News Archive


Health Works for Cornwall offer a lifeline to unemployed adults suffering with their health

Recovering from the impact of a long-term abusive relationship which had damaged her self-confidence and affected her mental health, Paula* was struggling to find friends and support her two children when she was referred to the Health Works for Cornwall programme.


Tailored support for business growth

Businesses across Cornwall are being urged to take advantage of a support project that offers 12 hours of free expert consultancy to help them to improve their productivity and grow their business.


21st September 2021

Helping Hand from Game Changer Creates New Opportunities for Young People

Time at school or college can be very challenging, if you add the stress of getting poor GSCE results at the end of it, this can leave many young people feeling disheartened and excluded, creating additional barriers to finding a job and starting a career


7th September

Broadband and Business grants are now available!

Since 2011, Superfast Cornwall programmes have a strong track record of delivering broadband projects across Cornwall.


Future proof your business thanks to the Skills Hub

After 25 years working in the plumbing and heating industry, Will and Helen started WJ New Plumbing in 2020. Following two decades working under somebody else...

‘Sample local fishy dishes’ is the message from chefs

Cornish chef, food photographer and author James Strawbridge has joined fellow West Country sustainable seafood champion Mitch Tonks in urging British holiday-makers to try out the local seafood...

By Juliet Lunam

Andy’s bottle for the throttle helps teenagers with cancer

Former Navy man Andy Jenrick is recovering after a mammoth 3,200-mile motorbike trek from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for teenage cancer sufferers.


Funds help towns to safely recover and roll out the welcome mat

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the stop-start nature of the various lockdown restrictions has placed exceptional pressure on Cornwall’s towns and high streets. Their success is critical...

By Juliet Lunam

Concern as sight-seers disturb seal colonies

Wildlife enthusiasts are calling for action to be taken to deter sight-seers from disturbing colonies of seals. Residents have contacted officials from various organisations in a bid to have something done about the number of boats visiting the West Cornwall seal site...


Support from the People Hub is helping people find work and training

When Sarah was made redundant at the end of last year she was at a loss to know what to do next. Step forward the People Hub who referred Sarah to the right organisation to help her to update her CV and build her confidence...


Explore the shore and more for this year’s marine week

There’s much more to our coasts than spectacular views. During National Marine Week (July 24 to August 1), the Wildlife Trusts will be showcasing the nation’s shores and coastal waters.

By Kirstie Newton

Sleep expert shares tips to help you sleep during a heatwave

The current heatwave, which has led the Met Office to issue one of its new-style extreme heat weather warnings for the first time for parts of the UK is leading to many people struggling to get a good night’s sleep.

By Kirstie Newton

Fun is just a stone's throw away

They say that pebble-hunting is what geologists do on holiday, and Clive Mitchell’s first experience of geology was over 50 years ago, picking up pebbles on the beaches of Cornwall and Devon...

By Kirstie Newton

Company launches bid to save beloved spaces

Cornwall-based fundraising platform Crowdfunder has teamed up with Cornwall Council to encourage locals and visitors alike to help save the spaces they love, so they can be loved forever.

By Gareth Davies

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM ALL - 40 years after Penlee lifeboat disaster, families of the 16 who perished unite to create a permanent memorial

“We are one family; we lost all our relations together in the same tragedy and this needs to be brought to people’s attention.” These are the emotive and powerful words of Martin Brockman...

Covid-19 Business Survival Guide to help with rule changes

Cornish companies are being invited to attend a ‘Covid-19 Business Survival Guide’ webinar to help them navigate the pandemic after the rules change.

By Juliet Lunam

Future secure for Penzance Dry Dock

Penzance Dry Dock has been sold to an engineering firm in the town - safeguarding its future and the jobs of those who work there.


More than 800 new businesses started thanks to Outset Cornwall

Over 800 new businesses are now up and running across the county, thanks to free support they received from Outset Cornwall. First launched in 2009, the award-winning business start-up programme...

By Juliet Lunam

Horses guide family from tragedy to a future of hope

High up on a Cornish hillside a woman jogs along with a horse twice the size she is to stables filled with more than a dozen four-legged friends. Among the other ponies are the newest members of the family, Angel and Trinity

By Juliet Lunam

CALLS FOR RETHINK ON FARM WORKERS - Fears crops could be left to rot in fields unless rules change

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas is calling for ministers to rethink plans for their Seasonal Workers Pilot Scheme and include non-food crops to ensure there are enough people and crops are not left rotting in the fields.

