Falmouth & Penryn local news

Indies and Tories fail to trouble the scorer in Newquay and Penryn

19th February 2018By Peter TremayneTwo town council by-elections have given further weight to the idea that political party organisation is becoming ever more important in Cornwall’s local government.In the...

Councillors upset County Hall officials with decision to approve student village at Penryn

15th February 2018By Anne NorthControversial plans for a 2,000-student purpose-built village at Penryn have been approved by Cornwall councillors, against the recommendation of officials.   Today’s decision could have dire...

Officials again recommend thumbs-down for Penryn student village

15th February 2018By Peter TremaynePlans to house 2,000 Falmouth University students in a new, purpose-built village near Penryn come back for further consideration today (Thursday) with officials again advising...

Battle lines drawn for Cornwall Council elections in 2021, as Independents face party political squeeze

14th February 2018By Anne NorthBattle lines have been drawn for the next set of Cornwall Council elections in 2021.New ward boundaries, identifying 87 council divisions, were approved by a...

All three men released after high-profile “anti-slavery” raid on Cornish flower farm

9th February 2018By Peter TremaynePolice have released all three men arrested during an “anti-slavery” raid on a farm near Manaccan yesterday (Thursday.)  The releases follows a remarkable demonstration outside...

Labour holds Falmouth council seat with increased majority

2nd February 2018By Peter TremayneThe Labour Party has comfortably defended its Cornwall Council seat in Falmouth, seeing its share of the vote rise 20% since May.Jayne Kirkham won a...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018By Graham SmithMore than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part of the...

Falmouth’s Tories and Lib Dems learn that in cyber space, nothing is forgotten

29th January 2018By Anne NorthCampaigning in the Cornwall Council by election at Falmouth is entering its final stages, ahead of polling day on Thursday.All three of the major parties...

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials.In 2015 the council embarked on...

Could Falmouth keep its Minor Injury Unit? New report sheds insights into how health and council bosses are planning the “Kennally Care” future of Cornwall’s community hospitals

18th January 2018By Graham SmithFurther details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care System.The developing...

Falmouth University bosses consider Vice Chancellor’s pay

8th January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneGovernors at Falmouth University are preparing to consider the annual remuneration to award Vice chancellor Anne Carlise.  Last week she earned more than £5,570.The average...

Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton on her way to cabinet post?

8th January 2018By Graham SmithSpeculation is growing at Westminster that Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton could be promoted to the cabinet today (Monday.)Ms Newton, who backed Theresa May...

Four candidates for Falmouth by-election

6th January 2018By Anne NorthThere will be four candidates for the forthcoming Cornwall Council by-election at Falmouth, following the death of Labour’s Candy Atherton in October.  Polling is on...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude to Helston,...

Work starts on building two Spitfires

28th December 2017By Peter TremayneWork has started in Cornwall to build two WW2 Spitfire aircraft.A newly-founded not-for-profit organisation based on the Roseland, near Truro, the Parnall Foundation, is using...

Falmouth by-election date set for 1st February

22nd December 2017By Peter TremaynePolling in the Cornwall Council by-election at Falmouth is to be on Thursday 1st February.The formal notice of poll is due to be published next...

Plans for student village at Penryn to be subject to further scrutiny

21st December 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlanePlans to house 2,000 Falmouth University students in a new, purpose-built village near Penryn have been deferred for further information.The site concerns nearly 50 acres...

Labour selects Jayne Kirkham as candidate for council by-election

13th December 2017By Peter TremayneThe Labour Party has selected Jayne Kirham as its candidate for the forthcoming Cornwall Council by-election in Falmouth.  The by-election, in the Falmouth Smithick ward,...

Good news for pet owners as fire crews get new life-saving kit

7th December 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneDonations from Helston-based The Dog House Grooming Company and the RSPCA mean that all of Cornwall’s on-call stations will now have special life-saving equipment for...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017By Graham SmithNational Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the end of...