Media

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...

BBC axes local Inside Out programme and switches current affairs production to Bristol

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The BBC has axed its local current affairs programme, Inside Out.  The programme had been due to return this autumn, but BBC bosses announced this morning...

Here it is: the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Covid-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s local lockdown plan is now available – the 41-page document was published this morning (Wednesday) and reveals the membership of the board which will...

Behind The Headlines: a new current affairs video for Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Reports today (Friday) launches a new free-to-view current affairs video, offering a more in-depth look at local news. The 15-minute video, called “Behind The Headlines,”...

Internet giant Google gives Cornwall Reports $5,000 to expand Covid-19 coverage

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The internet and tech giant Google has awarded Cornwall Reports $5,000 to help strengthen coverage of news and current affairs during the Covid-19 crisis. Cornwall Reports...

Cornwall Pride is “Unleashed” on Sunday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s LGBT community is looking forward to a “virtual tour” this weekend, ahead of the traditional Cornwall Pride event which is still scheduled for the end...

Covid-19 “opportunity” to re-boot Truro Stadium plan

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon The Covid-19 crisis has presented Cornwall with an opportunity to “re-boot” plans for a Truro Stadium, councillors heard yesterday (Wednesday.) Government plans for...

It’s a drive-in Friday as Cornwall’s cinema-goers get the chance of their first movie in three months

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall will host one of Britain’s first drive-in cinemas in the Covid-19 era this week, as The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to a big screen...

Cornwall’s local media try to block racist comments following Black Lives Matter coverage

By Julia Penhaligon The company which publishes most of Cornwall’s local newspapers has taken the highly unusual step of banning dozens of readers from commenting on its website and...

NUJ threatens legal action against publishers of Cornwall’s local newspapers after company imposes 10% pay cut

By Anne North Journalists working for most of Cornwall’s newspapers, and the Cornwall Live website, are threatening legal action after their bosses docked their pay by 10%. At the...

Lanivet’s Pandafest hopes to be back next year

By Richard Whitehouse A small three-day music festival has applied for a licence with plans to return in 2021. However a local resident has said that if the application...

Cornwall’s footballers now have their sights set on Europe – and launch their own video channel

By Peter Tremayne In the week that Cornwall’s footballers might have been competing in a World Cup competition, the Kernow Football Alliance has announced the launch of its own...

New threat to local BBC politics and current affairs programmes

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC local politics and current affairs programmes are again under threat, as the corporation seeks to cut a further £125 million. The award-winning Inside Out series,...

Pirate FM escapes the axe as Bauer gives up on “local” radio elsewhere

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Pirate FM local radio station has escaped a major consolidation of its parent company, which will cost the jobs of up to 200 presenters in...

Bishop of Truro has “real and serious concern” about Boris Johnson’s defence of Dominic Cummings

By Graham Smith The Bishop of Truro has joined in the chorus of criticism aimed at Boris Johnson’s justification of aide Dominic Cummings’s flouting of the Covid-19 lockdown rules....

Hall for Cornwall will not re-open until “spring 2021 at the earliest”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall, Truro, will not re-open this year.  The latest target date, of “autumn 2020” has been abandoned and plans for a Christmas show...

Cornwall Council, arriving very late, finally switches on to new technology – but decides not to use it for a few more months

By Richard Whitehouse “Councillor French, are you there?” came the voice of John Pollard, chairman of Cornwall Council’s constitution and governance committee. “We require the vote of the St...

BBC Radio Cornwall sheds 19,000 listeners in 12 months

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC Radio Cornwall has seen another dramatic slump in audience figures, falling by 19,000 listeners in 12 months. The most recent quarterly data from the industry’s...

Cornwall Reports seeks business manager

By Graham Smith Cornwall Reports is seeking a business manager to join the company.  This is a new post, initially for a £3,000 contract, to help devise and implement...

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...