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Cornwall: County of England
Cornwall is a ceremonial county in South West England, bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by Devon, the River Tamar forming the border between them. Cornwall is the westernmost part of the South West Peninsula of the island of Great Britain. The southwesternmost point is Land's End and the southernmost Lizard Point. Cornwall has a population of 563,600 and an area of 3,563 km2 (1,376 sq mi). The county has been administered since 2009 by the unitary authority, Cornwall Council. The ceremonial county of Cornwall also includes the Isles of Scilly, which are administered separately. The administrative centre of Cornwall is Truro, its only city.


Vanessa George: Paedophile nursery worker banned from Devon and Cornwall after release from prison

'Her release makes me sick,' says Plymouth MP Luke Pollard. 'She should be kept in jail'
Independent - Published

Vanessa George: Nursery abuser to be banned from Devon and Cornwall

Vanessa George, who abused children at a nursery in Plymouth, is due to be released from prison.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Cornwall

Baby born on rescue helicopter celebrates first birthday with crew [Video]Baby born on rescue helicopter celebrates first birthday with crew

Alicia and Sandy MacDonald recall the birth of their son Torran above Penzance in an air ambulance after Alicia went into labour early in the Isles of Scilly in August 2018. As there was no midwife on..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published


Blue shark filmed off the coast of Cornwall

Blue sharks migrate UK waters in the summer, following their food.
BBC News - Published

London-to-Cornwall county lines: Two guilty of conspiracy to supply

More than 200 police officers were involved in the investigation both in Cornwall and London.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall girl, 16, cushions boy who fell from rocks

She was sitting on a ledge below the boy when he fell on top of her at Port Gaverne in Cornwall.
BBC News - Published

Scuba diver dies in Cornwall after being pulled from sea

A woman in her 50s from Oxfordshire has died after being pulled from the sea near St Keverne
BBC News - Published

Woman dies in 'diving incident' off Cornwall coast

A woman in her 50s has died following a diving incident off the coast of Cornwall.
Independent - Published

Cornwall earthquake: 2.2-magnitude quake shakes houses in West Country

'My beer is still standing so we are all good,' notes one resident
Independent - Published

Homes shake as Cornwall hit by earthquake

One Twitter user reporting feeling the "whole house" tremble as a result of the earthquake.
BBC News - Published

Boardmasters music festival cancelled due to 'severe' weather

Wu-Tang Clan and Florence + The Machine were due to perform at the event in Cornwall this weekend.
BBC News - Published

Rare sighting of humpback whale off coast of Cornwall

Rupert Kirkwood spotted the humpback whale while kayaking off Penzance, Cornwall.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall seals injured fleeing tombstoners and sightseers

Conservationists say disturbance is rising dramatically and urge people to keep their distance.
BBC News - Published

Woman takes virtual underground trip into Cornish tin mine

Elvira Elbro, 84, sees what it was like for relatives who worked in Geevor Tin Mine in Cornwall.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall lifeguards meet unborn baby they saved decade ago

Vicky Murphy was 35 weeks pregnant when she and husband Marc were washed against cliffs in Cornwall.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall barrel jellyfish: Essex diver has 'unbelievable experience'

A chance encounter with Britain's largest jellyfish was "absolutely stunning", says diver.
BBC News - Published

Divers 'humbled' by Cornwall jellyfish encounter

Lizzie Daly says she was surprised by how enormous the "gentle giant" was when she swam next to it.
BBC News - Published

Giant jellyfish spotted off Cornwall coast

The huge barrel jellyfish, as big as a human, was seen off the coast of Cornwall.
BBC News - Published

Shakira Pellow: Cornwall ecstasy death teen 'had depression'

Shakira Pellow, 15, who died after taking ecstasy, was suffering with depression, an inquest hears.
BBC News - Published

Calstock dig reveals 'unexpected' Roman mine

Deep pits connected by tunnels are found at one of only three known Roman forts in Cornwall.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall man charged with UK and US bomb threat hoaxes

cornwall man charged with uk and us bomb threat hoaxes
Andreas Dowling is accused of making 31 threats including to Parliament, schools and the Super Bowl.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall GI baby's 40-year fight to find dad

cornwall gi baby's 40-year fight to find dad
Sally Coot's father left a US army camp in Cornwall, to be part of the D-Day landings.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall surfer says RNLI technique saved her life

cornwall surfer says rnli technique saved her life
Ruth Osborn used the float technique taught by the RNLI to "save her life" in the sea.
BBC News - Published

Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars

surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars
A Cornwall dog owner had the skin torn off her middle finger by a lead wound tightly round her hand.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall councillor criticises university gaming courses

cornwall councillor criticises university gaming courses
Cornwall councillor Neil Burden says digital gaming "is the most horrendous thing in the world".
BBC News - Published

