Author: Julia Penhaligon

First night nerves at Truro’s alternative to speed-dating?

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s latest “singles-only” bar, in Truro, appears to have attracted little interest on its opening night last night.  Passers-by say the “Single Mingle” venue was closed...

No quick fix for Bude, as angry residents confront NHS bosses over loss of overnight minor injury facility

By Julia Penhaligon Residents of Bude will have to wait until next month before they find out more about the future of their local overnight health facilities, following the...

Plans submitted for 138 new homes near Falmouth

By Julia Penhaligon Planners have set themselves a deadline of 10th March to determine an application for 138 houses at Hillhead Road, Kergilliack, Budock.  The site consists of 8.6...

Hold tight – Cornwall’s new bus contract details revealed

By Julia Penhaligon Many of Cornwall’s buses are to become subject to a new eight-year contract with Go Cornwall Bus, part of the national Go-Ahead company which also runs...

Don’t come here unless you really have to, Royal Cornwall Hospital warns patients

By Julia Penhaligon The Royal Cornwall hospital at Truro has again warned patients they will be turned away from the Accident and Emergency department if they present with only...

Are there no workhouses? St Austell tries an off-street response to begging

By Julia Penhaligon Civic leaders in St Austell have launched a new initiative to discourage on-street begging, amid concern that vagrancy and rough sleeping are returning to Victorian levels....

Cornwall’s fishing and farming sectors face a year of watching Brexit Get Done

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s farmers fear they will continue to face an uncertain year as the government gets down to negotiating the detail of Britain’s exit from the European...

GWR warns of delays to rail journeys next week

By Julia Penhaligon Train services between Cornwall and London could be disrupted over the Christmas period because of engineering works between Reading and Paddington stations. Network Rail is responsible...

Crowdfunding campaign to help soften the pre-Christmas blow, as Fifteen Cornwall joins the casualty list

By Julia Penhaligon A crowdfunding campaign to raise cash for 100 staff at Fifteen Cornwall has so far attracted £3,400, in a bid to soften the pre-Christmas blow of...

St Ives, Camborne & Redruth, and Truro & Falmouth are all in play – YouGov

By Julia Penhaligon The final very large opinion poll to be conducted before tomorrow’s general election suggests that three Cornish constituencies are “in play” and could change hands. The...

Three days to go – and the bookmakers are still forecasting a True Blue Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon The bookmakers are into the final few days of the general election campaign still thinking the Conservatives are favourites to retain all six Cornish constituencies. The...

Property Tribunal upholds £12,700 fine for “rogue” landlord in Truro

By Julia Penhaligon A Property Tribunal has confirmed a £12,700 penalty for a Truro landlord for failing to rectify a number of problems, including rooms which were too small...

Bookmakers still think the Tories are home and dry in Cornwall, but report a slight adjustment in Truro & Falmouth

By Julia Penhaligon With only nine days until polling day in the general election, the bookmakers have adjusted their forecasts in some Cornish constituencies. The bookies still think that...

Organisers reveal the Tour of Britain cycle race route, from Penzance to Bodmin

By Julia Penhaligon Details have been announced of the Cornwall stage of next year’s Tour of Britain cycle race.  It will start in Penzance and finish in Bodmin. The...

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn both in Cornwall at the same time – but somehow their paths did not cross

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were both greeted as heroes by their respective party supporters in Cornwall today (Wednesday.)...

Liberal Democrat Disability Association files formal complaint about its own North Cornwall candidate

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrat general election candidate in North Cornwall has come under fire from members of his own party for a series of social media posts...

Royal Cornwall hospital back on black alert

By Julia Penhaligon Conservative fears that a winter health service crisis could derail its general election campaign have come a step closer with confirmation that Cornwall’s main acute hospital...

Countdown to confusion: Cornwall Council is going ahead with its spaceport vote, despite the general election, despite having no Environmental Impact Assessment, and with Richard Branson’s rocket still firmly on the ground

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is going ahead with a crucial vote next week to plough £12 million of local taxpayers’ money into a Newquay spaceport, despite having carried...

Greens stand down in North Cornwall, as part of a national deal to help save their party leader

By Julia Penhaligon The Green Party has withdrawn its general election candidate from the North Cornwall constituency, as part of a nationwide deal with the Liberal Democrats designed to...

Cornwall’s dustbin AND recycling collections will both be fortnightly, as row looms over bungled waste contract

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s dustbins AND recycling waste collections will both become fortnightly next year, in a major retreat on the original promise to make recycling collections weekly. Cornwall...