Newquay, Falmouth, Truro, St Ives and Penzance are Cornwall’s parking ticket hot spots

By Richard Whitehouse Parking tickets, the bane of a motorist’s life.  Whether you have decided to quickly park somewhere you shouldn’t to run an errand or quickly nip into...

Last-ditch bid to save the Edward Hain memorial hospital at St Ives

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s health bosses will be asked to think again this morning (Tuesday) about the “temporary” closure, more than four years ago, of the Edward Hain hospital,...

Isles of Scilly tourism sector loses the World Gig Championships for 2021

By Julia Penhaligon The impact of Covid-19 on money-spinning outdoor events has been highlighted by the cancellation of next year’s Isles of Scilly gig championships. The annual races are...

Do you know who is going to be swabbing you for signs of Covid-19? The private sector gears up to knock on doors in Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North An employment agency has recruited people to work as doorstep Covid-19 testers in Cornwall. Reed posted the advert on LinkedIn and on its...

Another new Covid-19 outbreak, as Cornwall records 37 new cases in 24 hours and Penzance joins the cluster map

By Anne North Penzance has joined the list of towns now flagged on Cornwall’s Covid-19 cluster map, produced by Public Health England. A total of 37 new cases have...

Truro stadium costs rocket to at least £22 million, as Pirates owner asks government to pay for it

By Graham Smith The costs of building a Truro stadium have rocketed from £14 million to at least £22 million, and possibly £26 million, according to the man behind...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Planners approve “creative hub” for Penzance

By Richard Whitehouse A new £5.8million centre to support businesses in the creative industries described as a “statement of confidence in Penzance’s future” has been granted planning permission. The...

Revealed – the £71 million Covid-19 cost of subsidies paid to Cornwall’s holiday home owners

By Richard Whitehouse New figures reveal that holiday home owners received £71 million of Coronavirus business grants paid out in Cornwall. The government provided cash to be paid to...

The Isles of Scilly, with not a single Covid-19 case so far, anxiously awaits the tourist rush

By Richard Whitehouse Councillors on the Isles of Scilly are calling for guidance over what would happen if tourists develop coronavirus symptoms while visiting. The islands have, to date,...