Camborne

Camborne’s Trevithick Day, and the World Pilot Gig Championships, cancelled because of Covid-19 – as Visit Cornwall urges tourism industry to “Keep Calm and Carry On”

By Anne North Camborne’s Trevithick Day, due to have been held next month, has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.  The World Pilot Gig racing championships, due...

IN PICTURES: Tread carefully, you never know what’s underneath – Cornwall’s latest mineshaft collapse

Photos by William Dax A huge hole has opened up in the garden of a house in Pendarves Road, Beacon, near Camborne.  It is believed to have been caused...

EXCLUSIVE: Own a slice of South Crofty for less than 4 pence a share, as owners embrace radical new plan to find out what’s underground

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The owners of South Crofty tin mine are to adopt a radical new approach to resuming operations. Having failed to raise the cash needed to pump...

Police appeal for information following “unexplained” death in Camborne

By Peter Tremayne Police have named the woman who died in Camborne on Monday, sparking a murder inquiry. Beata Lis, 47, was found dead at a house in Wesley...

Redruth hoping for £3.8 million heritage boost

By Richard Whitehouse Redruth town centre could be set to get a welcome boost thanks to millions of pounds to help breathe life into historic buildings. The town is...

Camborne, Redruth & Hayle Labour activists nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader

By Graham Smith Labour Party activists in the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency have voted to nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader, and Richard Burgon as deputy leader. Although the...

£290 million A30 upgrade between Carland Cross and Chiverton gets its final political sign-off, meaning work should start later this year

By Peter Tremayne The government has given the final, formal go-ahead to build a dual carriageway between Carland Cross and Chiverton on the A30 in west Cornwall. The Development...

Plans resubmitted to build houses close to South Crofty tin mine

By Anne North Plans to build 99 homes close to the former South Crofty tin mine have been re-submitted to Cornwall Council. Planners voted 12-1 in September to refuse...

Everything you ever wanted to know about Cornwall’s spaceport project, explained in just 60 minutes with tea and biscuits

By Graham Smith Promoters of a Cornish spaceport are pursuing their battle for hearts and minds tomorrow (Wednesday) at a “drop in” session as Kresen Kernow, the new Cornish...

Camborne homes proposal comes back before planners next week

By Richard Whitehouse A planning application to build 23 homes in Camborne will return for a decision by councillors next week - despite them asking for it to be...

Bleak outlook for South Crofty, with no start-date in sight for pumping dry the flooded tin mine

By Anne North There will be no tin mining at South Crofty before 2022 at the earliest.  The mine’s owners have confirmed that they have still not been able...

Cold callers cold shouldered in Carnon Downs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Villagers at Carnon Downs, near Truro, have voted overwhelmingly to ban cold callers from their front doors in an effort to protect themselves from rogue tradesmen...

Camborne housing plans refused

By Richard Whitehouse A planning committee was applauded after refusing planning permission for a development of 94 homes in Camborne. The plans to build the houses on land off...

Cornwall’s Anti-Brexit campaign pins its election hopes on tactical voting

By Anne North Cornwall’s anti-Brexit campaigners are being urged to vote tactically on Thursday, with organisers of the Cornwall For Europe organisation believing that three local constituencies are in...

Hopes appear to be fading for South Crofty to resume tin mining by 2021

By Peter Tremayne Another deadline is looming for the owners of South Crofty tin mine, whose ambition to resume mining by 2021 appears to be under threat due to...

Corbyn and Johnson on the election campaign trail in Cornwall today

By Peter Tremayne Both the Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition are expected to visit Cornwall today, looking for votes on the general election campaign trail. Boris...

Work starts to make safe Redruth football pitches, undermined by industrial heritage

By Peter Tremayne Work has started to make safe Cornwall’s largest public playing field, parts of which have been closed because of collapsing and subsiding mine shafts. The Clijah...

This is where your vote will be counted: Bodmin, Truro and Pool

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s general election votes will be counted and the results declared at three different locations on the night and early morning of 12th and 13th December....

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council confirms it spent more on building houses than it was able to get by selling them

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has admitted that the cost of its centre-piece house-building programme has exceeded the value of building the properties at Bodmin and Tolvaddon. The ultimate...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council considers how to keep on top of information about “contaminated land,” including a former chemical weapons factory

By Anne North Five “special sites” within the former top secret chemical weapons factory at Portreath are still on a register of contaminated land, according to a report to...