Camborne

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”...

Covid-19: Health chiefs close Stithians vaccination centre, just as new infections in west Cornwall start rising again

By Anne North A Covid vaccination centre in Cornwall is closing today (Monday) – just as Cornwall’s infection rate is starting to accelerate. The vaccination centre at Stithians Showground...

Covid-19 forces school closure in Cornwall

By Anne North Stithians school has closed until 4th October because of Covid-19. A statement on the school website says: “Changes to the national Department for Education guidance on...

Promotion for St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double in this week’s government reshuffle

By Julia Penhaligon St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has been promoted in the latest government reshuffle.  He becomes an Assistant Whip, an unpaid post, and joins North...

Cornwall keeps a voice in the cabinet as Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice survives reshuffle

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s only cabinet-level MP kept his job in yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) reshuffle.  Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice remains Environment Secretary, despite months of speculation that he...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council’s recent deals in the property market include a pub

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has bought a pub.  Documents available for public inspection at the Land Registry show that County Hall advanced a £200,000 mortgage on the Grenville...

Time is running out for Cornwall’s last banger racing track, as councillor calls for a community takeover

By Graham Smith The only banger racing track in Cornwall could be forced to close in only months unless County Hall agrees a new lease. The United Downs stock...

Climate change “criminals” hand themselves in to the police at Camborne

Around 20 Extinction Rebellion climate protestors staged a demonstration outside Camborne police station yesterday (Friday).  They were “handing themselves in” to “confess” to “crimes” which they might have to...

Cornish nationalist Graham Hart jailed for antisemitism

By Peter Tremayne A disc jockey and musician who used to perform regularly at the Cornish Pirates rugby ground has been sentenced to 32 months' imprisonment for using antisemitic...

Plan to turn United Downs banger racing track into a rum distillery needs an Environmental Impact Assessment, rules government

By Peter Tremayne Supporters of the United Downs banger racing track have found an ally in their campaign against plans to turn the site into a rum distillery. The...

The first batch of Cornwall Council’s “bunkabins” destined for Carn Brea

By Julia Penhaligon Ten single-bedroomed “shipping container” homes are to be placed on the site of former industrial workshops at Carn Brea. The “bunkabins” are destined for Cowlins Mill,...

Row over plan for “affordable” homes highlights the issues which frame Cornwall’s housing crisis

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Plans to build 40 “affordable” homes have come up against objections from a number of local residents. The issue highlights many aspects of...

Jeremy Corbyn returns to Cornwall, as Labour squabbles over who should run its Truro and Falmouth constituency

By Julia Penhaligon Discontent appears to be continuing in Cornwall’s Labour Party, with some activists in the Truro and Falmouth constituency calling for a re-run of last week’s annual...

Labour Party sends its tanks in to Truro & Falmouth, cancelling an Annual General Meeting and preventing the election of local officials

By Julia Penhaligon The Labour Party has suspended its local organisation in Truro and Falmouth, cancelling a scheduled annual general meeting and preventing the election of local officials. The...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s new case numbers start to fall, but still higher than England’s average

By Anne North Cornwall’s average rate of Covid infection has fallen slightly, and is now 148.5 per 100,000 population.  Yesterday it was 150.2. The English average continues to rise,...

G7 Summit: Police arrest another 15 “suspected of conspiring to be a nuisance”

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested another 15 people “on suspicion of conspiring to be a nuisance” at the G7 Summit. The arrests followed a search at Clowance Wood...

Cornish singer Graham Hart admits inciting racial hatred

Peter Tremayne Cornish singer and disc jockey Graham Hart, 68, has admitted inciting racial hatred.  He will be sentenced in August. Mr Hart, of Penponds, Camborne, was once a...