“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Instant “pop-up” housing estates to appear in Truro and Penzance within the next few days to provide emergency Covid-19 accommodation

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council is using the Covid-19 emergency to revive its plans to make homeless people live in converted shipping containers. The first of these “pop up”...

Outsourcing company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres asks taxpayers to top-up staff’s wages

By Anne North The company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres is asking local taxpayers to top up its staff wages, as central government pays only 80% of normal salary...

Hall for Cornwall will not re-open until “spring 2021 at the earliest”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall, Truro, will not re-open this year.  The latest target date, of “autumn 2020” has been abandoned and plans for a Christmas show...

No rush to resume the St Mewan by-election

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council chief executive Kate Kennally has no plans to hold a by-election to fill the vacant St Mewan division any time soon, she told reporters...

Hospital radio marathon bid to raise cash for NHS charities

By Richard Whitehouse Volunteers at a hospital radio station are set to undertake a marathon 72-hour broadcast to raise money for NHS charities. While the volunteer presenters at CHBN...

Shipping containers to be used as “temporary” housing in Cornwall during Covid-19 crisis

By Julia Penhaligon People in Cornwall are to be housed in shipping containers if they need emergency accommodation during the Covid-19 crisis.  The first will be seen on council-owned...

Truro’s retailers were suffering even before Covid-19, says new survey

By Richard Whitehouse A new report shows that a majority of shops and businesses in Truro City Centre had reported a drop in trade even before the coronavirus outbreak....

Debenhams Truro department store will not re-open

By Peter Tremayne Debenhams is to close its Truro department store, with the loss of around 50 jobs.  The Truro shop is one of 50 nationwide which will not...

Thumbs-down for major out-of-Truro retail development at Threemilestone

By Richard Whitehouse Developers wanting to build a new retail park on the outskirts of Truro say they are “surprised and extremely disappointed” that planning permission has been refused....