Planners approve Helston flood defence scheme

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have approved a major scheme to prevent flooding in Helston, despite objections from neighbours. The Environment Agency plans to build a new flood defence...

Plan to improve Coverack sea defences

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has put forward plans for new sea defences in Coverack after a sea wall was damaged by a major flood. CORMAC, a company wholly...

St Austell D-Day hero among Cornwall’s New Year Honours awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A D-Day veteran from St Austell has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Harry Billinge, 94, is often seen fundraising for the...

American takeover of RNAS Culdrose supplier raises eyebrows

By Peter Tremayne The Dorset-based defence contractor Cobham, which was last week taken over by a US hedge fund, is a major supplier to the Royal Naval Air Station,...

Cornwall’s Anti-Brexit campaign pins its election hopes on tactical voting

By Anne North Cornwall’s anti-Brexit campaigners are being urged to vote tactically on Thursday, with organisers of the Cornwall For Europe organisation believing that three local constituencies are in...

Two weeks to go: YouGov points to a Blue Christmas in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s YouGov opinion poll – which claims to forecast the general election result in every constituency – suggests the Conservatives are on course to hold every...

Cornish seabirds mistaking elastic bands for worms

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Mullion Island, a bird sanctuary off the Lizard peninsula, has been littered with thousands of elastic bands – which experts think have been regurgitated by gulls...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

Small earthquake near Helston

By Peter Tremayne The British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed a small earthquake, measuring 2.2 on the magnitude scale, happened about three miles (5km) south-west of Falmouth. Residents in...