News


More than 100,000 key workers in the South West will join forces this Bank Holiday weekend to say “thank you” to every member of the public who has stayed away from tourist hot spots this year and issue a plea to local people to continue to “think twice” about unnecessary journeys. The South West is …

Volunteers at a hospital radio station are set to undertake a marathon 72-hour broadcast to raise money for NHS charities. While the volunteer presenters at CHBN cannot currently access their regular studio at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro due to the coronavirus crisis they have been continuing to broadcast from home. Saying that “the show …

The leader of Cornwall Council has urged Cornwall’s six Conservative MPs to use their “collective political muscle to deliver a Cornish tick-box” on the 2021 Census. This follows the news that the Census Order (England and Wales) will be considered by MPs on Wednesday, May 6. Cornwall Council understands that the House of Commons is …

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 74-year-old Kathleen Cutler, who has been reported missing from Liskeard in Cornwall. It is believed Kathleen could have travelled by public transport to the Staffordshire area. Her bus pass has previously been used in Telford on April 22. She is believed to have travelled on the …

There have been 19 deaths in care homes related to coronavirus in Devon and Cornwall, Office of National Statistics information have revealed. The figures, published today, relate to all deaths that occurred up to April 10 but were registered up to April 18. They show 11 deaths have taken place in care homes across the …

Irish alt-pop trio The Script have been confirmed for next year’s Eden Sessions at the Eden Project in Cornwall. It was announced last week that the Eden Sessions series planned for this year (2020) would not take place due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic but would be rescheduled for next year. The Script …

The CLA (Country Land and Business Association) is calling for sky lanterns to be banned after it was suggested they should be released every Sunday to show support for the NHS. The call is in line with Defra and the National Fire Chiefs Council who warned about the dangers of lighting sky lanterns. Sky lanterns …

ANIMAL charities in Cornwall say they are in danger of folding if the government does not help during the covid-19 crisis. The Conservatives have announced they will give £750 million to frontline organisations such as hospices and those working with domestic abuse sufferers. But there are others who are struggling with their source of income …