Falmouth & Penryn local news

Truro & Falmouth Tories hope to have their candidate next week

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives hope to have a candidate for the Truro and Falmouth constituency by the end of next week.  Several Cornwall councillors have put themselves forward,...

Penryn River home approved – but only just

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build a new house overlooking Penryn River have been granted planning permission. An application to build the two-storey house in St Peters Road, Flushing,...

By 8 votes to 5, planners approve changes to home carried out without permission

By Richard Whitehouse A couple have been granted planning permission for changes made to their new home despite carrying them out without consent. Mr and Mrs Wills had applied...

Sarah Newton quits

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton is to step down at the general election, now widely expected to be before Christmas. Mrs Newton was first elected...

Labour councillor in Penryn defects to Green Party

By Julia Penhaligon A Labour town councillor elected only nine months ago has defected to the Green Party. Tamsyn Widdon was elected in January as the Labour candidate in...

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...

Failure to provide business waste documents costs Falmouth hotelier more than £2,000

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Failure to provide business waste documents has cost a Falmouth hotelier more than £2,000. Paul O'Sullivan, 46, of the Falmouth Town House Hotel on Grove Place,...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Why I sit in the House of Commons “naughty corner” even though I’m not quitting the Conservative Party – by Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has again said she has no intention of resigning the Conservative Party whip – and has explained why she continues...

New questions for Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton, following latest cabinet resignation

By Anne North Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton is coming under renewed pressure to either resign the Conservative Party whip, or to declare her loyalty to Prime Minister...

Sarah Newton: “I am a passionate supporter of our parliamentary democracy and I will continue to do everything that I can to protect and promote it”

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth’s Conservative MP Sarah Newton has indicated that she could rebel against the government when the House of Commons returns from its summer recess...

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

Small earthquake near Helston

By Peter Tremayne The British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed a small earthquake, measuring 2.2 on the magnitude scale, happened about three miles (5km) south-west of Falmouth. Residents in...

Brexit Party targets Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton

By Anne North The Brexit Party has announced its first Parliamentary candidate in Cornwall.  Paul Wood is to contest the Truro & Falmouth constituency, threatening to split the Conservative...

MAIB identifies insurance issues at the heart of last year’s grounding of Russian cargo ship at Falmouth

By Peter Tremayne Swift action by the Falmouth harbourmaster prevented a potentially serious incident with the Russian bulk carrier Kuzma Minin, which ran aground in December, according to a...

Falmouth School faces a long battle to satisfy Ofsted, as new Trustees submit “Action Plan” to Department for Education

By Peter Tremayne Parents and pupils at Falmouth School have been warned it could be a year before all of the measures necessary to address Ofsted’s concerns are fully...

Crunch-week for Falmouth School, after damning Ofsted report

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth School has only a few days to ensure that its response to a damning Ofsted report reaches the Department for Education – or risk losing...

Only one of Cornwall’s MPs wants Parliament to have a say about Brexit – Sarah Newton is the lonely rebel

By Graham Smith Only one of Cornwall’s MPs voted yesterday (Thursday) in favour of ensuring that Parliament can sit during the run-up to Brexit. Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah...

Online campaign to raise £1 million for Cornish Lithium

By Anne North Cornish Lithium is trying to raise £1 million to test its claim that it can extract the metal from deep underground – and stimulate a new...

Jeremy Corbyn visits Falmouth

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Falmouth at the weekend, talking to Parliamentary candidates Paul Farmer and Jennifer Forbes about the chances of a snap general...