Camborne

Redruth in line for 52 “affordable” homes

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North Plans to build 52 new homes, all of which will be “affordable,” according to County Hall’s definition of “affordable,” on the site of...

Illogan housing plans recommended for approval

By Richard Whitehouse A controversial housing development which has faced strong opposition from people living near the site has been recommended for approval. Planning permission has already been granted...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Millions of pounds in “Town Deal” cash goes to the constituencies where the Tories need votes

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has chosen three marginal constituencies in Cornwall to spend millions of pounds in a pre-election boost called “Town Deals.” Two of the towns are...

Countdown to opening time in the Old Brewery, and a chance to search for magic spells on 14 miles of shelves

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Is Cornwall Council capable of organising anything in a brewery?  We won’t have long to find out. Excitement is mounting at County Hall over the impending...

2,000 years after someone took the P – there is a new Cornish word for the English Channel

By Peter Tremayne The English Channel is to be abolished – at least, as far as Cornwall is concerned.  Coastal communities from Torpoint to the Lizard will in future...

Small earthquake near Helston

By Peter Tremayne The British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed a small earthquake, measuring 2.2 on the magnitude scale, happened about three miles (5km) south-west of Falmouth. Residents in...

Councillors vote 7-5 to approve housing plans on land allocated for allotments

By Richard Whitehouse By seven votes to five, Cornwall councillors have given planning permission for a housing development on a site which had been earmarked for allotments. Cornwall Council’s...

George Eustice gets his old job back at Defra, as Boris Johnson continues ministerial appointments

By Graham Smith Camborne, Redruth and Hayle MP George Eustice has again been appointed as a Minister of State at Defra, the job he held until he resigned in...

Planners say “no” to out-of-town shopping centre near Camborne

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Planners have voted unanimously to refuse permission for an out-of-town shopping centre near Camborne. The scheme would have included a new Lidl store and had been...

Controversial Camborne out-of-town shopping centre set for approval

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build a new out-of-town shopping centre including a new Lidl store in Camborne have been recommended for approval. The recommendation has come despite strong...

Online campaign to raise £1 million for Cornish Lithium

By Anne North Cornish Lithium is trying to raise £1 million to test its claim that it can extract the metal from deep underground – and stimulate a new...

Cash boost for Penzance High Street

By Anne North Penzance is one step closer to securing government cash to improve the High Street.  But Camborne, St Austell and Newquay have lost out. Following a bid...

Labour launches its “Green Industrial Revolution” in Cornwall

By Anne North Nearly 150 Labour Party activists from across Cornwall gathered at Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, yesterday (Saturday) to help front-benchers Rebecca Long-Baily and Barry Gardiner launch a new...

South Crofty mine gets more time to raise cash – meanwhile, the tin remains underground, and underwater

By Graham Smith It looks increasingly like South Crofty will fail to resume tin mining by its target date of 2021, after struggling to raise the necessary cash. The...

Government backs Cornish Lithium Company to help develop new generation of electric vehicle batteries

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has backed the Cornish Lithium company to help develop a new generation of batteries for the electric vehicles industry. Cornish Lithium is part of...

Police arrest Camborne man in connection with “Holocaust denial” broadcasts

By Anne North Police have arrested a Holocaust denier from Camborne because of his anti-semitic broadcasts and social media posts. Graham Hart, 67, was held for several hours before...

Crown Prosecution Service backs drugs charges against 18-year-olds, following girl’s death

By Peter Tremayne The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised drugs charges against two 18-year-old men following the death of a 15-year-old girl in Camborne last year. Joshua Ward, of...

Tories get control of West Cornwall planning committee, posing a question mark over Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition

By Julia Penhaligon The Conservatives have captured control of Cornwall Council’s West area planning committee, in a development which could signal cracks in the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration. Newlyn...

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to visit Cornwall.  Party bosses are organising a huge public rally for 27th July. Several members of Labour’s front-bench team...