Truro & Roseland local news

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

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

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 2018 By Graham Smith Further details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care...

Five men charged in connection with Truro jeweller’s raid

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

Official – Truro City Football Club is now up for sale, after council agrees supermarket plan

11th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne Truro City Football Club is up for sale, just a few weeks after Cornwall Council granted permission to build a supermarket on the...

Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton on her way to cabinet post?

8th January 2018 By Graham Smith Speculation is growing at Westminster that Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton could be promoted to the cabinet today (Monday.) Ms Newton, who...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude...

Work starts on building two Spitfires

28th December 2017 By Peter Tremayne Work 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...

Planners approve supermarket for Truro City football club site

21st December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Councillors have voted 9-3 in favour of plans to build a Lidl supermarket on the site of Truro City football club. The footballers...

Good news for pet owners as fire crews get new life-saving kit

7th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Donations 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...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017 By Graham Smith National Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the...

Universal Credit rolls in to Cornwall on Wednesday: Bude, Launceston and Liskeard are first

4th December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon The controversial new benefit, Universal Credit, arrives in Cornwall this week.  It is due to start in Liskeard, Bude and Launceston on Wednesday...

Council poised to act on abandoned vessels

27th November 2017 By Anne North Cornwall councillors are being urged to demolish a number of boats which appear to have been abandoned by their owners. Cornwall Council’s Harbours...

Government cash for surf life saving in Cornwall

24th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has welcomed the news that two water rescue charities based in the constituency have won more than...

The fence that cost more than £17,000, as Crown Court dismisses appeal against planning enforcement

23rd November 2017 By Graham Smith A row over the height of a fence has cost a Penhallow couple more than £17,000 in fines and costs. Paul and Tracey...

Jeremy Corbyn among mourners at Candy Atherton’s funeral

21st November 2017 By Graham Smith Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was among those at this afternoon’s (Tuesday's) funeral of former Cornwall MP and councillor Candy Atherton, who died...

Truro’s City of Lights parade postponed because forecasters expect bad weather

20th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Truro City of Lights lantern parade has been postponed, because of a weather forecast predicting high winds and heavy rain. The event...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017 Thousands of people across Cornwall have observed Remembrance Day memorial services.  Towns and villages staged events to respect local friends and relatives who have been killed...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Thousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of...

TUC General Secretary tells Truro rally that Cornwall needs a pay rise

22nd October 2017 By Graham Smith Truro City Hall was packed yesterday afternoon (Saturday) to hear TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady call for a big pay rise for workers...

And they’re under starter’s orders: Labour ready to select Parliamentary candidate in Camborne & Redruth

21st October 2017 By Graham Smith The Labour Party is about to fire the starting gun for the contest to select its Parliamentary candidate for the Camborne & Redruth...