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Keir Starmer starts his virtual tour of Britain with an online video chat with Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon History tells us that it can take a little while for a new leader of the Labour Party to visit Cornwall, at least...

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

21st May 2020: the day the pasties came back to Wadebridge

Barnecutts the bakers re-opened in Wadebridge today (Thursday) - with people queueing along Molesworth Street to resume their quest for pasties. With face-masks and social distancing, this appears to...

Adam Paynter on County Hall’s Future Operating Model: “We’re not outsourcing, we’re not on the road to Barnet, and we’re saving money”

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s deputy leader Adam Paynter has defended the authority’s decision to hire eight new contract managers to develop its “Future Operating Model” – insisting that...

Cornwall’s small businesses told they will get details of Covid-19 financial support tomorrow

By Anne North Cornwall Council will unveil tomorrow (Friday) details of its next wave of small business grants, aimed at bed-and-breakfasts, market traders and some charities, which might have...

What we missed: while Covid-19 kept us at home, it’s been business as usual at County Hall

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s 10 cabinet members have just been given sight of the huge backlog of important decisions they must try to catch up with when they...

Instant “pop-up” housing estates to appear in Truro and Penzance within the next few days to provide emergency Covid-19 accommodation

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council is using the Covid-19 emergency to revive its plans to make homeless people live in converted shipping containers. The first of these “pop up”...

Branson: it’s the final countdown (and this time he might really mean it) as tycoon plans rocket launch this weekend

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson says he hopes his LauncherOne rocket will reach orbit this weekend.  His Cosmic Girl Boeing 747 is due to take off from the Californian...

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

Nearly a third of Cornwall councillors hold their own meeting, in defiance of County Hall’s democracy shutdown

By Peter Tremayne The scheduled meeting of the full Cornwall Council did not happen yesterday (Tuesday) but more than a third of the council met anyway. The Conservative group,...

Should children go back to school on 1st June? It’s nothing to do with us, says Cornwall Council

By Julia Penhaligon With less than two weeks to go before the government’s “back to school” deadline, parents and teachers in Cornwall still have no idea if classrooms will...

Lifeguards to return to Cornwall’s beaches before the end of May, promises council leader

By Anne North Lifeguards should return to some of Cornwall’s beaches before the end of May, according to Cornwall Council leader Julian German. Mr German has told councillors that...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s death toll now at 174

By Daniel Clark and Rashleigh MacFarlane The Covid-19 Coronavirus has now killed at least 174 people in Cornwall, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics. The...

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

Taking out the trash – while keeping your distance: Cornwall’s tips re-open without fuss

By Richard Whitehouse It’s 8am on a Tuesday morning and a military-style operation is in place at St Austell Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) ready for its reopening since...

Covid-19 shutdown causes huge job losses in Cornwall, with more than 19,000 now claiming benefit

By Graham Smith The Covid-19 lockdown, and the introduction of Universal Credit, have caused a dramatic increase in unemployment in Cornwall – up by 66% on the year. Figures...

You can fly Newquay to Heathrow from 2nd July for £82

By Peter Tremayne Flights between Cornwall and London are due to resume on 2nd July, with British Airways offering a direct connection between Newquay and Heathrow airports.  A one-way...

Five out of six of Cornwall’s MPs voted to exclude “unskilled” migrant workers, putting agriculture and care sectors at risk

By Julia Penhaligon Five of Cornwall’s six MPs have voted to end freedom of movement, replacing it with a points-based immigration system which risks excluding many of the agricultural...

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

On your marks, get set, go! Cornwall’s tips open tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s tips are set to reopen tomorrow (Tuesday, May 19) but people have been warned that they are for essential waste only. Cornwall Council announced that...