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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...

Cornwall Live publisher experiments with asking readers to pay-as-they-go for news articles

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The company which owns and publishes Cornwall Live has become the latest local news organisation to embrace a new “pay-as-you-go” system for online readers. Reach PLC,...

Countdown to opening time in the Old Brewery, and a chance to search for magic spells on 14 miles of shelves

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Is Cornwall Council capable of organising anything in a brewery?  We won’t have long to find out. Excitement is mounting at County Hall over the impending...

County Hall spent £1.3 million on Cornish language in eight years

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has spent more than £1.3 million on promoting the Cornish language since 2011, according to a Freedom of Information answer. Most of the cash...

After Boardmasters: tomorrow’s weather forecast leads to cancellation of other events

By Julia Penhaligon Forecast high winds and heavy rain have led to the cancellation of more events in Cornwall and across the South West. A free concert by the...

Boardmasters cancellation – it has happened before

mell3tt Last night’s decision to cancel the Boardmasters music festival at Newquay, leaving around 50,000 would-be revellers with nothing to do for the next three days, was not the...

BBC Radio Cornwall’s disappearing audience hits a new low

By Anne North BBC Radio Cornwall’s audience continues to shrink, year-on-year, to a new low, according to the industry’s latest quarterly listening figures - the station has 64,000 fewer...

BBC Radio Cornwall finally draws a line under manager’s suspension, as station’s loss turns out to be Pudsey Bear’s gain

By Graham Smith One of the BBC’s longest-ever internal staff disputes has been resolved, with the official departure from Radio Cornwall of the station’s former manager Pauline Causey.  She...

Jews who disagree with me are anti-Semitic cranks, says Cornwall councillor

By Anne North A Cornwall councillor who runs an“anti-Semitism” Facebook campaign has described Jewish people who disagree with him as “cranks.” Penzance councillor Tim Dwelly, who resigned from the...

After 16 years of festival fun, Port Eliot calls it a day

By Rashleigh MacFarlane This year’s Port Eliot festival will be the last.  Organisers have announced the event is no longer financially viable. The festival has been a part of...

Government to spend £200,000 promoting Cornish language and culture

By Richard Whitehouse The government is to give £200,000 to support the Cornish language and culture. Communities Minister Lord Bourne made the announcement at the first UK summit of...

Advocates for Roma gypsies and speakers of ancient Norman among those attending the UK’s first “National Minorities Summit” at Falmouth tomorrow

By Anne North About 90 people are expected to attend the first-ever UK National Minorities Summit, at Falmouth, tomorrow (Friday.) Hosted by Cornwall Council, the event is to mark...

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. ...