Illogan & Redruth local nes

Crowdfunding campaign to help repair Redruth United, after travellers’ nine-day occupation of football pitch

By Peter Tremayne An online fundraising campaign has raised more than £7,600 in just a few days, after travellers caused huge damage to Redruth United football club. Police are...

The first batch of Cornwall Council’s “bunkabins” destined for Carn Brea

By Julia Penhaligon Ten single-bedroomed “shipping container” homes are to be placed on the site of former industrial workshops at Carn Brea. The “bunkabins” are destined for Cowlins Mill,...

Row over plan for “affordable” homes highlights the issues which frame Cornwall’s housing crisis

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Plans to build 40 “affordable” homes have come up against objections from a number of local residents. The issue highlights many aspects of...

Labour Party sends its tanks in to Truro & Falmouth, cancelling an Annual General Meeting and preventing the election of local officials

By Julia Penhaligon The Labour Party has suspended its local organisation in Truro and Falmouth, cancelling a scheduled annual general meeting and preventing the election of local officials. The...

Covid-19: West Cornwall paying the price for hosting G7 Summit, as one cluster grows 1,200% in seven days

By Anne North Cornwall has seen another eye-watering increase in the rate of Covid infection, with one cluster accelerating by 1,200% in the seven days to 9th June. Today’s...

Gimme Shelter (continued): Cornwall Council buys another house for rough sleepers

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has bought another property, as officials pursue County Hall’s quest to get homeless people off the streets.  The one-bedroom terraced house is close to...

Krowji fire: crowdfunding campaign to help artists raises nearly £10,000 in only a few hours

By Peter Tremayne A crowdfunding campaign to help artists whose work was destroyed in the fire at Krowji yesterday (Sunday) has raised nearly £10,000 in only a few hours....

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...