Hayle and St Ives

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...

Newquay Tory councillor Mark Formosa makes waves for his Conservative group over lifeguards

By Graham Smith Newquay councillor Mark Formosa has irritated many within his own Conservative group with another call for County Hall to support amateur surf life-saving clubs, while waiting...

“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...