Camborne

Cornish police officer “would have been sacked” if she had not resigned, says disciplinary panel

By Peter Tremayne A former Camborne police constable has been found guilty of breaching professional standards.  WPC Sarah Trewern resigned from the Devon and Cornwall force before a misconduct...

Cornish tin prospectors raise nearly £1 million, and prepare for test drilling near Helston

By Rashleigh MacFarlane For the first time in decades, tin will soon be extracted from deep underground in Cornwall. A programme of test drilling is about to get underway...

More pre-fabs set to sprout in Camborne

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is seeking planning permission to build flats on the site of a Camborne car park. The pre-fabricated buildings will replace the temporary “bunkabins” at...

If you go down to the woods today you still won’t have to pay to park your car

By Graham Smith Car parking charges will not be introduced at Tehidy Woods, near Camborne, in a major triumph for “people power” which has forced a County Hall U-Turn....

Cornwall councillor responsible for car parking “surprised” by Tehidy Woods charging proposals

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon A Cornwall Council cabinet member has apologised to councillors for not telling them about plans to introduce parking charges at a popular beauty...

If you go down to the woods today, you’d better first sign the petition about car park charges

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Nearly 7,000 people have signed a petition resisting Cornwall Council plans to impose car parking charges at Tehidy Woods, near Camborne. An official council consultation about...

How climate activists found a way to make Camborne MP George Eustice contribute to their cause

By Julia Penhaligon Supporters of the climate protest group Insulate Britain have bought the Camborne offices of Environment Secretary George Eustice. It means that rent paid by the Camborne...

Banger racing to resume at United Downs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Stock car racing will make a comeback in Cornwall this year after County Hall signed a new lease with operators Purple Cornwall. The deal is a...

EXCLUSIVE: Energy company’s bid to force disclosure of Cornwall’s hot rocks secrets

By Graham Smith Energy prospectors are trying to force Cornwall Council to share secret drilling data from the “hot rocks” geothermal explorations currently underway at United Downs. Geothermal Engineering...

Cornwall’s Opposition parties frustrated by delays in selecting general election candidates

By Julia Penhaligon The selection of Parliamentary candidates to challenge any of Cornwall’s six Conservative MPs is being delayed by national party priorities. Labour Party bureaucrats are determined to...

“Kill The Bill” protest planned for Camborne on Saturday

By Graham Smith Demonstrators are planning to assemble outside the office of Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice on Saturday (15th January) to protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing...

Another opinion poll forecasts Tory losses in Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon Labour would win two seats in Cornwall and both seats in Plymouth if a general election were to be held now, according to an opinion poll...

Suspended jail sentences for Wheal Jewel rogue traders

By Peter Tremayne Two rogue traders have been given suspended jail sentences following a spate of frauds involving tree-cutting and gardening work. Sheila Best and Terry Orchard of Wheal...

Man charged in connection with anti-vax bomb hoax in Truro

By Peter Tremayne Police have charged a 66-year-old man in connection with three bomb hoaxes in Truro on the morning of Friday 19 November.  The incidents were reported at...

Cornwall’s rugby league players get the chance to play on a national stage

By Peter Tremayne The historic “schism” between rugby union and rugby league could be about to be replayed in Cornwall, with potentially far-reaching consequences. While most people might regard...

Are the days of banger racing in Cornwall finally over? United Downs track appears to be in limbo after council grants lease for alternative user – but then refuses planning permission

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Sixty years of stock car racing at United Downs came to an end yesterday (Sunday) with what has been described as the "last-ever" contest. Cornwall Council...

County Hall sharpens its axe, adding St Austell’s council offices to those it wants to chop

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is considering basing most of its office staff at three locations in Truro, Bodmin and Camborne - which could mean that...

Covid-19: Something is happening and we don’t know what it is, as Cornwall’s infection rate races ahead of the neighbours

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate is continuing to race ahead of other areas.  The latest “new cases per 100,000 population” figure is 430.6 – compared with Devon’s...

The end is nigh for Cornwall’s banger racing fans

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The end of an era is approaching for Cornwall’s stock car racing fans.  A lease agreement made by Cornwall Council officials, without the approval of any...

Covid-19: Welcome to Camborne, one of Cornwall’s “red list” clusters, only 20 miles from the area with the lowest infection rate

By Anne North The three areas of Cornwall’s with the worst Covid rates are among the most dangerous in the world and would be on the government’s “red list”...