Media

Journalism has value: Cornwall Live publisher abandons its bid to make readers pay

By Anne North The company which owns and publishes Cornwall Live has abandoned its attempt to make readers pay to access its content in Huddersfield. Reach PLC, which publishes...

Here it is – the new flag which Cornwall Council will fly at County Hall, in the brave new shrunken world

By Anne North Cornwall Council has confirmed details of the new flag which will replace the European Union flag outside County Hall, Truro. The flag is the same graphical...

Bait, the grainy black and white film about Cornwall’s fishing industry, wins Bafta for “outstanding debut” by a British writer/director

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The film Bait – a ground-breaking movie about Cornwall’s historic fishing industry – last night won the Bafta award for outstanding debut by a British writer/director....

Local news organisations to remain in crisis as government rejects the advice of its own review

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has rejected a proposal that it should help fund public interest journalism, leaving traditional local newspapers in crisis as their advertising revenues continue to...

EXCLUSIVE – Former Truro City boss buys Newquay Voice and St Austell Voice newspapers

By Graham Smith Pete Masters, former owner of Truro City Football Club, has bought two more Cornish newspapers – the Newquay Voice and the St Austell Voice. Mr Masters...

County Hall losing enthusiasm for publishing its own newspaper

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council appears to be moving away from the idea of launching its own newspaper. In November the council agreed to investigate a proposal to distribute,...

“Bait” – the Cornish fishing drama – nominated for two Bafta film awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The film Bait – a ground-breaking movie about Cornwall’s historic fishing industry – has been nominated for two Baftas. Starring Edward Rowe (Kernow King), the black...

Cornwall’s footballers await the draw for the “alternative” World Cup

By Graham Smith The organisers of an “alternative” World Cup football tournament have named the 16 teams which will compete in a small part of the former Yugoslavia later...

Cornwall’s Music Education Hub gets a slice of government funding

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Music Education Hub has been guaranteed government funding to continue encouraging youngsters through the next academic year. Although Cornwall Council no longer provides instrument tuition...

New car parking plans for Minack Theatre

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s iconic Minack Theatre has submitted plans to create a permanent car park extension after finding that some of its spaces were being used by beach...

St Austell D-Day hero among Cornwall’s New Year Honours awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A D-Day veteran from St Austell has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Harry Billinge, 94, is often seen fundraising for the...

Publisher of Cornish newspapers closes its last newsroom in Cornwall, and heads for Plymouth

By Anne North The company which owns most of Cornwall’s newspapers, and the website Cornwall Live, is to close its last remaining newsroom in Cornwall.  The closest editorial office...

The Truth is coming! Cornwall Council draws up plans to boost its reputation, by publishing its own newspaper

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Plans are underway at County Hall for Cornwall Council to produce its own newspaper, which would be distributed free to every household. The...

Update on plans for the 700-year-old Cornish play which will cost taxpayers more than £125,000

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Dramatists who bid to stage a 700-year-old Cornish play should find out today (Monday) if they have been shortlisted for the further development of their ideas....

BBC Radio Cornwall records worst-ever third-quarter audience figures

By Julia Penhaligon BBC Radio Cornwall has lost 54,000 listeners over the past five years, according to the latest batch of industry data. RAJAR reports that for the most...

Rock festival gets licence, despite protests from locals, after 7-hour meeting

By Richard Whitehouse A new music, food and wellbeing festival will be held - officially - for the first time next year after being granted a licence. Porthilly Spirit...

Rock music festival gives councillors a headache as they sift through more than 130 written representations, ahead of Thursday’s decision

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The stage is set for a major licensing battle on Thursday when councillors decide whether or not to permit a rock festival at Rock, near Wadebridge....

Plans for a rock festival at Rock again divide opinion

By Richard Whitehouse Organisers of a controversial festival near Rock, which was forced to pull the plug just two weeks before it was due to open its doors, could...

Cornwall bids to host 2021 UK Pride

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall is bidding to host the national UK Pride event in 2021.  Lancaster, Oxford and Weston-super-Mare are the other bidders. Voting will take place at the...

Penzance tribute to Peter Le Mare, tireless campaigner for peace

By Peter Tremayne A special festival is planned for Penzance later this month in tribute to one of Cornwall’s most influential peace campaigners, who died in July. Peter Le...