Camborne

South Crofty mine gets more time to raise cash – meanwhile, the tin remains underground, and underwater

By Graham Smith It looks increasingly like South Crofty will fail to resume tin mining by its target date of 2021, after struggling to raise the necessary cash. The...

Government backs Cornish Lithium Company to help develop new generation of electric vehicle batteries

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has backed the Cornish Lithium company to help develop a new generation of batteries for the electric vehicles industry. Cornish Lithium is part of...

Police arrest Camborne man in connection with “Holocaust denial” broadcasts

By Anne North Police have arrested a Holocaust denier from Camborne because of his anti-semitic broadcasts and social media posts. Graham Hart, 67, was held for several hours before...

Crown Prosecution Service backs drugs charges against 18-year-olds, following girl’s death

By Peter Tremayne The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised drugs charges against two 18-year-old men following the death of a 15-year-old girl in Camborne last year. Joshua Ward, of...

Tories get control of West Cornwall planning committee, posing a question mark over Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition

By Julia Penhaligon The Conservatives have captured control of Cornwall Council’s West area planning committee, in a development which could signal cracks in the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration. Newlyn...

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to visit Cornwall.  Party bosses are organising a huge public rally for 27th July. Several members of Labour’s front-bench team...

Planners vote 8-5 to reject “re-building” of derelict cottage near Redruth

By Richard Whitehouse A couple’s plans to rebuild a derelict cottage have been thwarted after a planning committee rejected the proposals by 8 votes to 5. Richard Ward and...

Cornwall Council’s intervention in the housing market: more questions than answers

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s controversial adventure as a large-scale property developer is due to come under renewed scrutiny on Wednesday after pilot schemes have revealed flaws in the...

George Eustice quits government in protest at latest Brexit position

By Graham Smith Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice has resigned from the government, surrendering his job as fisheries minister in protest at Theresa May’s acceptance of a possible...

Creditors give South Crofty more time to find the cash it needs – but deadlines are looming

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The company behind plans to re-open South Crofty tin mine has won more time to meet the demands of its creditors. Strongbow Exploration, which secured a...

South Crofty tin mine has its day at the County Hall “bank of last resort” – asking for £1 million of taxpayers’ cash

By Anne North The future of South Crofty tin mine could hang on a vote by Cornwall Council’s 10-member cabinet today (Tuesday.) As Cornwall Reports revealed earlier this month,...

EXCLUSIVE: Hot rocks energy company revises its return on investment – backers will get only 2% – not 12%

8th November 2018 By Graham Smith People who have invested in Cornwall’s “hot rocks” geothermal project at United Downs are to get a significantly lower return than they might...

“Affordable” housing plan approved at Praze An Beeble

25th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build 24 new homes, all of which will be affordable, have been given the go ahead despite claims that there is...

A range of prices for cremations

24th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse New figures show that the cost of a basic cremation in Cornwall are among the highest in the UK and vary across the...

Is the glass half-full or two-thirds empty? Cornwall Council marks its own homework, and scores C-minus

14th September By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s overall performance is failing to meet more than 40% of its targets, according to a yardstick set by the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent...

Labour promises Cornwall £350 million to cover “missing” EU cash

2nd August 2018 By Graham Smith Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has pledged that a Labour government would guarantee the level of structural funding Cornwall currently enjoys from the European...

Redruth football pitches out of action due to collapsing mineshaft

30th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne There are fears that some of the football pitches at Redruth could be swallowed up by collapsing mine shafts. Parts of the Clijah...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats look to the future

23rd July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are about to start the process of selecting a Parliamentary candidate, in anticipation of a general election. Former Lib...

Labour calls for an end to austerity, as protesters march through Camborne

19th July 2018 By Graham Smith More than 50 anti-austerity campaigners have marched through Camborne to protest against government and Cornwall Council policies. The march ended in a rally...

14-year-old Camborne girl dies after taking “unknown substance”

8th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne A 14-year-old girl from Camborne has died after taking an “unknown substance” on Friday night. Ambulance crews attended reports that a teenage girl...