Camborne

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...

Don’t look now, but here comes the Property Advisory Group – hoping to organise the sale of the century

By Julia Penhaligon While the new political groups of Cornwall councillors sharpen their elbows and jostle for committee positions, County Hall’s full-time officials are busily pushing ahead with their...

Cornwall dog breeder gets suspended jail sentence

By Peter Tremayne A man has been banned from keeping dogs and ordered to pay thousands of pounds in costs following a prosecution by Cornwall Council. Barry Rowe, 70,...

Planning inspector says “no” to out-of-town retail park at Camborne

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A government inspector has dismissed an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a retail park at Camborne. Quora had wanted to build out-of-town shops...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

Revealed: County Hall’s timetable for selling off land and offices seeks a decision by July

By Julia Penhaligon Senior Cornwall Council officials are to meet in late April to progress their “estate transformation” ambitions, which could see most staff confined to just three offices...

Hands off the United Downs banger racing track, Sport England tells Cornwall Council

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Campaigners hoping to save the United Downs banger racing track have been boosted by backing from Sport England. Sport England is a government Quango close to...

Camborne landlady banned for five years in landmark tribunal ruling

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A Camborne landlady who persistently broke residential lettings rules has been banned from operating for five years.  The case stems from enhanced monitoring as a result...

Cornish holiday resort sold to America

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Gwel An Mor holiday resort, Portreath, has been taken over by Bunn Leisure, meaning ownership now rests with the United States-based Cove Communities company through...

A new future for Cornwall Gold and Tolgus Mill?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Another Cornish tourist attraction is for sale.  Cornwall Gold, near Redruth, is on the market for £2.5 million. The 18-acre site includes the Grade 2 listed...

Crash, bang, wallop – two worlds collide as world’s first eco-powered rum distillery seeks to replace banger racing

By Julia Penhaligon One of the Cornwall Council election issues most likely to test the maxim that “all politics is local” concerns the future of the United Downs banger...

South Crofty Tin Mine: shares finally start trading on the London stock exchange

By Graham Smith Trading started today (Tuesday) in Cornish tin mining shares – as global prices continue to show some signs of recovery. After decades of promises and false...

Planning boss application to convert stables into three-bedroom house puts County Hall’s approach to local development policies under the spotlight

By Rashleigh MacFarlane It is not unusual for planning applications which seek to convert agricultural buildings for residential use to attract controversy, particularly if they are outside of normal...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

Camborne Community Centre in line for major refurbishment

By Rashleigh MacFarlane £240,000 funding from a local housing development will be used to refurbish Camborne Community Centre.  The cash has come from money paid to Cornwall Council from...