Hayle and St Ives

Public meeting to discuss Hayle’s “historic” water supply

By Julia Penhaligon People in Hayle are being urged to attend a public meeting next week to discuss concerns over their water supply. The meeting, at the town’s Passmore...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s “surf tax” raising even less in revenue now than when it was introduced

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s controversial “surf tax” is raising even less revenue now than when it was introduced to several beaches in 2016, according to a Freedom of Information...

You spend 14 years and £10 million building a joined-up transport system – and then the buses don’t use it

By Richard Whitehouse A bus operator has been criticised for not using a new multi-million pound “transport hub” in west Cornwall. The St Erth bus stop is one of...

Tories get control of West Cornwall planning committee, posing a question mark over Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition

By Julia Penhaligon The Conservatives have captured control of Cornwall Council’s West area planning committee, in a development which could signal cracks in the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration. Newlyn...

14 years and £10 million later, St Erth’s new car park is open for business

By Graham Smith One of Cornwall’s largest car parks has opened at St Erth, near Hayle, in a bid to link the A30 with the main train line through...

Saltash hospital travel distances “published in error” say health chiefs

By Graham Smith Health chiefs have blamed an “administrative error” for publishing incorrect information about the distances patients in South East Cornwall will have to travel as a result...

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to visit Cornwall.  Party bosses are organising a huge public rally for 27th July. Several members of Labour’s front-bench team...

Nanckeuke

Graham Smith's 2001 documentary about the top secret nerve gas factory on Cornwall's north coast

Hayle harbour redevelopment delayed

By Richard Whitehouse The first phase in a major redevelopment of Hayle Harbour has been delayed after councillors were unable to decide whether to grant planning permission. A reserved...

Hayle regeneration project comes back before County Hall planners

By Richard Whitehouse Detailed plans for the first phase of a major regeneration project at Hayle Harbour look set to be approved next week. A reserved matters planning application...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub gets another £1.5 million – despite no electricity, nor even a business plan

By Anne North Cornwall Council has given the Wave Hub another £1.5 million to keep the project alive while councillors and officials consider its future. A decade ago the...

Controversy in St Ives as planners back car park redevelopment and change of bus route

By Richard Whitehouse A car park in St Ives is set to be altered with a new bus turning area, bus stop and shelter despite concerns that the changes...

“I’m not backing a public vote,” says St Ives MP Derek Thomas, insisting that House of Commons clerks have made a mistake

By Graham Smith St Ives MP Derek Thomas has found himself in dispute with the House of Commons clerks who produce the Parliamentary Order Paper, claiming that they have...

How much for a room with a view? Nancledra planning battle which pitches “affordable” against “Outstanding Natural Beauty” approaches the final whistle

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners meet today (Monday) to consider a controversial proposal for nine homes in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between St Ives and Penzance. The...

Concern over St Ives Bay sea bass prompts calls for better fisheries management

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall needs a new fisheries management plan to protect under-sized bass, according to a report to be considered at an extraordinary meeting of the Inshore Fisheries...

Hayle to get multi-million pound taxpayer boost for harbour regeneration – but even that might not be enough

By Richard Whitehouse A former leader of Cornwall Council has said the only way the full benefits of a major redevelopment of Hayle harbour will happen is if the...

Taxpayers to the rescue, as decades of big ideas for the future of Hayle harbour gasp for revival

By Julia Penhaligon Hayle is in line for hundreds of new properties on and close to its historic North Quay if Cornwall Council goes ahead with plans to spend...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council admits defeat and calls for help in bid to solve the Hayle underground water mystery

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has called on the government for help in attempting to resolve the “complex” water issues in Hayle, including a proper inquiry into any role...

Will the authorities ever learn what causes those Subterranean Hayle Stink Blues?

By Graham Smith It is hardly news that much of West Cornwall is built on top of old mine workings.  What makes this old news interesting in 2019 is...

There’s a hole in the road in Hayle. Officials are looking into it. And they are worried about what they might find

By Graham Smith There are few things a bureaucrat hates more than a citizen on a mission.  And there are few citizens with a more detailed grievance than Mel...