Falmouth University has announced that Dawn French is to become its new chancellor.
The popular comedienne will take up her new role at a ceremony in the town in March
The founder of the Cornish aid charity Shelterbox has appeared in court on fraud charges.
Tom Henderson from Helston faces three counts of fraud and one of attempted theft. He appeared at the Central Criminal Court in London with his son John Henderson and another man, Darren Gervis who also face charges. They didn't enter a plea and will appear again in December, when the court will decide if the case should be moved to a court closer to Cornwall.
Tom Henderson left the charity in July 2012 and was arrested a year later.
A teenage boy who died after falling from a cliff in Torquay last week has been named. Tom Rendle who was 17 and from Torquay, is believed to have fallen from a cliff in the Ilsham Marine Drive area onto rocks last Friday.
Tom was rescued and taken by lifeboat to the harbour, before being taken by ambulance to Torbay District Hospital with a severe head injury, spinal and leg injuries.
He was later transferred to Derriford Hospital where he was pronounced deceased on the evening of Saturday 20 September due to injuries sustained during the fall.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
The National Farmers Union has responded to claims that a dead badger in Somerset suffered an unnecessarily lingering death because it had been shot in the abdomen and left to die.
Business leaders in Cornwall and representatives from the world of sport are urging the local council to support plans for a Stadium for the county.
They've signed an open letter to all members of the County Council, urging them to back an application for a supermarket which is considered crucial for funding the development. Among the signatories are Bill Beaumont, the Chairman of the RFU, the Grand Bard of Cornwall and the Chairman of Truro's Chairman of Commerce,
The Humane Society's executive director and veterinarian, Mark Jones, has voiced his concern over claims that a female badger who had been shot in the abdomen in Somerset will have taken a considerable time to die.
Earlier today pictures were released by the wildlife charity Secret World claiming that "Badger 41" had been shot in the abdomen and left to die.
The average rate of teenage pregnancies in Cornwall has fallen significantly according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics.
There are now 24.6 conceptions per 1,000 women aged under 18 . This is down from 27.9 in the previous year and is now below the national average of 25.8 throughout England and Wales
Wildlife campaigners are celebrating after the successful reintroduction of cattle to an area of heathland in Devon.
Bovey Heathfield nature reserve, close to Bovey Tracey, is now home to six Galloway cattle. The job of the cows will be to munch their way through the some of the grasses, brambles and scrub that threaten to take over some areas of the delicate heathland. When the cattle are removed later this year it is hoped that they will leave the nature reserve in a better state to help rare wildlife including reptiles, birds, butterflies and wildflowers.
Bovey Heathfield nature reserve is managed by the charity Devon Wildlife Trust.
Somerset wildlife charity Secret World claims it has evidence that badgers are being shot inhumanely as the cull continues in the county.
They have produced pictures of a female badger which they claim shows it was shot through the abdomen rather than the chest in contravention of DEFRA guidelines. There was no evidence of a second shot and they say the badger will have suffered a lingering death.