China Clay area local news

Armed police hunt knifeman after disorder in St Blazey

By Peter Tremayne Armed police descended on St Blazey on Saturday afternoon (20th April), responding to reports that a knifeman was damaging a car and assaulting another man. Police...

Planners vote unanimously to approve £84 million St Austell link road

By Richard Whitehouse Planning permission has been granted for a new £78 million road which will provide an improved link between St Austell and the A30. A full planning...

St Austell link road plans make no mention of impact on climate change

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council is poised to grant itself planning permission for a four-mile link road to St Austell – despite concerns over wildlife and increased carbon emissions....

Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall live in poverty, says Director of Public Health

By Graham Smith Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are living in poverty, according to the latest annual report by the Director of Public Health....

County Hall presses ahead with new road linking St Austell to A30

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s cabinet has agreed to put the final pieces in place for work to start on a new multi-million-pound road linking St Austell with the...

Cornwall’s Tories get ready for a snap general election as one way out of Brexit chaos

By Julia Penhaligon A further sign that another snap general election could be called within weeks came on Friday night when one of Cornwall’s Conservative Associations re-adopted its sitting...

China Clay area voices dissent over the new map of Cornwall’s health service

10th October 2018 By Richard Whitehouse People living in the China Clay areas in Cornwall have called on health bosses to rethink medical centre plans as they said they...

EXCLUSIVE – How Israel tries to influence Cornwall’s MPs

7th August 2018 By Graham Smith Labour Party activists might be forgiven for feeling frustrated at their party leadership’s continuing squabble over what is and what is not anti-Semitic...

Par Sands in line for new beach huts

30th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans have been submitted to place 22 beach huts along the beach at Par Sands. Cornwall Council has submitted a planning application to...

£9 million “Advanced Manufacturing” site seeks its first tenants

25th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne A £9 million project designed to house “advanced” manufacturing has opened its doors for business. Built on a former china clay works site,...

St Austell & Newquay MP to open Windrush debate

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne One of Cornwall’s MPs is to open a Parliamentary debate about the “Windrush” scandal, following the government’s admission that it destroyed the migration...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

The secret jigsaw: how the NHS is Shaping Our Future into a Cornwall of winners and losers, depending on the “Property Asset Scorecard”

23rd March 2018 By Graham Smith The redesign of Cornwall’s health service is set to transfer treatment of existing minor injury units to 25 “enhanced” GP surgeries – posing...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of...

Battle lines drawn for Cornwall Council elections in 2021, as Independents face party political squeeze

14th February 2018 By Anne North Battle lines have been drawn for the next set of Cornwall Council elections in 2021. New ward boundaries, identifying 87 council divisions, were...

87, 88, 89…….that’s not right! Last-minute hitch as councillors crawl towards the boundaries finish line

8th February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The long march to a smaller Cornwall Council is nearing the end of its journey – but a last-minute hitch has necessitated yet...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018 By Graham Smith More than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part...

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials. In 2015 the...

Could Falmouth keep its Minor Injury Unit? New report sheds insights into how health and council bosses are planning the “Kennally Care” future of Cornwall’s community hospitals

18th January 2018 By Graham Smith Further details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care...

Locals rally to help couple whose home was badly damaged by fire at Par

8th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne The community in Par has set up a campaign to help a local family whose home was badly damaged by fire on Saturday...