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28th July 2021

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...

21st July 2021

Students on show with the greats

Art students from a local college have hung their work alongside Cornwall’s most treasured collections at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro’s River Street. The Cornwall College Summer Show exhibition...

By ROWENA MILLAR

21st July 2021

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

21st July 2021

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

21st July 2021

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 News Staff

14th July 2021

Perfect! Scarlett celebrates world-beating exam result

A Truro College student is celebrating being the highest achiever in Cornwall and one of the highest in the world, after receiving an incredible full-marks score of 45 points on the International Baccalaureate Diploma...

By Kirstie Newton

14th July 2021

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. The Love Where You Are campaign...

15th July 2021

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 Kirstie Newton

7th July 2021

Brewery encourages us to raise a glass to hospitality

Skinner’s Brewery, producer of iconic Cornish beers including Betty Stogs, Porthleven and Lushington’s, has launched a summer campaign to encourage the public to head back to their local pub...

By Ollie Young

7th July 2021

COVID CRACKDOWN STUNS VILLAGE PUB - Health and safety ruling is costing ‘£1,000 a day’

A pub landlord reckons he is losing up to £1,000 a day after a ruling saw his outdoor seating removed by environmental health bosses. Colin Phillips’ New Inn pub in Veryan...

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6th June 2021

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

30th June 2021

Virtual talk still planned as Green Truro Festival returns

Next month sees the return of the Truro City Council Green Truro Festival – with events both online and outdoors. Last year a conference was held on Wilding and this year the theme is Soil: Healthy Soils, Healthy City...

By Juliet Lunam

30th June 2021

TIME’S UP FOR CL0CK TOWER - Restoration work to start this year

Work is to start this year on restoring Truro’s historic clock tower, writes Juliet Lunam. The iconic timepiece, which sits atop City Hall, between Boscawen Street and Back Quay, has been shrouded in scaffolding for two years...

English Music Festival

2nd July 2021

The English Music Festival in Truro

Join us for a musical day of concerts in glorious Truro Cathedral, with a violin-and-piano recital
including sonatas, a celebratory concert and an evening choral concert...

By Kirstie Newton

30th June 2021

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

30th June 2021

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

23rd June 2021

Mayor in the seat of power

Truro Mayor Steven Webb has been taking to the water to try out a service recently launched in Cornwall. Wetwheels South West, launched in September 2020 in Falmouth, offers people who are disabled and disadvantaged the opportunity to access the water on powerboats.

By Juliet Lunam

23rd June 2021

FEATURE pt2 - City takes steps towards a green future open to all - Year-long trial will see traffic ban... but reactions are mixed

Pydar Street - Planners have gone back to the drawing board and come up with a revised scheme for regenerating Truro’s rundown Pydar area.

By Kirstie Newton

23rd June 2021

FEATURE pt1 - City takes steps towards a green future open to all - Year-long trial will see traffic ban... but reactions are mixed

Boscawen Street - An ambitious new vision for Truro has been unveiled in the hope of making the city centre accessible to all parts of the community and a thriving place for the future.

By Juliet Lunam

25th June 2021

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...

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22nd June 2021

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

10th June 2021

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.

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9th June 2021

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

26th May 2021

Dulcie’s coalition with Tories offers ‘best result’ for voters

It’s all change at Cornwall Council as the shuffling of leadership positions takes place following the local elections. And in a surprise move, a Truro independent councillor has joined forces...

By Juliet Lunam

26th May 2021

New mayor will campaign for mental health charity

Adolescent mental health charity The Invictus Trust has been chosen as the new Truro Mayor’s charity for his year in office. Councillor Steven Webb...

By Natasha Swift

26th May 2021

Vision of our future health - Hancock pledge to integrate services

Health minister Matt Hancock was given a first-hand look at the future of health care in Truro on Monday – and made a pledge to improve the integration of health and care services across the county. Mr Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care...

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25th May 2021

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

19th May 2021

U-turn is made over using Lemon Quay as protest site

G7 organisers have done a U-turn over using Truro’s Lemon Quay as a site for protestors. The area was one of four earmarked for anyone wanting to take part in demonstrations while the event is on next month.

