It was founded in 1901 as The Cornish Guardian and County Chronicle, adding an explanatory Cornwall before the County Chronicle in 1923. It absorbed a slightly older title, the 1895-founded Saltash Gazette, in 1944 and tacked its name onto the end of its existing title, losing it again in February 1945 and then adding it immediately after the Cornish Guardian in 1945. It became simply the Cornish Guardian in 1955.
It’s published by Cornwall & Devon Media, a branch of the Daily Mail & General Trust‘s regional newspaper division, Northcliffe Media. The editorial offices are in Bodmin, with two local offices for St Austell (also covering Fowey and Lostwithiel) and Newquay.
There are no fewer than seven editions:
- Bodmin & District
- Lostwithiel & Fowey
- Newquay (the Newquay Guardian)
- North Cornwall (Camelford/Bude/Launceston)
- St Austell (the St Austell Guardian)
- South East (Liskeard & Looe)
- Wadebridge & Padstow
All come out on Wednesdays.
The website’s shared with Northcliffe Media’s other titles for Cornwall: the Western Morning News, The Cornishman and the West Briton. Since 2011 it’s been a portal website, to which Northcliffe newspapers merely contribute news.
It has no connection with an earlier newspaper founded in 1833, The Cornish Guardian and Western Chronicle, which was published in Truro.
- Cornish Guardian
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