Falmouth & Penryn local news

Cornwall’s offshore wind farm ambitions still a long way from realisation

By Peter Tremayne Government support for the development of offshore wind farms appears to have ignored Cornwall – at least for now. The Crown Estate is currently considering how...

MP secures meeting with Boris Johnson to discuss Cornwall’s “Oven Ready Brexit” daffodil crisis

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Boris Johnson is to meet Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory to discuss the crisis facing Cornwall’s daffodil growers, whose crops were left to rot in...

Jeremy Corbyn returns to Cornwall, as Labour squabbles over who should run its Truro and Falmouth constituency

By Julia Penhaligon Discontent appears to be continuing in Cornwall’s Labour Party, with some activists in the Truro and Falmouth constituency calling for a re-run of last week’s annual...

Back to the future for Truro & Falmouth Labour Party, as the “Corbyn era” finally comes to an end

By Julia Penhaligon The Truro and Falmouth Labour Party managed to hold an annual general meeting last night (Thursday), electing new officials who are broadly sympathetic to the leader...

Covid-19 outbreak at Falmouth doctors’ surgery

By Anne North The challenges of dealing with the Covid pandemic have been highlighted by its impact on a Falmouth doctors’ surgery, where reception staff have been forced to...

Labour Party sends its tanks in to Truro & Falmouth, cancelling an Annual General Meeting and preventing the election of local officials

By Julia Penhaligon The Labour Party has suspended its local organisation in Truro and Falmouth, cancelling a scheduled annual general meeting and preventing the election of local officials. The...

Covid-19: Falmouth calls on County Hall and government for urgent help to deal with G7 infection spike

By Anne North Falmouth councillors have called on the government for urgent action to control the spike in Covid-19 cases which followed the G7 Summit, at which the town...

Covid-19: Tall Ships race is called off, new drive to vaccinate every adult, and continuing row over the impact of the G7 Summit

By Anne North The Tall Ships race for 2021 has been called off because of Covid. The loss of the event, which had been due to sail from Falmouth...

Covid-19: The G7 Summit was not a super-spreader and contrary views are “a conspiracy theory and a distraction” says Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith The row over the contribution of the recent G7 Summit to Cornwall’s dramatically rising caseload of Covid-19 cases is “a distraction” and “a conspiracy theory”which risks...

Covid-19: the real-time day-by-day story of how the G7 plague summit spread its germs across Cornwall

By Anne North Government data about how Covid has spread in Cornwall during June appears to undermine the official County Hall version of events.  Cornwall Council is claiming that...

County Hall comes out fighting: don’t blame the G7 for soaring Covid, insists council

By Anne North Cornwall Council will come under more pressure later today (Tuesday) to justify its claim that the G7 Summit was not to blame for the exponential increase...

Covid-19: Cornwall is on course to become the most dangerous hot-spot in Britain

By Anne North Cornwall has seen another dramatic increase in Covid cases – now 130.6 per 100,000 population, and still more than three times the rate of infection in...

Covid-19: “Summit-gate” cover-up poses political threat to Cornwall’s Tories

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s new Conservative administration is facing a political crisis of its own making after claiming that the recent G7 Summit was not responsible for spreading...

Covid-19: Cornwall now at 117.5 per 100,000 population, while Devon is still only at 35.5

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid numbers are continuing to worsen, today (Sunday) recording 117.5 new cases per 100,000 population.  The average for England is 85.5, but Devon is only...

Tall Ships race organisers call off Baltic seas’ event because of Covid

By Julia Penhaligon The prospect of Falmouth hosting the start of the Tall Ships’ race in August has been thrown into further doubt by the organisers’ decision to cancel...

Covid-19: Cornwall is now three times more dangerous than Devon, according to latest data

By Anne North Covid-19 is now spreading north across Cornwall, after the G7 “super-spreader” summit saw the disease take hold in St Ives, Falmouth and Newquay. The latest average...

Covid-19 official: Cornwall is now more dangerous than most of England

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection is now officially worse than the English national average. While new cases are increasing rapidly all over the county, Cornwall’s has...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s daily new cases about to exceed the average for England

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid numbers are continuing to worsen, with today’s (Thursday’s) data reporting 71.9 cases per 100,000 population.  By tomorrow, it seems inevitable that Cornwall’s rate of...

Covid-19: Has the G7 Summit put paid to this year’s Tall Ships’ sailing race?

By Anne North The government’s decision to delay the lifting of Covid lockdown restrictions has put a question mark over this year’s Tall Ships’ race, which is due to...

Covid-19: new cases continue to accelerate, with one cluster recording a 1,700% increase

Cornwall’s Covid-19 infection rates are continuing to soar, according to this afternoon’s (Tuesday’s) NHS data. With new clusters appearing across West Cornwall, particularly in locations associated with the G7...