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Two new Covid-19 clusters in Cornwall

By Anne North There are two new “clusters” of Covid-19 in Cornwall, according to today’s (Tuesday’s) government data. The St Agnes and Mount Hawke area has three confirmed cases,...

County Hall to consider “hybrid” meetings in a bid to strengthen democracy

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have approved a call to investigate how they can hold  “hybrid” meetings similar to those used by MPs in the Houses of Parliament. Councillors...

Covid-19 testing isn’t working and must be fixed now, says Cornwall Council leader

By Richard Whitehouse The leader of Cornwall Council has called for urgent action to fix the COVID-19 testing system which he says “isn’t working”. Julian German made the comments...

Boris Johnson’s Covid-19 statement expected to reverse the “back to offices” demands of Cornwall’s MPs of only two weeks ago

By Graham Smith The Prime Minister’s statement on Covid-19 today (Tuesday) is expected to contain another big Covid-19 U-turn – telling people to work from home, if they can,...

Covid-19: Year 8 told to stay away at Camborne Science and International Academy school

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The entire cohort of 12-13 year old Year 8 pupils at Camborne’s Science and International Academy school has been told to stay at home because of...

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

Five year ban for smallholder who kept animals in filthy and dangerous conditions

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A smallholder from Lanner who kept pigs, poultry and a llama in filthy and dangerous conditions has been banned for five years from keeping farm animals....

No more strategic planning until bonfire night

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee will not meet until 5th November, having failed to discuss any actual planning applications for more than six months. The committee...

Cornwall Council’s deputy leader expects another Lib Dem-Independent coalition after next election

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are contemplating the words of their deputy council leader who suggested that the party has already abandoned any hope of winning overall control...

Covid-19 and Cornwall at the tipping point: will the lessons be learned?

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith For entirely political reasons, central government has been keen to transfer responsibility...

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

Covid-19 in Cornwall: 26 new cases in 24 hours

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded another 26 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours – making a total of 43 for the weekend.  These figures suggest...

Falmouth drops 22 places in the Sunday Times Good University guide

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth University has dropped 22 places in the latest Sunday Times Good University Guide. Falmouth had been ranked 72nd but has now fallen to 94th. Exeter...

New editor for Western Morning News

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Western Morning News has appointed Philip Bowern as editor. Founded in 1860, the WMN is Cornwall’s only daily local newspaper.  It now has an average...

County Hall’s new “Independent Alliance” group to take six committee places as Tories and Independents lose out

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council officials have published their proposals for “political proportionality” across County Hall’s committees, following a number of resignations from the existing groups. The new three-member...

Covid-19: St Germans and Mellion come off the “cluster” list but another 17 new cases in Cornwall in 24 hours

By Anne North The St Germans and Mellion area has come off the Public Health “watch list” of Covid-19 clusters, after the number of cases there fell below three....

New Covid-19 cluster in Launceston

By Anne North Cornwall has acquired another “cluster” of Covid-19 cases, this time in Launceston. A cluster is defined as two or more cases outside of a family setting,...

Covid-19 outbreak at Pilgrim’s Pride food processing factory, Pool

By Anne North Public Health England (PHE) South West and Cornwall Council have this afternoon (Friday) issued a statement saying they are aware of a number of confirmed cases...

Covid-19: South West “R” number now 0.9-1.6, with the Coronavirus now possibly growing at 9% per day

By Anne North The government’s South West “R” number for Covid-19 could be the highest in the country, at 1.6, according to data published today (Friday.)  At the same...

Covid-19: South East Cornwall cluster on Rame peninsula

By Anne North Three areas in Cornwall are currently reporting “clusters” of Covid-19, of concern to Public Health officials. The Kingsand, Antony and Maryfield parishes, near Torpoint, on the...