Illogan & Redruth local nes

Another facelift for Redruth, as Historic England awards more cash

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Redruth is in line for a £4.6 million boost to help maintain its historic character. A £1.6 million grant from Historic England is expected to attract...

Cornwall’s towns in economic meltdown as Covid-19 keeps shoppers at home, according to new research

By Julia Penhaligon Penzance, Falmouth, Redruth, Truro and Wadebridge are among the towns whose economies have been worst hit by the Covid-19 crisis, according to new research. Penzance is...

Camborne’s Trevithick Day, and the World Pilot Gig Championships, cancelled because of Covid-19 – as Visit Cornwall urges tourism industry to “Keep Calm and Carry On”

By Anne North Camborne’s Trevithick Day, due to have been held next month, has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.  The World Pilot Gig racing championships, due...

EXCLUSIVE: Own a slice of South Crofty for less than 4 pence a share, as owners embrace radical new plan to find out what’s underground

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The owners of South Crofty tin mine are to adopt a radical new approach to resuming operations. Having failed to raise the cash needed to pump...

Redruth School to close its sixth form

By Richard Whitehouse A school is set to formally close its sixth form four years after it stopped taking new students. Redruth School suspended its sixth form for new...

Redruth hoping for £3.8 million heritage boost

By Richard Whitehouse Redruth town centre could be set to get a welcome boost thanks to millions of pounds to help breathe life into historic buildings. The town is...

Camborne, Redruth & Hayle Labour activists nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader

By Graham Smith Labour Party activists in the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency have voted to nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader, and Richard Burgon as deputy leader. Although the...

Plans resubmitted to build houses close to South Crofty tin mine

By Anne North Plans to build 99 homes close to the former South Crofty tin mine have been re-submitted to Cornwall Council. Planners voted 12-1 in September to refuse...

Everything you ever wanted to know about Cornwall’s spaceport project, explained in just 60 minutes with tea and biscuits

By Graham Smith Promoters of a Cornish spaceport are pursuing their battle for hearts and minds tomorrow (Wednesday) at a “drop in” session as Kresen Kernow, the new Cornish...

Bleak outlook for South Crofty, with no start-date in sight for pumping dry the flooded tin mine

By Anne North There will be no tin mining at South Crofty before 2022 at the earliest.  The mine’s owners have confirmed that they have still not been able...

Two weeks to go: YouGov points to a Blue Christmas in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s YouGov opinion poll – which claims to forecast the general election result in every constituency – suggests the Conservatives are on course to hold every...

Work starts to make safe Redruth football pitches, undermined by industrial heritage

By Peter Tremayne Work has started to make safe Cornwall’s largest public playing field, parts of which have been closed because of collapsing and subsiding mine shafts. The Clijah...

This is where your vote will be counted: Bodmin, Truro and Pool

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s general election votes will be counted and the results declared at three different locations on the night and early morning of 12th and 13th December....

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council considers how to keep on top of information about “contaminated land,” including a former chemical weapons factory

By Anne North Five “special sites” within the former top secret chemical weapons factory at Portreath are still on a register of contaminated land, according to a report to...

Carn Brea Leisure Centre packed for Brexit Party rally

By Peter Tremayne Several hundred people attended a Brexit Party rally at Carn Brea Leisure Centre, Redruth, last night, attended by Nigel Farage and South West Euro MP Ann...

Don’t try to throw milkshakes at Nigel Farage, urges Cornwall For Europe

By Anne North The Battle of Brexit comes to Cornwall today (Monday) when Nigel Farage stages a rally at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre while anti-Brexit campaigners hold a...

Cornwall Council asks itself if it can knock down Redruth’s historic library

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has asked if it can knock down the historic Passmore Edwards library in Redruth.  As County Hall is also the planning authority, this means...

Redruth in line for 52 “affordable” homes

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North Plans to build 52 new homes, all of which will be “affordable,” according to County Hall’s definition of “affordable,” on the site of...

Illogan housing plans recommended for approval

By Richard Whitehouse A controversial housing development which has faced strong opposition from people living near the site has been recommended for approval. Planning permission has already been granted...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...