Falmouth & Penryn local news

Jeremy Corbyn pays tribute to former Labour MP Candy Atherton

31st October 2017 By Jeremy Corbyn I am sad to hear of the sudden death of Candy Atherton. Candy was a proud champion of Cornwall, first as an MP...

Candy Atherton, 1955-2017

31st October 2017 By Graham Smith Candy Atherton, the former Labour MP for Falmouth & Camborne, has died.  She was 62. A tireless campaigner for the people of Cornwall...

Living in a box? Not yet, as planners throw out proposals to house Falmouth students in shipping containers

31st October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to house Falmouth University students in steel shipping containers have been rejected by Cornwall councillors. The council's central sub-area planning committee voted...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Thousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of...

Falmouth students face prospect of £99/week to live in a modified shipping container

30th October 2017 By Anne North Controversial plans to use “shipping containers” for housing Falmouth University students are due to come before local councillors today (Monday).  If approved, students...

Planning officials recommend approval of “shipping container” housing for Falmouth University students

23rd October 2017 By Anne North Controversial plans to use “shipping containers” for housing Falmouth University students have been recommended for approval by Cornwall Council officials. A proposal to...

And they’re under starter’s orders: Labour ready to select Parliamentary candidate in Camborne & Redruth

21st October 2017 By Graham Smith The Labour Party is about to fire the starting gun for the contest to select its Parliamentary candidate for the Camborne & Redruth...

Cornwall’s libraries: the “devolution revolution” is taking longer than expected

20th October 2017 By Anne North Cornwall’s “pioneering” reform of the county’s libraries is to be extended for a further year, as council officials struggle to find local partners...

And this is where the lifeboats are – but there are only 87 seats for 123 councillors, as the scramble for places gets underway

29th September 2017 By Graham Smith The maps reproduced in this article illustrate the first draft of how officials suggest re-drawing Cornwall Council boundaries.  The 2021 local council elections...