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Devon Air Ambulance will temporarily be responding to patients solely by critical care car but its critical care paramedics will still be able to respond to patients with their specialist skills and equipment. Heléna Holt, CEO, said: “Standing down our aircraft has been a very difficult decision for us to make but one we have …

Police are reminding members of the public that they should not be driving to locations to exercise after significant numbers of people gathered at beauty spots around Devon and Cornwall at the weekend. The risk of spreading coronavirus (Covid-19) was worsened because some people were ignoring advice that exercise should only be taken from residents’ …

Cornwall Council and Volunteer Cornwall have mobilised staff and local communities to make sure Cornwall’s most vulnerable residents receive the food and medication they need during the coronavirus outbreak. People with serious medical conditions that make them more vulnerable to coronavirus were asked to register their need for help with the government. Cornwall Council has …

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. Like Prince Charlies, Mr Johnson is reported to have developed mild symptoms, including a temperature and cough. He said he will now self-isolate in No 10, but will continue to lead the government. In a video Mr Johnson said: “I’m working from home and self-isolating and …

Controversial proposals to shake up MPs’ seat boundaries and which would have seen the ‘Devonwall’ seat created have been abandoned. Under the changes, 50 constituencies would have been wiped from the electoral map it and would have seen Bude and Launceston in North Cornwall joined with Bideford in North Devon. The review had been carried …

The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. Clarence House say Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”. The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus. An official statement read: “In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the …

TO help reduce the spread of the coronavirus Cornwall Council, Plymouth City Council and the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee have jointly agreed to temporarily suspend all tolls on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry, initially for a three-week period in the light of the latest government restrictions. This decision is to protect …

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has confirmed that four patients who had been cared for at Royal Cornwall Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died this week. The patients were all over 70 and had underlying health conditions. The RCHT says their families have been informed about the cause of death and are following national guidance. Julian …