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Devon and Cornwall police issued nearly 1,000 Covid-19 fixed penalty notices in two months – and 75% were to locals

By Peter Tremayne Police have revealed how many Covid-19 fixed penalty notices they issued in Devon and Cornwall since 1st April. This weekend they have also clamped down at...

Who remembers the climate emergency? Cornwall’s public consultation about how to be carbon-neutral by 2030 has just ended, and this is what the Green Party had to say about it

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Almost un-noticed, one of the most important and far-reaching public consultation exercises ever undertaken by Cornwall Council ended last week. The Climate Change public consultation started...

Covid-19 and the democracy shutdown: Cornwall Council says no public scrutiny for two more months

By Julia Penhaligon It could be two months before Cornwall Council allows the public to resume scrutiny of its decision-making, as County Hall officials continue to reject government rules...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

RCHT to offer more specific Covid-19 risk assessments and advice to some hospital staff

By Richard Whitehouse Royal Cornwall Hospital staff from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds in Cornwall will be given support and advice as they are at higher risk...

Covid-19: More than 20% of Cornwall’s care homes have now reported an outbreak

By Peter Tremayne Four more of Cornwall’s care homes have reported outbreaks of Covid-19 in the past two weeks, according to the Office for National Statistics. This means the...

“Don’t burst my bubble” – the slogan which officials hope will protect Cornwall’s children from Covid-19

By Richard Whitehouse “Don’t burst my bubble!” That is the message going out to children who will be returning to school from tomorrow (Monday.) Cornwall Council has launched a...

Covid-19: new cases still increasing in Cornwall

By Daniel Clark and Anne North Six new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Cornwall in the past week, according to government figures.  The continued lack of widespread...

Back to school? It’s going to look very different to the traditional classroom, as children adjust to the new “bubbles”

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school headteacher in Cornwall has explained how her school has got ready to welcome children back to classroom from next week. Schools have been...

New threat to local BBC politics and current affairs programmes

By Rashleigh MacFarlane BBC local politics and current affairs programmes are again under threat, as the corporation seeks to cut a further £125 million. The award-winning Inside Out series,...

Tory claims that “most” of Cornwall’s beaches will have lifeguard cover criticised as dangerous and irresponsible

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Liberal Democrat Cornwall councillors have criticised their Conservative opponents for publishing a statement which claims that lifeguards will be patrolling “most” of Cornwall’s...

EXCLUSIVE: County Hall steps in to rescue Corserv from insolvency

By Anne North Cornwall Council has stepped in with an emergency bail-out loan to rescue its own company Corserv, which was on the brink of financial collapse. The council’s...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s buses should be “80% back to normal” next week, but they won’t be free

Above: What it will look like, below, the new "socially-distant" seating layout for Cornwall's buses

Tolls resume on Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry on Monday

By Julia Penhaligon Tolling will resume on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry from Monday 1 June. Tolls on the two crossings were suspended on 25th  March to help...

Who knew what, and when? Cornwall Council and government blame each other for confusion over Covid-19 grants to the self employed

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is calling on the government to provide more cash for small businesses, on top of last week’s £13.5 million, after expanding its criteria for...

Cornwall Council revises its criteria for Covid-19 hand-outs, after second-thoughts about self-employed workers

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has been forced to do a U-turn over how it distributes “discretionary” Covid-19 grants to local businesses. County Hall has admitted its initial approach...

Lifeguards to return to seven Cornish beaches this weekend

By Richard Whitehouse Details have been released of the seven beaches in Cornwall which will have RNLI lifeguards on duty from this weekend. Cornwall Council has been working with...

Pirate FM escapes the axe as Bauer gives up on “local” radio elsewhere

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Pirate FM local radio station has escaped a major consolidation of its parent company, which will cost the jobs of up to 200 presenters in...

Two more of Cornwall’s MPs have their say about Dominic Cummings

By Graham Smith Two more of Cornwall’s MPs have broken their silence over the Dominic Cummings affair. North Cornwall’s Scott Mann, and Truro and Falmouth’s Cherilyn Mackrory, have told...

Media “hounding” of Dominic Cummings is “unacceptable in a civilised democracy” says St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has broken his silence about the Dominic Cummings affair, saying he has “passed on” his constituents’ concerns to the...