Falmouth & Penryn local news

MAIB identifies insurance issues at the heart of last year’s grounding of Russian cargo ship at Falmouth

By Peter Tremayne Swift action by the Falmouth harbourmaster prevented a potentially serious incident with the Russian bulk carrier Kuzma Minin, which ran aground in December, according to a...

Falmouth School faces a long battle to satisfy Ofsted, as new Trustees submit “Action Plan” to Department for Education

By Peter Tremayne Parents and pupils at Falmouth School have been warned it could be a year before all of the measures necessary to address Ofsted’s concerns are fully...

Crunch-week for Falmouth School, after damning Ofsted report

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth School has only a few days to ensure that its response to a damning Ofsted report reaches the Department for Education – or risk losing...

Only one of Cornwall’s MPs wants Parliament to have a say about Brexit – Sarah Newton is the lonely rebel

By Graham Smith Only one of Cornwall’s MPs voted yesterday (Thursday) in favour of ensuring that Parliament can sit during the run-up to Brexit. Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah...

Online campaign to raise £1 million for Cornish Lithium

By Anne North Cornish Lithium is trying to raise £1 million to test its claim that it can extract the metal from deep underground – and stimulate a new...

Jeremy Corbyn visits Falmouth

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Falmouth at the weekend, talking to Parliamentary candidates Paul Farmer and Jennifer Forbes about the chances of a snap general...

A39 road improvements around Truro included in bid for government funding

By Daniel Clark Major structural maintenance to the Tamar Bridge, and 9km of major upgrades to the A39 in Cornwall are part of a wish-list of road improvements needed...

As Falmouth prepares to host first-ever UK “National Minority” summit, what next for the Cornish Project?

By Anne North A £10,000 summit for Britain’s “national minorities” is due to take place in Falmouth this week, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Cornwall being included within...

Lib Dems select Ruth Gripper as Parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth

By Anne North The Liberal Democrats have selected former Truro School pupil Ruth Gripper as their Parliamentary candidate for the Truro and Falmouth constituency.  There is growing speculation that...

Government backs Cornish Lithium Company to help develop new generation of electric vehicle batteries

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has backed the Cornish Lithium company to help develop a new generation of batteries for the electric vehicles industry. Cornish Lithium is part of...

Planners vote 8-6 to refuse alteration to controversial Swanpool housing scheme

By Richard Whitehouse Planners have voted 8-6 to reject alteration of the design of homes to be built on a controversial site at Swanpool, Falmouth. Linden Homes had applied...

UK’s National Minorities invited to Falmouth to celebrate five years of Cornwall’s “protected” status

By Rashleigh MacFarlane County Hall is trying to drum up enthusiasm for a “National Minorities’ Summit” to be held at Falmouth University next month to celebrate the fifth anniversary...

New outdoor gym to open at Falmouth

By Peter Tremayne A new outdoor fitness centre at Falmouth is due to open on Friday (14th June.) The outdoor gym is the latest project to be realised since...

75 years ago: the day that Cornwall said goodbye to the soldiers destined for Omaha beach

By Julia Penhaligon On this day, 75 years ago, citizens of Cornwall woke up to find that thousands of American soldiers who had been staying in their towns and...

Tory MP quits leadership race, just hours after Sarah Newton declares her support for him

By Graham Smith Sarah Newton’s preferred candidate for Conservative Party leader has pulled out – less than 24 hours after Mrs Newton went public with her endorsement of him....

Sarah Newton explains why she wants Kit Malthouse to be next Tory leader

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has gone public with her endorsement of housing minister Kit Malthouse to be the next leader of the Conservative Party....

Camel and Helford estuaries join the list of Marine Conservation Zones

By Anne North Two estuaries in Cornwall have today (Friday) joined Defra’s list of Marine Conservation Zones.  The Camel Estuary, near Wadebridge, and the Helford Estuary, between Mawnan Smith...

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....