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MPs will be told to look at Cornwall for clues about the future of local journalism

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The way that local news is funded is to be investigated by a Parliamentary select committee.  Cornwall Reports, which is still the UK’s only local news...

EXCLUSIVE: Energy company’s bid to force disclosure of Cornwall’s hot rocks secrets

By Graham Smith Energy prospectors are trying to force Cornwall Council to share secret drilling data from the “hot rocks” geothermal explorations currently underway at United Downs. Geothermal Engineering...

Cornwall’s leisure centres under renewed threat as County Hall officials sideline councillors and push ahead with closure plans

By Graham Smith The stage is set for a potentially explosive Cornwall Council cabinet meeting next week, as County Hall officials push ahead with plans to close four leisure...

EXCLUSIVE: This is what happens if you ask a silly question – how what was supposed to be a wide-ranging review of Cornwall’s sports and leisure facilities triggered the current crisis

By Julia Penhaligon The terms of reference for a consultants’ report about Cornwall’s sport and leisure facilities were substantially changed between February and July, Cornwall Reports can reveal. The...

Why I don’t use my local GLL swimming pool, by the councillor who gave the management contract to GLL

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon The councillor who led the outsourcing of Cornwall’s leisure centres in 2017 has said their management is now so poor that he no...

The end is nigh for Cornwall’s banger racing fans

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The end of an era is approaching for Cornwall’s stock car racing fans.  A lease agreement made by Cornwall Council officials, without the approval of any...

Covid-19: Health chiefs close Stithians vaccination centre, just as new infections in west Cornwall start rising again

By Anne North A Covid vaccination centre in Cornwall is closing today (Monday) – just as Cornwall’s infection rate is starting to accelerate. The vaccination centre at Stithians Showground...

Covid-19: Cornwall is once again more dangerous than England

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate has again overtaken that of England, completing five consecutive days of increased new cases. Cornwall’s average rate per 100,000 population is now...

The new Covid map of England: Cancellation of Bristol Pride festival poses more questions for Cornwall, as different local councils descend into “two tiers” of public health protection

By Julia Penhaligon Newquay is preparing to host the 2021 Cornwall Pride festival tomorrow (Friday) despite the cancellation of a similar event in Bristol. The Newquay festival is going...

Cornwall’s waste contractor fined £1.5 million for illegally exporting rubbish overseas

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s waste contractor, Biffa, has been fined £1.5 million for illegally exporting rubbish to India and Indonesia.  A judge called the company’s flouting of the rules...

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...