Camborne

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...

Tulip pork processing factory at Bodmin consults on another 270 job losses, after pocketing nearly £5 million from taxpayers

By Graham Smith The American food processing company which is considering making 270 people redundant in Bodmin took over the factory only a few weeks ago.  Five years ago...

Carn Brea Leisure Centre packed for Brexit Party rally

By Peter Tremayne Several hundred people attended a Brexit Party rally at Carn Brea Leisure Centre, Redruth, last night, attended by Nigel Farage and South West Euro MP Ann...

Don’t try to throw milkshakes at Nigel Farage, urges Cornwall For Europe

By Anne North The Battle of Brexit comes to Cornwall today (Monday) when Nigel Farage stages a rally at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre while anti-Brexit campaigners hold a...

Nigel Farage on his way to Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage is coming to Cornwall next week for a rally in Camborne. He is due to speak at the Carn Brea leisure...

Conservatives win Camborne Town Council by-election

By Anne North The Conservatives held a town council seat at a by-election in Camborne last night. Sally Weedon topped the Treslothan ward poll with 253 votes, Independent Philip...

Planners approve homes on site of former Redruth care centre

By Richard Whitehouse A planning committee has unanimously backed plans to build so-called “affordable” homes on the site of a former care centre. Cornwall Council had applied for permission...

Planning permission for homes close to former tin mine refused – in case it ever re-opens

By Richard Whitehouse Proposals to build 99 new homes close to a mine which could be reopened have been refused planning permission. An application had been made for outline...

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...