China Clay area local news

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

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

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

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

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 2018By Graham SmithFurther details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care System.The developing...

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

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

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude to Helston,...

Good news for pet owners as fire crews get new life-saving kit

7th December 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneDonations from Helston-based The Dog House Grooming Company and the RSPCA mean that all of Cornwall’s on-call stations will now have special life-saving equipment for...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017By Graham SmithNational Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the end of...

Bjork to perform at Eden sessions in June

25th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe Icelandic singer Bjork is to perform at the Eden sessions next year.Björk Guðmundsdóttir, 52, is a global star with many international awards on her...

Budget boost for new road to link St Austell and A30

22nd November 2017By Graham SmithA new road between St Austell could be open within five years, according to Cornwall Council.The much-talked about project has come a step closer today...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017Thousands of people across Cornwall have observed Remembrance Day memorial services.  Towns and villages staged events to respect local friends and relatives who have been killed and...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonThousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of the traditional...

Cornwall’s libraries: the “devolution revolution” is taking longer than expected

20th October 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s “pioneering” reform of the county’s libraries is to be extended for a further year, as council officials struggle to find local partners willing to...

And this is where the lifeboats are – but there are only 87 seats for 123 councillors, as the scramble for places gets underway

29th September 2017By Graham SmithThe maps reproduced in this article illustrate the first draft of how officials suggest re-drawing Cornwall Council boundaries.  The 2021 local council elections will be...

Council ups the ante on St Austell link road in bid to win government backing

1st August 2017By Julia PenhaligonCornwall Council is set to increase its financial contribution to the cost of a new road to St Austell, in a bid to win backing...

Planners approve 1,500-home West Carclaze “garden village” in china clay area

30th March 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneOne of the largest, and most controversial, housing projects seen in Cornwall for many years has been approved by planners.Plans to build 1,500 houses in the...

Camper van destroyed by fire at Roche

26th March 2017 Fire crews have dealt with a blaze in a camper van at Roche.  Firefighters from Bodmin and St Austell found the camper van was well alight, with...