Falmouth & Penryn local news

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.)...

Corbyn and Johnson on the election campaign trail in Cornwall today

By Peter Tremayne Both the Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition are expected to visit Cornwall today, looking for votes on the general election campaign trail. Boris...

University lecturers strike at Falmouth in dispute over pay, conditions and pensions

By Anne North Scores of university lecturers at Falmouth have joined an eight-day strike in pursuit of better pay and conditions.  They are particularly unhappy about their pensions. The...

New boss for troubled Falmouth School

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A new chief executive is due to take command at Falmouth School next week, following a damning Ofsted report which accused former managers of “off-rolling” some...

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...