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Speak Cornish week

23rd June 2017 A week of events to promote the Cornish language starts today (Friday) in a bid to encourage more people to try Kernewek. Speak Cornish Week (June...

New look for London-Penzance train service

22nd June 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Great Western Railway’s first Intercity Express Train is making its maiden voyage to Cornwall today (22 June), as part of a very special...

Fire safety in schools: Cornwall Council at loggerheads with government over sprinklers

21st June 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has moved to make clear that a proposed relaxation of fire safety rules, in relation to new school buildings in Cornwall,...

EXCLUSIVE: Is the government about to cut fire safety corners at Cornwall’s new schools?

21st June 2017 By Peter Tremayne Concern is growing that a number of proposed new schools in Cornwall will fail to meet best-practice for fire prevention, following government moves...

Why Cornwall voted Tory – according to pollsters and statisticians

20th June 2017 By Anne North An YouGov survey of more than 50,000 people claims to have found a strong correlation between age and how people say they voted in...

Brexit talks herald dramatic changes for nearly all aspects of life in Cornwall

19th June 2017 By Graham Smith Talks start today (Monday) over how Britain will withdraw from the European Union – two years of negotiations with far-reaching implications for Cornwall....

Plans to turn Bodmin Jail into a hotel get the go-ahead

16th June 2017 By Graham Smith A £30m project to turn the former Bodmin Jail into a 63-bed hotel has won the backing of Cornwall’s planners. Cornwall Council’s Strategic...

St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double defends DUP deal

15th June 2017 By Graham Smith The St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has defended the government’s proposed deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), following its failure...

Time could be running out for Cornish primary school with only 12 pupils

15th June 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Pupils could have only a few weeks left at St Martin-in–Meneage primary school  before the bell rings and it closes its doors for...

Campaign grows for council to resume responsibility for Trebarwith Strand toilets

16th June 2017 By Julia Penhaligon A petition demanding that Cornwall Council re-open public toilets at a popular North Cornwall beach is on the way to reaching its 5,000-name...

Plans for 128,000-chicken farm cause a flap at Nancegollan

16th June 2017 By Anne North Plans for a large poultry farm on the outskirts of Nancegollan, near Helston, are stirring controversy. Richlands Foods Ltd, of Leedstown, Hayle, is...

“Save Our Playing Fields” petition as planners close in on Bodmin Jail decision

16th June 2017 By Peter Tremayne Residents of Bodmin have launched an online petition calling on planners to save the playing fields at Hillside Park, when they consider proposals...

No more election hustings for Sheryll Murray, after Callington rumpus

14th June 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The South East Cornwall MP, Sheryll Murray, has said she will no longer take part in election hustings following the national attention which...

Number of passengers using Newquay Airport continues to grow

13th June 2017 By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport has reported another sharp increase in the number of passengers flying in and out of Cornwall. For the period February –...

Royal Cornwall Hospital is still “inadequate,” says Care Quality Commission

13th June 2017 By Julia Penhaligon England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has told the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust that it must continue to make improvements, following its latest...

36 Cornwall councillors face the axe as Boundary Commission says only 87 are needed

13th June 2017 By Anne North The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to scrap nearly a third of Cornwall councillors, in a move which would save taxpayers more than...

Cornwall Council’s new cabinet meets the media

12th June 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council's new cabinet met the press today (Monday) after their first formal meeting as the custodians of a £1.2 billion budget. Council...

In pictures: Royal Cornwall Show 2017

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Royal Cornwall Show 2017

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Blaze at Rick Stein restaurant, Porthleven

12th June 2017 Firefighters have been dealing with a blaze at Rick Stein's restaurant in Porthleven.  It happened shortly after 4am this morning. A statement from Cornwall fire service...