Falmouth & Penryn local news

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to visit Cornwall.  Party bosses are organising a huge public rally for 27th July. Several members of Labour’s front-bench team...

Labour announces its SW European Parliament candidates: Falmouth’s Jayne Kirkham is number 3

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Jayne Kirkham, from Falmouth, is number three on Labour's list of European Parliament candidates for the South West region. It is thought to be...

Planners vote to defend Falmouth open space

By Richard Whitehouse Housing developer Wainhomes has been blocked from building two homes on a piece of land that locals thought was guaranteed to be kept as open space....

Sarah Newton quits government over Brexit

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has resigned as a government minister in protest at her party’s approach to Brexit. The Conservative Work and Pensions minister...

Why Bodmin’s council tax bills are higher than Truro or Falmouth

By Richard Whitehouse It has some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country but Bodmin was revealed this week to also have the highest council tax rates...

Cornwall Council sends bailiffs demanding £7,823 to the wrong address

By Richard Whitehouse A businessman who has never set foot in Cornwall was shocked when bailiffs sent by Cornwall Council knocked on his door in Surrey claiming for rates...

Falmouth Packet owners reject Wall Street takeover bid – for now

By Anne North The company which owns the Falmouth Packet newspaper has rejected a $1.36 billion hostile takeover bid. Gannett’s board of directors said it had rejected an attempt...

Police say 3am pasties could fuel increase in crime in Falmouth

By Richard Whitehouse Police have opposed plans for a pasty shop to remain open until 3am saying it could lead to crime and disorder. The Pasty Shack in Falmouth...

EXCLUSIVE: Official figures reveal sharp drop in number of students applying to Falmouth University

By Peter Tremayne The number of students applying to Falmouth University has fallen dramatically.  Figures just published by UCAS show that the total number of applications for the 2018...

Shake-down on Wall Street could close Cornwall’s Falmouth Packet newspaper

By Peter Tremayne There are fears for the future of one of Cornwall’s oldest newspapers.  The company which owns the Falmouth Packet is the subject of a takeover bid...

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...