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Cornwall’s leisure centres can reopen on 25th July – but County Hall’s 2016 outsourcing contract puts a question mark over their future

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s leisure centres are due to reopen in a little over two weeks, following a government decision yesterday (Thursday). Users – particularly those in swimming clubs...

Planners to consider Gypsy camp in China Clay area next week

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to create a new Romani Gypsy site have been recommended for approval despite claims that the area is “saturated with sites”. A planning application for...

Cornwall Council backs call to support coach tour industry

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has backed a call to get the government to help the coach tour industry despite one councillor questioning the long-term future of the sector. ...

Covid-19: 12 new cases confirmed in Cornwall since lockdown lifted last weekend

By Anne North There have been 12 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Cornwall since movement restrictions were lifted last weekend, according to official NHS figures released this afternoon....

Truro’s anti-racism protest: three people charged with Public Order offences

By Peter Tremayne Three people are to appear before Bodmin magistrates in September charged with offences in connection with the anti-racism protest in Truro last month. Police initially made...

Housing plan for Carclaze primary school will go ahead, despite fire, says council chief

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council says it is going ahead with plans to provide housing on the site of the former Carclaze primary school at St Austell, which burned...

MP turns the heat on County Hall as fire destroys St Austell’s historic former primary school

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A row has broken out over the circumstances behind this morning’s (Wednesday) fire at the former Carclaze School, St Austell. Fire crews from across Cornwall were...

The rising cost of Covid-19 in Cornwall reaches £74 million

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has revealed that its bill in tackling coronavirus has topped £74 million. The latest figure was revealed at a meeting of the full council...

Equipment shortages caused deaths in Cornwall’s care homes, says councillor in charge

By Richard Whitehouse The Cornwall councillor responsible for care homes has said that the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the problems with accessing it led to deaths...

Sparks fly in cyber-space, as councillors lock horns over Cormac-gate

By Graham Smith The Cormac-gate issue has led to an angry exchange at Cornwall Council’s first meeting for nearly five months. Conservative councillor Philip Desmonde challenged the cabinet member...

Cornwall Council votes 54-50, with 3 abstentions, to offer itself as a pilot for lowering the voting age to 16 at next May’s elections

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council, in its first full meeting since 25th February, has voted 54-50, with 3 abstentions, to offer itself as a pilot area for lowering the...

Lifeguards rescue 12 caught in rip currents at Porthtowan beach

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Porthtowan RNLI lifeguards responded to a flash rip current which lead to a mass rescue of 12 people yesterday (Monday.)  The rip current pulled the bathers...

Newquay Airport back in business, as British Airways confirms route to Heathrow

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s air links with London will resume on Friday, July 24, with British Airways operating services between Newquay and Heathrow. BA will initially begin operating three...

Truro stadium cash “still needs government approval” – County Hall

By Anne North The future of any Truro stadium still rests with the government, Cornwall councillors heard this morning (Tuesday.) Councillor Tim Dwelly, the cabinet portfolio holder responsible for...

More jobs face the axe at Cornwall’s local newspapers

By Peter Tremayne Staff at most of Cornwall’s local newspapers are bracing themselves for a lunchtime meeting today (Tuesday) at which they expect to hear news of more job...

Cornwall’s health workers tune in to hear about their latest “Back to The Future” managerial shake-up

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s two main National Health Service providers have taken an important step towards a merger, potentially turning the clock back nearly 20 years to a completely...

North Cornwall police investigate allegations of anti-social behaviour

By Peter Tremayne Police are investigating two allegations of anti social behaviour which local residents associate with holidaymakers in North Cornwall.  The incidents have fuelled underlying tensions stemming from...

Covid-19: seven new cases confirmed in Cornwall at the weekend

By Graham Smith Seven new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Cornwall over the weekend – almost as many as during the whole of June. The total number of...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s care homes make further progress, although a few are struggling

By Rashleigh MacFarlane There appears to have been further progress in improving Covid-19 security in Cornwall’s care homes, according to the most recent update of information supplied by each...

Boozing is fine, but voting is far too dangerous: the curious case of Cornwall’s suspended democracy

By Anne North Local councils across Cornwall will have to wait until May next year to fill any casual vacancies caused by the death or resignation of sitting members....