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Covid-19: Cornwall on course to set new infection record in 20 days

By Anne North The latest Covid cluster map shows how the disease is strengthening its grip in both the west and north of Cornwall, with Marazion and St Erth...

Death of 17-year-old Gillian Davey underlines why the dangers of Padstow’s Doom Bar need to be better appreciated, say marine accident investigators

By Peter Tremayne Marine accident investigators have made a number of recommendations after investigating the capsize of a motor cruiser in the Camel Estuary, off Padstow, last year.  A...

Navy says it is confident it had nothing to do with sinking French trawler off Cornwall’s coast in 2004

By Peter Tremayne Navy police ruled out any involvement by a British submarine in the sinking of a French trawler off Cornwall, 17 years ago, an inquest in London...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council has spent months preparing its leisure centre closure hit list

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has disclosed that it has known for months that its outsourced leisure centre operator is seeking major revisions to the contract it signed only...

Covid-19: Government to give extra help to the “red wall” but ignores Cornwall, despite higher infection rate

By Anne North The government is about to announce a new package of measures to support local councils with high rates of Covid infection. Cornwall is not on the...

EXCLUSIVE: another Tory “transparency” U-Turn, as County Hall’s Informal Investment Panel bites the dust

By Julia Penhaligon The “now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t” Informal Investment Panel, welcomed by Cornwall Council’s Conservatives when they were in Opposition, has been scrapped after all. The panel was an informal...

Cornwall’s leisure centres: protestors to tell County Hall that the long and winding road which has led to today’s crisis has little to do with Covid, and everything to do with a contract signed in 2017

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors due to attend a “watchdog” meeting in Truro next week seem likely to be greeted by scores of protestors, objecting to proposals to scrap...

Covid-19: Wadebridge is the new infection capital of Cornwall

The latest infection figures show that Wadebridge is now recording 1,016.1 cases per 100,000 population, higher than anywhere else in Cornwall.  Overall, purple clusters on the Covid map are...

County Hall sharpens its axe, adding St Austell’s council offices to those it wants to chop

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is considering basing most of its office staff at three locations in Truro, Bodmin and Camborne - which could mean that...

The double-plus-ungood jargon that County Hall is using for its leisure centres “consultation” is failing to reach the parts that other public meetings are already turbo-charging

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Concerns have been raised that a Cornwall Council questionnaire on the future of five leisure facilities which face closure is “biased.” The council...

Covid-19: Cornwall records sharp rise in hospital admissions in one week

By Anne North Covid-related hospital admissions across the South West have risen sharply in a week, according to analysis by the Health Service Journal. Although the latest admissions data...

Bunkabins ready to welcome first tenants to County Hall

By Julia Penhaligon A new “pop-up” housing estate, comprising converted shipping containers, is about to welcome its first tenants. A total of 21 emergency accommodation units, leased from Bunkabin,...

Trial of army veteran accused in connection with historic Northern Ireland killing could be drawing to a close

By Peter Tremayne The trial of former soldier Dennis Hutchings, from Cawsand on the Rame Peninsula, could be drawing to a close. Mr Hutchings, 80, is on trial at...

Tickets on sale now for Okehampton-Exeter daily train service, resuming next month after a 49 year wait

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Tickets have gone on sale today (Tuesday) for the first time in 49 years for regular daily train passenger services between Okehampton and Exeter.  Tickets are...

Hall for Cornwall prepares to reopen – after three-year £20 million redevelopment – but with no drum roll

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall is preparing to open its doors to the public tomorrow (Wednesday) for the first time in more than three years. The redevelopment,...

Covid-19: 19 months after it started, this is what “the UK’s worst-ever public health failure” looks like in Cornwall

Today's (Tuesday's) joint report from the House of Commons Science and Technology committee and Health and Social Care committee paints a damning picture of government response to Covid-19: too...

The leisure centres “watchdog” has no plans to bark – unless prompted

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has published the agenda for next week’s “watchdog” committee which is responsible for scrutinising County Hall’s proposals to close four leisure centres: Falmouth, Launceston,...

Time is running out if Newquay-London flights are to resume before the end of the month

By Peter Tremayne The chances of passenger flights between Newquay and London resuming by the end of the month appear to be diminishing, as there is still no news...

How would you fix Cornwall’s housing crisis? Your opportunity to tell County Hall what you think, as a council in Wales prepares to double council tax for second home owners

By Julia Penhaligon Residents in Cornwall are being urged to tell County Hall what level of council tax should be paid by second home owners.  An opinion survey comes...

That’s the way the money goes (part 2): how the chief executives and business managers who now run Cornwall’s schools found themselves in the super-tax pay bracket

By Richard Whitehouse and Rashleigh MacFarlane About a dozen education “managers” in Cornwall are now earning salaries of more than £100,000 a year, following the conversion of local authority...