Truro & Roseland local news

Cornwall Council by-election to be held at St Mewan, as Cherilyn MackRory MP quits County Hall

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn MackRory has resigned her St Mewan seat on Cornwall Council.  A by-election will be held in the next few months. Mrs...

Truro New Town – have your say next week

By Peter Tremayne Plans for a Truro New Town will go on show next week.  The project could eventually see the construction of 4,000 new homes. Cornwall Council is...

Cabinet reshuffle exposes the flimsiness of the Truro stadium election campaign promise

By Graham Smith Here today, gone tomorrow: the December visit of the then Chancellor Sajid Javid to the Penzance rugby club ground was heralded at the time as making...

Why the latest bust-up at the Rugby Football Union could herald the end of the Truro stadium dream

By Graham Smith The question of whether top-flight elite athletes should be able to earn as much as they can during their professional playing careers has cast a huge...

New council homes at Launceston, Padstow and Probus for social rent and shared ownership

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s cabinet has agreed to acquire 177 homes which will be made available for local people. The cabinet agreed yesterday (Wednesday)  to take on the...

Work starts on £19 million Saints Trails

By Anne North Work has started at Goonhavern on the first part of a new 10.5-mile multi-use trail between Newquay and Perranporth. It will be the first in a...

Truro New Town: where will shoppers go?

By Richard Whitehouse The developer behind plans to build a new retail park on the outskirts of Truro says that claims that it could harm the city centre are...

£290 million A30 upgrade between Carland Cross and Chiverton gets its final political sign-off, meaning work should start later this year

By Peter Tremayne The government has given the final, formal go-ahead to build a dual carriageway between Carland Cross and Chiverton on the A30 in west Cornwall. The Development...

Everything you wanted to know about “Truro New Town” – but were afraid to ask

By Richard Whitehouse It is set to be the biggest development in Cornwall over the next 20 years with the possibility of up to 4,000 houses being built on...

Truro quits Cornwall’s Community Governance Review, claiming parish boundary shake up is “a waste of time”

By Graham Smith There are signs that Cornwall’s Community Governance Review (CGR) is collapsing as some of the larger town and parish councils lose confidence in the process, realising...

Cornwall’s Labour activists divided over who they want to be their next leader

By Graham Smith Two more Cornish Labour Parties decided which candidate to nominate for leader last night (Thursday), with one backing Sir Keir Starmer and the other going for...

Plans to axe long-stay car parking in Truro head for the long grass, as councillors rebel

By Richard Whitehouse Proposals to axe long-stay car parking in Truro in a bid to reduce the amount of traffic into the city should be dropped, according to councillors....

Campaigners say “no” to Threemilestone Aldi, as Truro shopkeepers worry about the future

By Richard Whitehouse Campaigners have urged Cornwall Council to refuse planning permission for an out-of-town retail park because it could “kill” Truro city centre. A planning application is in...

After a couple of quiet opening nights, Cornwall’s new “singles only” bar throws open its doors for free

By Anne North The new “Single Mingle” bar in Truro, after failing to attract customers following Monday’s opening, has dropped its £20 entry fee. The new venture failed to...

Truro Stadium land deal “still not over the line” as County Hall holds firm on promise of community benefit

By Graham Smith Claims before Christmas that the Truro Stadium project has completed the land-transfer necessary to start construction were premature, the Cornwall Council cabinet member responsible for the...

First night nerves at Truro’s alternative to speed-dating?

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s latest “singles-only” bar, in Truro, appears to have attracted little interest on its opening night last night.  Passers-by say the “Single Mingle” venue was closed...

Hall for Cornwall steel sub-contractor goes bust

By Anne North One of the sub-contractors employed on the refurbishment of the Hall for Cornwall, Truro, has gone bankrupt, councillors heard this morning. Councillor Adam Paynter, cabinet member...

Is this the end of long-stay car parking in Truro?

By Richard Whitehouse New plans have been revealed to end long-stay parking in Truro in a bid to stop people driving into the city. Cornwall Council is looking at...

The moment Cornwall has been waiting for is close at hand

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of the more eye-catching attempts to breathe new life into Truro’s night-time economy opens its doors for the first time this evening. Single Mingle will...

Planners to meet next week to rule on Truro stadium proposals

By Anne North Planners are due to meet next week (Thursday 23rd January) to rule on plans for a Truro stadium. Although outline permission was granted originally in 2011,...