Falmouth & Penryn local news

From Beirut to Falmouth people ask “how much do we know about things that might explode?”

By Peter Tremayne Safety experts in Cornwall are reassessing the rules and regulations governing the potential storage of ammonium nitrate in Falmouth.  The huge blast – and devastation –...

Labour leader’s visit to Cornwall leaves his own members “deeply offended,” according to party’s general election candidate

By Julia Penhaligon The whistle-stop visit of Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer to Cornwall yesterday seems to have upset quite a few people – in the Labour Party....

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer in Falmouth today

By Anne North Labour Party leader Keir Starmer is due to visit Falmouth today (Wednesday) in a bid to raise the plight of seaside towns whose economies have been...

St Mawes might not be as bracing as Skegness, but it is now Britain’s top seaside resort for the discerning tourist

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The village of St Mawes, on Cornwall’s Roseland peninsula, might have a resident population of fewer than 1,000 - but has come top in a poll...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Falmouth University stands still at 77th in the latest national league table

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth University has held its place in the latest Good University Guide league tables. The university is today ranked 77th, the same as last year, in...

Marc Cole death: family launch new campaign to control police use of Taser weapons

By Peter Tremayne The government’s refusal to act on a coroner’s recommendation about police Taser weapons – fuelled by the worldwide anger about the police killing of a man...

Black Lives Matter across Cornwall, as anti-racism protestors show solidarity with worldwide campaign

By Anne North Hundreds of anti-racism campaigners turned out in Cornwall today (Sunday) to join in the worldwide condemnation of the killing by American police of a black man,...

“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...