Coronavirus Live Blog: Friday April 17

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Coronavirus Live Blog: Friday April 17

Published at 8:07pm 16th April 2020. (Updated at 5:58pm 17th April 2020)

Friday's live updates, local stories and light relief as Cornwall battles Coronavirus.

If you have something we should be featuring, tweet us @piratefm or e-mail digital.media@piratefm.co.uk

Live updates below.

5:58pm

Leah Ollsson and Beth Marshallsay create a print, to raise money to support the NHS

5:56pm

New dates for pasty deliveries from Sarah's Pasty Shop

5:53pm

The Groomery, St Agnes, offers discounts to NHS workers once lockdown is lifted

5:50pm

Rowland's Fun Fair celebrate #ClapForOurCarers

5:45pm

Local artists have created this song to support our NHS

5:40pm

We love this!

5:31pm

McFly sing 'All About You' for the NHS

Boy band McFly have recreated one of their biggest hits 'All About You' in a special tribute video for the NHS and key workers working hard around the country. 
The video on YouTube features the lives of the four members, Tom, Harry, Danny and Dougie, as they record a brand new version of the song from their houses. 

McFly will be giving all of the royalties from the YouTube video to NHS Charities Together, to show their admiration, and support the amazing work our NHS staff are doing. 

To support the band, and help them raise as much money as possible, simply watch the video on YouTube, or they ask you donate here.

3:35pm
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Extra graves and mortuary space being prepared in Cornwall

Cornwall Council has confirmed that it is preparing extra graves and mortuary space to cope with increased deaths due to the coronavirus.

The council said that the works were no different to any other local authority and said that it was hoped that the extra capacity would not be required.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service asked Cornwall Council about the issue after photographs were shared online showing newly dug graves in a Falmouth cemetery.

“Like all local authorities we are preparing cemeteries for burials as well as mortuaries.

“We are still very much hoping that the measures such as social distancing will help curb the spread of the virus and they will not be required.”

Council chief executive Kate Kennally

READ MORE

 

2:32pm

The Real Cornish Crab Company are open for deliveries 

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Finally, some positive news! Our factory is reopening next week for wholesale and home deliveries! 🎉 Thank you all for your support during this extremely challenging time. We're still very much navigating unchartered waters but we're allowing ourselves to feel excited about this small step back towards normality. 🌊 🦀 How to order 🦀 For wholesale and local deliveries, please call 01736 351485 or email sales@therealcornishcrabcompany.co.uk. If your call isn't answered please leave a message with your name and number and we'll call you back. (Accepted postcodes for home deliveries are TR17, 18, 19 & 20) Please note, the shop isn't reopening just yet so please don't waste a journey trying to visit - sorry! For home deliveries elsewhere in the country, please order online at therealcornishcrabcompany.co.uk ⚠️ Health & Safety ⚠️ All factory staff will all have been in isolation for a full month by the time we reopen. The factory will be run with extremely strict hygiene and cleaning procedures in place. We will continue to follow government guidelines regarding social distancing and we have enough space to allow all staff work more than two metres apart. 🧡 We look forward to welcoming back our dedicated staff and watching our boats leave the harbour more often. If you'd like some freshly caught, hand picked Cornish crab, you know where to come. 🦀 Please consider sharing this post to help us reach more customers while we get back on our feet 👣

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2:25pm

Kernow King has made tomorrow 'stay at home and make a pasty day'

and we're here for it!

2:13pm

Latest numbers for corona deaths in hospitals in the UK

12:40pm

31: Cornish Claire's Video Diary - Friday's Crib Time 'Winner'!

Cornish Claire has awarded herself the win - well got to have a pasty on a Friday haven't you!

If you fancy a pasty, here's a list of the places still open!

12:04pm

How to watch Lady Gaga's One World: Together At Home in the UK

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You can either watch the superstar concert live online or later on the BBC.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

11:58am

Send the pub to your friend in The Victoria Inn's new competition!

11:25am

Scorse Foods delivery changes

The delivery day for Mullion, St Keverne, The Lizard Area and Gweek has changed from Wednesdays to Tuesdays from next week.

Scorse said anyone wanting a delivery this Tuesday 21st April should call 01326-562611

There are also have a few remaining delivery slots for the Helston & Porthleven areas this Monday.

11:09am

Eden Sessions statement

11:07am

 BREAKING      

Eden Sessions postponed until 2021

Eden Sessions

The 2020 Eden Sessions have been postponed until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Eden Project has announced that the series of concerts, planned for June and July, will not take place but will be rescheduled for 2021.

Organisers say they have been closely assessing the impacts of the global Covid-19 pandemic and decided that to ensure the safety and wellbeing of concert-goers, artists, crews, Eden Sessions staff and supporting teams, the Sessions could not go ahead this year.

