Hayle and St Ives

St Ives bar refused 1am licence extension, as councillors hear allegations of “social distancing” breaches

By Richard Whitehouse A bar in St Ives has been refused permission to extend opening hours after neighbours objected. Cornwall Council’s Licensing Act sub-committee heard allegations that the Old...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub is about to become a Wind Hub – and could have a new owner next month

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Wave Hub could be sold next month.  Cornwall Council thinks it has a deal and hopes to announce a buyer within weeks. The Hayle-based project,...

Edward Hain hospital at St Ives will not re-open, rule health chiefs

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s health bosses have endorsed a report which effectively signs the death knell for the Edward Hain hospital at St Ives.  The building has served the...

Last-ditch bid to save the Edward Hain memorial hospital at St Ives

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s health bosses will be asked to think again this morning (Tuesday) about the “temporary” closure, more than four years ago, of the Edward Hain hospital,...

After yesterday’s £6 million bail-out, the battle for Cornwall’s leisure centres is only just getting started

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People who use Cornwall’s leisure centres are waiting anxiously for details of a “strategic review” which will see all sites operate up to and beyond next...

Justice delayed, again, in the strange case of the water pipe in Hayle which all the authorities insist is nothing to do with them

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A 14-year-old question about who is responsible for an underground water pipe in Hayle is going to have to wait even longer for an answer, after...

“Save Our Pool!” – Wadebridge fears its leisure centre is at the top of County Hall’s “hit list”

By Graham Smith About 30 protestors staged a peaceful, socially-distanced demonstration in Wadebridge on Friday evening to highlight the loss of their local leisure centre. The swimming pool, gym,...

Crunch-time approaching for Cornwall’s leisure centres, as nearly 1,800 sign petition demanding that St Ives reopens

By Peter Tremayne Pressure is growing on Cornwall Council to pay extra to reopen some of the leisure centres which its private management company insists must stay closed because...

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good, but Welsh fortune could be at Cornwall’s expense

By Peter Tremayne Wales appears to have stolen a march on Cornwall in the race to develop and exploit offshore wind energy, after the Crown Estate awarded seabed rights...

Fire damage to Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, not as bad as originally feared

By Anne North Fire damage to the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, is not as bad as first feared – with hopes once again rising that the building can...

Fire causes severe damage to Edward Hain hospital, St Ives

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Fire has swept through the Edward Hain community hospital in St Ives, causing severe damage. The hospital has been closed to in-patients for four years while...

Major boost for Cornwall’s offshore wind energy ambitions

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to build floating windfarms off the coast of Cornwall have taken a major step forward after being shortlisted for further development by UK Research and...

The curious case of the “goodwill” council tax write-off will be back in court in September

By Graham Smith A court case which is expected to hear how and why Cornwall Council wrote off thousands of pounds in alleged council tax liability, after becoming embroiled...

Three wheels good, four wheels bad? Councillors contemplate a future of small, lightweight all-electric taxis

By Peter Tremayne Small electric rickshaws could become a feature of some Cornish towns if councillors grant a private hire taxi licence next week. The ZBee Tuk-Tuk vehicles would...

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...

Lifeguards rescue 12 caught in rip currents at Porthtowan beach

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Porthtowan RNLI lifeguards responded to a flash rip current which lead to a mass rescue of 12 people yesterday (Monday.)  The rip current pulled the bathers...

Police and Crime Commissioner identifies likely trouble-spots ahead of “Super Saturday”

By Peter Tremayne New funds to help prevent anti social behaviour are being offered to Newquay, St Ives, Truro, Perranporth, Penzance and Bude as local communities anticipate the weekend’s...

RNLI lifeguards to patrol six more Cornish beaches from tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse More beaches in Cornwall will have RNLI lifeguards patrolling from this weekend. Cornwall Council has announced that from Saturday another six beaches in Cornwall will have...

Black Lives Matter across Cornwall, as anti-racism protestors show solidarity with worldwide campaign

By Anne North Hundreds of anti-racism campaigners turned out in Cornwall today (Sunday) to join in the worldwide condemnation of the killing by American police of a black man,...

Planners back idea for 24 homes – none of them “affordable” – on “ugly and derelict” part of Hayle

By Richard Whitehouse Planners have approved proposals to build 24 homes on an “ugly and derelict” site which has been empty since the 1970s. Simon Clarke had applied to...