Truro & Roseland local news

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

Chiverton Cross “flyover” for bikes at the heart of new cycle routes West of Truro

By Graham Smith Residents of the St Agnes-Truro-Newquay area are being urged to have their say about new cycle routes.  The most eye-catching proposal is a new bridge over...

The changing face of retail as Next confirms it will quit Truro for out-of-town mall

By Richard Whitehouse The clothing, footwear and home products store Next says that its closure in Truro city centre is “inevitable” after the company agreed to open a new...

Brexit Party targets Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton

By Anne North The Brexit Party has announced its first Parliamentary candidate in Cornwall.  Paul Wood is to contest the Truro & Falmouth constituency, threatening to split the Conservative...

Truro Stadium land deal still not signed, pending negotiation of “complex details”

By Anne North Hopes that the Truro Stadium land deal would be concluded by the end of this month appear to be fading.  The government insists that the deal...

Cornwall Council declares war on climate change – but there are still questions about Truro New Town, stadium and spaceport

By Richard Whitehouse Decisions made in future by Cornwall Council will be assessed to see whether they comply with the council’s aims to tackle climate change.  It is not...

Only one of Cornwall’s MPs wants Parliament to have a say about Brexit – Sarah Newton is the lonely rebel

By Graham Smith Only one of Cornwall’s MPs voted yesterday (Thursday) in favour of ensuring that Parliament can sit during the run-up to Brexit. Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah...

Truro stadium land deal to be signed “in days if not hours”

By Richard Whitehouse Deals to provide the land and government funding required for the Stadium for Cornwall are within “touching distance” and could be signed by the end of...

Campaigners to protest against “destruction of Cornwall” as County Hall poised to elect new chair of Strategic Planning Committee

By Julia Penhaligon Campaigners are expected to gather at County Hall, Truro, this morning (Tuesday) to protest at what they describe as the “over-development” of Cornwall. The demonstration has...

Let’s go wild in Truro, say the city’s new hedgehogs

Made by local artist Emma Scott and her team from Mellingey Mill, and commissioned by Truro City Council, and Truro in Bloom, as part of the Wild Truro project,...

A39 road improvements around Truro included in bid for government funding

By Daniel Clark Major structural maintenance to the Tamar Bridge, and 9km of major upgrades to the A39 in Cornwall are part of a wish-list of road improvements needed...

Lib Dems select Ruth Gripper as Parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth

By Anne North The Liberal Democrats have selected former Truro School pupil Ruth Gripper as their Parliamentary candidate for the Truro and Falmouth constituency.  There is growing speculation that...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council accused of creating “refugee camps” by making homeless people live in shipping containers

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is considering making homeless people live in shipping containers.  Some councillors are furious and have described the idea as “creating refugee camps.” Officials are...

Work continues to build two WW2 Spitfires in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne A not-for-profit organisation based on the Roseland, Truro, is now nearly half-way through a four-year project to build from scratch two World War 2 Spitfires. Started...

Here it comes: Truro New Town starts getting down to the nitty-gritty detail of its “Masterplan”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Planning officials, architects and councillors have started trying to plot the detail of a massive new housing scheme to the west of Truro. It is nearly...

Hall for Cornwall should re-open “on budget and on time” says council

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has said it “cannot guarantee” that work to refurbish the Hall for Cornwall will not over-run on either budget or time but that it...

Government pledges £47 million for a new Northern Access Road in to Truro

By Anne North The government has announced £47 million to help build a new road into Truro. The new Northern Access Road, between Chiverton Cross and the west of...

Tory MP quits leadership race, just hours after Sarah Newton declares her support for him

By Graham Smith Sarah Newton’s preferred candidate for Conservative Party leader has pulled out – less than 24 hours after Mrs Newton went public with her endorsement of him....

Sarah Newton explains why she wants Kit Malthouse to be next Tory leader

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has gone public with her endorsement of housing minister Kit Malthouse to be the next leader of the Conservative Party....

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to visit Cornwall.  Party bosses are organising a huge public rally for 27th July. Several members of Labour’s front-bench team...