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Cornwall councillors challenged to fund free school meals during holidays

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to fund a free school meals service during holidays, after several leading councillors criticised the county’s six MPs for voting...

It took six months for Cornwall to reach its first 1,000 Covid-19 cases. The second 1,000 took only six weeks

By Anne North Within the next few days the total number of positive Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic will pass another milestone – 2,000 cases. Another...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Don’t come to Cornwall from Covid-19 lockdown areas, urges council (but please don’t ask about our new flights from Manchester)

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has backed calls from tourism industry leaders to stop holidaymakers heading to Cornwall from any ‘Tier 3’ lockdown areas. But a council statement released...

All six of Cornwall’s MPs vote against extending free school meals to holidays during Covid-19

By Julia Penhaligon All six of Cornwall’s MPs yesterday (Wednesday) voted against providing free school meals to children at risk of going hungry. Sheryll Murray, Scott Mann, Steve Double,...

Don’t bet on County Hall elections actually happening, warns councillor

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Despite 222,000 deaths from Covid-19, the United States is due to elect a new President in only 12 days.  This has not stopped...

Councillors agree to change the rules, putting limits on what a single officer can define as “reasonable”

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon A constitutional wrangle over whether a single council official should have the responsibility to define “reasonable” might be heading for resolution, after councillors...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Covid-19: Cornwall records 68 new cases in 48 hours

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded another 39 Covid-19 positive test results in the past 24 hours, and 29 more cases the previous day. The strange stop-start up-down acceleration-deceleration...

Flights from Manchester to Newquay will resume on Friday, despite Tier-3 Covid lockdown in the north

By Peter Tremayne Eastern Airways has confirmed that its flights from Covid-19 hotspot Manchester will resume on Friday as scheduled, despite the city moving into Tier 3 lockdown at...

Cornwall Today to close with immediate effect, blaming Covid-19

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Today, once judged “Magazine of the Year,” is to close.  The October issue will be its last. In 2018 its former publisher, Trinity Mirror, sold...

Developers prepare to try again at Broadmoor Farm site, near Carkeel

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Developers hoping to build on farmland close to the Carkeel roundabout, off the A38 near Saltash, say they will be submitting revised plans later this year....

Newquay airport “is not viable” says County Hall’s chief finance officer

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s head of finance has said that Newquay airport is not viable.  The government has offered a loan but Cornwall Council is asking ministers for...

Wednesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Leisure centre price increases are nothing to do with us, says council

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has said that a decision to hike the cost of pool hire for swimming clubs is a matter for leisure centre operators after being...

Councillors vote 9-4 against “The Cornwall We Want” saying it is the Cornwall we vote for that matters

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall councillors have rejected a series of reports based on one of the largest “listening” exercises ever undertaken by County Hall because they feared that County...

North Cornwall holiday park goes into liquidation, blaming Covid-19

By Julia Penhaligon More than 30 jobs are at risk at a North Cornwall holiday park, which is going into liquidation – blaming the impact of Covid-19 Penstowe Holiday...

Rent increase threatens future of pre-school at Praze-an-Beeble

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Little Beebles pre-school at Praze-an-Beeble, between Camborne and Helston, has launched an online fundraising campaign in a desperate attempt to avoid closure.  Supporters have set...

Covid-19: Mixed messages as the number of new cases in Cornwall declines slightly, but hospital admissions increase

By Anne North There is conflicting data about the Covid-19 situation in Cornwall, with the number of new positive test results declining but the number of hospital admissions apparently...

Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines