Opinions

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The general expectation is that everyone takes part in the recovery now that restrictions are eased. The irony is that some are chomping at the bit but are not permitted to do so yet. This includes owners of beauty salons and live performers to name just a few.

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The focus is on a healthy green balanced recovery and what better example of this than the news that West Cornwall fishing has secured £220,000 to help projects that increase the sale and consumption of locally caught fish.

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At the time of writing 13 cases of coronavirus had been confirmed across Cornwall and Devon in the past week - individuals diagnosed with the disease as a result of a lab-confirmed test.

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All eyes may appear to be on the coronavirus outbreak but life after this crisis needs to be very different to what we had become accustomed to.

Derek comments on Dominic Cummings

There is great interest regarding No 10’s Chief of Staff, Dominic Cummings.

As a parent I can understand why Dominic Cummings and his wife would wish to ensure their child was in good hands once they had developed coronavirus symptoms. 

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Government must step in and fund brain tumour research! A brain tumour diagnosis is a devastating event in any family and, if you have experienced this, you will know how important it is to find a cure and to find the very best model of care.

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Boris Johnson’s speech on Sunday set out a future timeline for easing lockdown measures. We are encouraged to go to work if you can with social distancing and exercise more than once a day. The fundamentals haven't changed - the reasons for leaving home remain the same.

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VE Day was to be a great celebration on our streets and I was looking forward to it. VE Day is a bitter-sweet anniversary remembering many who gave the ultimate sacrifice and celebrating the end of this terrible conflict 75 years ago.

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We are now coming to the end of week six of the official lockdown and there is no question that this effort has brought down the spread of coronavirus. Debate is now moving towards how we go about relaxing the restrictions we all live under and I understand the dilemma.

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Congratulations to Frugi (clothing company based in Helston) for receiving two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise on Tuesday. These are awarded for sustainable development and international trade.