Falmouth & Penryn local news

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...

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...