Education

Make milk part of supermarket “meal deals” to boost dairy sector, MP urges May

31st December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has urged the Prime Minister to support calls for milk to be offered in supermarket meal deals as...

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...

Plans for student village at Penryn to be subject to further scrutiny

21st December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to house 2,000 Falmouth University students in a new, purpose-built village near Penryn have been deferred for further information. The site concerns...

School with only three pupils will close for good next month

18th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The tiny primary school at St Martin in Meneage, on The Lizard, is to close for good next month.  It will end term...

Is it now the end of the road for Cornish school with only three pupils?

30th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of the St Martin in Meneage primary school, which currently has only three pupils, looks set to be decided within the...

Glass half-full or half-empty? Social mobility report is not helpful to Cornwall’s pursuit of government aid

28th November 2017 By Anne North Cornwall is not as poor as we have been encouraged to think, according to today’s report by the Social Mobility Commission. The report,...

Number of pupils at St Martin In Meneage primary school collapses to just three

27th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The tiny village primary school at St Martin-in-Meneage, on The Lizard, appears doomed after the number of pupils who attend has crashed to...

Petition opposing compulsory purchase of Cornish farm reaches 4,000 in only 5 days

25th November 2017 By Anne North Nearly 4,000 people have signed an online petition to oppose the compulsory purchase of an equestrian centre near Penryn, wanted by Cornwall Council...

School with only 12 pupils still waiting for government decision about its future

23rd November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government is still considering the future of one of Cornwall’s smallest primary schools, five months after its local directors decided it was...

Landowner accuses “land-grab” council of behaving like a communist regime over student village plans

20th November 2017 By Julia Penhaligon A Penryn landowner has accused Cornwall Council of behaving like a communist regime by seeking to use compulsory purchase powers to seize his...

Crunch-week approaches for the problem of Falmouth’s student accommodation

18th November 2017 By Graham Smith Falmouth is bracing itself for a series of planning appeals which will go a long way towards determining how hundreds of university students...

Radical changes on the way for Cornwall’s children’s services

16th November 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s children’s services are to be outsourced to an arms-length “Teckal” company, following a decision by Cornwall Council’s cabinet yesterday (Wednesday.) The cabinet...

Falmouth University made misleading “league table” claims, rules Advertising Standards Authority

15th November 2017 By Anne North Falmouth University has been severely reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority for making misleading claims, in a bid to attract more students. The...

Cornwall asks to set its own prices for alcohol, as part of wide-ranging bid for health devolution

3rd November 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall could get the chance to devise its own alcohol pricing policy, if the government agrees to a set of proposals for devolving...

Living in a box? Not yet, as planners throw out proposals to house Falmouth students in shipping containers

31st October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to house Falmouth University students in steel shipping containers have been rejected by Cornwall councillors. The council's central sub-area planning committee voted...

Falmouth students face prospect of £99/week to live in a modified shipping container

30th October 2017 By Anne North Controversial plans to use “shipping containers” for housing Falmouth University students are due to come before local councillors today (Monday).  If approved, students...

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...

TUC chief in Cornwall to draw attention to plight of low paid

20th October 2017 By Graham Smith TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady is in Cornwall ahead of a rally tomorrow (Saturday) to protest against low pay. In a day-long tour...

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...

Cornwall’s MPs lost for words about Falmouth University chief’s £300,000 pay and pension deal

11th October 2017 By Peter Tremayne All but one of Cornwall’s MPs appear too busy to comment on news that the Vice Chancellor of Falmouth University is on a...