Camborne

Covid-19 outbreak at Pilgrim’s Pride food processing factory, Pool

By Anne North Public Health England (PHE) South West and Cornwall Council have this afternoon (Friday) issued a statement saying they are aware of a number of confirmed cases...

Covid-19: South East Cornwall cluster on Rame peninsula

By Anne North Three areas in Cornwall are currently reporting “clusters” of Covid-19, of concern to Public Health officials. The Kingsand, Antony and Maryfield parishes, near Torpoint, on the...

Covid-19 confirmed at Cornwall College, as local cases increase by 18 in 24 hours

By Peter Tremayne A Cornwall College student is among those who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week. A further 18 cases have been confirmed in Cornwall...

“Save Our Pool!” – Wadebridge fears its leisure centre is at the top of County Hall’s “hit list”

By Graham Smith About 30 protestors staged a peaceful, socially-distanced demonstration in Wadebridge on Friday evening to highlight the loss of their local leisure centre. The swimming pool, gym,...

A brief history of protest and change brightens the beach at Porthtowan

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A mural has been erected at Porthtowan beach depicting a timeline of some of the most successful protest movements over the last 200 years. The mural...

Some of Cornwall’s indoor swimming pools might never reopen, warns new report

By Rashleigh MacFarlane At least a fifth of Cornwall’s publicly-owned indoor swimming pools could close permanently without a dramatic change in policy, according to a new report. Cornwall Council...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Controversial Camborne housing plans approved on chairman’s casting vote

By Richard Whitehouse A controversial housing development has been granted planning permission on a planning committee chairman’s vote after councillors were divided. A reserved matters application for 94 homes...

Controversial Camborne housing project to be decided tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse Controversial plans to build 94 homes on a site in Camborne will go before councillors again next week. The development on land off Tregenna Lane already...

Another facelift for Redruth, as Historic England awards more cash

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Redruth is in line for a £4.6 million boost to help maintain its historic character. A £1.6 million grant from Historic England is expected to attract...

Will all of Cornwall’s leisure centres re-open next month? County Hall promises a statement soon

By Anne North Cornwall’s leisure centres face an uncertain future as talks continue over whether all 12 facilities will re-open next month. GLL, the private management company which won...

What’s the best way to spend £25 million in Camborne?

By Anne North Businesses and council officials in Camborne have set up a Town Deal Board to devise ways of spending the £25 million pre-election “regeneration” award announced by...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Call for planners to defer decision about Camborne houses, rather than debate online

By Richard Whitehouse People protesting against plans for a housing development have called on councillors to hold off on making a decision until a public meeting can be held....

Outsourcing company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres asks taxpayers to top-up staff’s wages

By Anne North The company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres is asking local taxpayers to top up its staff wages, as central government pays only 80% of normal salary...

Covid-19 test site at Bodmin to close and move to Bude; Truro test site moves to Pool

By Graham Smith The Covid-19 testing site at Bodmin is due to close today (Thursday) and move to Bude next week.  The location in Bude is yet to be...

Cornwall’s towns in economic meltdown as Covid-19 keeps shoppers at home, according to new research

By Julia Penhaligon Penzance, Falmouth, Redruth, Truro and Wadebridge are among the towns whose economies have been worst hit by the Covid-19 crisis, according to new research. Penzance is...

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...