The battle to save Christmas: a report from St Ives, where they turned on their lights in October

By Anne North The “battle to save Christmas,” which looks like becoming an annual milestone for the foreseeable future, gets underway in St Ives this weekend with the start...

Planning Inspectorate invites comments about Carbis Bay Hotel’s “G7 meeting rooms” development, built without planning permission

By Richard Whitehouse The Planning Inspectorate is inviting comments about the Carbis Bay Hotel’s appeal against enforcement action over its unauthorised development of “meeting rooms” constructed for the G7...

How to be a council leader – Cornwall’s Linda Taylor is about to find out

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council leader Linda Taylor is going on a training course to help strengthen her grip on County Hall, six months after winning the election which...

Historic sites added to “at risk” register

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Historic England has added the Harvey’s Foundry complex, Hayle, and the medieval pack horse bridge at Launceston to its list of “at risk” sites in Cornwall....

Two of Cornwall’s MPs back plan to neuter Parliament’s “sleaze” watchdog

By Julia Penhaligon Two of Cornwall’s MPs have put their names to a controversial proposal which would have the effect of shelving an official, independent report on “sleaze” which...

St Ives police station sold for £990,000

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police have sold their station building at St Ives for £990,000.  This is £140,000 higher than the original asking price. It is not...

Carbis Bay Hotel asks government planning inspector to allow unauthorised “G7 Summit” development

By Richard Whitehouse The Carbis Bay Hotel has lodged an appeal against an enforcement notice which was served after they carried out building works without planning permission. After being...

The leisure centres “watchdog” has no plans to bark – unless prompted

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has published the agenda for next week’s “watchdog” committee which is responsible for scrutinising County Hall’s proposals to close four leisure centres: Falmouth, Launceston,...

Cornwall councillors on the “watchdog” committee have only three meetings to save the leisure centres

By Graham Smith The future of Cornwall’s under-threat leisure centres depends on a committee of 11 councillors being prepared to question and challenge County Hall’s ruling cabinet. The approach...

Cornwall’s £40 million Wave Hub was sold for only £2.4 million and is about to become a Swedish-owned windfarm, built by Americans

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Wave Hub, developed by taxpayers at a cost of more than £40 million despite never delivering a single watt of commercial electricity, was sold to...