Illogan & Redruth local nes

Krowji arts centre, Redruth, “well alight” as 11 fire engines called to tackle major blaze

By Peter Tremayne Fire crews are tackling a major blaze which has severely damaged the Krowji building at Redruth, centre of Cornwall’s creative arts sector. The building, in Blowinghouse...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

Hands off the United Downs banger racing track, Sport England tells Cornwall Council

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Campaigners hoping to save the United Downs banger racing track have been boosted by backing from Sport England. Sport England is a government Quango close to...

A new future for Cornwall Gold and Tolgus Mill?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Another Cornish tourist attraction is for sale.  Cornwall Gold, near Redruth, is on the market for £2.5 million. The 18-acre site includes the Grade 2 listed...

Crash, bang, wallop – two worlds collide as world’s first eco-powered rum distillery seeks to replace banger racing

By Julia Penhaligon One of the Cornwall Council election issues most likely to test the maxim that “all politics is local” concerns the future of the United Downs banger...

Planning boss application to convert stables into three-bedroom house puts County Hall’s approach to local development policies under the spotlight

By Rashleigh MacFarlane It is not unusual for planning applications which seek to convert agricultural buildings for residential use to attract controversy, particularly if they are outside of normal...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

Two of Cornwall’s Tory MPs “raise concerns” about the impact of Brexit deal on fishing communities

By Richard Whitehouse Two pro-Brexit Cornish MPs have challenged fellow Cornish MP and Secretary of State George Eustice over the impact of the European Union trade deal on the...

Covid-19 forces the closure of several Cornish pubs

By Julia Penhaligon A growing number of pubs in Cornwall are closing because of Covid-19.  The specific reasons vary, with some blaming staff shortages following reported contact with a...

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...

Another Covid lockdown is “possible” in January, warns Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice

By Julia Penhaligon Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice has warned that a third Covid-19 national lockdown is possible in January. Mr Eustice, the Environment Secretary, told Sky News...

New initiative to reduce school exclusions in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s education chiefs are looking at ways to reduce the numbers of pupils being excluded from school. There is concern at County Hall over the sharp...

Redruth firm fined £200,000 for corporate manslaughter

By Peter Tremayne H&A Recycling Ltd, of Redruth, has been fined £200,000 after a worker was crushed to death in an industrial waste compactor. Dale McClelland, 23, became trapped...

Cornish Lithium raises £5.2 million in three days of crowdfunding

By Peter Tremayne Cornish Lithium has raised a staggering £5.2 million in a three-day crowdfunding campaign. The cash will help accelerate the company’s prospecting programme as it searches for...

Slight improvement in Cornwall’s Covid-19 cluster map, as Truro and Falmouth now clear

By Anne North The Cornwall “cluster map” of Covid-19 infections looks slightly more healthy today (Friday) following the disappearance of both Truro and Falmouth after only 24 hours. Both...

Cornwall’s hot rocks test drilling suspended while scientists investigate earthquakes

By Peter Tremayne Test drilling at the United Downs “hot rocks” project has been suspended while engineers investigate a number of minor earthquakes. The tremors were within regulatory limits...

Does Cornwall have the most dangerous workplace in Britain? Inside the bacon factory where a third of the staff had Covid-19

By Peter Tremayne The disclosure that nearly a third of all the workers at the Pilgrim’s Pride bacon factory at Pool, Redruth, tested positive for Covid-19 confirms the fears...