A seemingly innocuous Mother’s Day advert communicating the simple pleasures of a cream tea scone has caused offence in Cornwall for its depiction of jam ladled on top of cream – a practice normally reserved to neighbouring county of Devon.
Hey @nt_scones scones made it to the front page of the newspapers!!! I wonder if @LanhydrockNT will preprepare me a scone cream first when I tour @nationaltrust @NTSouthWest Cornwall next month! Quacks mischievously 😂😂😂😂
— Mr Quacks (@Mr_Quacks1) March 12, 2018
Staff at autism charity Spectrum visited the company’s new state-of-the-art offices and support centre for the first time yesterday.
Spectrum will be relocating from its current office in Penryn to Trevissome Park, near Chiverton Cross in early May.
Devon and Cornwall police recently held a knife-amnesty event asking people to hand in their illegal knives. Cornwall Live has compiled a photo gallery of the most impressive hand ins.
Latest figures show that nearly 650 women in Cornwall smoked during their pregnancy in 2016/17, making up around 13 percent of all pregnant women last year.
Smoking in pregnancy increases the risk of a premature birth, sudden infant death syndrome, asthma, diabetes and heart complications. For a mum to be, quitting smoking is one of the things they can do to give their baby the best possible start in life.
Trains from London to Penzance in Cornwall are set to get faster, as a new batch of trains with more seats is being rolled out across Great Western Railway (GWR) this summer.
However, this will be causing disruptions while the work is carried out, with Network Rail renewing signalling systems in Cornwall, which will impact some journeys. Passengers have been told to check before they travel while the work is being carried out.
Cornwall’s tax bills have just landed and they were far higher than people were expecting. A Cornwall Live report shows how it can be so high.
For thousands of years mining waste has been washed into the sea off the coast of Cornwall thought to be lost forever. Now, company Marine Minerals is preparing to recover the tin that went down expected to be around 22 million tonnes.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have designated 9 new bathing water regions in the UK, 8 of which can be found in Cornwall.
Cornwall Council is campaigning for Cornish schools to get more funding and fairer shares of education funding.
All #Cornwall schools need extra money through a new fair funding formula which will give improved opportunities for all students. Cornwall calls for Fair Funding. Take action – like and share on social media, or sign a pledge. #StandUpForCornwall https://t.co/RHnOUqLGWc pic.twitter.com/psrjcZujHI
— Cornwall Council (@CornwallCouncil) March 15, 2018
Truro City Football Club will be holding a minute silence in memory of Morrish Truscott, who sadly passed away at the age of 77 recently.
He was a big character in the Cornish Football scene and had been involved at Truro City.
The club has extended their sympathy to his family and friends at this time.
lecturer strikes across the country continue as academics reject proposed pension deal. Lecturers, students and staff still stand in solidarity outside Penryn Campus.
Figures from a new study show that a quarter of adults in Cornwall are drinking more booze than they should and a fifth are ‘binge drinkers’.
Charity organisation ShelterBox in Truro has launched a project with four leading photographers to show the hope and strength of the people they meet around the world who need help the most.
Local author and former Falmouth-Packet journalist, Mike Truscott has published his sixth book, in aid of Cancer Research UK: http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/16091863.Ex_Packet_man_publishes_second_local_history_book/
Eddie Callis from Falmouth uses art to help cope with his autism. He has teamed up with@FixersUK to encourage others on the spectrum to explore their creative side: https://twitter.com/itvwestcountry/status/973906174201430016
The, this is the west country website have reported that ‘permission has been granted on appeal for student housing on the former Coachworks site’.
If the appeal goes through, this site will be used to help with the growing number of students coming to Falmouth University.
However, the Falmouth Town Council and quite a few residents are said to be against the plans.
Adam Paynter, leader of Cornwall Council, stated that Cornwall receives £1,645 less per pupil than the ten best borough in inner London.
Paynter, along with other Cornish MPs, wants to take the Fair Funding standupforcornwall campaign to Parliament to fight for fairer funding for the county.
Preparations are taking place for HRH Prince Charles’ visit to Cornwall next week, here’s where to see him: https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/prince-charles-coming-cornwall-heres-1341363
Yellow warnings for snow and ice put in place for Cornwall on Sunday: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2018-03-18
Industry experts and employers turn out in force for Apprenticeship Conference hosted by Truro and Penwith College: https://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/latest-news/industry-experts-and-employers-turn-out-in-force-for-apprenticeship-conference
The Licensing Act Commitee council meeting, that was supposed to be held on Monday the 19th of March in St.Ives, has been cancelled.
Cornish schools are the some of the ‘worst funded in the country’ according to a Liberal Democrat leader at County Hall, Adam Paynter.
A campaign has been called to get fairer funding by a leader of the Cornwall Council.
Exeter student join lecturers in support of strikes over pension restrictions at Falmouth University campus. Dean Pomeroy tweeted: Huge turn out on @UniExeCornwall undergrad and postgrad students, lecturing and professional services staff and supportive local people with @ExePenrynUCU this morning! Lots of supportive beeps from cars too! Come join us a the Thirsty Scholar from 10:30-12 today!
Today is the last day to comment on the proposed Space Action Plan estimated to bring in more than £1bn to the Cornish economy: https://www.cioslep.com/strategy/human-centred-space
Beacon Community Regeneration Partnership in Falmouth has been secured for the next three years. The town council has granted £3,357 a year until 2021 to the welfare benefits advice service. http://www.bcrp.org.uk/
Truro Bus Station to close for 10 weeks for upgrade
16th and 17th of March – Spring Clean Days (Falmouth Spring Festival): beach cleaning, painting, gardening. https://www.falmouth.co.uk/falmouth-events/falmouth-spring-festival/
Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live in Britain includes three Cornish