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Covid-19: Cornwall’s daily new cases about to exceed the average for England

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid numbers are continuing to worsen, with today’s (Thursday’s) data reporting 71.9 cases per 100,000 population.  By tomorrow, it seems inevitable that Cornwall’s rate of...

Planners vote unanimously to refuse permission for large housing scheme to north west of Wadebridge

Cornwall’s planners have again voted unanimously to refuse permission for a large housing estate to the north west of Wadebridge. The application had been for outline permission for a...

easyJet now flying from Newquay to Birmingham and Inverness

By Peter Tremayne easyJet is introducing two new routes from Newquay Airport, to Birmingham and Inverness.  One-way fares start at £22.99. The new routes join easyJet routes from Newquay...

Constitutional wrangle as Cornwall Council finally elects new chair and vice chair of strategic planning commitee

By Julia Penhaligon It took nine councillors nearly half an hour to decide which of them was going to chair County Hall’s strategic planning committee this morning (Thursday) after...

Bude councillor Peter La Broy quits Liberal Democrats, just six weeks after election

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have lost another councillor, only six weeks after he was elected. Bude’s Peter La Broy has decided to quit the party.  He is...

Branson’s rocket delayed again

By Peter Tremayne Virgin Orbit has again rescheduled its planned launched of a satellite rocket, delaying take-off by a week.  The LauncherOne had been due to take off from...

Covid-19: Has the G7 Summit put paid to this year’s Tall Ships’ sailing race?

By Anne North The government’s decision to delay the lifting of Covid lockdown restrictions has put a question mark over this year’s Tall Ships’ race, which is due to...

Covid-19: no let up, as the virus accelerates across Cornwall

The spread of Covid-19 across Cornwall, particularly in locations associated with the recent G7 Summit, is continuing.  Today’s NHS data reports 59.8 cases per 100,000 population.  The average for...

Cornwall’s bid to become the City of Culture 2025: a quick introduction to the rules, and the other runners and riders

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s bid to become the 2025 “City of Culture” should know within the next three months if it is a serious contender.  A key question, which...

Egyptian vulture visits the Isles of Scilly

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The world of ornithology has been excited by a sighting of an Egyptian vulture, on Tresco, Isles of Scilly.  It is the first sighting in the...

Accidental death verdict recorded after coroner hears how spy writer John Le Carre injured himself in a fall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane An inquest has recorded a verdict of accidental death, after hearing how the spy writer John Le Carre fractured his ribs in a fall at his...

County Hall Conservatives take control of neighbourhoods scrutiny committee

By Julia Penhaligon Newquay councillor Kevin Towill has been elected as chair of Cornwall Council’s neighbourhoods scrutiny committee. Mr Towill, a Conservative, beat Liberal Democrat Dominic Fairman by 6...

Cornwall to keep its Covid street marshals until who-knows-when

By Peter Tremayne Covid marshals will be seen on the streets of Cornwall until at least 19th July, Cornwall Council has confirmed. County Hall says the new “lockdown deadline”...

Covid-19: new cases continue to accelerate, with one cluster recording a 1,700% increase

Cornwall’s Covid-19 infection rates are continuing to soar, according to this afternoon’s (Tuesday’s) NHS data. With new clusters appearing across West Cornwall, particularly in locations associated with the G7...

Tory takeover continues as Conservatives snatch leading positions on economic scrutiny committee

By Julia Penhaligon The Conservatives continued their take-over of Cornwall Council this morning (Tuesday) when Newquay’s Louis Gardner was elected chair and Redruth’s Connor Donnithorne became vice-chair of the...

Cornish “National Minority” project to get new “strategic leadership” as County Hall shakes up its working group

By Graham Smith Some dangerous political waters have been stirred by a County Hall proposal to strip its “Cornish National Minority Working Group” of any executive functions and transfer...

Cornwall Council still planning to knock down the multi-storey car park it has only just repaired

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The new Tory administration at Cornwall Council has published its plan for the £170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area.  The plan still proposes the demolition...

Covid-19: patients in Cornwall again needing hospital treatment

By Anne North The current surge in new Covid cases in Cornwall has seen two infected patients admitted to the Royal Cornwall hospital – the first Covid patients to...

Covid-19: West Cornwall paying the price for hosting G7 Summit, as one cluster grows 1,200% in seven days

By Anne North Cornwall has seen another eye-watering increase in the rate of Covid infection, with one cluster accelerating by 1,200% in the seven days to 9th June. Today’s...

Competition intensifies in the horizontal launch space-race

By Peter Tremayne The commercial pressure on Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company has increased after a rival company successfully put a satellite into space from a horizontal launch. The...