Hayle and St Ives

Hayle and St Erth warned to take care during flood recovery

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents and businesses affected by flash flooding in Hayle are being advised to get help if needed; clean up safely; and keep evidence of flood damage....

A30 Hayle by-pass flooded

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Heavy rain has contributed to flash flooding in the Hayle area, putting parts of the town centre under water. The main road through west Cornwall, the...

Two weeks to go: YouGov points to a Blue Christmas in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s YouGov opinion poll – which claims to forecast the general election result in every constituency – suggests the Conservatives are on course to hold every...

When the wind blows – Cornwall signs MOU with Ireland and Wales to exploit offshore wind potential

By Anne North Cornwall has joined with the governments of Ireland and Wales to progress plans for floating wind farms off the North Cornwall coast. The Celtic Sea Alliance...

Revised plans for St Ives hotel to be decided tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse Revised plans for an apartment hotel which looks to increase the number of apartments are set to be decided tomorrow (Monday.) The hotel planned for the...

Rush to spend Euromillions as Cornwall Council identifies three major projects

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is set to contribute more than £14 million towards regeneration, business support and skills projects worth more than £53m. The council’s cabinet yesterday (Wednesday)...

“No decision yet” on future of Edward Hain hospital, insist health chiefs

By Anne North There is still a glimmer of hope that the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, might be saved for the sort of community care role which has...

End of the road for Edward Hain hospital’s “community care” project, as the estate agents get closer to selling the building

By Rashleigh MacFarlane An “inspirational” project to provide care for elderly and vulnerable people, at the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives, has been axed – bringing fresh uncertainty about...

Wanted: gentlemen footballers of a generous girth

By Peter Tremayne Men in the Hayle area who might not consider themselves to be among nature’s athletes are being encouraged to take up football.  There is one condition...

Andrew George savages the Liberal Democrats’ new Brexit policy, saying it is “a gift to the hard Right”

By Anne North Divisions within Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats, over the party’s new hard-line policy to scrap Brexit without another referendum, have widened with St Ives Parliamentary candidate Andrew George...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Countdown to opening time in the Old Brewery, and a chance to search for magic spells on 14 miles of shelves

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Is Cornwall Council capable of organising anything in a brewery?  We won’t have long to find out. Excitement is mounting at County Hall over the impending...

Extinction Rebellion stage another eye-catching climate protest

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Extinction Rebellion protestors staged another climate change demonstration in St Ives yesterday (Saturday) to warn of rising sea levels.  A “Deckchair Disaster” action is planned for...

St Erth’s multi-million pound “Multi-Modal Hub” still not quite joined up with buses

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The multi-million pound park-and-ride car park at St Erth, off the A30 near Hayle, is still not functioning as was intended when it opened in early...

Hayle’s long wait for harbour redevelopment could soon be over

By Peter Tremayne A 35-year wrangle over how Hayle harbour might be redeveloped has taken a major step forward, after Cornwall Council planners finally approved proposals for the North...

The curious case of Hayle’s drinking water, where the taps still work even when the mains supply is switched off

By Graham Smith People in Hayle are being urged to report “ghost” drinking water supplies, following concern that some properties might not be connected exclusively to South West Water’s...

George Eustice gets his old job back at Defra, as Boris Johnson continues ministerial appointments

By Graham Smith Camborne, Redruth and Hayle MP George Eustice has again been appointed as a Minister of State at Defra, the job he held until he resigned in...

Government grants “heritage” status to Hayle’s old dynamite factory

By Rashleigh MacFarlane An historic Cornish factory which supplied the Royal Navy with explosives during the First World War has been given protected status. The National Explosives Factory at...

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...