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Covid-19: Cornwall’s cluster map looking brighter, as hospitality sector looks forward to the next “freedom day”

By Anne North As Cornwall’s hospitality sector anticipates the next Covid “freedom day” on Thursday , the latest batch of official data confirms that new case numbers are continuing...

Cornwall Council will continue to pay Covid grants to second home owners

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s ruling Conservative group has confirmed that it will pay Covid grants to second home owners, repeating the policy which it criticised last year when...

Covid-19: Cornwall Council and Boris Johnson chose the same day to issue mixed messages over how to stay safe

By Anne North Cornwall’s public health team is urging people to wear Covid face coverings, just as Boris Johnson announced that the rules are ending. Yesterday (Wednesday) the Prime...

Bluefin tuna tagged to let scientists know where they are

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Bluefin tuna have been tagged with state-of-the-art acoustic tracking tags for the first time in UK waters.  The fish are still classed as endangered, but are...

Cornwall’s St Piran’s crab is threatened by climate change, say scientists

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Scientists have found that many coastal creatures found in Cornwall’s rock pools are threatened by climate change. The University of Exeter says the St Piran’s hermit...

“Nightmare” Saints Trail cycle path set to face further scrutiny

By Julia Penhaligon County Hall officials are coming under pressure to provide more information about the Saints Trail cycle path to the west of Truro, which has had to...

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...

Planners approve 36 “affordable” homes at Goonhavern despite objections

By Richard Whitehouse A new development of 36 "affordable" homes has been granted planning permission despite a parish council claiming that there are insufficient services to support them. Coastline...

Cornwall Council declares “critical incident” in Adult Social Care and plans to get 100 elderly people out of hospital within the next two weeks – but does not know where they will go or who will look after them

By Anne North Cornwall Council has declared a “critical incident” in adult social care after revealing that nearly 180 people cannot be discharged from hospital because there is nowhere...

Let’s flog it! Cornwall Council reveals list of assets it wants to sell, including libraries, centres for children, adults and families, and a long list of Corserv depots

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Much of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is to be “released” – with the hope that receipts will exceed £22 million. The buildings are to be...

Climate protestors challenge Cornwall Council over “three years of hot air”

Dozens of climate change protestors staged a colourful demonstration at County Hall, Truro, this morning (Tuesday) to greet councillors as they arrived for a full meeting.  The demonstration, led...

We have not flip-flopped on major housing projects, say Cornwall’s Tories

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Conservative councillors had never been “whipped” to oppose major capital projects such as Truro’s Pydar redevelopment scheme, or the Langarth “New Town,” County Hall heard...

Carry on trail hunting: Cornwall Council to take no action on 10,000+ petition calling for a ban

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is to continue allowing fox hounds to take part in “trail hunts” across more than 23,000 acres of publicly-owned land. A meeting of the...

Cornwall’s Tories about to throw in the towel on paying Covid grants to second home owners

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives are on the brink of paying Covid grants to second home owners, after lawyers warned cabinet members that they could be personally liable if...

Cornwall Council tribute to “true daughter of St Ives” Joan Tanner

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has paid tribute to one of its former members, Joan Tanner of St Ives, who died last month at the age of 79. A...

All six of Cornwall’s MPs back compulsory voter ID

By Julia Penhaligon All six of Cornwall’s MPs backed the controversial Elections Bill as it cleared its final hurdle in the House of Commons last night (Monday.)  The new...

Covid disrupts collection of Cornwall’s discarded Christmas trees

By Richard Whitehouse Christmas trees have been spotted abandoned on streets in Cornwall after a planned service to collect them was hit by staff being off sick with Covid....

County Hall prepares to mark the third anniversary of its climate emergency – with another demonstration protesting the lack of progress

By Julia Penhaligon Climate change protestors plan to return to County Hall tomorrow (Tuesday) for a colourful demonstration to mark the third anniversary of Cornwall Council’s declaration of a...

Cornwall’s Opposition parties frustrated by delays in selecting general election candidates

By Julia Penhaligon The selection of Parliamentary candidates to challenge any of Cornwall’s six Conservative MPs is being delayed by national party priorities. Labour Party bureaucrats are determined to...

Can two of Cornwall’s MPs save “Big Dog” Boris Johnson?

By Graham Smith Boris Johnson’s chances of surviving the week as Prime Minister rest, to some extent, on two of Cornwall’s MPs who have been given the job of...