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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 …

Scotland is back on the ‘to visit’ list for Cornish residents, thanks to new year-round routes from Newquay from Flybe and new operator Loganair. From March 29, 2020, Flybe services from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Edinburgh will operate up to five times a week throughout the year, a significant increase on the previous schedule. Loganair …

The Stop Bristol Airport Expansion (SBAEx) campaign group has expressed its joy at the decision by North Somerset Council’s planning committee to reject the airport’s proposals to expand. In a resounding victory for the campaigners, the committee turned down Bristol Airport’s plans by a majority of 18 to seven with one abstention. Those opposed to …