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Cornwall’s leisure centres: County Hall braces for what looks like being a very long day in the council chamber

By Julia Penhaligon The stage is set for a day of political theatre at County Hall tomorrow (Tuesday) as Cornwall Council’s ruling Conservative administration comes face-to-face, for the first...

Branson’s rocket due to launch again this week from Guam – with Cornwall take off scheduled next

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s satellite rocket is due to launch again on Thursday (2nd December) for what will be its fourth mission.  The first rocket crashed but the...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate continues to rise

Cornwall’s Covid infection rate rose again at the weekend, now standing at 484.9 daily new cases per 100,000 population.  The average for England is 437.8.  The government has today...

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

A simple idea with big potential: cleaning up the oceans one marina at a time

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth harbour has become one of the first to install a floating “seabin” to collect plastics and other debris. The device, pioneered in Australia a few...

Dramatic increase in “Stop and Search” by Devon and Cornwall police – yet fewer arrests

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police increased their use of “stop and search” powers by 45% last year – but actually made fewer arrests – according to new...

Cornwall’s Tories take to social media in bid to sell government’s latest Covid rules

By Anne North Cornwall’s leading Conservatives are backing new government rules to make mask-wearing compulsory in a bid to slow the new Covid variant.  While the new rules appear...

Placards primed and ready for Tuesday: councillors will be asked to consider their priorities as cheap flights collide with leisure centres

By Rashleigh MacFarlane County Hall is bracing for protestors who plan to lobby councillors as they arrive for a meeting on Tuesday (30th November, from 8.30am.) A leisure centres’...

Cornwall’s housing crisis: a report from St Minver, where 71% of homes are empty for most of the year

By Richard Whitehouse Standing in the holiday park in St Minver on a crisp, sunny November morning there is a distinct lack of life as it sits dormant in...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate increases 22% in seven days

Cornwall’s average Covid infection rate has risen by 22% in a week, and now stands at 473.7 cases per 100,000 population.  The average for England is 434.1  The Poundstock...

Covid-19: South West “R” number now at 0.9-1.1 – but that could be the least of our problems

By Anne North The latest Covid-19 “R” number for the South West, published today (Friday), puts it at between 0.9 and 1.1.  This means that on average every ten...

Primary school “inadequate,” says Ofsted

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Landewednack primary school, on the Lizard, has been rated “inadequate” by Ofsted after inspectors found that teachers did not expect enough of pupils. Despite the caring...

A photo that asks more questions than it answers: is Boris Johnson on his way out of 10 Downing Street?

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall’s Sheryll Murray was among a large group of Conservative MPs to meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (Thursday) - fuelling speculation about the...

Covid-19: Cornwall infection rate continues to rise

By Anne North St Just and Land’s End has become the most recent part of Cornwall to “go dark” on the Covid cluster map, showing 859 cases per 100,000...

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

Falmouth prepares to show support for its local leisure centre

By Richard Whitehouse A community event in Falmouth this weekend will aim to show support for the town’s leisure centre and the campaign to keep it open. Ships &...

The battle to save Christmas: a report from St Ives, where they turned on their lights in October

By Anne North The “battle to save Christmas,” which looks like becoming an annual milestone for the foreseeable future, gets underway in St Ives this weekend with the start...

Children at risk of exploitation in Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse Children’s services in Cornwall are having to do more to help young people at risk of exploitation to get involved with crime and sex. Cornwall Council’s...

“We’ll pass on this one, thanks” – Tamar Bridge consultants tell Cornwall’s transport chief they would rather not get involved with his ideas for alternative income generation

By Peter Tremayne Consultants hired to consider alternative ways of funding the Tamar Bridge have quit, after criticism from Cornwall Council’s transport chief, councillor Philip Desmonde. Mr Desmonde made...

How to avoid making a loss, the Corserv way

By Graham Smith Corserv used money intended to provide homes for Cornwall’s rough sleepers in order to avoid declaring a financial loss last year, according to the company’s annual...