Newquay & St Columb local news

Covid-19: Cornwall’s new cases increase by 38% in 11 days

Covid cases in Cornwall are again rocketing, with the average number of daily new cases increasing from 327.2 per 100,000 to 341.6 in the past 24 hours.  The rise...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s daily new case numbers rise 32% in only 10 days

By Anne North The number of new daily Covid cases in Cornwall has again increased, and is now 327.2 per 100,000 population.  This represents a 32% increase in only...

No UFOs over Cornwall during G7 Summit, says air traffic control

By Peter Tremayne Air traffic controllers at Newquay Airport have said they did not see anything unusual in the skies over Cornwall during or immediately after the G7 Summit...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s new case numbers continue to rise, as Boardmasters festival gets underway

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs are watching anxiously to see what happens with Covid numbers in Newquay, where the Boardmasters festival gets underway today (Wednesday.)  About 50,000 young...

Covid-19: new cases rising across Cornwall, Newquay is now three times higher than the average for England, and County Hall begs businesses to get their staff tested

By Anne North Cornwall Council has taken the highly unusual step of handing out nearly 1,000 Covid test kits to businesses in Newquay, where daily new cases continue to cause...

Covid-19: new case numbers in Newquay remain high

Cornwall’s latest official Covid cluster map continues to brighten, with many areas reporting falls in the numbers of daily new cases of more than 50% in a week.  The...

Covid-19: Two more hospital deaths in Cornwall, as public health chiefs warn of the need to take extra care in Newquay

By Anne North There have been two more Covid deaths at the Royal Cornwall hospital, bringing to four the total in the past nine days.  The two most recent...

After the gold rush: once the summer tourist season is over, who will fly from Cornwall to London?

By Peter Tremayne A decision is expected soon on which airline – if any - will operate winter flights from Newquay to London – and to which airport. Last...

Extra trains for Newquay’s Boardmasters festival could impact other services, warns GWR

By Peter Tremayne Trains in and out of Cornwall could be disrupted later this month when GWR runs 20 bespoke services for the Boardmasters festival at Newquay.  A total...

Covid-19: Newquay remains a hotspot, with infection rates more than double the average

By Anne North The government’s latest Covid statistics show that Cornwall is now reporting 249 new daily cases per 100,000 population, compared with an average for England of 296.6....

Covid-19: Cornwall’s summer of festival fun, or a series of super-spreader events?

By Anne North Cornwall’s festival season has got underway this weekend, despite continuing fears that the various celebrations of music and food could herald a series of Covid-19 super-spreader...

Newquay to get electric “tuk tuk” shuttle service

By Richard Whitehouse Visitors to Newquay will be able to jump on board electric tuk tuks after a company was granted a licence to operate them by Cornwall Council....

Concern over County Hall’s approach to Boardmasters’ festival, as councillor breaks ranks and says that a “be careful” message is not enough to protect the public

By Anne North One of the country’s top Covid scientists has claimed that government policy towards events such as the imminent Newquay Boardmasters’ festival are part of a deliberate...

Cornwall Council’s change in political control means no change for couple caught in cycle trail compulsory purchase ordeal

By Richard Whitehouse A couple have told of the nightmare they have experienced due to their home being in the middle of a major Cornwall Council project to create...

Covid-19: three more deaths in a week at the Royal Cornwall hospital

By Anne North Three more patients have died of Covid at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, in the past seven days. The grim statistic is consistent with other data...

Covid-19: the Newquay hotspot is about to get even hotter, as thousands prepare for Boardmasters festival

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs are bracing themselves for what they fear could be another Covid “super-spreader” event when thousands of people descend on Newquay for the five-day...

Covid-19: The virus strengthens its grip on Newquay

All three “cluster” areas in and around Newquay are now recording more than 1,000 new cases per 100,000 population, putting that part of Cornwall among the most infectious in...

Covid-19: Newquay is now one of the worst affected parts of the UK

The Covid-19 incidence rate in part of Newquay has now passed the point where more than one person in every 100 has the disease.  The Newquay West area is...

Covid forces closure of Newquay Tretherras school, meaning early start to the summer holidays for 1,600 pupils

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Newquay Tretherras school has closed early for the summer holidays because so many pupils and staff have tested positive for Covid.  Most schools in Cornwall are...

Covid-19: New infections rising rapidly, but no new hospital deaths for 10 days

The number of new daily Covid cases in Cornwall is now 294.3 per 100,000 population.  24 hours earlier the equivalent number was 255.9.  The cluster map shows infection spreading...