Fowey & Lostwithiel

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...

We still plan to consult the public over Cornwall’s hospital closures, insists NHS Kernow

10th August 2018 By Graham Smith NHS Kernow has again insisted that it has made no final decision about the futures of three community hospitals in Cornwall. St Ives,...

Future of Fowey, Saltash and St Ives hospitals to be determined by October

8th August 2018 By Graham Smith The future of community hospitals at St Ives, Fowey and Saltash is likely to be determined within the next few months, health chiefs...

Par Sands in line for new beach huts

30th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans have been submitted to place 22 beach huts along the beach at Par Sands. Cornwall Council has submitted a planning application to...

Lib Dems select Colin Martin in South East Cornwall

28th July 2018 by Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrats have selected Cornwall councillor Colin Martin to be their Parliamentary candidate in South East Cornwall at the next general election....

Speak Cornish Week draws to a close at Heartlands today

1st July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The “Gool Kernewek” event is due to start later this morning (Sunday) at Heartlands, Redruth, the mark the end of the 2018 Speak...

A fifth of mammal species now facing extinction, says Natural England

13th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review of their populations...

Four deaths in four weeks lead to renewed calls for road safety on A38

5th June 2018 By Anne North A new road safety campaign has been launched after four fatalities in four weeks on the A38 in East Cornwall. The SAFE38 group...

Tywardreath village shop rumpus: local funders told to “wait and see” for next developments

27th May 2018 By Graham Smith The immediate future of the Tywardreath village shop – and repayment of more than 150 personal “pledges” which financed its purchase – remains...

Tywardreath villagers hope to hear news of their local shop

26th May 2018 By Graham Smith The “toxic feud” which has divided a Cornish village could be brought to an end today (Saturday) at a meeting called to explain...

Peace in our time? Village shop company hopes weekend announcement will end “toxic feud”

21st May 2018 By Graham Smith The owners of the Tywardreath shop say they hope a meeting on Saturday will result in “positive news” which will end a feud...

We have nothing to hide, insist village shop owners

18th May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The company which bought a village shop in Cornwall with money raised by local residents has offered to secure their “pledges” with a...

Another day, another cock-up? The curious case of Cornwall Council’s 11th cabinet member

17th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall Council rumour-mill is spinning at a higher velocity than usual this morning (Thursday) after Lostwithiel member Colin Martin was listed, briefly,...

“Toxic feud” erupts as Cornish village shop, which villagers thought they had bought for the community, is put up for sale

16th May 2018 By Graham Smith Financial regulators have been asked to investigate a small village shop in Cornwall, after attempts to turn it into a community venture went...

Fowey told to face the future without its hospital – and to embrace a 21st century nursing home instead

3rd May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Fowey hospital is to be knocked down and the site used for hyper-modern nursing home, under plans currently being considered by NHS bosses....

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

“Free lifejackets-for-fishermen” debate returns to County Hall

12th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A proposal to purchase lifejackets for Cornish fishermen comes back before a full meeting of Cornwall Council on Tuesday. The council is being...

New pro-EU political party selects its first candidate in Cornwall

4th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Britain’s newest political party has selected its first candidate in Cornwall. The “Renew” party, founded to campaign for Britain to remain a member...

Funeral set for former UKIP leader Stephanie McWilliam

29th March 2018 By Graham Smith The former leader of UKIP at Cornwall Council, Stephanie McWilliam, has died.  She was 68. Mrs McWilliam, of Pensilva, was elected to the...