Camborne

From posh nosh to foodbanks – the New Year Honours sprinkle magic over Cornwall

30th December 2017 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s haul of New Year’s Honours includes both a celebrity chef and the founder of the Camborne food bank. The bigger gong goes...

Work starts on building two Spitfires

28th December 2017 By Peter Tremayne Work has started in Cornwall to build two WW2 Spitfire aircraft. A newly-founded not-for-profit organisation based on the Roseland, near Truro, the Parnall...

Good news for pet owners as fire crews get new life-saving kit

7th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Donations from Helston-based The Dog House Grooming Company and the RSPCA mean that all of Cornwall’s on-call stations will now have special life-saving...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017 By Graham Smith National Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the...

Labour Party selects Paul Farmer as candidate for Camborne, Redruth & Hayle

3rd December 2017 By Anne North Paul Farmer has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency.  Labour came within 1,578 votes of...

Decision Day for Labour Party members to select Camborne, Redruth & Hayle candidate

2nd December 2017 By Anne North Labour Party members in the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency meet today (Saturday) to select their Parliamentary candidate for the next election. According...

Labour Party will have a new General Election candidate in Camborne, Redruth & Hayle constituency as Graham Winter withdraws

28th November 2017 By Graham Smith Graham Winter, who came within 1,578 votes of beating Conservative George Eustice at the General Election earlier this year, has withdrawn from the...

Council housing returns to Cornwall – but only if private sector profits permit

13th November 2017 By Julia Penhaligon The first bricks have been laid in a housing development which signals a dramatic public sector intervention in Cornwall’s housing market. Cornwall Council...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017 Thousands of people across Cornwall have observed Remembrance Day memorial services.  Towns and villages staged events to respect local friends and relatives who have been killed...

Labour activists prepare to select their candidate for Camborne & Redruth

12th November 2017 By Graham Smith Labour Party activists are about to embark upon a hectic few weeks of internal campaigning as they set about selecting their Parliamentary candidate...

County Hall flags at half mast as mark of respect to Candy Atherton

31st October 2017 By Graham Smith Flags at County Hall, Truro, are flying at half mast as a mark of respect to Labour councillor Candy Atherton, who died, suddenly,...

Candy Atherton, 1955-2017

31st October 2017 By Graham Smith Candy Atherton, the former Labour MP for Falmouth & Camborne, has died.  She was 62. A tireless campaigner for the people of Cornwall...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Thousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of...

Planning officials recommend approval of “shipping container” housing for Falmouth University students

23rd October 2017 By Anne North Controversial plans to use “shipping containers” for housing Falmouth University students have been recommended for approval by Cornwall Council officials. A proposal to...

And they’re under starter’s orders: Labour ready to select Parliamentary candidate in Camborne & Redruth

21st October 2017 By Graham Smith The Labour Party is about to fire the starting gun for the contest to select its Parliamentary candidate for the Camborne & Redruth...

Cornwall’s libraries: the “devolution revolution” is taking longer than expected

20th October 2017 By Anne North Cornwall’s “pioneering” reform of the county’s libraries is to be extended for a further year, as council officials struggle to find local partners...