Hayle and St Ives

I brief, you leak and she’s just been charged under Section 1 of the Official Secrets Act

By Graham Smith Bond followed his boss into the office.  He hated this sort of thing.  Somebody, somewhere, always had to take the blame. The lives of Canadian premier...

Cornwall to host G7 summit of world leaders

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is set to host the next G7 summit of world leaders.  Cornwall Reports understands that the initiative is the personal brainchild of Prime Minister Boris...

Edward Hain hospital: replacement beds will be in Penzance, they will be private sector, and they should be ready in four weeks

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs have provided some information about the new community beds they hope to use in place of the closed Edward Hain hospital, St Ives....

Crowdfunding campaign to help finance legal battle with Cornwall Council – the curious case of the tax write-off and the mysterious hole in the ground in Hayle

By Graham Smith An online crowdfunding campaign is underway to help finance a legal challenge to a Cornwall Council tax demand.   At stake is much more than the...

Covid-19 forces the closure of several Cornish pubs

By Julia Penhaligon A growing number of pubs in Cornwall are closing because of Covid-19.  The specific reasons vary, with some blaming staff shortages following reported contact with a...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council finalising its secret sale of the Wave Hub, refusing to say who has bought it or how much they paid

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is finalising the sale of its Wave Hub, four years after taking ownership of it from the government.  The Wave Hub, anchored off Hayle,...

Government awards Covid-19 “culture cash” to help Cornwall’s cinemas

By Rashleigh MacFarlane    Eleven cinemas in Cornwall are sharing in a government “culture recovery fund” to help them survive the economic consequences of Covid-19. The cash has been...

EXCLUSIVE: The curious case of the council tax write-off and the hole in the ground in Hayle is set to have its day in court

By Graham Smith County Hall’s failure to complete an investigation into a mysterious underground water pipe at Hayle is to become the focal point of a council tax liability...

Campaign launched for a “new Edward Hain hospital” – but health chiefs prefer their existing plan at Penzance

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North A new campaign has been launched to build a new hospital to replace the Edward Hain hospital. Health chiefs confirmed the closure of...

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...

Objections to St Ives holiday complex proposal

By Richard Whitehouse New plans to build a hotel and holiday villas on a site in St Ives have been met with opposition by local residents. An outline planning...

Hospital beds must stay in South West Cornwall, say councillors

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have said that beds lost due to the closure of a St Ives hospital should be provided elsewhere in the local area. Edward Hain...

Let us make you an offer you can’t refuse: How Cornwall Council flexes its muscle to persuade landowners to co-operate

By Julia Penhaligon Landowners in Hayle are vowing to fight what they regard as “bullying” by Cornwall Council as the authority tries to acquire sites to progress its “masterplan”...

Under the hammer: Cornwall’s community hospitals edge closer to sale of the century

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs are preparing to hammer the final nails into the coffin of the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, as they now discuss openly the...

Wanted: ideas for how to spend the Wave Hub’s £300,000 fishing fund

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The failure of Cornwall’s Wave Hub project has presented County Hall with a new problem – what to do with £300,000 earmarked for compensating local fishing...

Another “leak” whodunnit at Cornwall Council, as confidential details of proposed Hayle land deals escape from County Hall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Another leak inquiry is underway at Cornwall Council, as officials try to find out who released confidential information about land values at Hayle. The information was...

County Hall continues to threaten compulsory purchase of land at Hayle

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council is to push ahead with compulsory purchase powers to take over land at Hayle which it says is needed for homes and road improvements....

Covid-19: Cornwall now recording 43 new cases each day, as virus spreads to rural areas

By Anne North A further 43 Covid-19 cases were recorded in Cornwall yesterday (Sunday) – in line with the average for the previous three days.  The data - equivalent...

EXCLUSIVE: County Hall’s compulsory purchase threat alarms Hayle landowners

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council’s ambition to impose its planning blueprint on the future of Hayle appears to have hit a major bump in the road, with several landowners...

Covid-19: cases doubling every nine days

By Anne North Another 37 Covid-19 patients have been confirmed in Cornwall, bringing the latest rate per 100,000 to 47.6.  This is in line with the national spread of...