Author: Julia Penhaligon

Follow the money: bookies reverse their general election odds in St Ives, and something funny is happening in St Austell & Newquay

25th May 2017By Julia PenhaligonBookmakers report some significant changes to their odds in Cornwall’s constituencies since the start of the general election campaign.In St Ives, where three weeks ago...

Last-minute rush as Cornwall tries to get on the electoral register before tonight’s deadline

22nd May 2017By Julia PenhaligonThousands of people in Cornwall are making last-minute applications to join the electoral register, ahead of next month’s general election.About 3,000 people in Cornwall registered...

Personal injury claims have cost council £2.6 million in three years

3rd May 2017By Julia PenhaligonPersonal injury claims have cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers more than £2.6million in the past three years, according to a Freedom of Information answer.The payments, which...

Bird flu restrictions finally lifted in time for Royal Cornwall Show

2nd May 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe poultry section of the Royal Cornwall Show is to go ahead next month after Defra lifted remaining restrictions imposed due to fears about bird...

Andrew George and Dan Rogerson confirm their candidacy, as general election approaches and parties ponder candidates

25th April 2017By Julia PenhaligonFormer Liberal Democrat MPs Andrew George and Dan Rogerson have confirmed their intention to stand for their Party in the forthcoming general election.Mr Rogerson issued...

Hayle conman jailed for window repair fraud

18th April 2017By Julia PenhaligonA Hayle window-repairman has been jailed for 38 weeks for conning elderly and vulnerable customers out of thousands of poundsLiam Hawkins, 36, from Trelissick Road,...

Appeal dates set for Wadebridge housing plans

16th April 2017A date has been set for a public inquiry into plans for more than 200 homes at Trevarner Farm Wadebridge.An informal hearing will be held at Wadebridge...

Football and rugby clubs to share ground as Cornwall stadium deal gets back on track

11th April 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe Cornish Pirates RFC and Truro and Penwith College have announced that they are joining forces with Truro City Football Club and the club’s developer...

Information Commission fines Flybe £70,000 for unwanted email

9th April 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe Exeter-based airline Flybe, which also operates from Newquay airport, has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who...

Beavers are on their way back to Cornwall

4th April 2017By Julia PenhaligonBeavers are on their way back to Cornwall.After being hunted to extinction several hundred years ago, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and local farmers Chris and Janet...

Cornish primary school pupils learn about farming and food production

26th March 2017by Julia PenhaligonMore than 1,500 school children have enjoyed two days of learning about farming and food at the annual Farm & Country Days held at the...

MP Steve Double lays into “unacceptable” Newquay parking firms

22nd March 2017By Julia PenhaligonSt Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has launched a ferocious attack on two parking firms which he has accused of behaving in an unacceptable...

Council to go ahead with pioneering study for new health centre in Camelford

19th March 2017By Julia PenhaligonA proposed health and wellbeing centre in Camelford could become a pilot for Cornwall Council investing in health practices in the future.The move comes at...

Closure of West Cornwall Hospital’s canteen: is it a sign of things to come?

17th March 2017By Julia PenhaligonThere are fears that Penzance's West Cornwall hospital is being downgraded, following closure of the canteen which for years has served patients, staff and visitors....

Six years later, and still nothing doing as Asda finally declines invitation to come to Truro

14th March 2017By Julia PenhaligonAsda appears to have changed its mind about building a superstore in Truro.The supermarket giant had been at the heart of plans to build a...

St Ives “chemical drum” contained mixture of oil and water

13th March 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe two “chemical drums” which washed ashore at St Ives in January contained a mixture of oil and water, Cornwall Council has confirmed.Firefighters wearing gas-tight...

Entries open for horse section at Royal Cornwall Show

9th March 2017By Julia PenhaligonMore than 1,000 horses, ponies and donkeys will head to Wadebridge in early June to compete at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show.Entries are now open...

Bodmin Treatment Centre to re-open by October, say NHS bosses

3rd March 2017By Julia PenhaligonCornwall’s health chiefs say they aim to re-open the Bodmin Treatment Centre by October, after it closes at the end of this month when the...

Under new management: the Jubilee Pool, Penzance, enters a new era

1st March 2017By Julia PenhaligonA Penzance community group is to take charge of the town’s Jubilee Pool, one of the few remaining salt-water lidos in Europe.The 1930s cubist-inspired pool...

Bodmin Treatment Centre to close, as NHS Kernow gets tough with private contractors

28th February 2017 By Julia PenhaligonThe future of the privately-run Bodmin Treatment Centre is in doubt today as its Australian-based operators have been unable to negotiate a new contract...