Truro & Roseland local news

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust improves surgical services, after a series of “never events”

By Anne North The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has improved its surgical care service, after a series of “never events” last year.  Overall the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro,...

Time is running out to have your say on “Quiet Lanes” to the west of Truro

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A public consultation exercise which could lead to a network of “Quiet Lanes” on a nine-mile section of mainly unclassified roads to the west of Truro...

The stadium numbers don’t add up: why Truro’s footballers no longer play in Cornwall

Only 205 people watched Truro City football team lose 4-0 “at home” to Hendon on Saturday (14th August) in a match played at Bolitho Park, Plymouth.  Truro no longer...

Cornwall Council suspends new placements at “filthy” care home for autistic adults

By Anne North Cornwall Council has suspended new placements at the St Erme care home for autistic adults. The home has been rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission,...

“Will you go home if we give you £1,200?” Cornwall’s health chiefs beg patients to vacate their beds

By Anne North Cornwall’s hospitals are under such severe pressure as a result of tourism and Covid that health chiefs are offering patients up to £1,200 if they will...

Cornwall’s health chiefs fear a weekend of unprecedented demand, urging people to stay away from hospitals unless their need for treatment is urgent

By Anne North Cornwall’s health bosses fear the National Health Service is buckling under the strain of unprecedented demand, as they appeal to people – particularly tourists – not...

Sport after Covid: the rugby players are in Penzance, the footballers are going to Plymouth, and there is still no stadium in Truro

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s leading soccer and rugby teams are preparing to resume post-Covid competition, with Truro’s “White Tigers” footballers playing home matches in Plymouth and the Pirates rugby...

£170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area needs to consider impact on local doctors, say health chiefs

By Julia Penhaligon Health chiefs are asking Cornwall Council for a £241,000 contribution towards the costs of providing medical services to more than 700 new residents expected to move...

Truro New Town: rival schemes scramble for planning permission

By Graham Smith Truro city councillors are this evening (Thursday) due to consider plans for a potential rival scheme to Cornwall Council’s Langarth Garden Village. Willow Green Developments is...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council spent more than £750,000 per acre for Langarth farmland

By Graham Smith The 67 acres of farmland to the west of Truro, bought by Cornwall Council for the construction of a new town, have cost taxpayers more than...

Housing trumps parking, as planners vote 5-4 to back homes for student nurses in Truro

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have voted 5-4 to approve a 89-bed housing scheme for student nurses in Truro, despite concerns over car parking. The planning application was deferred...

Government announces cash for flood defence schemes in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in Looe are hoping to learn today (Thursday) more details of government plans to invest in significant new flood defence schemes for Cornwall. A government...

Cars v Homes: Cornwall’s planners prepare to think again on bid to house student nurses in Truro

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The ambition of Cornwall Council to realise policies on transport, climate change, and suitable homes for key workers and students is set to collide once more...

Royal Cornwall hospital gets its third boss in three years

By Anne North The Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, is getting another interim chief executive following the departure of Kate Shields to lead the new Integrated Care System next month....

Truro man charged with rape and burglary

By Peter Tremayne Police have charged a 48-year-old Truro man with rape, burglary and fraud. Officers were called to a report of a serious sexual assault at an address...

MP secures meeting with Boris Johnson to discuss Cornwall’s “Oven Ready Brexit” daffodil crisis

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Boris Johnson is to meet Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory to discuss the crisis facing Cornwall’s daffodil growers, whose crops were left to rot in...

Truro burglary and sex attack – 48-year-old local man arrested

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested a man in connection with reports of a burglary and sexual assault in Truro. The incident is reported to have taken place in...

Truro starts its 12-month experiment with “healthy streets”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro’s “healthy streets” experiment is now underway, with new city centre restrictions on motorists. The 12-month trial started yesterday and is intended to “increase opportunities” for...

Hall For Cornwall prepares to install the seats which will make it South West’s largest theatre

By Rashleigh MacFarlane More than three years after it closed, Truro’s Hall for Cornwall is preparing to install 1,354 seats so as to reopen for October’s world premiere of...

Pair who attended anti-lockdown rally in Truro last year not guilty of any offence

By Peter Tremayne Two people arrested during an anti-lockdown protest in Truro last year have been cleared of breaching Covid regulations. In what is thought to be the first...