China Clay area local news

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...