Fowey & Lostwithiel

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...

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...