Media

Cornwall Today magazine to close

29th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Today is to close.  The magazine was launched 24 years ago but its future has been in doubt since Trinity Mirror bought...

End of an era as Cornwall Council pursues a new plan to defend its reputation

29th March 2018 By Julia Penhaligon A generation of spin and subterfuge comes to an end today (Thursday) when Cornwall Council’s communications manager leaves the authority to set up...

BBC bosses hit the re-set button as Radio Cornwall’s audience collapses

24th February 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneBBC Radio Cornwall’s audience figures suffered a dramatic slump during the final quarter of 2017, according to the latest research.The station’s reach fell to just...

Kernow Kast meets Cornwall Reports

12th February 2018 Lewis Pauling’s Kernow Kast is a new venture offering free podcasts about various aspects of life in Cornwall.  Last week he offered Graham Smith the opportunity to...

Fears for jobs as the Hall for Cornwall prepares to close

2nd February 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThere are fears that scores of theatre jobs could be lost when the Hall for Cornwall, in Truro, closes for a £20 million facelift later...

20 months later, BBC Radio Cornwall finally says sorry for “unfair” Cormac phone-in

17th January 2018By Julia PenhaligonThe BBC has finally resolved a long-running source of tension between its Cornwall local radio station and Cornwall Council, by apologising for an “unfair” broadcast...

EXCLUSIVE: It’s already hiring time at Cornwall’s ACO – and it has nothing to do with health

1st January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s Accountable Care Organisation, due to take over from the National Health Service, west of the River Tamar, on 1st April, is already advertising for...

BBC to pay Western Morning News in bid to rescue coverage of Cornwall Council

8th December 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe BBC is to pay the Western Morning News to hire more reporters, in a bid to shore up the newspaper’s ailing coverage of local...

Life imitates art as BBC South West aims to produce “engaging content” for Facebook

7th December 2017By Graham SmithBBC South West, covering Cornwall and Devon, has become the latest English region to employ people to work on Facebook, rather than produce original journalism...

Bjork to perform at Eden sessions in June

25th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe Icelandic singer Bjork is to perform at the Eden sessions next year.Björk Guðmundsdóttir, 52, is a global star with many international awards on her...

Falmouth University made misleading “league table” claims, rules Advertising Standards Authority

15th November 2017By Anne NorthFalmouth University has been severely reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority for making misleading claims, in a bid to attract more students.The ASA ruling requires...

BBC Radio Cornwall breakfast show presenter changes

9th November 2017By Anne NorthBBC Radio Cornwall breakfast programme presenter James Churchfield is to leave the show after 14 years.  He will continue working for the BBC as an...

Cornwall’s newspapers cut further, as Wales comes up with a new idea

5th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe Cornish Guardian has slashed the number of its local editions from seven to just three, reducing even further its coverage of local news.Founded in...

And nation shall speak peace unto nation

29th October 2017The first-ever appearance of a Mebyon Kernow representative on the BBC Radio 4 programme “Any Questions” got off to an unpromising start on Friday when presenter Jonathan...

Loveday Jenkin scores a first for Mebyon Kernow

25th October 2017By Graham SmithCornwall councillor and Mebyon Kernow deputy leader, Loveday Jenkin, will be one of the four guests on this Friday’s Any Questions on BBC Radio 4. ...