By Kirstie Newton

19th May 2021

Cheers! City’s restaurants and pubs say ‘come inside’

Bunters’ owner Jason Masters expressed cautious relief. Picture: Paul Williams

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18th May 2021

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 Kirstie Newton

12th May 2021

Ex-cadet Justine to feature on gruelling TV programme

A former Cornwall army cadet and deputy head girl of Truro High School can be seen on screen in the Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins. Justine Pellew-Harvey...

By Juliet Lunam

12th May 2021

Family raises funds for sepsis survivor

Family and friends of a Truro man who nearly died from sepsis are fund-raising to help him adjust to life as a triple amputee. Jay Phillips...

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11th May 2021

Digital Skills Support available for SMES across Cornwall

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

By Juliet Lunam

5th May 2021

Councillor slams decision to scrap online meetings

Cornwall councillor Rob Nolan has labelled the return to face-to-face meetings as an ‘opportunity missed’ and wants to lobby government for a change of policy.

By Matt Dixon

5th May 2021

Bishop praised for standing up for Christians worldwide

The Bishop of Truro, Philip Mounstephen, has been praised for his report on the persecution of Christians across the world.

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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.

By Matt Dixon

1st April 2021

Crocodile discovered at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Staff at The Lost Gardens of Heligan have been shocked to discover a new resident in the famous Jungle Garden. It appears that during lockdown, an unexpected visitor...

By Kirstie Newton

31st March 2021

High Sheriff salutes our unsung NHS heroes

From ward managers to hospital chaplains, IT specialists to volunteers, more than 20 members of staff from all departments of the NHS were rewarded as Unsung Heroes by the High Sheriff of Cornwall on Monday.

By Kirstie Newton

31st March 2021

Italian foodie’s takeaway service goes far and wide

Truro’s best-known Italian has just launched his takeaway ready meals onto the national market, a year after introducing them the day after the first lockdown began.

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22nd March 2021

EU funding continues to support Cornish businesses until 2023

From providing support programmes to developing high quality workspaces and investing in research and innovation projects – new and existing businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are continuing to benefit from European funding through the €600 million Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme.

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19th April 2021

‘Sustainable Lives’ sparks a local resident’s new career ambitions

Two years ago Gemma’s son started primary school, leaving her isolated and searching for a new positive direction for her life. A chance meeting with an old friend led her to join the EU funded Sustainable Lives project in Newquay, and step into a new exciting future.

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10th April 2021

Expansion of the first UK Artisan Food Village thanks to Superfast Cornwall

When former City fund managers Richard and Fionagh Harding moved into their 350 acre farm in Bude in 2006, they had no experience of farming. Today, with the support of their four children, the couple are running the highly successful Norton Barton Artisan Food Village, home to some of the county’s top artisan food producers.

By Natasha Swift

14th April 2021

Kathy’s book to remember fallen heroes of Porthpean

The “forgotten” men of Porthpean who lost their lives during the two world wars are being remembered in a new book.

By Matt Davies

14th April 2021

Email forces postponement of mooted ‘quiet lanes’ trial

A controversial plan to trial a “quiet lanes” scheme on a network of lanes in Truro has been put on hold. Cornwall Council has devised the idea which would prevent traffic travelling on ten miles of back roads often used as short cuts...

By Matt Dixon

14th April 2021

Hate storm batters cafe boss who welcomed PM to city

A café owner who welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson to a Truro market last week has received vile abuse on social media. Kim Mace greeted the UK premier when he visited Lemon Street Market...

By Matt Dixon

7th April 2021

Grieving family campaigns for Ryan’s Law recognition

The family of a Truro postman who was killed in a hit and run incident is lobbying the government with a new petition to change the law.

By Matt Dixon

7th April 2021

Plans lodged to convert nightclub into flats

Truro could lose one of its nightclubs if plans to convert The Office into flats are given the green light.
The premises, which have been closed for more than a year since the first lockdown began, could become five flats as the legacy of the pandemic begins to bear its teeth.

