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Seven more Covid-19 deaths brings Cornwall’s total to 227

By Anne North Cornwall’s death toll from Covid-19 has reached 227, following publication of the latest data from the Office for National Statistics. The latest seven deaths indicate where...

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...

Cornwall’s “NHS heroes” once more forced to pay for hospital car parking, despite government promise

By Richard Whitehouse Hospital staff in Cornwall are set to face having to pay to park again from today (Tuesday) – despite claims by Health Secretary Matt Hancock that...

Branson now says he’s ready to launch his rocket two weeks early, on 19th December

By Peter Tremayne Virgin boss Richard Branson has announced a new date for his attempt to launch a satellite – two weeks earlier than his previously published date. The...

Another Covid lockdown is “possible” in January, warns Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice

By Julia Penhaligon Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice has warned that a third Covid-19 national lockdown is possible in January. Mr Eustice, the Environment Secretary, told Sky News...

Covid restrictions have led to 16% increase in household waste burned at St Dennis incinerator

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Environment Agency has agreed to allow Cornwall’s incinerator a 16% increase in the amount of rubbish it burns this year, because Covid-19 has led to...

The devil is in the detail: Cornwall’s farmers close in on life without European subsidies

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s farmers are studying the detail of the new “seven-year transition period” which is due to start within weeks – ending the Basic Payment Scheme which...

Objections to St Ives holiday complex proposal

By Richard Whitehouse New plans to build a hotel and holiday villas on a site in St Ives have been met with opposition by local residents. An outline planning...

Former brewery to be converted to housing

By Richard Whitehouse A building which was a former home of St Austell Brewery is set to be converted into housing. Tregonissey House in the centre of St Austell...

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...

Bodmin, St Austell, Truro and Penzance all watching for news about Dorothy Perkins, Topshop and Burton retailers

By Peter Tremayne There are increasing signs that a decision about the long-term future of high -profile clothes’ stores in Cornwall will be taken by accountants Deloitte tomorrow (Monday.)...

Cornwall’s MPs expected to back the government in Tuesday’s Covid-19 vote, as yet another national crisis boils down to internal Tory Party divisions

By Julia Penhaligon Furious Conservative MPs are preparing for a vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday in a bid to make more precise the government’s “blunt instrument”...

Hospital beds must stay in South West Cornwall, say councillors

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have said that beds lost due to the closure of a St Ives hospital should be provided elsewhere in the local area. Edward Hain...

Covid-19: Why Cornwall’s Tier 1 status means the virus is now all about politics – and that things can only get worse

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon People in Cornwall have been urged to remain vigilant and follow all public health guidelines when the Duchy enters the lowest Tier One...

Tiers before bedtime: Why you can buy a drink in a pub in Cornwall, but not in Devon unless you also buy a “substantial” meal

By Peter Tremayne The 13th century Bush Inn at Crosstown, Morwenstow, is a fine old pub deservedly popular with locals and visitors.  It could soon become even more popular,...

BREAKING: Cornwall in Tier 1, Devon in Tier 2 for Covid rules

By Anne North Cornwall is to be in Tier 1 for Covid-19 restrictions, the government has announced.  Devon is to be in Tier 2. This means the rules governing...

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann welcomes cut to overseas aid budget

By Julia Penhaligon The government’s cut to Britain’s overseas’ aid budget yesterday (Wednesday) has been welcomed by North Cornwall MP Scott Mann. Writing on Facebook, Mr Mann said: “I...

Concern over cuts to Cornwall’s drug and alcohol services

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have raised concerns about a rising demand for drug and alcohol treatment services while funding for services is being cut. The council’s health and...

County Hall announces £15-a-week vouchers to provide free school meals over Christmas holiday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has published details of how it will ensure government funding reaches families in need of support in time for the Christmas holidays next month....

Covid-19: Testing Cornwall’s care workers “must improve”

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have called for more to be done to ensure care staff have the same access to coronavirus testing as staff in the NHS. Concerns...