Falmouth & Penryn local news

“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...

A39 road improvements around Truro included in bid for government funding

By Daniel Clark Major structural maintenance to the Tamar Bridge, and 9km of major upgrades to the A39 in Cornwall are part of a wish-list of road improvements needed...

As Falmouth prepares to host first-ever UK “National Minority” summit, what next for the Cornish Project?

By Anne North A £10,000 summit for Britain’s “national minorities” is due to take place in Falmouth this week, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Cornwall being included within...

Lib Dems select Ruth Gripper as Parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth

By Anne North The Liberal Democrats have selected former Truro School pupil Ruth Gripper as their Parliamentary candidate for the Truro and Falmouth constituency.  There is growing speculation that...

Government backs Cornish Lithium Company to help develop new generation of electric vehicle batteries

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has backed the Cornish Lithium company to help develop a new generation of batteries for the electric vehicles industry. Cornish Lithium is part of...

Planners vote 8-6 to refuse alteration to controversial Swanpool housing scheme

By Richard Whitehouse Planners have voted 8-6 to reject alteration of the design of homes to be built on a controversial site at Swanpool, Falmouth. Linden Homes had applied...

UK’s National Minorities invited to Falmouth to celebrate five years of Cornwall’s “protected” status

By Rashleigh MacFarlane County Hall is trying to drum up enthusiasm for a “National Minorities’ Summit” to be held at Falmouth University next month to celebrate the fifth anniversary...

New outdoor gym to open at Falmouth

By Peter Tremayne A new outdoor fitness centre at Falmouth is due to open on Friday (14th June.) The outdoor gym is the latest project to be realised since...