Truro & Roseland local news

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of Information answer.GLL,...

Fever Pitch: persuaders turn up the volume as the Stadium for Cornwall debate gets close to the line

16th February 2018By Anne NorthThe campaign to persuade Cornwall councillors that they must contribute £6 million of taxpayers’ money towards a privately-owned sports stadium is reaching fever pitch, as...

Battle lines drawn for Cornwall Council elections in 2021, as Independents face party political squeeze

14th February 2018By Anne NorthBattle lines have been drawn for the next set of Cornwall Council elections in 2021.New ward boundaries, identifying 87 council divisions, were approved by a...

87, 88, 89…….that’s not right! Last-minute hitch as councillors crawl towards the boundaries finish line

8th February 2018By Julia PenhaligonThe long march to a smaller Cornwall Council is nearing the end of its journey – but a last-minute hitch has necessitated yet another meeting,...

Truro stadium will be owned by Cornish Pirates, as council ponders £6 million rescue

7th February 2018By Peter TremayneThe magazine Business Cornwall has published more details about the proposed sports stadium for Truro, due to be considered by Cornwall Council’s cabinet next month.The council...

Fears for jobs as the Hall for Cornwall prepares to close

2nd February 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThere are fears that scores of theatre jobs could be lost when the Hall for Cornwall, in Truro, closes for a £20 million facelift later...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018By Graham SmithMore than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part of the...

Council will consider funding for Truro Stadium after all

23rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall Council is to consider investing directly in plans to build a Truro Stadium.  The project has been stalled for more than five years after...

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials.In 2015 the council embarked on...

Could Falmouth keep its Minor Injury Unit? New report sheds insights into how health and council bosses are planning the “Kennally Care” future of Cornwall’s community hospitals

18th January 2018By Graham SmithFurther details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care System.The developing...

Five men charged in connection with Truro jeweller’s raid

15th January 2018By Peter TremayneFive men have been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery at Michael Spiers jewellers, Truro, on Wednesday (11th January.)Tomas Bakierskis, aged 24 from...

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...