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All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

Is there more to County Hall’s shell fishing debate than meets the eye? Get set for the final full council meeting before the elections

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is to be urged to offer direct support to the local shell fishing industry, which has seen exports collapse as a result of Brexit....

To infinity, and beyond – Vote Tory for more tourism, as Newquay spaceport gets even more political

By Julia Penhaligon Three of Cornwall’s senior Conservative politicians have written to Richard Branson to distance themselves from the leader of Cornwall Council, who recently dismissed the idea of...

Crash, bang, wallop – two worlds collide as world’s first eco-powered rum distillery seeks to replace banger racing

By Julia Penhaligon One of the Cornwall Council election issues most likely to test the maxim that “all politics is local” concerns the future of the United Downs banger...

Covid-19 forces the closure of several Cornish pubs

By Julia Penhaligon A growing number of pubs in Cornwall are closing because of Covid-19.  The specific reasons vary, with some blaming staff shortages following reported contact with a...

New initiative to reduce school exclusions in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s education chiefs are looking at ways to reduce the numbers of pupils being excluded from school. There is concern at County Hall over the sharp...

30% of Cornwall’s Covid-19 contacts are missing

By Anne North Around 30 per cent of people in Cornwall who have been flagged by the Covid-19 Test and Trace system are missing, according to NHS figures. Data...

Cornwall’s hot rocks test drilling suspended while scientists investigate earthquakes

By Peter Tremayne Test drilling at the United Downs “hot rocks” project has been suspended while engineers investigate a number of minor earthquakes. The tremors were within regulatory limits...

Does Cornwall have the most dangerous workplace in Britain? Inside the bacon factory where a third of the staff had Covid-19

By Peter Tremayne The disclosure that nearly a third of all the workers at the Pilgrim’s Pride bacon factory at Pool, Redruth, tested positive for Covid-19 confirms the fears...

Covid-19: swift intervention by Public Health Cornwall helped prevent a more severe outbreak in Camborne-Pool-Redruth

By Anne North Cornwall’s public health officials have issued a rare update on their handling of the Covid-19 cluster centred on the Camborne-Pool-Redruth area, revealing that they discovered the...

Is the Camborne-Pool-Redruth area heading for a Covid-19 lockdown?

By Julia Penhaligon A new law comes into effect today (Monday) giving the police power to fine someone £1,000 for ignoring Covid-19 self-isolation rules. People living in the Camborne-Pool-Redruth...

Covid-19 outbreak at Pilgrim’s Pride food processing factory, Pool

By Anne North Public Health England (PHE) South West and Cornwall Council have this afternoon (Friday) issued a statement saying they are aware of a number of confirmed cases...

Covid-19: South East Cornwall cluster on Rame peninsula

By Anne North Three areas in Cornwall are currently reporting “clusters” of Covid-19, of concern to Public Health officials. The Kingsand, Antony and Maryfield parishes, near Torpoint, on the...

Newquay Spaceport: Branson fails to launch his Virgin Orbit rocket but might try again tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has failed to launch his rocket and cancelled plans to take off as planned today (Sunday.)  Blaming a faulty sensor, the Virgin Orbit crew...

Covid-19 test site at Bodmin to close and move to Bude; Truro test site moves to Pool

By Graham Smith The Covid-19 testing site at Bodmin is due to close today (Thursday) and move to Bude next week.  The location in Bude is yet to be...

“We stay at work for you, please stay at home for us” plea from Cornwall’s Covid-19 front line

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, are urging people to stay at home to avoid spreading the Covid-19 Coronavirus. The hospital is under huge pressure...

EXCLUSIVE: Own a slice of South Crofty for less than 4 pence a share, as owners embrace radical new plan to find out what’s underground

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The owners of South Crofty tin mine are to adopt a radical new approach to resuming operations. Having failed to raise the cash needed to pump...

Public consultation on proposed Camelford by-pass ends 16th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of the most important public consultations for many years is underway as Cornwall Council invites comments on its ambition to build a bypass around Camelford....

Everything you ever wanted to know about Cornwall’s spaceport project, explained in just 60 minutes with tea and biscuits

By Graham Smith Promoters of a Cornish spaceport are pursuing their battle for hearts and minds tomorrow (Wednesday) at a “drop in” session as Kresen Kernow, the new Cornish...

Bleak outlook for South Crofty, with no start-date in sight for pumping dry the flooded tin mine

By Anne North There will be no tin mining at South Crofty before 2022 at the earliest.  The mine’s owners have confirmed that they have still not been able...