Education

A rebrand and a new name for Bodmin’s military museum

By Anne North One of Cornwall’s most historic buildings - and an important visitor attraction - is getting a new brand name. Over the past century and a half,...

Climate Change to get its own section in Cornwall’s libraries

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s libraries have introduced new sections on climate change. The policy makes Cornwall one of the first local authority areas in the UK to offer new...

Cornwall College to close Saltash campus in bid to avoid financial collapse

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall College is to sell its 35-year-old Saltash campus to help stave off a financial crisis. A statement on the college website says the Saltash campus...

Cornwall’s Music Education Hub gets a slice of government funding

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Music Education Hub has been guaranteed government funding to continue encouraging youngsters through the next academic year. Although Cornwall Council no longer provides instrument tuition...

St Austell D-Day hero among Cornwall’s New Year Honours awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A D-Day veteran from St Austell has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Harry Billinge, 94, is often seen fundraising for the...

Tate St Ives to close for toilets upgrade

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Tate St Ives art gallery is to close for two weeks next month for building work.  The gallery will be closed from 7th January until...

EXCLUSIVE: High-tech business park is still more than half empty, 18 months after it opened, but County Hall remains optimistic about its future

By Peter Tremayne A £9 million high-tech industrial estate near St Austell is still more than half empty, 18 months after it opened.  Rent received during the first full...

Manx Gaelic pips Cornish in contest to name distant planet and star

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall has missed out on the chance to have a newly-discovered planet, and its star, named in the Cornish language. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has...

Vote before midnight to get Cornish names for newly-discovered heavenly bodies

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Voting ends at midnight tonight (Monday) in a competition to name a newly-discovered planet – which could become the first to be given a Cornish title....

University lecturers strike at Falmouth in dispute over pay, conditions and pensions

By Anne North Scores of university lecturers at Falmouth have joined an eight-day strike in pursuit of better pay and conditions.  They are particularly unhappy about their pensions. The...

Liberal Democrat Disability Association files formal complaint about its own North Cornwall candidate

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrat general election candidate in North Cornwall has come under fire from members of his own party for a series of social media posts...

Truro New Town: council offers sweeteners to help ease the pain

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has asked cabinet members to ensure that project funding is “set in stone” for communities that will have a new town built on...

New boss for troubled Falmouth School

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A new chief executive is due to take command at Falmouth School next week, following a damning Ofsted report which accused former managers of “off-rolling” some...

Cornwall’s children’s services rated “outstanding”

By Anne North Ofsted has rated Cornwall’s children’s services as “outstanding” – putting County Hall in the top 10% of local councils in the country.  Cornwall is the only...

St Just finally wins its five-year campaign to save town’s library

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A five-year campaign to save St Just library has finally been won.  The local town council has completed its takeover of the service from Cornwall Council,...

Pupils in Cornwall’s special schools face shake-up, as County Hall tries to slash £1.5 million from Alternative Education budget

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s main provider of special schools - serving pupils who for medical or behavioural reasons cannot attend their local mainstream school – has been told its...

Government admits it is “disappointing” that would-be A-level pupils in St Austell cannot complete their studies locally

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has admitted it is going to be “disappointing” St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double about the provision of A-level courses at Cornwall College....

Cornwall’s Citizens’ Advice helps write off £5.4 million debt

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Citizens Advice Cornwall has helped write-off £5.4 million worth of unmanageable debts for people in the county according to new statistics released by the charity today....

Paperwork mix-up cancels Jeremy Corbyn visit to Falmouth University

By Peter Tremayne Young Labour Party activists in Falmouth were disappointed when university students had to cancel a planned visit by Jeremy Corbyn last night (Thursday) because of a...

City Council takes over Truro library

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro City Council has taken over the local library.  Responsibility for the facility transferred from County Hall yesterday (Tuesday.) The ownership of the Passmore Edwards library,...