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Covid-19: County Hall’s emergency procedures “have inhibited proper democratic scrutiny”

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is looking at whether it can hold meetings in a hybrid format to allow councillors to choose to meet in person or take part...

Cornwall Labour Party activist cleared of anti-Semitism, after 14-month investigation into anonymous allegation

By Graham Smith The chairman of the Truro and Falmouth Labour Party has been cleared of anti-Semitism, after a 14-month inquiry.  Michael Chapman, a Labour activist for 50 years,...

Cornwall Council poised to lodge “strong objections” to proposed bonfire of planning controls

By Richard Whitehouse A cross-party group of Cornwall councillors will call on all members of the council to support submitting “strong objections” to the government’s proposals to change the...

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

76 new Covid-19 cases in Cornwall since the schools went back two weeks ago

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded 76 new cases of Covid-19 since the schools went back earlier this month, according to government data.  Another five people have tested positive...

Proposed tourism complex at Camel estuary AONB “will not be a mini-Butlins,” says owner

By Richard Whitehouse Standing at the heart of Trefresa Farm the smile on Will Hermann’s face is wide as he explains how he aims to create a boutique resort...

When was the last time you saw your doctor, face-to-face? Covid-19 means it will probably never be “business as usual”

By Anne North Face-to-face consultations with a local GP in Cornwall have not recovered to anything like their pre-Coronavirus levels, according to official NHS data. Research by the BBC’s...

Unemployment in Cornwall fell slightly during August

By Peter Tremayne Unemployment in Cornwall fell slightly during August, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. The total number of jobless people claiming benefit...

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

Covid-19: Another 11 cases confirmed in Cornwall in 24 hours – that’s 69 in 10 days

By Anne North Another 11 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Cornwall in the past 24 hours, despite the chaotic shortage of testing, according to government data.  This...

Plan to limit trips to the tip will depend on the outcome of council elections in May

By Richard Whitehouse A plan to limit the number of times that people would be able to visit the dump has been put on hold due to concerns about...

Cornwall Council shortlisted in three categories for Municipal Journal awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has been shortlisted in three categories for this year’s Municipal Journal awards, celebrating excellence in local government. County Hall is challenging for the prize...

Newquay spaceport is “not dead in the water” insists council

By Peter Tremayne The Newquay spaceport project is “absolutely not dead in the water,” according to Cornwall Council, as the authority tried to explain why it is pulling £5.6...

The end of the trusts? Royal Cornwall Hospital and Cornwall Partnership Foundation merger comes a step closer, as Cornwall’s district health authority makes a comeback

By Julia Penhaligon The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, established in 1991 to run the county’s main acute hospital, is to be “acquired” by the Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust to...

After last week’s news of 200 job losses, County Hall is hiring a new boss

By Graham Smith The 10 members of Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet will sit down in front their computer screens this morning (Wednesday) to consider a wide-ranging “transformation” programme unaware...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s doctors join criticism of “Test & Trace” chaos, claiming “true rate of infection is hugely underestimated”

By Anne North Cornwall’s GPs have added their voices to criticism of the government’s Covid-19 Test and Trace project, warning that it is “hugely underestimating” the true rate of...

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

Covid-19 confirmed at Cornwall College, as local cases increase by 18 in 24 hours

By Peter Tremayne A Cornwall College student is among those who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week. A further 18 cases have been confirmed in Cornwall...

Transformation, Transformation, Transformation: how Cornwall Council plans to do more, with less (allegedly)

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s chief executive could be about to get authority to spend £18 million without further reference to the elected cabinet. The money appears to be...

Covid-19: Cornwall records 42 new cases in 8 days, a school class has to close, and council appeals for information about testing chaos

By Anne North Another nine people from Cornwall have tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 24 hours, according to government data.  Cornwall has now recorded 42 new cases...