Fowey & Lostwithiel

Cornwall care home labelled “inadequate”after CQC snap inspection

By Julia Penhaligon The Trecarrel Care Home, Tywardreath, has been labelled “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission.  In November the CQC said the home “required improvement.”    The decline means...

Par and St Blazey residents invited to learn more about flood alleviation project

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents in Par and St Blazey can find out more about a multi-million pound flood alleviation scheme at an information event next week. As part of...

Tywardreath village shop, rescued by “social entrepreneurs,” has debts of £714,000

By Anne North The village shop at Tywardreath, controversially rescued by “social entrepreneurs” Trudy Thompson and Josh  Taylor, has debts of £714,000, according to the Official Receiver appointed to...

Planners approve demolition of Golant hotel

By Richard Whitehouse A riverside hotel is set to be demolished and replaced with houses after planning permission for the development was approved. The Cormorant Hotel in Golant will...

Planners to consider demolition of upmarket hotel and its replacement with 9 houses

By Anne North Controversial plans to demolish an upmarket hotel in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and replace it with nine houses, are due to come before Cornwall...

Saltash hospital travel distances “published in error” say health chiefs

By Graham Smith Health chiefs have blamed an “administrative error” for publishing incorrect information about the distances patients in South East Cornwall will have to travel as a result...

Councillors poised to vote on booze and music plans for Charlestown harbour

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to host concerts and sell alcohol on an historic harbour used in the hit TV show Poldark are set to be decided next week. The...

More than 5,000 patients worried about the future of Mevagissey doctors’ surgery

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs are trying to reassure people in Mevagissey that they have a plan to ensure continued primary care services, amid concern that the local...

Residents called to “extraordinary” parish meeting to consider Charlestown harbour licence bid

By Richard Whitehouse and Rashleigh MacFarlane St Austell Bay parish council is calling an extraordinary meeting this evening (Friday) to discuss plans to hold events in Charlestown Harbour. Charlestown...

End of the road for Tywardreath village shop owner, as courts finally run out of patience and put company into receivership

By Graham Smith An application to set aside a winding-up order against the company which owns Tywardreath’s village shop has been rejected, meaning that Hunter Grange Investments Ltd is...

Nearly 20,000 sign online petition calling for “justice” after dog thrown from cliffs near Falmouth

By Peter Tremayne Nearly 20,000 people have signed an online petition demanding “justice” for a dog that was thrown from cliffs near Falmouth last week.  The spaniel was not...

New ownership of Tywardreath village shop “is in the final stages,” says the woman who raised £470,000 in personal loans from local people

By Graham Smith The owner of the Tywardreath village shop has again said she hopes a new owner will take over the business soon.  Trudy Thomson made similar claims...

Company behind Tywardreath village shop goes into liquidation, as local people scramble to get their money back

By Graham Smith The company which owns Tywardreath’s village shop has been forced into liquidation after a brief hearing at a court in Surrey. Hunter Grange Investments Ltd, run...

Tywardreath village shop – winding up proceedings come to court next week

By Graham Smith The owners of the Tywardreath village shop have been summoned to defend a winding up petition next week (Friday 26th April.) Two of the local people...

Labour countdown to St Austell & Newquay selection

By Anne North Labour Party hopefuls who fancy challenging St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double at the next general election have only a few more days to throw...

Tywardreath village shop and the missing £470,000 – police confirm they are now investigating

By Graham Smith Police have launched a formal investigation into how local people in Tywardreath were asked to raise £470,000 to save their village shop – only to see...

Tywardreath village shop – angry locals demand their money back

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Angry residents of Tywardreath, near Par, have organised a public meeting to consider how they can get their money back after investing £470,000 to rescue their...

End of the road for Tywardreath village shop, as locals ask for their money back

By Graham Smith The village stores at Tywardreath, near Par, have closed – less than two years after the business was “rescued” by two people who raised £470,000 from...

Tywardreath village shop back in the hands of estate agents

8th November 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornish village shop that was “rescued” by a Surrey-based company is again on the market, for the second time in six months....

EXCLUSIVE: How Whitehall has been secretly pulling the strings that have closed Cornwall’s hospitals

16th September 2018 By Graham Smith Plans to close Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units and sell some community hospitals have been developed by a little-known company, owned by the Department...