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Covid-19: Cornwall’s calm before the economic storm, as ministers ponder when to ban large outdoor gatherings such as music festivals

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s tourism industry is trying to prepare for the devastating economic impact of Covid-19, as new measures expected to be announced in the next few days...

Cornwall Council leader “disappointed” by budget

Cornwall Council leader Julian German has given his reaction to today’s #BudgetSpeech2020 announcements. pic.twitter.com/90RuaSVi4X— Cornwall Council (@CornwallCouncil) March 11, 2020

Concern over the impact of Covid-19 on Cornwall’s mental health

By Richard Whitehouse People in Cornwall are self-isolating themselves from coronavirus despite not having come into contact with anybody who has the virus with concerns raised about the impact...

Budget cash for Camelford by-pass

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s budget has included funding for a Camelford by-pass. The government has accepted the business case for a single-carriageway to the west of town. The £42.5...

IN PICTURES: Tread carefully, you never know what’s underneath – Cornwall’s latest mineshaft collapse

Photos by William Dax A huge hole has opened up in the garden of a house in Pendarves Road, Beacon, near Camborne.  It is believed to have been caused...

Where have all the passengers gone? New figures reveal it was getting quiet at Newquay Airport, even before Flybe collapsed

By Peter Tremayne The difficulties facing Newquay Airport following the collapse of Flybe have been thrown into sharp relief by the publication of new figures which show an 11%...

St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double to be offered Covid-19 test, following scare over health minister

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double is to be offered testing for Covid-19, following news that health minister Nadine Dorries has been confirmed as carrying...

No change in the number of Covid-19 cases in Cornwall, but south west tally is now 41

By Rashleigh MacFarlane There are now 41 confirmed cases of the coronavirus Covid-19 in the South West. There has been no change in the number of cases confirmed in...

The next big idea: Cornwall’s £150 million offshore windfarm

By Richard Whitehouse A major £150 million project to install floating offshire windfarms off the coast of Cornwall could become a reality within the next five years. Cornwall and...

New primary school for Newquay

By Richard Whitehouse A new primary school is being planned to open in Newquay next year. Newquay Primary Academy is set to be built next to Newquay Tretherras Secondary...

This is why Cornwall Council won’t say where the local Covid-19 patients come from

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has explained why it has not provided the exact location of the five people who have tested positive for coronavirus. It comes after an...

MAIB safety warning after anti-fire system kills apprentice on Newlyn trawler

By Peter Tremayne The Marine Accident Investigation Branch of the Transport Department has published an urgent safety bulletin after the death of a 20-year-old apprentice on board a Newlyn...

Does Covid-19 sound the death knell for Cornwall’s ambition to run its own health service?

By Julia Penhaligon Anxiety over the Covid-19 virus has exposed the weakness of plans to break up the National Health Service and replace it with locally-run Integrated Care Systems,...

Cornwall Council seeks “emergency powers” to take over failing care homes

By Anne North Cornwall Council is preparing to seize new “emergency” powers to take over failing care homes. Officials are asking for authority to “intervene in the market” to...

Are you local? Nervous residents tell second home owners to stay away from Cornwall to prevent the risk of spreading Covid-19

By Graham Smith As the government’s emergency Cobra committee today (Tuesday) ducked the difficult decision about exactly when to impose Covid-19 travel restrictions, residents in one North Cornwall community...

Another two Covid-19 cases confirmed in Cornwall, bringing total to five

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall now has five confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus – two more than yesterday (Sunday.) But the total number of new confirmed cases across the...

Truro New Town – you’ll be able to see it from space, and it will look like this

By Richard Whitehouse New images have been released to show how Langarth Garden Village and the Stadium for Cornwall could look once completed. The aerial image of the site...

Newquay Airport to be transferred from Cornwall Council to Corserv, dodging scrutiny and control

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport, currently owned by Cornwall Council, is to be transferred to the authority’s arm’s length “commercial” company Corserv. The disclosure, which follows weeks of speculation...

Trial delayed for Cawsand army veteran accused of attempted murder, 46 years ago in Northern Ireland

By Anne North The trial of a Cawsand army veteran accused of attempting to murder a man during the Northern Ireland conflict 46 years ago has been delayed because...

The incredible shrinking council: County Hall prepares for asset sales worth £12 million a year

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is about to embark on a new project to halve its office space, encouraging staff to “hot desk,” work from home or in the...