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Government abandons its “Pick for Britain” scheme as local workers shun long, hard hours outdoors

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has scrapped its “Pick for Britain” scheme as many of Cornwall’s farmers struggle to recruit seasonal workers for harvesting crops. The scheme was launched...

Covid-19: One week after the easing of lockdown, Cornwall’s numbers start going up again

By Anne North The first week of eased Covid restrictions has coincided with a slight increase in the number of cases in Cornwall, and a trebling of small clusters....

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

6th May elections: deadlines approaching for electoral registration and postal vote applications

By Julia Penhaligon Voters wanting to have their say in the May elections are running out of time to register.  Registration must be complete by midnight tomorrow (Monday.) Registered...

Carbis Bay Hotel continues to draw criticism for unauthorised development, as thousands watch protest video

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A YouTube video about the Carbis Bay Hotel’s unauthorised development has been seen by several thousand people in only a few days, suggesting the issue still...

A fishy business – celebrity chef Rick Stein changes the advertising of his smoked salmon after complaint from wildlife campaigners

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Celebrity chef Rick Stein has been forced to change the way he sells salmon from his Padstow-based online shop, after being contacted by Cornwall Council’s trading...

G7 Summit: Cornwall told to expect dogs and drones, as well as 5,500 extra police

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall can expect to see more police dogs and aerial surveillance drones than ever before during the G7 summit this summer.  In addition to the 5,500...

Covid-19: Cornwall once again has lowest infection rate in the South West, with only two small clusters remaining

By Anne North There are now only two small Covid clusters in Cornwall, according to the latest NHS data. Crowan, Wendron and Stithians and St Breward, Tredethy and Lanivet...

How local are Cornwall’s local council elections? The curious cases of people who own more than one home, and whose “principal place of employment” just happens to be wherever the election is

By Graham Smith The rules governing who can be a candidate in Cornwall’s elections are coming under scrutiny after it emerged that some do not live in the area...

Planning row in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is now heading for the ballot box in South East Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A controversial planning decision in South East Cornwall appears to have sparked an outbreak of democracy at a small parish council.  While many town and parish...

Royal Cornwall Hospital boss quits after “vengeful whistleblower” row

By Anne North The director of Human Resources at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is leaving her job after tensions which saw her describe some colleagues as “vengeful.” Kerry Eldridge...

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

5,500 extra police heading to St Ives for G7 summit

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police will be bringing an additional 5,500 officers to St Ives for the G7 in June. Supt Jo Hall told Cornwall Reports the...

Covid-19: only three small clusters left in Cornwall

By Anne North There are only three small clusters of Covid-19 infection remaining in Cornwall, according to the latest official data. The clusters are at Wadebridge (3 cases), Crowan,...

Feeding hungry children set to become part of the “new normal” for Cornwall Council

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The number of children in Cornwall who need a free school meal increased by nearly 3,000 because of the economic impact of Covid-19, according to a...

All six of Cornwall’s MPs vote against public scrutiny of David Cameron’s “Tory sleaze” scandal

By Julia Penhaligon All six of Cornwall’s MPs have voted against any public scrutiny of the latest “Tory sleaze” scandal to engulf the Conservative Party. An Opposition Day motion...

EXCLUSIVE: This is what to expect if the Conservatives take control of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith There will be big changes at Cornwall Council, if Conservative Linda Taylor becomes leader of the £1.3 billion per year local authority next month. In a...

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

Pub which opened three days early and breached Covid rules fined £1,000

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A Cornish pub which jumped the gun and opened three days before Monday’s official lifting of Covid lockdown restrictions has been fined £1.000. Cornwall Council says...

New flights aim to connect South West with East Anglia from July

By Peter Tremayne A new air service between Exeter and Norwich is due to start on 12th July, offering four flights per week with LoganAir. Fares for the 70-minute...