Falmouth & Penryn local news

Local council election results project two Tory losses in Cornwall

6th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Conservatives would almost certainly lose two seats in Cornwall, if the “swing” in votes seen across England last week in council elections...

Labour Party selects Jennifer Forbes for Truro & Falmouth

29th April 2018 By Graham Smith The Labour Party has selected Jennifer Forbes as its Parliamentary candidate for the Truro & Falmouth constituency. She emerged victorious after a long...

Decision day for Truro & Falmouth Labour Party

28th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Labour Party activists will be looking for news from the Truro & Falmouth constituency today (Saturday) when local members elect a prospective...

Falmouth University tumbles down the league table

26th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth University has crashed down the league table of further and higher education institutions, according to the latest students’ guide. The latest Complete...

Falmouth University boss closing in on £320,000 pay and pension deal

24th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Falmouth University has declined to disclose the latest salary award to its Vice Chancellor, Professor Anne Carlisle. The six-figure pay and pension package,...

Falmouth University trip to Hong Kong cost nearly £28,000

23rd April 2018 By Anne North Falmouth University spent nearly £28,000 on a week-long trip to Hong Kong to support the government’s post-Brexit trade strategy, according to a Freedom...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

Pro-EU campaigners win backing in Falmouth

15th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Campaigners who want Britain to remain in the European Union’s Single Market and Customs Union have been leafletting in Falmouth. The Cornwall For...

“Free lifejackets-for-fishermen” debate returns to County Hall

12th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A proposal to purchase lifejackets for Cornish fishermen comes back before a full meeting of Cornwall Council on Tuesday. The council is being...

TV journalist wins car park “fine” court case as judge rebukes debt collectors for making up names

11th April 2018 By Chris Young BBC TV journalist David George yesterday (Tuesday) had a parking fine quashed and was awarded £750 costs after a judge heard how a...

Fabian Society advises Labour to focus on housing and the economy in Cornwall target seats

5th April 2018 By Anne North The Labour Party can improve its electoral prospects in rural areas by embracing policies which encourage small farms, restore branch railway lines and...

Falmouth University team returns from trade mission to Hong Kong

2nd April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon A delegation from Falmouth University has just returned from Hong Kong where they had been seeking investors.  The cost of the trip is...

Dogs on Cornish beaches – new rules introduced with effect from today

1st April 2018 By Anne North Holidaymakers arriving in Cornwall this weekend have been getting used to the new regime of dog bans on beaches. Last year, Cornwall Council...

The secret jigsaw: how the NHS is Shaping Our Future into a Cornwall of winners and losers, depending on the “Property Asset Scorecard”

23rd March 2018 By Graham Smith The redesign of Cornwall’s health service is set to transfer treatment of existing minor injury units to 25 “enhanced” GP surgeries – posing...

Labour’s contest to select Truro & Falmouth candidate now wide open

22nd March 2018 By Graham Smith The contest to become Labour’s Parliamentary candidate in the Truro & Falmouth constituency has been blown wide open after Jennifer Forbes beat Anna...

Jayne Kirkham quits Labour selection contest at Truro & Falmouth

20th March 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Jayne Kirkham has withdrawn her application to be Labour’s Parliamentary candidate in the Truro & Falmouth constituency.  Ms Kirkham was the...

Labour Party selection contest underway at Truro & Falmouth

14th March 2018 By Graham Smith The Labour Party has started the process to select a candidate in the Truro & Falmouth constituency.  Falmouth’s Anna Gillett has emerged as...

Still no charges, more than a month after the Cornish daffodil farm “slave” raid

12th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than a month after three men were arrested and...

Redruth’s Stephen Barnes is new Labour group leader at Cornwall Council

5th March 2018By Anne NorthStephen Barnes, the Cornwall councillor for Redruth North, has been elected as the new Labour group leader at County Hall.Mr Barnes has been a local...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of Information answer.GLL,...