TO FIND OUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR TICKET HOLDERS AND FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

10:34am

Pirate Presents: JollyRoger

Pirate presents Jolly Roger

Every day we will be bringing you our Cornish musical recommendations that you can check out for a bit of lockdown listening.

Today it's the turn of JollyRoger.

Here's one of their tracks, 21st Century Pirate:

TO HEAR AND FIND OUT MORE CLICK HERE FOR OUR PIRATE PRESENTS FEATURE

 

10:21am

 CORNISH CLAIRE'S VIDEO DIARY - episode 30        

Make your picture float!

Cornish Claire is back in the swing of school routines - this time whipping up some more great science experiments - that also double as great tattoos!

SEE CLAIRE'S OTHER VIDEOS HERE

9:37am

Have symptoms? Here's how you can help research

8:49am

Boris Johnson to 'recognise' hero Captain Tom Moore after he raises £17m for NHS

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Captain Tom Moore, the Second World War veteran who has raised more than £17m for the NHS, will receive recognition for his "heroic efforts" from the prime minister, Downing Street has said.

The 99-year-old originally aimed to raise £1,000 through his Justgiving page to help the fight against the coronavirus pandemic - but his actions have now led to a petition for him to be knighted after donations rocketed.

Responding online to the Change.org petition, Number 10 said Boris Johnson "will certainly be looking at ways to recognise Tom for his heroic efforts" after it received more than 475,000 signatures.

READ MORE

8:46am

Royal Mail asks for nation's thumbs of support

8:43am

New details on why you can leave home released by police chiefs

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Police chiefs have issued guidance to forces on the "reasonable" excuses people can leave their homes during the coronavirus lockdown - including a cooling-off period after arguments.

It comes as Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced a three-week extension to the country's lockdown regulations.

Since the coronavirus restrictions were put in place in March, police have spent time and effort on catching people out for an unnecessary drive, dispersing groups in parks or, in some extreme cases, monitoring certain supermarket aisles.

More than 3,200 fines were handed out by police in England between 27 March and 13 April to those considered to be flouting the rules.

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) has now issued guidance for police officers in England to explain the reasons that someone could "reasonably" leave their home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

READ MORE

8:17am

Newquay firm's tribute to Captain Tom Moore

8:11am

Covid-19: Cornish hospital deaths rise to 50

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The coronavirus death toll has risen to 50 in Cornwall, after another four people lost their lives.

The official figures include deaths in hospitals only and it is not confirmed how many other people with Covid-19 may have lost their lives in the Duchy.

The number of confirmed cases in Cornwall currently stands at 349.

On Thursday, another 861 Covid-19 deaths were confirmed in hospitals across the UK, bringing the total death toll across the country to 13,729.

Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty warned of a spike in deaths due to a probable lag in reporting over Easter weekend, following four consecutive days of sub-800 increases.

READ MORE

8:00am

Can you help these animal food banks?

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7:57am

Neil Caddy has a lockdown confession

Our breakfast show presenter revealed the news on Instagram

7:56am

Italy warns of long road ahead

7:41am
7:38am

Tom Cruise goes shopping during lockdown - in full Top Gun outfit

He went on a Target run, complete with his own style of face mask.

7:34am

St Ives Watch Keeper lights house blue

7:33am

Devon and Cornwall police officer: "serial lockdown offenders are dangerous:

7:30am

Extra graves and mortuary space being prepared in Cornwall

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Cornwall Council has confirmed that it is preparing extra graves and mortuary space to cope with increased deaths due to the coronavirus.

The council said that the works were no different to any other local authority and said that it was hoped that the extra capacity would not be required.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service asked Cornwall Council about the issue after photographs were shared online showing newly dug graves in a Falmouth cemetery.

“Like all local authorities we are preparing cemeteries for burials as well as mortuaries.

“We are still very much hoping that the measures such as social distancing will help curb the spread of the virus and they will not be required.”

Council chief executive Kate Kennally

READ MORE

7:26am

Wendy walks 100km in a day for the NHS

Georgia - 100km

A Cornish cancer survivor has recently completed a 100 kilometre walk for charity - in her own garden!

Wendy Barker, from Gorran Haven, walked all day and through the night, to finish the humongous challenge in 23 hours.

Her aim was to complete 100km in less that 24 hours - all whilst raising as much money as possible for NHS Charities Together.

Wendy says 'They helped me when I was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and they help each and everyone of us throughout our lifetimes. This is my way of saying a huge thank you to them all. You are superheroes'.

READ MORE ABOUT WENDY'S STORY HERE

7:22am

 STATS     

GLOBAL CASES
2,183,942

DEATHS
146,873

RECOVERED
552,822

UK CASES
103,093

DEATHS
13,729

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