Falmouth & Penryn local news

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....

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...