Staff at The Cornish Times are working hard from home to produce your local weekly paper with all the news, pictures, advice and information you look forward to reading.
You’ll find the latest edition in the shops from around lunchtime today – we’re coming out on a Thursday just for the time being due to changes brought by the coronavirus situation.
In this week’s lead story, staff at a local care home say they feel ’undervalued and unsupported’ after being turned away from the essential worker time slots at the supermarket. They also tell of having to crowdfund for their own gloves, aprons and sanitiser in order to be sure they can keep themselves and their residents safe.
Inside there’s a call from one vital emergency services crew who say they’ve been left out of the job retetntion scheme – lifeguards in South East Cornwall say there’s a danger our beaches might be under-patrolled when the lockdown lifts, because seasonal staff have had to find alternative work to pay the bills.
As the coronavirus continues to impact families, communities and businesses in many ways, we are bringing you a mixed range of coverage of the issues. Have you tuned in to Liskeard Radio yet? There's a team of DJs broadcasting round the clock bringing shout-outs, local information and live music to the community.A housing provider is making funds available for its most hard-hit tenants, there's a brewery offering the chance to ’thank a local hero’ with a pint, and a family busy stitching up facemasks for carers.
You’ve been writing into us more than ever about the issues both national and local, and this week we have a bumper page of contributions from readers.
We’re also publishing a new feature focusing on ’My village in Lockdown’ and starting things off this week is Lanreath, where young and old have come up with ingenious ways to make locked down life easier for each other.
Our quality four-page Sports pull-out puts the spotlight on the Tamar Trotters and one runner who’s shown just how far you can come with dedication and support from your club. Find out who was in line for the awards at Saltash Borough, and take a look at what’s in store for Cornwall’s U-20 rugby players. On the back there’s much anticipation of the derbies between Saltash and Liskeard-Looe – find out what the coaches think about these must-see games for when the restrictions lift!
With all this there’s also your favourite sections like Nature Watch with Ray Roberts, Motoring, Puzzles and TV and the rccipe column to try.
Look for your Cornish Times – out in the shops today!