Truro & Roseland local news

Official – Truro City Football Club is now up for sale, after council agrees supermarket plan

11th January 2018By Peter TremayneTruro City Football Club is up for sale, just a few weeks after Cornwall Council granted permission to build a supermarket on the club’s current...

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...

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...

Planners approve supermarket for Truro City football club site

21st December 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneCouncillors have voted 9-3 in favour of plans to build a Lidl supermarket on the site of Truro City football club.The footballers hope to move...

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...

Universal Credit rolls in to Cornwall on Wednesday: Bude, Launceston and Liskeard are first

4th December 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe controversial new benefit, Universal Credit, arrives in Cornwall this week.  It is due to start in Liskeard, Bude and Launceston on Wednesday (6th December.) ...

Council poised to act on abandoned vessels

27th November 2017By Anne NorthCornwall councillors are being urged to demolish a number of boats which appear to have been abandoned by their owners.Cornwall Council’s Harbours Board will this...

Government cash for surf life saving in Cornwall

24th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneTruro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has welcomed the news that two water rescue charities based in the constituency have won more than £21,000 in...

The fence that cost more than £17,000, as Crown Court dismisses appeal against planning enforcement

23rd November 2017By Graham SmithA row over the height of a fence has cost a Penhallow couple more than £17,000 in fines and costs.Paul and Tracey Green , of...

Jeremy Corbyn among mourners at Candy Atherton’s funeral

21st November 2017By Graham SmithLabour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was among those at this afternoon’s (Tuesday's) funeral of former Cornwall MP and councillor Candy Atherton, who died last month...

Truro’s City of Lights parade postponed because forecasters expect bad weather

20th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe Truro City of Lights lantern parade has been postponed, because of a weather forecast predicting high winds and heavy rain.The event had been due...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017Thousands of people across Cornwall have observed Remembrance Day memorial services.  Towns and villages staged events to respect local friends and relatives who have been killed and...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

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

TUC General Secretary tells Truro rally that Cornwall needs a pay rise

22nd October 2017By Graham SmithTruro City Hall was packed yesterday afternoon (Saturday) to hear TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady call for a big pay rise for workers in Cornwall.The...

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

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

TUC chief in Cornwall to draw attention to plight of low paid

20th October 2017By Graham SmithTUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady is in Cornwall ahead of a rally tomorrow (Saturday) to protest against low pay.In a day-long tour today she visited...

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

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

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