Falmouth & Penryn local news

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Outsourcing company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres asks taxpayers to top-up staff’s wages

By Anne North The company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres is asking local taxpayers to top up its staff wages, as central government pays only 80% of normal salary...

Two charged with murder following the death of Falmouth’s Aaron Pill

By Peter Tremayne Police have charged two men with the murder of 25-year-old Aaron Pill, from Falmouth.  Mr Pill's body was found on Tuesday 5th May. Kane Coggin, aged...

Man, 24, arrested in Falmouth murder inquiry

By Peter Tremayne Police have made an arrest in connection with the death of a man in Falmouth. Police were called to a residential address on Tresawle Road shortly...

Cornwall’s towns in economic meltdown as Covid-19 keeps shoppers at home, according to new research

By Julia Penhaligon Penzance, Falmouth, Redruth, Truro and Wadebridge are among the towns whose economies have been worst hit by the Covid-19 crisis, according to new research. Penzance is...

Stuck at home because of Covid-19 lockdown? We’ll come to you, Falmouth Packet tells readers

By Peter Tremayne The Falmouth Packet newspaper has offered a free home-delivery service to help offset falling revenues during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Like all commercial media, the Packet...

Falmouth University suspends face-to-face teaching because of Covid-19

By Peter Tremayne Falmouth University has suspended face-to-face lectures and studio work because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Some students have been sent home and told they can work...

The next big idea: Cornwall’s £150 million offshore windfarm

By Richard Whitehouse A major £150 million project to install floating offshire windfarms off the coast of Cornwall could become a reality within the next five years. Cornwall and...

This is why Cornwall Council won’t say where the local Covid-19 patients come from

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has explained why it has not provided the exact location of the five people who have tested positive for coronavirus. It comes after an...

Cornish mental health charity, which received £1.72 million from the Treasury, says it is now facing a financial crisis

By Graham Smith A Cornish mental health charity awarded a £1.72 million Treasury grant only three years ago has launched an urgent appeal for funds. Penryn-based Sea Sanctuary is...

Cornwall Council by-election to be held at St Mewan, as Cherilyn MackRory MP quits County Hall

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn MackRory has resigned her St Mewan seat on Cornwall Council.  A by-election will be held in the next few months. Mrs...

Cornwall’s Labour activists divided over who they want to be their next leader

By Graham Smith Two more Cornish Labour Parties decided which candidate to nominate for leader last night (Thursday), with one backing Sir Keir Starmer and the other going for...

NHS Dreckly: Why the opening of Falmouth hospital’s new infusion suite last year was delayed by warm weather

By Anne North As China shows the world it can build a brand new 1,000-patient hospital in just over a week, Cornwall’s health chiefs have explained why they could...

Call for review after inquest jury says police use of Taser weapon played “more than trivial” role in the death of Falmouth’s Marc Cole

By Peter Tremayne The family of a Falmouth man who died after police Tasered him three times have called for a review of the weapon. An inquest jury yesterday...

Inquest into the death of Falmouth man who died after being shot three times with police Taser weapon is drawing to a close

By Peter Tremayne An inquest into the death of a Falmouth man whose heart stopped after police shot him three times with a Taser is drawing to a close. ...

Plans submitted for 138 new homes near Falmouth

By Julia Penhaligon Planners have set themselves a deadline of 10th March to determine an application for 138 houses at Hillhead Road, Kergilliack, Budock.  The site consists of 8.6...

Cornwall’s Extinction Rebellion climate activists get ready for a busy 2020

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Climate change campaigners in Cornwall are preparing for another large-scale protest early next year. Extinction Rebellion (XR) supporters are organising special “training events” in Falmouth to...

Cornwall’s Anti-Brexit campaign pins its election hopes on tactical voting

By Anne North Cornwall’s anti-Brexit campaigners are being urged to vote tactically on Thursday, with organisers of the Cornwall For Europe organisation believing that three local constituencies are in...

Two weeks to go: YouGov points to a Blue Christmas in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s YouGov opinion poll – which claims to forecast the general election result in every constituency – suggests the Conservatives are on course to hold every...

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn both in Cornwall at the same time – but somehow their paths did not cross

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were both greeted as heroes by their respective party supporters in Cornwall today (Wednesday.)...