Hayle and St Ives

Gwithian beach school plans rejected

By Richard Whitehouse A charity behind plans for an innovative beach school in Cornwall say they are sad and disappointed that planning permission for their new base has been...

Carbis Bay Hotel starts to knock down its “G7 meeting rooms,” built without planning permission

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Work appears to have started to demolish the “G7 meeting rooms” built without planning permission at the Carbis Bay hotel last year. The chalet-style huts were...

Downing Street Party-gate: St Ives MP Derek Thomas is still waiting for Sue Gray report

By Julia Penhaligon St Ives MP Derek Thomas has said he is still waiting for the report of senior civil servant Sue Gray before finally taking a position about...

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an “opportunity” to divert attention from Downing Street parties, says top Cornwall Tory

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives have been told the war in Ukraine presents an “opportunity” to divert headlines away from Boris Johnson’s “party-gate” problems. Cornwall Reports has been passed...

West Cornwall Amnesty International supporters urge their MP to stand up for Ukraine’s refugees

By Graham Smith A group of Amnesty International supporters from West Cornwall has urged their MP to do more in support of refugees fleeing Ukraine. They have written to...

Hayle’s £12.9 million “hamburger” roundabout leaves a bitter taste, as government writes off the cost and planners go back to the drawing board

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has written off £12.9 million given to Cornwall Council for a new roundabout at Hayle which will not now be built. County Hall says...

Hayle’s new Loggans roundabout will remain “paused” as questions grow about town’s “masterplan”

By Peter Tremayne Plans to radically change the lay-out of the Loggans roundabout on the A30 at Hayle are “unlikely to be re-instated for some time,” according to the...

“Economic viability” – two words which council chiefs apply to leisure centres, but not to offshore wind energy or cheap flights

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s failed Wave Hub project, which consumed more than £40 million of public funds before switching to offshore wind, is now seeking another £425,000 for “research”...

All stop: Hayle’s A30 new £12.9 million “hamburger” roundabout at Loggans Moor is put on hold

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has put the brakes on a proposed £12.9 million re-development of the Loggans Moor roundabout, on the A30 at Hayle. It is now three...

Carbis Bay Hotel has six months to demolish its unauthorised “G7 meeting rooms”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The controversial “G7 meeting rooms” at the Carbis Bay Hotel, built without planning permission, could remain in place until August despite a government inspector ordering their...

How climate activists found a way to make Camborne MP George Eustice contribute to their cause

By Julia Penhaligon Supporters of the climate protest group Insulate Britain have bought the Camborne offices of Environment Secretary George Eustice. It means that rent paid by the Camborne...

Carbis Bay Hotel’s “G7 meeting rooms” cause “very significant harm” and must be removed, says planning inspector

By Richard Whitehouse The Cornish hotel which hosted world leaders for the G7 summit will have to remove meeting rooms erected without planning permission after losing an appeal against...

Carbis Bay Hotel’s unauthorised “G7 development” awaits its fate

By Richard Whitehouse No public hearing will be held to determine enforcement action taken against the G7 summit host hotel which erected buildings without planning permission. Cornwall Council ordered...

Planners recommend approval of proposals for 85 new homes in Hayle

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planning officials are recommending the approval of controversial proposals for another 85 houses at Hayle. An application to develop land off Viaduct Hill is due...

Cornwall Council tribute to “true daughter of St Ives” Joan Tanner

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has paid tribute to one of its former members, Joan Tanner of St Ives, who died last month at the age of 79. A...

Boris Johnson “should consider his position” if reports of lockdown-busting booze parties in Downing Street are proven, says St Ives MP

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Conservatives are bracing themselves for the possibility of a leadership challenge to Boris Johnson. The latest revelations about lockdown-busting, alcohol-fuelled parties in Downing Street have...

The not-so-lonely lives of the long-distance swimmers: Cornwall’s rescued seals thrive after rehabilitation and release, says major new scientific study

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A two-decade study of grey seals around Cornwall’s coast has found that the pursuit of “rescue, rehabilitation and release” has a significant and positive impact on...

2021 to end with a whimper, not a bang, as Covid forces cancellation of major fireworks’ display at St Ives

By Graham Smith The looming Covid “tidal wave” which Boris Johnson warned about has forced the cancellation of the St Ives New Year’s Eve fireworks’ display. The celebration is...

Will Cornwall Council cancel New Year? Covid threat could force reappraisal of St Ives risk assessment

By Anne North Cornwall Council has only a few days to decide if the St Ives New Year’s Eve party counts as an “essential gathering” as defined by the...

Why I voted against the government and Covid vaccination passports, by St Ives MP Derek Thomas

By Julia Penhaligon St Ives MP Derek Thomas has explained why he voted against the government last night (Tuesday) over its Covid “Plan B” demand for vaccination passports.  Mr...