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Bodmin Jail reopening on 1st October

By Graham Smith The Bodmin Jail is to reopen to visitors on 1st October, following an £8.5 million redevelopment. The former prison was built in 1779 and closed in...

How many Covid-19 contacts are missing in Cornwall? Public Health chiefs refuse to say

By Graham Smith The battle between central government and local authorities for control of the Covid-19 “test and trace” system has taken a curious new turn with Cornwall Council...

Truro New Town just got even bigger, as council buys more farmland at Langarth

By Anne North Cornwall Council has bought two more parcels of land to the west of Truro as part of its plan to build a new town at Langarth,...

Behind The Headlines

Cornwall to pilot new national initiative to help save important wildlife sites

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has included Cornwall in a pilot scheme to help wildlife. Cornwall is joined by Buckinghamshire, Greater Manchester, Northumberland and Cumbria as only a handful of...

Fire damage to Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, not as bad as originally feared

By Anne North Fire damage to the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, is not as bad as first feared – with hopes once again rising that the building can...

Cornwall Pride cancelled after fundraising difficulties and fears of “backlash”

By Peter Tremayne A planned “live” Cornwall Pride event due to have taken place in Newquay at the end of the month has been cancelled due to fundraising difficulties...

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

Cornwall’s headteachers frustrated by government’s last-minute change to A-level results

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s headteachers have reacted with dismay to the government’s last-minute announcement that some mock exam results might be used instead of awarded A-level results. The Cornwall...

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

21 year sentence for “senseless” Liskeard murder

By Peter Tremayne Carl Smythe (right) 46, of Liskeard, has been jailed for at least 21 years following yesterday’s conviction for murdering Damien Bendelow. Truro Crown Court heard Smythe...

Cornwall pins its hopes on Rishi Sunak to rescue leisure centres

By Graham Smith The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is now in the hands of Chancellor Rishi Sunak, after County Hall officials decided to leave the fate of the...

Man found guilty of Liskeard murder to be sentenced today

By Peter Tremayne Carly Smythe, 46, of Liskeard, is due to be sentenced today (Wednesday) after being convicted of murdering Damien Bendelow following an argument in a pub. Smythe...

Fire causes severe damage to Edward Hain hospital, St Ives

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Fire has swept through the Edward Hain community hospital in St Ives, causing severe damage. The hospital has been closed to in-patients for four years while...

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

Truro stadium costs rocket to at least £22 million, as Pirates owner asks government to pay for it

By Graham Smith The costs of building a Truro stadium have rocketed from £14 million to at least £22 million, and possibly £26 million, according to the man behind...

Liberal Democrats voting now to elect a new leader

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are voting now to elect their next leader.  Candidates Ed Davey and Layla Moran should know which of them will lead the 11-member...

Major boost for Cornwall’s offshore wind energy ambitions

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to build floating windfarms off the coast of Cornwall have taken a major step forward after being shortlisted for further development by UK Research and...

Shelterbox closes Truro visitor centre due to impact of Covid-19

By Anne North The Shelterbox visitor centre in Truro will not reopen, due to concerns over Covid-19 and the financial impact of the virus.  The charity has had a...

Unemployment in Cornwall continues to rise

By Peter Tremayne Unemployment in Cornwall is continuing to increase, despite the lifting of the Covid-19 lockdown on 4th July in an attempt to save the tourism industry. Data...