Fowey & Lostwithiel

Government announces cash for flood defence schemes in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in Looe are hoping to learn today (Thursday) more details of government plans to invest in significant new flood defence schemes for Cornwall. A government...

Trust us, say health chiefs, as another of Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units joins the “temporary” closure list

By Anne North Cornwall’s health bosses have finally explained the sudden closure of Launceston’s Minor Injury Unit, part of the town’s community hospital. NHS Kernow said patients from that...

EXCLUSIVE: Edwina Hannaford elected to lead Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats at County Hall

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have elected Looe councillor Edwina Hannaford to be their new leader.  Lostwithiel’s Colin Martin is her deputy. Ms Hannaford has been a member...

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...

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...

TV shows contributing to Cornwall’s soaring property prices, say estate agents

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A rash of network television programmes extolling Cornwall’s natural beauty and lifestyles have led to an explosion in house-buying inquiries, according to Rightmove. The town of...

“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...

Objectors’ fury at plan to turn Lostwithiel golf course into “cookery campus”

By Richard Whitehouse Plans by the co-founder of the Eden Project to build a new attraction in Lostwithiel have attracted objections from locals. Sir Tim Smit, with his son...

Cornwall’s shell fishing industry now looks back with fond nostalgia to the days when membership of the European Union made life so much easier

By Richard Youle and Julia Penhaligon The European Union trade deal is less than two weeks old but is already causing serious problems for Cornwall’s fishermen. The shell fishing...

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...

Flooding recedes after Friday’s downpour

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Environment Agency has stood down its flood warning for the River Fowey, after several people in Lostwithiel had to be evacuated on Friday night.  The...

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...

Under the hammer: Cornwall’s community hospitals edge closer to sale of the century

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs are preparing to hammer the final nails into the coffin of the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, as they now discuss openly the...

EXCLUSIVE: Tories in a muddle over candidates for next year’s council elections

By Graham Smith Conservatives in the St Austell and Newquay constituency have been ordered to re-run the selection procedures which threatened the future of two sitting councillors. Party chiefs...

Covid-19 continues to spread across Cornwall, but slower than elsewhere

By Anne North The Lostwithiel and Penwithick area is the worst affected for Covid-19 according to the government’s latest cluster map.  It has 13 cases. The past 48 hours...

Fowey hospital now unlikely to become a state-of-the-art residential home as council chiefs say the area is “not a priority”

By Julia Penhaligon The promise of a new 21st century nursing home at Fowey has hit a snag – council chiefs now say it would be in the wrong...

Two new Covid-19 clusters in Cornwall

By Anne North There are two new “clusters” of Covid-19 in Cornwall, according to today’s (Tuesday’s) government data. The St Agnes and Mount Hawke area has three confirmed cases,...

St Mawes might not be as bracing as Skegness, but it is now Britain’s top seaside resort for the discerning tourist

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The village of St Mawes, on Cornwall’s Roseland peninsula, might have a resident population of fewer than 1,000 - but has come top in a poll...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...