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I brief, you leak and she’s just been charged under Section 1 of the Official Secrets Act

By Graham Smith Bond followed his boss into the office.  He hated this sort of thing.  Somebody, somewhere, always had to take the blame. The lives of Canadian premier...

Cornwall to host G7 summit of world leaders

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is set to host the next G7 summit of world leaders.  Cornwall Reports understands that the initiative is the personal brainchild of Prime Minister Boris...

It this the final countdown? Branson aims to fire his rocket at 3pm tomorrow, as Newquay Spaceport announces new trio to take charge

By Peter Tremayne Spaceport Cornwall, due to host Britain’s first horizontal-launch satellite system at Newquay Airport, has appointed Melissa Thorpe as interim project director. Her appointment brings to three...

Cornwall Council goes back to free car parking, as Covid-19 home-working leads to congestion on residential roads

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council will suspend parking charges in all of its car parks from Saturday (January 16 2021) until the end of the current national Covid-19 lockdown,...

Covid-19: A grim week for the Royal Cornwall hospital, with seven deaths in one day and more than 20 since Christmas. More than one patient in 10 now has Covid

By Graham Smith More than 20 patients have died from Covid-19 at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, since Christmas, NHS data released today (Friday) has confirmed. Seven of the...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council hires top barrister to probe Cormac-gate

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has hired a leading personal injury lawyer to oversee its inquiry into how Cormac handled a serious accident at Grampound Road in 2016. Dominic...

Covid-19: Tier 1 status caused massive increase in Cornwall’s caseload, says public health chief

By Anne North Cornwall’s director of public health has blamed the “Tier 1” status imposed on Cornwall in early December for the dramatic rise in Covid-19 infections. Rachel Wigglesworth...

Cornwall Council will provide free school meals at half term

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council will provide free school meals over the February half term after the Department for Education told schools yesterday (14th January) that the government would...

Covid-19: another 290 new cases in Cornwall in 24 hours, although rate of increase appears to be slowing

Cornwall's seven-day rate of infection per 100,000 population is currently 357.8, suggesting a slight slow down in the speed at which the disease is spreading.  But as the latest...

Planning battle looms over Truro New Town, as rival landowners and developers object to County Hall’s vision

By Richard Whitehouse Two developers who own land set to be part of Langarth Garden Village have submitted objections to the council’s plans for the site. Cornwall Council has...

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

Edward Hain hospital: replacement beds will be in Penzance, they will be private sector, and they should be ready in four weeks

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs have provided some information about the new community beds they hope to use in place of the closed Edward Hain hospital, St Ives....

Covid-19: Two weeks into Lockdown 3, and Cornwall’s roads are 21% busier than during Lockdown 1

By Peter Tremayne There is growing evidence that the government’s latest Covid-19 restrictions - Lockdown 3 – are not having the same impact as during Lockdown 1.  There appears...

Old County Hall is for sale at £3.5 million

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Old County Hall building, close to Truro railway station, is once again for sale.  Estate agents Lewis Haughton Wills are offering the 2.2 acre site...

Covid-19: Bodmin infections continues to soar

By Anne North The latest government data shows the rate of Covid-19 infection in the Bodmin East cluster continues to rise rapidly, with yesterday's (Wednesday's) figures showing a 385.7%...

Concern over the future of Cornwall’s pre-school nurseries

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have called for more to be done to help nurseries and pre-schools which are losing out on funding. Early years providers like nurseries and...

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

Covid-19: Cornwall now has third highest infection rate in the South West

By Anne North Cornwall has today (Wednesday) overtaken Somerset for Covid infections, and has one of the highest rates per 100,000 in the South West.  Several areas within Cornwall...

Information is power – but when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccine, everyone in Cornwall is still in the dark

By Graham Smith Health chiefs in Cornwall have admitted that they do not know details of how and when the government’s Covid vaccination programme will be progressed in the...

Two more Covid deaths at Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro

By Anne North Another two patients have died of Covid-19 at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, bringing to 13 the total number to die in hospital in Cornwall in...