Falmouth & Penryn local news

Labour wins again in Penryn

By Graham Smith A few hundred votes cast in a small-town by-election might be simply a straw in the wind – but that breeze appears to be picking up...

Falmouth University says new recruitment company poses no threat to existing staff

23rd October 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Falmouth University has moved to reassure existing staff that its establishment of a new recruitment company poses no threat to their pay or...

Falmouth University bosses set up their own private company to handle human resources

18th October 2018 By Graham Smith The bosses of Falmouth University have set up their own private company to hire and fire staff. Vice Chancellor Anne Carlisle and chair...

Cornwall cyclists return after Pedalling for Palestine

13th August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Three cyclists have returned to Cornwall after “Pedalling for Palestine” – a 120 mile bike ride from Coventry to London. Roger and Jane...

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...

Flushing sailors plan for new clubhouse

31st July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A sailing club has unveiled eyecatching plans for a new modern clubhouse on the waterfront. Flushing Sailing Club has submitted a planning application...

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...

Inquest jury will investigate death of Falmouth man shot with Taser

18th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne An inquest jury will be invited to rule how and why a Falmouth man died in hospital after police shot him with a...

Keep shipbuilding jobs in Falmouth, urges Labour

11th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne MPs are today (Wednesday) debating a Labour Party call to keep a £1 billion Royal Navy shipbuilding contract in Britain.  Labour says the...

New student accommodation plans at Penryn

4th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse New plans have been submitted to build 329 rooms of student accommodation on an industrial estate in Penryn. The outline planning application has...

Campaigners collect “Get Well Soon” signatures for Cornwall’s NHS

1st July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Health campaigners took to the streets of Cornwall yesterday (Saturday) to collect “Get Well Soon” signatures for the National Health Service. The NHS...

Is it the new “stay home” Friday night effect? Or just a different way of counting crime? Cornwall to keep its “Cumulative Impact Zones” to inform alcohol licensing decisions

19th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Areas which restrict the number of places selling alcohol will remain in place in four towns across Cornwall. There are currently Cumulative Impact...

Feuding boat owners refused permits

18th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Two boat operators from the same family have been refused permits to operate from a pier after a feud which has continued for...

Local council election results project two Tory losses in Cornwall

6th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Conservatives would almost certainly lose two seats in Cornwall, if the “swing” in votes seen across England last week in council elections...

Labour Party selects Jennifer Forbes for Truro & Falmouth

29th April 2018 By Graham Smith The Labour Party has selected Jennifer Forbes as its Parliamentary candidate for the Truro & Falmouth constituency. She emerged victorious after a long...

Decision day for Truro & Falmouth Labour Party

28th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Labour Party activists will be looking for news from the Truro & Falmouth constituency today (Saturday) when local members elect a prospective...

Falmouth University tumbles down the league table

26th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth University has crashed down the league table of further and higher education institutions, according to the latest students’ guide. The latest Complete...

Falmouth University boss closing in on £320,000 pay and pension deal

24th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Falmouth University has declined to disclose the latest salary award to its Vice Chancellor, Professor Anne Carlisle. The six-figure pay and pension package,...

Falmouth University trip to Hong Kong cost nearly £28,000

23rd April 2018 By Anne North Falmouth University spent nearly £28,000 on a week-long trip to Hong Kong to support the government’s post-Brexit trade strategy, according to a Freedom...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...