Hayle and St Ives

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...

Two weeks to go: YouGov points to a Blue Christmas in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s YouGov opinion poll – which claims to forecast the general election result in every constituency – suggests the Conservatives are on course to hold every...

When the wind blows – Cornwall signs MOU with Ireland and Wales to exploit offshore wind potential

By Anne North Cornwall has joined with the governments of Ireland and Wales to progress plans for floating wind farms off the North Cornwall coast. The Celtic Sea Alliance...

Revised plans for St Ives hotel to be decided tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse Revised plans for an apartment hotel which looks to increase the number of apartments are set to be decided tomorrow (Monday.) The hotel planned for the...

Rush to spend Euromillions as Cornwall Council identifies three major projects

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is set to contribute more than £14 million towards regeneration, business support and skills projects worth more than £53m. The council’s cabinet yesterday (Wednesday)...

“No decision yet” on future of Edward Hain hospital, insist health chiefs

By Anne North There is still a glimmer of hope that the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, might be saved for the sort of community care role which has...