By Kirstie Newton

An unforgettable heroine

Set in wartime Trevone Bay on the North Cornwall coast, Melanie Greenwood’s debut novel The Blue Hour has an unlikely heroine: 89-year-old Tilly Barwise, a brandy-swilling, style-loving, man-adoring chain-smoker. No sweet, powder-puff pensioner...

By Juliet Lunam

Cornwall Council has promised it is ‘taking immediate action’ after two damning reports into housing services

Findings included a lack of up to date gas, electrical and fire safety checks and asbestos and water hygiene inspections, lost council revenue and allegations the company was pressured by the council into buying properties which had not been surveyed, to use for housing.

By Juliet Lunam

Anniversary festival will go ahead in covid-secure way

Organisers of the mid-summer celebrations in Penzance – the Golowan Festival – are not letting covid stop them from marking their 30th anniversary.

By Juliet Lunam

Chance to be immortalised

Penzance Civic Society is looking for volunteers to become immortalised in a public work of art.
John Moreland, a landscape architect and former town councillor and deputy mayor, is acting chairperson of the society and wants to relaunch it following the pandemic.

By Juliet Lunam

Vaccine Walk-In Clinics

Walk-in clinics have been set up to offer Pfizer Covid vaccines for Cornwall residents this weekend. Anyone in Cornwall, who has not yet had their jab is invited...


Over 2,000 jobseekers helped thanks to Work Routes Cornwall

More than 2,000 unemployed people from all across Cornwall have started work thanks to the free support they received from Work Routes. Since 2016, the service co-funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund...

By Ian Houston

Our Man in America

The G7 Leaders’ Summit starts Friday in Cornwall, and will snarl traffic and create local logistical challenges. Devon and Cornwall Police and local volunteers will work extra hours, and do a superb job.


Funding helps innovative marine business to grow

Naval architect Bob Colclough has a passion for marine renewable energy and has spent his career exploring the use of new technologies to help create a better and more sustainable future. 18 months ago he set up his own company – Morek Engineering...

By Juliet Lunam

Let’s build a carbon neutral future, MP urges ministers

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has used a debate on the Queen’s Speech to call on the government to make sure the UK’s homes are carbon neutral. Government has pledged to reach net zero emissions by 2050...

By Juliet Lunam

Royal Mail’s Scilly idea for drone deliveries takes off

Derek Thomas, MP for St Ives, West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has been observing the latest technological advances in postal services. Mr Thomas visited St Mary’s Airport...


Local mental health charity helps unemployed

Mental Health Awareness Week, the national campaign which took place earlier this month, was a good reminder of the importance of good mental health for all.

By Juliet Lunam

Causewayhead creative hub plans have caused a big stir

Plans for a creative industries hub at Causewayhead have caused a stir in the town.
Cornwall Council announced plans earlier this year for three new ‘workspace centres’ in Penzance, Liskeard and Hayle...

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Tribute to fierce campaigner with colourful political past

Penzance-born Barbara Hosking, who has died aged 94, led a full and varied life, working in the civil service in the seat of power in Downing Street. Later she became a member of the Independent Broadcasting Authority...


Signposting services provide free support to Cornish businesses and residents

Three signposting hubs are providing key information and guidance to businesses and individuals, ensuring they are able to access the fully funded support available across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

By Juliet Lunam

Councillors suggest there’s hope for future of dry dock

Rumours that Penzance Dry Dock – billed as the oldest in Europe – is to close could be unfounded, according to town councillors. The dock, which opened in 1834...

By Juliet Lunam

11th May 2021

Allotment plots split up to cope with growing demand

Demand for allotments in Penzance has meant plots are being split up to allow more people to have one.
The town council manages about 200 plots across eight sites in the parish and anyone who lives within the parish can rent one.

By Juliet Lunam

11th May 2021

Well done, Penzance! Town wins £10.4M of revival cash

Penzance is in line for a £10.4 million facelift after winning a share of the government’s Future High Streets Fund. Cornwall Council’s bid for the cash, supported by local groups and businesses, includes a mix of schemes...

By Tim Dixon

11th May 2021

Dynnargh! Here’s the new newspaper for Penzance

A warm welcome to the first edition of the Penzance Voice, your new community newspaper. We aim to make a positive impact on Penzance after what has been an extraordinary 13 months...


11th May 2021

Digital Skills Support available for SMES across Cornwall

Did you know @dpntraining help small and medium businesses in #Cornwall with their online sales and marketing? Find out more about the funded courses they offer...