Edward Hain hospital: replacement beds will be in Penzance, they will be private sector, and they should be ready in four weeks

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs have provided some information about the new community beds they hope to use in place of the closed Edward Hain hospital, St Ives....

Penzance, Falmouth and Truro to get more cash for cycling and walking

By Peter Tremayne The government is giving Cornwall another £607,000 to help develop sustainable transport during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The money will be spent in Penzance, Falmouth and Truro....

Penzance flag stunt leads to police protection and panic button, as councillors squabble over what to do next

By Julia Penhaligon Police are investigating racially-aggravated harassment of the Penzance mayor following the removal of unauthorised flags displayed on the town’s Promenade. Both the police, and Penzance Town...

Drowning, not waving: the unauthorised flag display in Penzance plunges town into fresh Brexit controversy

By Julia Penhaligon A “whodunit” mystery is unfolding in Penzance over the hoisting of 18 Union Jack flags along the town’s seafront promenade, to “celebrate” Britain’s final separation from...

Covid-19 forces the closure of several Cornish pubs

By Julia Penhaligon A growing number of pubs in Cornwall are closing because of Covid-19.  The specific reasons vary, with some blaming staff shortages following reported contact with a...

Government gives Penzance High Street £10.4 million to help with Covid-19 economic recovery

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Penzance is one of 72 towns in England whose High Streets have been chosen to benefit from a government fund designed to help Covid-19 economic recovery....

Government awards Covid-19 “culture cash” to help Cornwall’s cinemas

By Rashleigh MacFarlane    Eleven cinemas in Cornwall are sharing in a government “culture recovery fund” to help them survive the economic consequences of Covid-19. The cash has been...

“Lights of Mousehole” song to brighten Christmas for Cornwall’s homeless

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A new Christmas song is launching today (Friday) to raise money for St Petroc’s – a charity which helps homeless people in Cornwall. Written and performed...

Campaign launched for a “new Edward Hain hospital” – but health chiefs prefer their existing plan at Penzance

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North A new campaign has been launched to build a new hospital to replace the Edward Hain hospital. Health chiefs confirmed the closure of...

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...