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There is no “power vacuum” at County Hall, insists all-powerful executive

By Graham Smith The Covid-19 crisis has thrown into spectacularly sharp relief the relevance – or lack of relevance – of the 123 Cornwall councillors.  All meetings of elected...

Covid-19 halts work on the Hall for Cornwall

By Anne North Covid-19 has halted renovation work on the Hall for Cornwall, posing a question mark over whether it will re-open this year. A post on the Hall’s...

Another five Covid-19 cases in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in Cornwall yesterday (Friday) reached 48, up five on the previous day and in line with the previously established rate...

“Calm before the storm” – the eerie quiet in Cornwall’s hospitals

By Anne North There are signs that the Covid-19 crisis has brought some relief – albeit only temporary – to the Accident and Emergency unit at the Royal Cornwall...

After three weeks of Covid-19 in Cornwall: which way will the graph go now?

By Graham Smith Cornwall now has 43 confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to data released by Public Health England last night (Thursday.)  The number of deaths remains at seven....

Covid-19: Cornwall should brace for “a significant number” of extra deaths, says council leader

By Graham Smith Cornwall should expect a “significant” number of extra deaths because of the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis, council leader Julian German warned today (Thursday.) Mr German told reporters...

Covid-19: Why the government’s death statistics for Cornwall will get closer attention than usual

By Graham Smith Official government statistics suggest that there is, so far, no evidence that the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis has contributed to a higher-than-usual death rate in Cornwall. The...

Covid 19 lockdown: Everything which is not compulsory is forbidden, and everything which is not forbidden is compulsory. In Devon & Cornwall, that includes garlic bread and chewing gum

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police appear to be stepping up their efforts to keep people indoors, at least if the tone and frequency of their Covid-19 social...

Have you ever worked for the Devon & Cornwall police? Recruits to help fight Covid-19 wanted before 5pm today

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police are hoping to recruit former officers and support staff to help them deal with the Covid-19 crisis. The police are asking people...

Brexit kills “Devonwall” constituency – meaning Bude and Launceston can stay in Cornwall

By Daniel Clark The government has abandoned controversial proposals to shake up MPs’ seat boundaries and which would have seen the ‘Devonwall’ seat created.  Ministers say leaving the European...

Newquay Airport now closed until further notice, and calls on the government for a bail-out

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport has now closed, indefinitely, because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. All scheduled flights to and from the airport are now suspended.  In recent weeks...

Seven days in Cornwall sees Covid-19 go from 10 cases to 37

By Anne North There has been a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 Coronavirus cases confirmed in Cornwall - up from 25 on Monday, to 37 today (Wednesday.)...

No surfing, says Surf England – as police continue their patrols to keep people indoors

By Anne North People should not go surfing during the current Covid-19 pandemic, according to the sport’s governing body. Surf England has postponed events due to have been held...

Prince Charles, the 71-year-old Duke of Cornwall, has Covid-19

By Graham Smith Prince Charles, the Duke of Cornwall, has tested positive for Covid-19. Only two weeks ago Prince Charles visited Newquay to check on the progress of his...

Why it is so difficult to get tested for Covid-19 – and why the government hopes it might soon get NHS staff back to work

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s medical staff are hoping they will soon have access to some of the government’s new 3.5 million "antibody” tests which should tell them if they...

Cornwall’s household waste and recycling centres close, but kerbside collection continuing as normal

By Graham Smith All of Cornwall’s 14 household waste and recycling centres have now closed because of the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis. Cornwall Council’s kerbside collection service, however, is continuing...

Confusion for Cornwall’s businesses as local BIDS send out mixed messages

By Richard Whitehouse Businesses in a Cornish town have been told they have to pay rates to a body set up to help them, despite many of them having...

Covid-19 in Cornwall: the Local Resilience Forum takes charge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Devon and Cornwall police have issued their first statement on behalf of the Local Resilience Forum, the organisation which also represents local councils and health organisations...

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry tolls suspended to protect staff during Covid-19 crisis

By Peter Tremayne Charges to cross the Tamar Bridge or use the Torpoint Ferry have been suspended for at least three weeks because of the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis. Cornwall...

Cornwall now has 30 confirmed Covid-19 cases

By Anne North Cornwall has now recorded 30 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, an increase of five on the previous day.  The number has increased by 10 in...