BBC news for Cornwall

Is Cornwall 'blacking up' tradition acceptable?

People from Padstow in Cornwall have been blacking their faces for an annual parade for 100 years, but is that acceptable?

Lithium mining possibility for Cornwall

It is hoped lithium - a key component of electric car batteries - lies in rocks under the county.

Bodyguards set to protect Flora Day nesting swans

The cost of hiring security to protect the birds and eggs is about £300.

Two Door Cinema Club, Slaves and Jake Bugg to play Boardmasters in Cornwall

Its other headliners are Jamiroquai and Alt-J, with other acts set to perform including Slaves, Jake Bugg and Becky Hill.

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The Gambia 'missing millions' after Jammeh flies into exile

State coffers are said to be empty as troops secure Banjul for the return of President Adama Barrow.

Trump team in fresh war of words with US media

Donald Trump's chief of staff joins the attack on reporting, vowing to fight "tooth and nail".

Israel approves settlement homes following Trump inauguration

"Now we can build," a Jerusalem official says, as a staunch Israel supporter takes office in the US.

US storms: At least 18 dead in Georgia and Mississippi

Seven of those killed were in a Georgia trailer park apparently struck by a tornado.