Truro and Falmouth to host “casserole” climate protests on Saturday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro and Falmouth could be noisier than usual on Saturday evening (6pm, 30th October) as climate protestors bang pots, pans, buckets, bells and anything else to...

Stadium for Cornwall campaign “disappointed” to be left empty-handed in the budget

By Peter Tremayne The promoters of a Truro sports stadium have said they are disappointed that yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) budget did not give them £14 million, leaving the 10-year-old project...

Covid-19: Royal Cornwall hospital declares “critical incident” just 24 hours after health secretary says NHS pressure “is not unsustainable” – Cornwall’s MPs vow to act

By Anne North Cornwall’s only acute hospital has declared a “critical incident” due to unprecedented pressure on services. A “critical incident” goes beyond the previous OPEL 4 status, known...

Cornwall gets used to NHS without functioning ambulances, as Health Secretary insists “pressure is not unsustainable”

A reader writes: “Yesterday a family member (who is a cancer patient) became extremely ill, and at 11am a 999 call was made to the ambulance service, the ambulance...

Covid-19: Cornwall records sharp rise in hospital admissions in one week

By Anne North Covid-related hospital admissions across the South West have risen sharply in a week, according to analysis by the Health Service Journal. Although the latest admissions data...

Bunkabins ready to welcome first tenants to County Hall

By Julia Penhaligon A new “pop-up” housing estate, comprising converted shipping containers, is about to welcome its first tenants. A total of 21 emergency accommodation units, leased from Bunkabin,...

Hall for Cornwall prepares to reopen – after three-year £20 million redevelopment – but with no drum roll

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall is preparing to open its doors to the public tomorrow (Wednesday) for the first time in more than three years. The redevelopment,...

Truro cancels its City of Lights parade for second year

By Anne North Truro’s “City of Lights” parade for this year has been cancelled. The extravagant procession of lanterns, an annual event in the run up to Christmas, did...

EXCLUSIVE: Can we have our money back? National Highways protest at Cornwall’s failure to make progress punctures the grand vision of an off-road Saints Trail cycle path

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council officials are severely downgrading their ambitious Saints Trail cycle path between Perranporth and St Agnes, with parts of it now destined to become a...

Lee Trewhela quits Cornwall Live

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s best-known journalists is leaving his job at Cornwall Live.  Lee Trewhela, the website’s chief reporter, announced his departure on Twitter. In 2019 Mr...