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30th April 2021

BIG Productivity supports RAM Gasket Solutions

From enabling a charitable enterprise to develop their offer to an engineering technology company looking to purchase new machinery, the BIG Productivity programme is helping boost the productivity, growth and sustainability of a wide range of businesses across Cornwall.

By Kirstie Newton

28th April 2021

Work to repair path could take months

A riverside footpath at Sunny Corner is closed indefinitely due to the danger of rockfall. Investigations are under way to determine the likelihood of rock slippage at the scenic spot on Malpas Road, just beyond Boscawen Park.

By Kirstie Newton

28th April 2021

Last orders as pub prepares to close its doors

One of Truro’s oldest pubs looks set to close its doors in July following the shock news of its sale. The Britannia Inn, on the corner of Quay Street and Morlaix Avenue...

By Matt Dixon

21st April 2021

Secondary school scales up as demand for places grows

An increase in housing in Truro will result in significant expansion for one of the city’s secondary schools. A new 10-classroom block will be built as Penair School will increase its capacity to 1,350 children by 2023.

By Juliet Lunam

21st April 2021

Supporters sign up to save historic church

Nearly 2,500 people have signed a petition to save an historic church in Truro from demolition. St Paul’s Church, on Tregolls Road, has been under threat since it closed in 2008...

By Matt Dixon

10th March 2021

Local farmer’s novel pasty pairing is a social smash hit

In a week when all things Cornish were celebrated, a Tresillian farmer gave the world a rather unusual take on the county’s treasured pasty.

By Matt Dixon

10th March 2021

City’s residents mourn the death of beloved alley cat

A much-loved alley cat who loved to stroll the streets of Truro has died. Mr Jingles, who was partial to a visit to the Plaza Cinema before adjourning to nearby ASK restaurant, was a popular resident...

By Matt Dixon

10th March 2021

Hall for Cornwall picks name for venue’s new auditorium

Truro’s Hall for Cornwall has revealed its new auditorium will be named Cornwall Playhouse – Gwariji Kernow.

By Matt Dixon

17th March 2021

Foodbank sees huge increase in demand during lockdown

What a difference a year makes. Truro Foodbank has seen a 60 per cent increase in demand compared to last year, as the legacy of covid continues to bear its teeth.

By Kirstie Newton

17th March 2021

Brewery bids for outdoor bar

Skinner’s Brewery has pledged to “give back to the community” after the launch of its Crowdfunder campaign was met with an overwhelming response.

By Matt Dixon

24th March 2021

Residents gather for policing bill protest

Around 100 people gathered illegally in Truro on Saturday to make a stand against a proposed parliamentary bill giving more powers to police during protests.

By Matt Dixon

24th March 2021

Teenager takes on cycling challenge for hospital staff

A teenage girl is cycling eight miles for 40 consecutive days to raise money for NHS staff at Treliske Hospital.