Hayle and St Ives

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s Wave Hub has only months to find a new sweetheart

20th November 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Wave Hub appears to have only a few months to find a new revenue stream, with a deadline looming of March next...

Labour wins St Ives Town Council by-election

27th October 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Labour Party has won the St Ives Town Council by-election. Labour’s Kirsty Kilmurry-Arthur polled 265 votes, 44% of the total, in a...

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...

Is the glass half-full or two-thirds empty? Cornwall Council marks its own homework, and scores C-minus

14th September By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s overall performance is failing to meet more than 40% of its targets, according to a yardstick set by the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent...

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...

Labour promises Cornwall £350 million to cover “missing” EU cash

2nd August 2018 By Graham Smith Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has pledged that a Labour government would guarantee the level of structural funding Cornwall currently enjoys from the European...

Tate St Ives shortlisted for Stirling Prize

1st August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Tate St Ives art gallery has been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize, arguably the most prestigious architectural...

St Ives takes charge of its own library

31st July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane St Ives Town Council is about to take over management of the town’s library. The library is transferring from Cornwall Council for a...

Hall for Cornwall finds a new home for instruments and equipment, as the demolition squad prepares to move in

25th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall, now closed for refurbishment, has loaned much of its equipment to local organisations until it is able to re-open....

Camborne on the march against austerity, after report highlights thousands of extra deaths since 2010

13th June 2018 By Anne North Labour Party supporters in Cornwall have announced plans for an “anti-austerity” march and demonstration next month. The government’s austerity policies since 2010 have...

Pedyr Prior: “a passionate, powerful, brilliant soul”

6th June 2018 By Graham Smith One of the most influential figures in Cornish politics in recent decades has died after a short illness. Pedyr Prior, a former St...

Bad news for Swansea tidal lagoon could impact on Cornwall’s Wave Hub

4th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The offshore renewable energy sector is bracing itself for more bad news this week as the government prepares to scrap the proposed Swansea...

Conservatives win St Ives Town Council by-election

18th May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Conservatives beat Labour in a two-horse town council by-election in St Ives last night (Thursday). The Conservatives’ Ken Messenger polled 442 votes. ...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub: £42 million down the drain?

16th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse With hindsight, Cornwall’s Wave Hub “probably” would not have received £42 million in public funds, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub could be scrapped “within two years”

2nd May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council could pull the plug on the Wave Hub project “within a year or two,” according to the cabinet member responsible. Councillor...

St Ives library to change hands for just £1

1st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council looks set to transfer St Ives Library to the town council for just £1. The library is currently owned and run...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub could be heading for choppy waters

19th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The managing board of Cornwall’s Wave Hub meets today (Thursday) to consider the project’s latest business plan, amid signs of growing tension that...

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...

Future of Edward Hain hospital awaits architect’s report on potential uses

19th April 2018 By Anne North Health chiefs have brought in architects to consider the future of the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives. The hospital, which has now been...