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Another “new normal” – Truro to get a new mayor, thanks to an internet video link

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The city of Truro is thought to have had a mayor since 1477.  This evening local councillor Bert Biscoe will become the first to be elected...

Cornwall Council finally sets a date for restoring democracy

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is to attempt its first “virtual” meeting next week – with a meeting called to talk about meetings. An extraordinary meeting of the Constitution...

Could Cormac-gate be heading for the libel courts? See Arkell vs Pressdram 1971

By Graham Smith The former Cornwall Council cabinet member who resigned in protest the failure of his colleagues to pursue health and safety issues at Cormac has challenged the...

Stuck at home because of Covid-19 lockdown? We’ll come to you, Falmouth Packet tells readers

By Peter Tremayne The Falmouth Packet newspaper has offered a free home-delivery service to help offset falling revenues during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Like all commercial media, the Packet...

Pick For Britain initiative stuggles to find Cornish farm workers, as Daily Mail cheers “Romanians to the rescue”

By Anne North Cornwall’s fruit and vegetable growers are hoping to attract some of the Romanian pickers who arrived in Britain this week, as the recent warm weather has...

When the revolution comes, it will not be televised in Cornwall – council leaders in no rush to embrace “virtual democracy” as the rest of the country logs on

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s political group leader have made little progress in restoring democratic scrutiny to County Hall, with more meetings cancelled and no firm date by which...

Cornwall’s newspapers shed journalists after Covid-19 triggers sharp downturn in advertising revenue

By Anne North The company which publishes most of Cornwall’s local newspapers is to put a fifth of its journalists on unpaid leave and cut the pay of all...

County Hall advances £687,000 support for the arts to help survive the Covid-19 crisis

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is bringing forward £687,000 of planned financial support for Cornwall’s cultural and creative sector to help organisations that have been heavily affected by the...

BBC Radio Cornwall spreads its reach, thanks to Covid-19

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Material made by BBC Radio Cornwall is to be offered free to volunteer-run community broadcasters from today (Monday) to help share information about the Covid-19 crisis....

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

All pictures by William Dax A selection of St Piran's Day images from Truro and Falmouth

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

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Work is about to start on the construction of a large “Cornish hedge” on Bodmin Moor, part of a major piece of artwork to celebrate the...