Hayle and St Ives

“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...

Outsourcing company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres asks taxpayers to top-up staff’s wages

By Anne North The company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres is asking local taxpayers to top up its staff wages, as central government pays only 80% of normal salary...

Construction work resumes at Hayle harbour

By Peter Tremayne Construction has resumed at the £250 million Hayle harbour development, following its suspension because of the Covid-19 crisis. Developers Corinthian Homes have announced a “phased return”...

Covid-19: A month since the lockdown: how is Cornwall’s health and care system holding up?

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health service appears to be holding up extremely well to the Covid-19 challenge, with only 20 Coronavirus patients currently receiving treatment at the Royal Cornwall...

Cornwall’s health chiefs: “Don’t bring your minor injuries to Truro – we need to focus on Covid-19”

By Anne North Truro’s minor injury patients have been told to go to Camborne-Redruth instead of the emergency department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, as Cornwall’s only acute facility...

The next big idea: Cornwall’s £150 million offshore windfarm

By Richard Whitehouse A major £150 million project to install floating offshire windfarms off the coast of Cornwall could become a reality within the next five years. Cornwall and...

How Airbnb is changing the face of Cornwall’s holiday lettings industry

By Anne North Nearly 12,500 properties in Cornwall are registered with Airbnb, the online holiday lettings organisation which traditional tourism organisations and traders fear is posing a threat to...

Council tax write-off was “a gesture of goodwill, and not an admission of liability” says County Hall, as magistrates say that Hayle woman can have her day in court

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors were not involved in the decision to write off thousands of pounds in unpaid council tax for a Hayle woman who accuses County Hall...

Campaigners gather at Truro magistrates court for council tax protest as 14-year row over Hayle water pipe takes a new twist

By Graham Smith Dozens of protestors joined Hayle resident Mel Sheridan outside Truro magistrates this afternoon (Wednesday) as she sought to use an unpaid Cornwall Council tax bill to...

Labour Parties in North Cornwall and St Ives nominate Emily Thornberry as their leader

By Graham Smith Labour Party members in the North Cornwall and St Ives constituencies have nominated Emily Thornberry to be their leader. Last night’s (Tuesday) decisions means that across...

Camborne, Redruth & Hayle Labour activists nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader

By Graham Smith Labour Party activists in the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency have voted to nominate Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader, and Richard Burgon as deputy leader. Although the...

Officials recommend thumbs-down for plan to turn St Ives former National Westminster bank into an hotel

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to convert the former National Westminster bank at St Ives into an hotel have been recommended for refusal by Cornwall Council officials. The future of...

A dog’s life: County Hall under fire, already, for relaxing its rules about beaches

By Julia Penhaligon The ink is hardly dry on the Cornwall Council decision to relax its rules about dogs on beaches – and already a counter-petition has started calling...

St Ives remembers the lifeboat disaster of 1939

By Rashleigh MaFarlane Thursday 23rd January 2020 marks 81 years since the John and Sarah Eliza Stych lifeboat launched in a violent gale to the aid of an unknown...

Teenager arrested in connection with New Year Eve assault at St Ives

By Peter Tremayne A teenager has been arrested in connection with a serious assault that took place in St Ives in the early hours of New Year’s Day.  A...

Man in critical condition after New Year’s Eve assault at St Ives

By Peter Tremayne Police are appealing for information following an assault in St Ives in the early hours of yesterday morning (Wednesday 1 January) which has left a man...

Tate St Ives to close for toilets upgrade

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Tate St Ives art gallery is to close for two weeks next month for building work.  The gallery will be closed from 7th January until...

EXCLUSIVE – Hayle flooding: what did we know, when did we know it, and what are we going to do about it?

By Graham Smith As the inquest into yesterday’s (Thursday’s) flooding of Hayle and St Erth gets underway, it is clear that it could not have come as a surprise. ...

Hayle and St Erth warned to take care during flood recovery

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents and businesses affected by flash flooding in Hayle are being advised to get help if needed; clean up safely; and keep evidence of flood damage....

A30 Hayle by-pass flooded

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Heavy rain has contributed to flash flooding in the Hayle area, putting parts of the town centre under water. The main road through west Cornwall, the...