tweets make a Twat: Culture Secretary blunders over Minack Theatre cash boast

By Julia Penhaligon Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has deleted a Tweet in which he incorrectly claimed the government had given financial support to Cornwall’s Minack Theatre. The blunder happened...

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...

US President Joe Biden in Cornwall for G7 Summit, as Newquay Airport lays on a welcome

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s mainstream and social media channels are buzzing with news of US President Joe Biden’s arrival, for the start of the G7 Summit at Carbis Bay,...

Is that a Sky Sabre in the back of your lorry, or are you just pleased to be here?

By Peter Tremayne If you were going to invite world leaders to a coastal beauty spot not naturally blessed with air defences, wouldn’t you want the capability of shooting...

Cornish singer Graham Hart admits inciting racial hatred

Peter Tremayne Cornish singer and disc jockey Graham Hart, 68, has admitted inciting racial hatred.  He will be sentenced in August. Mr Hart, of Penponds, Camborne, was once a...

Cornwall’s Kneehigh Theatre is to close, after pounding the boards for 40 years

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Kneehigh Theatre is to close with immediate effect.  The international touring company, founded 40 years ago, plans to close as soon as possible.  The final...

Historic Cornish manuscripts return for the first time in 400 years

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Four dramatic play manuscripts, around 700 years old, are to go on show in Cornwall.  It will be the first time in more than 400 years...

Tour of Britain: £156 to watch people riding their bikes

By Peter Tremayne People in Cornwall are being invited to pay £156, including VAT, to watch a group of sweaty cyclists pedal furiously at the start and finish of...

Cornwall’s footballers thrash Cascadia (which is 4,600 miles from Land’s End)

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s footballers beat Cascadia 8-1 in a friendly international played in London yesterday (Saturday.) The match was played under the auspices of the Confederation of Independent...

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...

Another local newspaper for Cornwall as Penzance finds its Voice

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Another new local newspaper launches in Cornwall today (Wednesday) as part of the Voice group, owned by businessman and former Truro football club owner Pete Masters....

Cornwall to get a taste of “international” football for the first time since 2019

By Peter Tremayne A football team representing Cornwall is due to play an "international" in London on 22nd May.  The Kernow FA team is playing a friendly game against...