Media

Another weekly newspaper for Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Independent Media Ltd is to launch another local newspaper, bringing to five the number of “Voice” titles it publishes in Cornwall. The Saltash Voice is due...

Cornwall Live owners set up another seven digital brands

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The company which runs the Cornwall Live website, and publishes the Cornish Guardian, West Briton, and Cornishman local newspapers, has announced an expansion of its digital...

Notice of Poll: Cornwall Council elections get underway, officially, today – with a row over whether politicians are allowed to talk about politics

By Julia Penhaligon The often fractious relationship between Cornwall councillors and their senior officers has once again been pushed to centre stage because of a last-minute refusal to allow...

Visit Cornwall website linked to pornography

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s main tourism body has said it will act immediately after it was found that a link on its website took visitors to a pornographic image....

Mebyon Kernow protests denial of broadcasting opportunities during local elections

By Julia Penhaligon The opening shots have been fired in the traditional party election broadcast tussle, as BBC comes under fire for its approach to minor parties which stand...

TV shows contributing to Cornwall’s soaring property prices, say estate agents

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A rash of network television programmes extolling Cornwall’s natural beauty and lifestyles have led to an explosion in house-buying inquiries, according to Rightmove. The town of...

Ten years after: the next Census will be taken on 21st March

By Graham Smith Households across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021. As usual, there has been a row over...

Journalist Mike Trevail, who for decades covered sport, Newquay and Truro Crown Court, dies aged 86

By Graham Smith The journalist Mike Trevail has died, aged 86, at his family home in Truro.  He covered news and sport in Cornwall for more than 60 years....

Cornwall’s women footballers invited to play in “alternative” World Cup

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Women footballers in Cornwall are being invited to play in an “international” tournament in Romania in June, subject to Covid travel rules. The Kernow FA, which...

Government awards Covid-19 “culture cash” to help Cornwall’s cinemas

By Rashleigh MacFarlane    Eleven cinemas in Cornwall are sharing in a government “culture recovery fund” to help them survive the economic consequences of Covid-19. The cash has been...

Spy novellist John Le Carre, 89, dies at Royal Cornwall hospital after short illness

By Graham Smith The author John Le Carre has died at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro.  He was 89 and had pneumonia. Mr Le Care – real name David...

“Lights of Mousehole” song to brighten Christmas for Cornwall’s homeless

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A new Christmas song is launching today (Friday) to raise money for St Petroc’s – a charity which helps homeless people in Cornwall. Written and performed...

Under new management: Falmouth takes back control of its Princess Pavilion

By Peter Tremayne The Princess Pavilion music venue appears to be heading for new management after the local community stepped in to take back control from Cornwall Council’s outsourced...

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...