Fowey & Lostwithiel

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...

Fowey set to join the parish-level revolt against new-build second homes

By Richard Whitehouse Fowey looks set to become the latest town to introduce a ban on new homes being built as second homes. The town is set to vote...

Government thought the yellow-welly brigade was more important than local fishermen when it consulted on Mevagissey’s new mussel farm

By Graham Smith The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) consulted the Royal Fowey Yacht club, but not local fishermen, about the location of a new mussel farm at Mevagissey, according...

Investigation into the cause of fire which swept through the building where Rudolph Hess was once interned

By Peter Tremayne Investigations are continuing today (Sunday) into the cause of a fire which swept through a £2 million Victorian house at Milltown, Lostwithiel, yesterday. The building, known...

End of the road for Edward Hain hospital’s “community care” project, as the estate agents get closer to selling the building

By Rashleigh MacFarlane An “inspirational” project to provide care for elderly and vulnerable people, at the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, has been axed – bringing fresh uncertainty about...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

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...