Fowey & Lostwithiel

The curious case of the five-year delay between closing three of Cornwall’s hospitals and then doing anything useful

By Anne North Health chiefs have still made no decision about the futures of community hospitals at Saltash and Fowey, which have both been closed for more than five...

Police name motorcyclist killed near Lostwithiel on Wednesday

By Peter Tremayne Police have named the motorcyclist killed in an accident on the A390 near Lostwithiel last week.  Benjamin Lavender, 39, from the St Austell area, died at...

Motorcyclist dies in accident near Lostwithiel

By Peter Tremayne A 39-year-old motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a car on the A390 at Lostwithiel.  The accident happened yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) near the junction...

Lostwithiel councillor told to apologise over “have paint, will travel” parking bay rumpus

By Graham Smith A Cornwall councillor has been told to apologise for misleading people on social media, after painting white parking bays on the highway outside his home. Lostwithiel...

Planners reject Tim Smit’s “gardening campus” proposals for Lostwithiel golf course

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have refused planning permission for Sir Tim Smit’s latest venture saying that it would cause harm to the landscape and historic assets. A planning...

County Hall’s planners back Tim Smit’s “cookery campus” for Lostwithiel

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners are recommending approval of controversial proposals by the Eden Project’s Tim Smit to turn Lostwithiel’s golf course into a residential centre for studying plants....

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray wants “Margaret Thatcher Day”

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has called for the creation of a “Margaret Thatcher Day” to encourage women to seek high office in public life....

Another outdoor swimming pool?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A small rock-and-cement pool at Fowey could become the next restoration project for fans of outdoor swimming.  The Whitehouse Pool was built in the 1920s by...

A friend in need: South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray’s contribution to Prime Minister’s Questions

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray came to the aid of Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (Wednesday) by asking if he would “continue to deliver” on “getting Brexit done,...

“Have paint – can travel” – Cornwall councillor says he cannot complain if others now attempt DIY parking bays

By Graham Smith A Cornwall councillor has raised eyebrows in Lostwithiel after painting “unofficial” parking bays opposite his home. Liberal Democrat councillor Colin Martin has told his social media...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate continues to fall as Boris Johnson prepares to scrap “Plan B” restrictions

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection is continuing to fall, as the Prime Minister prepares to announce the scrapping of the government’s “Plan B” restrictions. Although the...

Covid-19: Tywardreath & Fowey join the critical list as Cornwall’s infection rate soars

Cornwall's average Covid infection rate is now 555.5 new cases per 100,000 population.  Tywardreath & Fowey became the latest cluster to turn dark purple, with a rate of 881.6. ...

Covid-19: Lostwithiel and Penwithick area joins the critical list

By Anne North The Lostwithiel and Penwithick area has become the latest to join Cornwall’s “dark purple” clusters where Covid infection rates are higher than 800 per 100,000 population....

Why Looe is still at least five years away from a flood defence scheme, despite being underwater more often than anywhere else

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A crucial meeting next month could determine if plans for a £75 million flood defence scheme in Looe will start within the next few years. The...

Plans for new Co-op store at Fowey

By Richard Whitehouse A new Co-Op store could be coming to Fowey.  The new shop, on the edge of Fowey on the B3415, would also have parking spaces and...

Cornwall Council sells former art gallery at Golant

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has sold the former art gallery at Golant, near Fowey.  The waterfront building had a guide price of £85,000 although details of the eventual...

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...