Carl Benjamin: Milkshake thrown at Ukip candidate who made rape remarks about Labour MP

Three milkshakes in three days hit Ukip's tour of Devon and Cornwall
Independent - Published

Carl Benjamin: Fight breaks out after protesters try to throw milkshakes over Ukip candidate

Far-right figures greeted by angry protesters in Cornwall
Independent - Published

Porthilly Spirit festival in Cornwall refused licence

porthilly spirit festival in cornwall refused licence
Tom Odell was set to perform and the festival offered activities like Cornish seasalt pickling.
BBC News - Published

Three teenagers fighting for their lives after 30ft cliff fall near Cornwall festival

Trio airlifted to hospital after dramatic rescue
Independent - Published

Padstow Obby Oss festival: Police examine 'oss' after woman injured

A woman is seriously injured at the Obby Oss May Day festival in Cornwall.
BBC News - Published

France or Cornwall? Mag gets confused

france or cornwall? mag gets confused
A tourist brochure blunder sees a picture of a monastery in Normandy used to promote a Cornish attraction.
BBC News - Published

Village green plan left on hold for 11 years

village green plan left on hold for 11 years
An application for a village green near Saltash, Cornwall, made in 2008 has still not been decided.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall caravan dog attack boy 'happy and laid-back'

cornwall caravan dog attack boy 'happy and laid-back'
His head teacher calls the attack "terrible" as pupils are helped by psychologists.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall dog attack: Nine-year-old boy mauled to death inside holiday caravan is named

Frankie Macritchie was alone with bulldog-type animal when tragedy occurred, police reveal
Independent - Published

Cornwall caravan dog attack: Suspect released

cornwall caravan dog attack: suspect released
The woman was arrested about 18 miles away from where the 10-year-old boy died in Looe, Cornwall.
BBC News - Published

Young boy dies after dog attacks him at Cornwall holiday park

A 10 year-old boy has died after being attacked by a dog at a holiday park in Cornwall.
Independent - Published

Big cat 'the size of an Alsatian' spotted in Cornwall

'It's like seeing the Loch Ness monster,' woman says
Independent - Published

'Panther-like' large cat suspected of attacking pet dog in Cornwall garden

'I was luckily close enough to the door to get back inside when it was coming at me'
Independent - Published

Man Tasered in St Dennis after woman badly injured

man tasered in st dennis after woman badly injured
A woman in her 80s is airlifted to hospital in Cornwall with serious injuries.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall dog attacked by 'possible panther' at Callington

cornwall dog attacked by 'possible panther' at callington
The RSPCA takes a cast of a "large" paw print after a pet Labrador is attacked and scratched.
BBC News - Published

Man smashed into girlfriend's home then stabbed himself to death after row, court hears

Lindsey Gabriel accused of murdering partner James Field in Cornwall
Independent - Published

Man 'stabbed himself to death after row with girlfriend'

man 'stabbed himself to death after row with girlfriend'
James Field bled to death on the roadside outside his girlfriend's house in Cornwall, who denies murder.
BBC News - Published

'Incredibly early' basking shark spotted off Cornwall

'incredibly early' basking shark spotted off cornwall
The female shark was spotted by a boat skipper off the coast of Cornwall near Falmouth.
BBC News - Published

Man dies in three-vehicle crash in Cornwall

man dies in three-vehicle crash in cornwall
Two cars and a lorry crashed on the A30 in Cornwall in the early hours of Saturday.
BBC News - Published

Cornwall MP ridiculed over knife GPS tweet

cornwall mp ridiculed over knife gps tweet
Scott Mann suggested all knives should be fitted with GPS trackers and put on a national database.
BBC News - Published

Fishermen airlifted to safety off Land's End

fishermen airlifted to safety off land's end
A helicopter was sent after a ship's engine failed in atrocious weather off the coast of Cornwall.
BBC News - Published

Nurse from Cornwall told of own death in pension letter

The retired nurse was told his pensions had been cancelled after his "recent bereavement".
BBC News - Published

Axed Devon, Cornwall and Dorset police merger saw £380k 'wasted'

axed devon, cornwall and dorset police merger saw £380k 'wasted'
The planned merger of forces in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset was scrapped in October.
BBC News - Published

Footage emerges of soldiers leaving for D-Day from Cornwall

footage emerges of soldiers leaving for d-day from cornwall
Thousands of soldiers left from the Helford River in Cornwall for the invasion in northern France.
BBC News - Published

Mary Unwin: Missing mum died in yacht crash near Land's End

mary unwin: missing mum died in yacht crash near land's end
Mary Unwin's boat crashed while she was trying to sail from Cornwall to Devon to surprise her husband.
BBC News - Published

Autistic boy denied school place for a year in Cornwall

autistic boy denied school place for a year in cornwall
A report found poor communication within Cornwall Council meant the boy's care assessment was delayed.
BBC News - Published

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