Media

Wanted: someone to build an independent Cornish ladies football team, must be willing to travel the world

By Julia Penhaligon The Kernow Football Alliance – which is trying to build support for Cornish soccer as representative of an independent minority group – is advertising for a...

Don’t believe everything you read in the papers, warns Spaceport Cornwall, trying to dampen speculation about flights from Newquay to Australia in only 90 minutes

By Peter Tremayne Officials promoting the idea of a Newquay spaceport have been moved to correct a wave of wildly inaccurate media stories claiming that sub-orbital tourist flights would...

As Falmouth prepares to host first-ever UK “National Minority” summit, what next for the Cornish Project?

By Anne North A £10,000 summit for Britain’s “national minorities” is due to take place in Falmouth this week, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Cornwall being included within...

Work is now underway on the bridge to Tintagel Castle

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Work is underway to build a £4 million bridge to Tintagel Castle. English Heritage is now installing sections of the 230-foot bridge.  Each of the 12...

Councillors vote to spend £125,000 on 700-year-old Cornish play, but don’t yet know the language in which it will be staged

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s cabinet has voted unanimously to spend £125,000 to produce a 700-year-old trilogy of religious plays – and will decide later in which language to...

Cornwall’s £16.2 million document library will open in September

By Anne North Kresen Kernow, Cornwall’s new public archive centre, is to open to the public in September. Built on the site of the Old Brewery, Redruth, the project...

Announcing Screen Cornwall – lots of fun, even if it’s not yet clear what we get for our money

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s taxpayers have set up a new organisation to promote television and film industries. Screen Cornwall is backed by Cornwall Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership. ...

Once more, with feeling – 17 years after the St Agnes film studio debacle, Cornwall tries again to win European funding for the arts

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council looks set to invest more than half a million pounds in creative industries – in the hope that it will lead...

UK’s National Minorities invited to Falmouth to celebrate five years of Cornwall’s “protected” status

By Rashleigh MacFarlane County Hall is trying to drum up enthusiasm for a “National Minorities’ Summit” to be held at Falmouth University next month to celebrate the fifth anniversary...

Cornwall’s “politically homeless” are homeless once more – but who cares?

By Julia Penhaligon The break-up of the Change UK party – without, it seems, ever establishing any kind of political organisation in Cornwall – will have few mourners.  But...

Police arrest Camborne man in connection with “Holocaust denial” broadcasts

By Anne North Police have arrested a Holocaust denier from Camborne because of his anti-semitic broadcasts and social media posts. Graham Hart, 67, was held for several hours before...

Twenty rural schools in Cornwall to get fibre broadband

By Julia Penhaligon Twenty schools in Cornwall are to benefit from government investment to install fibre broadband.  It is part of a £200 million programme to improve connectivity in...

BBC Radio Cornwall sheds another 5,000 listeners in a year

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures continue to slide, dropping to 115,000 for the first quarter of the year, according to industry figures published today (Thursday.) The...

Promotion of Cornish language has been “inconsistent” says official report

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has drawn up a new three-year plan to increase the use of Cornish language with a focus on the spoken language. The authority launched...

Would a giant video screen help to fill Truro’s cultural vacuum?

By Julia Penhaligon Proposals for a giant public video screen to be displayed on Truro’s Lemon Quay have been thrown into uncertainty after city councillors decided not to approve...

“We Want Brian!” Monty Python’s classic returns to Cornwall’s cinemas, 40 years after “blasphemy” ban

By Graham Smith Several cinemas in Cornwall are preparing to show Monty Python’s Life of Brian, to mark the 40th anniversary of the film being banned in many parts...

Cornwall Reports now also available on a pay-as-you-go basis

Cornwall Reports has become the first local news website in Britain to introduce a pay-as-you-go feature, for readers who do not wish to become regular subscribers. Having pioneered the...

Cornwall Reports business model is worthy of taxpayer support, says review of local journalism

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Subscribers to Cornwall Reports will be able to claim tax-breaks, if the government implements the recommendations of a wide-ranging review of local journalism. The 157-page report...

Falmouth Packet owners reject Wall Street takeover bid – for now

By Anne North The company which owns the Falmouth Packet newspaper has rejected a $1.36 billion hostile takeover bid. Gannett’s board of directors said it had rejected an attempt...

Cruel December: Radio Cornwall back in the doldrums as audience figures surrender to gravity

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC Radio Cornwall lost 15,000 listeners during the final three months of last year, according to figures published today (Thursday.) The station’s reach for the December...