China Clay area local news

Covid-19: Lostwithiel and Penwithick area joins the critical list

By Anne North The Lostwithiel and Penwithick area has become the latest to join Cornwall’s “dark purple” clusters where Covid infection rates are higher than 800 per 100,000 population....

Covid-19: Welcome to Camborne, one of Cornwall’s “red list” clusters, only 20 miles from the area with the lowest infection rate

By Anne North The three areas of Cornwall’s with the worst Covid rates are among the most dangerous in the world and would be on the government’s “red list”...

Work on St Austell’s A30 link road will start this year, insists council

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has said work on the A30 link road to St Austell will start before the end of the year. The on-off-on project, costing £87...

St Austell’s A30 link road still on track, after curious “abandoned” notice appeared on council’s website

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has no plans to abandon its proposed A30 link road to St Austell, Cornwall Reports has learned. A curious decision notice, relating to the...

Ten years after “eco-town” protests, West Carclaze “garden village” starts to take shape

By Richard Whitehouse It is more than a decade since people took to the streets of St Austell to protest against plans for an eco-town on the outskirts of...

Going underground: Eden Project gets ready to drill 3 miles deep to tap the natural energy of Cornwall’s hot rocks

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A 450-tonne, 55-metre high drilling rig is due to be installed today (Monday) to progress the geothermal “hot rocks” scheme at the Eden Project, near St...

EXCLUSIVE: The “Par maid” who is set to become the next chair of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith The next chair of Cornwall Council is to be St Blazey’s Pauline Giles.  St Austell councillor Jordan Rowse is to be vice chair. The pair have...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

Local chemists join Covid-19 vaccination drive in Truro and Roche

By Anne North Two local chemists in Cornwall are now offering Covid-19 vaccinations. Reeds Pharmacy, Truro, and Roche Pharmacy, can now administer Covid jabs once a patient has booked...

Wall collapse and landslides follow heavy rain

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Emergency services were called to Looe (top right) last night after a wall collapsed into the back of a building. No-one was hurt but building inspectors...

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...

Eden Project to stay closed until at least 6th January

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Eden Project is to remain closed until at least 6th January, following landslides caused by flooding on 19th and 20th December.  The charity says the...

Eden Project to remain closed until after Christmas, following last weekend’s flooding and landslides

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Eden Project will remain closed over the Christmas period, because of continuing concern about flooding and landslides which closed the attraction last weekend. A spokesperson...

Eden Project remains closed for assessment of damage caused by landslides

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Eden Project, near St Blazey, will remain closed today (Monday) following the “significant flooding” which triggered landslides on Friday and Saturday. Ticketholders will be refunded. ...

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...

Covid restrictions have led to 16% increase in household waste burned at St Dennis incinerator

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Environment Agency has agreed to allow Cornwall’s incinerator a 16% increase in the amount of rubbish it burns this year, because Covid-19 has led to...