Rolling news

Nine years later, we discover that it was “not in the public interest” to tell the public that Bude’s spy station had polluted a local stream

By Peter Tremayne The top secret GCHQ spy station at Morwenstow, near Bude, “committed an offence” by polluting a local stream – but was never prosecuted – according to...

Covid-19: now Padstow goes dark and joins the sick list

By Anne North Padstow has become the latest part of Cornwall to record dangerously high levels of Covid infectivity.  The latest data shows Padstow has 804.1 new daily cases...

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

Big cats and Newquay Zoo reach the end of the lion

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Three African lions – Boss, Semira and Amahle – are to leave Newquay Zoo to a new enclosure at Paignton.  The animals are nine-year-old siblings, born...

Cornwall leads in the race to become 2025 City of Culture – but we still don’t know who is paying the bills

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is in the lead to become the 2025 “City of Culture,” business leaders heard today (Wedneday.) A YouGov poll commissioned in the wake of the...

What a difference a year makes: 12 months after the Conservatives opposed free school meals during holidays, they now welcome the extra funding

By Julia Penhaligon The government has given Cornwall Council £4.5 million towards continued free school meals during holidays. The funding stems from a campaign led by the footballer Marcus...

Man arrested on suspicion of arson after Upton Cross car fire

By Peter Tremayne A 45-year-old man from the Liskeard area has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a car fire at an Upton Cross business yard. Other vehicles...

Planning Inspectorate invites comments about Carbis Bay Hotel’s “G7 meeting rooms” development, built without planning permission

By Richard Whitehouse The Planning Inspectorate is inviting comments about the Carbis Bay Hotel’s appeal against enforcement action over its unauthorised development of “meeting rooms” constructed for the G7...

Covid-19: Truro joins the critical list

By Anne North Truro has joined the list of places with dangerously high levels of Covid.  There is now a cluster of 818.2 cases per 100,000 population in the...

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

Planners say “no” to application for holiday pods at Feock

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to locate three holiday pods on a site in Feock have been rejected by councillors who were concerned about the lack of transport options for...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s health chiefs forced to put hospital patients in hotel to stem over-crowding crisis

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs have been forced to book 20 beds at a Newquay hotel to help deal with overcrowding at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro. The...

24 hours after confirming its subsidy for £35 flights to London, County Hall goes back to “blah blah blah” about climate change

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s climate campaigners have been offered an “open goal” as they consider how to protest against Cornwall Council’s award of a £439,000-a-year subsidy to operate £35...

Don’t worry, but the leisure centres’ controversy is about to get a little bit weird

By Graham Smith The battle for Cornwall’s leisure centres is about to descend, temporarily, down a rabbit hole of arcane procedural and constitutional complexity. The 87 councillors due to...

How your taxes make the train take the strain: Cornwall Council pays airline so that you can soon fly to London for less £35

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council’s subsidy to airline Eastern Airways will offer passengers the chance to fly to London for only half the price of a train ticket. Tickets...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray fails to support the government on change to care law which will hit poorest pensioners

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray was the only one of Cornwall’s MPs not to support the government’s controversial  plans to reform social care, which experts...

Covid-19: Cornwall again more dangerous than England as the clusters get darker and darker

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate is now 425.2 per 100,000 population, compared with England’s 414.6.  Devon is currently 630.2. Two areas – The Lizard and Poundstock &...

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

Covid doubles the workload for Cornwall’s GP surgery receptionists, as practices struggle to recruit staff

By Richard Whitehouse Receptionists at doctors’ surgeries in Cornwall are coming under increased verbal abuse from patients after seeing the number of calls being made to them double since...

Cornwall Council will debate leisure centres’ petition next week

By Graham Smith A petition about the future of leisure centre provision across Cornwall will be discussed when Cornwall Council meets on Tuesday next week (30th November.) Scores of...