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Inquest into 2004 sinking of French trawler off The Lizard to resume tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne A Royal Navy submarine commander is due to give evidence next week at the inquest into the deaths of five French fishermen who drowned off The...

Trial of Dennis Hutchings to enter its second week tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne The trial of Dennis Hutchings, aged 80, from Cawsand on the Rame Peninsula, is due to resume tomorrow (Monday) at Belfast Crown Court. Mr Hutchings, a...

Hands off Cornwall’s leisure centres, says swimming star Ruby

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Another swimming star has added her voice to calls to save Cornwall’s leisure centres. Ruby Griffiths, 15, from Looe, began her career with the Caradon swimming...

That’s the way the money goes: how accountants and management consultants now pocket nearly £13 million a year which is supposed to be spent on education in Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse and Rashleigh MacFarlane Schools in Cornwall are paying up to 10% of their income to Multi Academy Trusts which provide “back office” services, from Human Resources...

Covid-19: One hospital death last week brings Cornwall’s total to 644

The data as presented by Cornwall Council last week - the number of cases has increased since then.  Cornwall’s latest Covid infection rate is 466.7 cases per 100,000 population,...

Battle lines drawn as Cornwall prepares to fight for its leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Local communities across Cornwall are starting to develop their campaign strategies for saving their leisure centres. More than 100 people attended a public meeting at Wadebridge...

Covid-19: The changing pattern of seasonal infection in Cornwall

Newquay is now the safest place in Cornwall to avoid catching Covid-19, in a remarkable turnaround from the ultra-high infection rates recorded in the resort in the July-August peak...

Cornwall’s health bosses wasted £7 million on management consultants, say auditors

By Anne North The hiring of consultants to transform Cornwall’s care of the elderly has failed to save any money at all, according to accountants. Deloitte’s annual auditors’ report on...

Truro cancels its City of Lights parade for second year

By Anne North Truro’s “City of Lights” parade for this year has been cancelled. The extravagant procession of lanterns, an annual event in the run up to Christmas, did...

Covid-19: the gap widens, as Cornwall now 43% more infectious than Devon

Cornwall now has 452.6 Covid cases per 100,000 population, compared with 315.8 in Devon.  England's average is 332.6.  Cornwall is now 43% more infectious than Devon.  Health chiefs cannot...

Cornwall on the shortlist for 2025 City of Culture

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall has been shortlisted for the 2025 City of Culture competition.  Cornwall is now one of eight places in the UK through to the second round,...

Cornwall Reports shortlisted for national journalism award

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Reports has been shortlisted for a national journalism award. Launched in 2016, Cornwall Reports is one of six nominated to be the Independent Community Website...

EXCLUSIVE: Can we have our money back? National Highways protest at Cornwall’s failure to make progress punctures the grand vision of an off-road Saints Trail cycle path

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council officials are severely downgrading their ambitious Saints Trail cycle path between Perranporth and St Agnes, with parts of it now destined to become a...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate continues to race ahead of national average

More dark purple patches have appeared on Cornwall's Covid cluster map.  Cornwall's average infection rate is now 441.1 per 100,000 population (up from 430.6 24 hours earlier) compared with...

No answers from Cornwall Council at its first leisure centre meeting, as Tories warm to a formal inquiry

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council staged the first of its “public consultation” meetings last night (Wednesday) to gauge reaction to the proposed closure of four leisure centres. About 30...

Misconduct notices issued as investigation into Plymouth mass shooting continues

By Peter Tremayne A civilian working for Devon and Cornwall police has been accused of gross misconduct over the way Jake Davison was granted a firearms certificate in 2017,...

Reverse the £20 per week cut to Universal Credit and keep Cornwall’s status as a Covid Enhanced Response Area, urge councillors

By Anne North Cornwall Council’s Conservative leadership suffered a political setback this morning (Wednesday) when councillors on the health scrutiny committee voted to protest against the government’s £20 per...

Lee Trewhela quits Cornwall Live

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s best-known journalists is leaving his job at Cornwall Live.  Lee Trewhela, the website’s chief reporter, announced his departure on Twitter. In 2019 Mr...

Cornwall Council paid QC £52,420 for report which said it was not to blame for Cormac-gate scandal

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council paid £52,420 to QC Dominic Adamson, whose report on the “Cormac-gate” scandal cleared the authority and Corserv of any deliberate wrong-doing in relation to...

Covid-19: Something is happening and we don’t know what it is, as Cornwall’s infection rate races ahead of the neighbours

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate is continuing to race ahead of other areas.  The latest “new cases per 100,000 population” figure is 430.6 – compared with Devon’s...