By Kirstie Newton

31st March 2021

Italian foodie’s takeaway service goes far and wide

Truro’s best-known Italian has just launched his takeaway ready meals onto the national market, a year after introducing them the day after the first lockdown began.

By Kirstie Newton

31st March 2021

High Sheriff salutes our unsung NHS heroes

From ward managers to hospital chaplains, IT specialists to volunteers, more than 20 members of staff from all departments of the NHS were rewarded as Unsung Heroes by the High Sheriff of Cornwall on Monday.

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.

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

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

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 who loved to stroll the streets of Truro

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 in Lemon Street in the later years of his life.

By Matt Dixon

10th March 2021

Hall for Cornwall picks name bfor venue’s new auditorium

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

By Matt Dixon

24th February 2021

Struggling café owner takes swipe at covid grant system

A cafe owner at a popular beauty spot near Truro has hit out at the covid-19 grant system. Joanne Medcalf, who owns Woodman's Cabin at Idless, has told the Voice about her struggles to keep the business afloat during the pandemic.

By Matt Dixon

24th February 2021

Motorhome firm is praised for its offer to house carers

A Truro firm has been described as “amazing” after offering accommodation to Cornwall Care staff working in homes affected by covid outbreaks.

By Matt Dixon

17th February 2021

School’s sustainability work is honoured with eco-award

Pupils and staff at a Threemilestone school are celebrating after receiving an eco-award. Wave Trust’s Carrick Academy won a Bronze Eco-Schools award in recognition of their achievements in working towards creating a sustainable lifestyle.

By Matt Dixon

17th February 2021

Surprise in store for villagers

If you go down to Chacewater today, you’ll be sure of a big surprise. Popping up in various different places around the village in recent weeks has been a collection of multi-coloured bears.

By Matt Dixon

3rd February 2021

Tributes to a man who had no home but many friends

A former airline pilot who lived in a football pitch dug out in Truro’s Boscawen Park has died. Bryan Pesce chose to sleep rough for eight years, before moving to Hayle to live in a caravan late last year. He would often be seen reading in his hole-up in the park and he was popular with Truroians who would often take him provisions.

By Kirstie Newton

3rd February 2021

Truro submits ‘river city’ funding bid

A bold vision for Truro as a “connected river city” has been presented to government as the Town Deal Board submitted its bid for up to £25 million of funding this week. A package of six ambitious projects, chosen for their potential to bring an economic boost, were submitted within an investment plan to the £3.6 billion Towns Fund on Friday.

By Kirstie Newton

29th January 2021

National Hot Chocolate Day

"As it’s National Hot Chocolate Day (Sunday 31st), it would be rude not to tantalise your taste buds with a booze-infused evening tipple, guaranteed to help you sleep.

By Matt Dixon

20th January 2021

Old County Hall goes on the market for £3.5m

"One of Truro’s most recognisable buildings is on sale for a cool £3.5million.

By Matt Dixon

27th January 2021

‘RAPING OF THE ENVIRONMENT’ - Farmer despairs over A30 plan that will run through his fields

An eighth generation farmer near Truro says the government is “raping the environment” with its A30 dualling scheme

By Matt Dixon

6th January 2021

Teacher passionate about dance, drama and the arts

A former Penair School teacher for more than 25 years has passed away at the age of 66. Janet Bridger, known to her friends as Jan, suffered a heart attack and despite the efforts of the surgical and nursing teams at Derriford Hospital, she died on December 20.

By Richard Whitehouse

23rd December 2020

2021's showpiece events may move to later in the year

Large-scale events and festivals in Cornwall may have to reschedule to the late summer or autumn to ensure they are safe.

By Matt Dixon

30th December 2020

Village comes together to make sure everyone has enough to eat

A village’s response to top footballer Marcus Rashford's child poverty campaign has proven a big success over the Christmas period.

By Matt Dixon

30th December 2020

Changing of the Guard

City's top cop is moving on