Truro & Roseland local news

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,...

How Cornwall’s wild beavers are protecting villagers against flooding, and could help shape government policy

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Villagers at Ladock, near Truro, may have a cete of beavers to thank for protecting their homes against flooding, according to research published today (Thursday.) A...

Planners asked to decide if they want a formal Environmental Impact Assessment for Truro stadium

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s planners have only a few weeks to decide if they require a formal Environmental Impact Assessment before ruling on permission for a sports stadium at...

St Austell D-Day hero among Cornwall’s New Year Honours awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A D-Day veteran from St Austell has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Harry Billinge, 94, is often seen fundraising for the...

Government says it will ensure free car parking for some patients, visitors and staff at Truro’s Royal Cornwall hospital

By Anne North The government has said it will offer the Royal Cornwall hospital hundreds of thousands of pounds a year to scrap car parking charges for some patients,...

Truro’s future: fewer car parks will mean fewer cars, and less traffic congestion. At least, that’s the theory

By Richard Whitehouse A senior Cornwall councillor has said that the council’s strategy is to reduce parking provision in Truro in a bid to stop people driving into the...

Cold callers cold shouldered in Carnon Downs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Villagers at Carnon Downs, near Truro, have voted overwhelmingly to ban cold callers from their front doors in an effort to protect themselves from rogue tradesmen...

Two wheels good, four wheels bad: the Saints Trails to link St Agnes, Newquay, Perranporth and Truro

By Anne North Proposals for nearly 19 miles of new cycle and leisure trails should make progress next week when Cornwall councillors consider contributing £2 million towards an ambitious...

We have not changed our position on the Truro Stadium, confirms County Hall, as the promised “50,000 more active people” go missing

By Peter Tremayne Any Truro stadium will only get money from Cornish taxpayers if central government contributes an equal amount, Cornwall Council has confirmed. County Hall was responding to...

£170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area to be debated next week

By Richard Whitehouse A masterplan for the £170 million redevelopment of a major part of Truro City Centre will go before councillors next week. Cornwall Council is leading on...

Stadium needs more land, a hotel, and taxpayer support – says Cornish Pirates’ owner

By Peter Tremayne The proposed Truro Stadium could be overlooked by a hotel, to help make the project financially viable, according to the owner of Cornish Pirates rugby club...

Sport England walks away from Truro Stadium project, as Pirates rugby club asks Cornwall Council to hand over its £3 million anyway

By Peter Tremayne The issue of using taxpayers’ money to subsidise an entirely private sports stadium at Truro is coming back under the microscope, after the owner of the...

Cornwall’s Anti-Brexit campaign pins its election hopes on tactical voting

By Anne North Cornwall’s anti-Brexit campaigners are being urged to vote tactically on Thursday, with organisers of the Cornwall For Europe organisation believing that three local constituencies are in...

Organisers reveal the Tour of Britain cycle race route, from Penzance to Bodmin

By Julia Penhaligon Details have been announced of the Cornwall stage of next year’s Tour of Britain cycle race.  It will start in Penzance and finish in Bodmin. The...

Two weeks to go: YouGov points to a Blue Christmas in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s YouGov opinion poll – which claims to forecast the general election result in every constituency – suggests the Conservatives are on course to hold every...

This is where your vote will be counted: Bodmin, Truro and Pool

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s general election votes will be counted and the results declared at three different locations on the night and early morning of 12th and 13th December....

Truro City of Lights lantern parade braves the weather

This lantern, celebrating Cornwall's Fire & Rescue Service, was among the many eye-catching designs to parade through the streets of Truro last night.  The City of Lights Lantern Parade...

Truro New Town: council offers sweeteners to help ease the pain

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has asked cabinet members to ensure that project funding is “set in stone” for communities that will have a new town built on...

Tories pick Cherilyn MackRory as candidate for Truro & Falmouth

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Cherilyn Mackrory has been selected as the Conservative’s general election candidate for Truro and Falmouth, following the decision of former MP Sarah Newton to...

Cornwall Council promises to “lead the way” with climate-friendly houses on its Truro New Town project

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council hopes to “lead the way” with climate-friendly property development, a special briefing for councillors has been told. Planning officials told councillors that the full...