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No more strategic planning until bonfire night

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee will not meet until 5th November, having failed to discuss any actual planning applications for more than six months. The committee...

Cornwall Council’s deputy leader expects another Lib Dem-Independent coalition after next election

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are contemplating the words of their deputy council leader who suggested that the party has already abandoned any hope of winning overall control...

Covid-19 and Cornwall at the tipping point: will the lessons be learned?

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith For entirely political reasons, central government has been keen to transfer responsibility...

Covid-19 in Cornwall: 26 new cases in 24 hours

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded another 26 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours – making a total of 43 for the weekend.  These figures suggest...

Falmouth drops 22 places in the Sunday Times Good University guide

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth University has dropped 22 places in the latest Sunday Times Good University Guide. Falmouth had been ranked 72nd but has now fallen to 94th. Exeter...

New editor for Western Morning News

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Western Morning News has appointed Philip Bowern as editor. Founded in 1860, the WMN is Cornwall’s only daily local newspaper.  It now has an average...

County Hall’s new “Independent Alliance” group to take six committee places as Tories and Independents lose out

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council officials have published their proposals for “political proportionality” across County Hall’s committees, following a number of resignations from the existing groups. The new three-member...

Covid-19: St Germans and Mellion come off the “cluster” list but another 17 new cases in Cornwall in 24 hours

By Anne North The St Germans and Mellion area has come off the Public Health “watch list” of Covid-19 clusters, after the number of cases there fell below three....

New Covid-19 cluster in Launceston

By Anne North Cornwall has acquired another “cluster” of Covid-19 cases, this time in Launceston. A cluster is defined as two or more cases outside of a family setting,...

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 West “R” number now 0.9-1.6, with the Coronavirus now possibly growing at 9% per day

By Anne North The government’s South West “R” number for Covid-19 could be the highest in the country, at 1.6, according to data published today (Friday.)  At the same...

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...

Covid-19: County Hall’s emergency procedures “have inhibited proper democratic scrutiny”

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is looking at whether it can hold meetings in a hybrid format to allow councillors to choose to meet in person or take part...

Cornwall Labour Party activist cleared of anti-Semitism, after 14-month investigation into anonymous allegation

By Graham Smith The chairman of the Truro and Falmouth Labour Party has been cleared of anti-Semitism, after a 14-month inquiry.  Michael Chapman, a Labour activist for 50 years,...

Cornwall Council poised to lodge “strong objections” to proposed bonfire of planning controls

By Richard Whitehouse A cross-party group of Cornwall councillors will call on all members of the council to support submitting “strong objections” to the government’s proposals to change the...

76 new Covid-19 cases in Cornwall since the schools went back two weeks ago

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded 76 new cases of Covid-19 since the schools went back earlier this month, according to government data.  Another five people have tested positive...

Proposed tourism complex at Camel estuary AONB “will not be a mini-Butlins,” says owner

By Richard Whitehouse Standing at the heart of Trefresa Farm the smile on Will Hermann’s face is wide as he explains how he aims to create a boutique resort...

When was the last time you saw your doctor, face-to-face? Covid-19 means it will probably never be “business as usual”

By Anne North Face-to-face consultations with a local GP in Cornwall have not recovered to anything like their pre-Coronavirus levels, according to official NHS data. Research by the BBC’s...

Unemployment in Cornwall fell slightly during August

By Peter Tremayne Unemployment in Cornwall fell slightly during August, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. The total number of jobless people claiming benefit...

Covid-19: Another 11 cases confirmed in Cornwall in 24 hours – that’s 69 in 10 days

By Anne North Another 11 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Cornwall in the past 24 hours, despite the chaotic shortage of testing, according to government data.  This...