Hayle and St Ives

Andrew George savages the Liberal Democrats’ new Brexit policy, saying it is “a gift to the hard Right”

By Anne North Divisions within Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats, over the party’s new hard-line policy to scrap Brexit without another referendum, have widened with St Ives Parliamentary candidate Andrew George...

“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...

Countdown to opening time in the Old Brewery, and a chance to search for magic spells on 14 miles of shelves

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Is Cornwall Council capable of organising anything in a brewery?  We won’t have long to find out. Excitement is mounting at County Hall over the impending...

Extinction Rebellion stage another eye-catching climate protest

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Extinction Rebellion protestors staged another climate change demonstration in St Ives yesterday (Saturday) to warn of rising sea levels.  A “Deckchair Disaster” action is planned for...

St Erth’s multi-million pound “Multi-Modal Hub” still not quite joined up with buses

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The multi-million pound park-and-ride car park at St Erth, off the A30 near Hayle, is still not functioning as was intended when it opened in early...

Hayle’s long wait for harbour redevelopment could soon be over

By Peter Tremayne A 35-year wrangle over how Hayle harbour might be redeveloped has taken a major step forward, after Cornwall Council planners finally approved proposals for the North...

The curious case of Hayle’s drinking water, where the taps still work even when the mains supply is switched off

By Graham Smith People in Hayle are being urged to report “ghost” drinking water supplies, following concern that some properties might not be connected exclusively to South West Water’s...

George Eustice gets his old job back at Defra, as Boris Johnson continues ministerial appointments

By Graham Smith Camborne, Redruth and Hayle MP George Eustice has again been appointed as a Minister of State at Defra, the job he held until he resigned in...

Government grants “heritage” status to Hayle’s old dynamite factory

By Rashleigh MacFarlane An historic Cornish factory which supplied the Royal Navy with explosives during the First World War has been given protected status. The National Explosives Factory at...

Public meeting to discuss Hayle’s “historic” water supply

By Julia Penhaligon People in Hayle are being urged to attend a public meeting next week to discuss concerns over their water supply. The meeting, at the town’s Passmore...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s “surf tax” raising even less in revenue now than when it was introduced

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s controversial “surf tax” is raising even less revenue now than when it was introduced to several beaches in 2016, according to a Freedom of Information...

You spend 14 years and £10 million building a joined-up transport system – and then the buses don’t use it

By Richard Whitehouse A bus operator has been criticised for not using a new multi-million pound “transport hub” in west Cornwall. The St Erth bus stop is one of...

Tories get control of West Cornwall planning committee, posing a question mark over Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition

By Julia Penhaligon The Conservatives have captured control of Cornwall Council’s West area planning committee, in a development which could signal cracks in the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration. Newlyn...

14 years and £10 million later, St Erth’s new car park is open for business

By Graham Smith One of Cornwall’s largest car parks has opened at St Erth, near Hayle, in a bid to link the A30 with the main train line through...

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...

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to visit Cornwall.  Party bosses are organising a huge public rally for 27th July. Several members of Labour’s front-bench team...

Nanckeuke

Graham Smith's 2001 documentary about the top secret nerve gas factory on Cornwall's north coast

Hayle harbour redevelopment delayed

By Richard Whitehouse The first phase in a major redevelopment of Hayle Harbour has been delayed after councillors were unable to decide whether to grant planning permission. A reserved...

Hayle regeneration project comes back before County Hall planners

By Richard Whitehouse Detailed plans for the first phase of a major regeneration project at Hayle Harbour look set to be approved next week. A reserved matters planning application...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub gets another £1.5 million – despite no electricity, nor even a business plan

By Anne North Cornwall Council has given the Wave Hub another £1.5 million to keep the project alive while councillors and officials consider its future. A decade ago the...