Alex Hughes 16th March 20182:43 pm

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.

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2018/03/12/lanhydrock-national-trust-ad-sparks-storm-cream-tea-scone

Alex Hughes 16th March 20182:32 pm

Exeter’s UCU has managed to find a bright side in the lecturer strikes in the form of a movie joke.

Alex Hughes 16th March 20182:27 pm

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.

Alex Hughes 16th March 20182:11 pm

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.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/gallery/knives-swords-handed-police-during-1348105

Alex Hughes 16th March 20182:03 pm

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.

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-news-room/media-releases/news-from-2018/news-from-march-2018/13-of-pregnant-women-in-cornwall-and-isles-and-scilly-still-smoking/

Alex Hughes 16th March 20182:01 pm

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.

Alex Hughes 16th March 20181:55 pm

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.

Alex Hughes 16th March 20181:53 pm

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.

Alex Hughes 16th March 20181:41 pm

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.

Alex Hughes 16th March 20181:38 pm

Cornwall Council is campaigning for Cornish schools to get more funding and fairer shares of education funding.

Alex Hughes 16th March 20181:33 pm

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.

Alex Hughes 16th March 20181:23 pm

lecturer strikes across the country continue as academics reject proposed pension deal. Lecturers, students and staff still stand in solidarity outside Penryn Campus.

Alex Hughes 16th March 20181:06 pm

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’.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/quarter-adults-cornwall-drinking-more-1342991

Alex Hughes 16th March 201812:53 pm

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.

Anya Gilbert 16th March 201811:36 am

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/

Anya Gilbert 16th March 201811:32 am

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

Georgina Stewart 16th March 201811:30 am

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.

http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/16092271.permission-granted-on-appeal-for-student-housing-on-the-former-coachworks-site/

Giulia Colombini 16th March 201811:29 am

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.

Anya Gilbert 16th March 201811:25 am

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

Else Welde 16th March 201811:21 am

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

Else Welde 16th March 201811:12 am

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

Giulia Colombini 16th March 201811:11 am

The Licensing Act Commitee council meeting, that was supposed to be held on Monday the 19th of March in St.Ives, has been cancelled.

https://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=601&MId=7517

Georgina Stewart 16th March 201811:07 am

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.

https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2529223/cornish-schools-some-of-worst-funded-in-the-country/

Anya Gilbert 16th March 201811:05 am

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!

Else Welde 16th March 201811:00 am

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

Giulia Colombini 16th March 201810:53 am

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/

Else Welde 16th March 201810:51 am

The shortlist for the Cornwall Business Awards 2018 has been revealed and the National Maritime Museum is in the running for the award ‘Excellence in Digital Marketing’.

Georgina Stewart 16th March 201810:46 am

Truro Bus Station to close for 10 weeks for upgrade
https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/truro-bus-station-close-10-1345406

Giulia Colombini 16th March 201810:43 am

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/

Georgina Stewart 16th March 201810:43 am

Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live in Britain includes three Cornish
towns
https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/sunday-times-best-places-live-1346772