Hayle and St Ives

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...

St Ives Town Council bans fox hunt from annual Feast Day

By Rashleigh MacFarlane St Ives Town Council has bowed to public pressure and banned a local fox hunt from the annual Feast Day, due to be held on Monday...

Wave Hub future now depends on a floating offshore windfarm, council confirms

By Peter Tremayne The future of Cornwall’s Wave Hub now depends on the successful development of an offshore, floating windfarm, Cornwall Council has confirmed. The council has finally answered...

At the stroke of an accountant’s pen, and with no debate, Cornwall’s Wave Hub gets an extra five years

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Wave Hub has been given a five-year reprieve, despite generating no electricity and having no revenue prospects for the foreseeable future. With a deadline for...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s Wave Hub has only months to find a new sweetheart

20th November 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Wave Hub appears to have only a few months to find a new revenue stream, with a deadline looming of March next...

Labour wins St Ives Town Council by-election

27th October 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Labour Party has won the St Ives Town Council by-election. Labour’s Kirsty Kilmurry-Arthur polled 265 votes, 44% of the total, in a...

EXCLUSIVE: How Whitehall has been secretly pulling the strings that have closed Cornwall’s hospitals

16th September 2018 By Graham Smith Plans to close Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units and sell some community hospitals have been developed by a little-known company, owned by the Department...

Is the glass half-full or two-thirds empty? Cornwall Council marks its own homework, and scores C-minus

14th September By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s overall performance is failing to meet more than 40% of its targets, according to a yardstick set by the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent...

We still plan to consult the public over Cornwall’s hospital closures, insists NHS Kernow

10th August 2018 By Graham Smith NHS Kernow has again insisted that it has made no final decision about the futures of three community hospitals in Cornwall. St Ives,...

Future of Fowey, Saltash and St Ives hospitals to be determined by October

8th August 2018 By Graham Smith The future of community hospitals at St Ives, Fowey and Saltash is likely to be determined within the next few months, health chiefs...

Labour promises Cornwall £350 million to cover “missing” EU cash

2nd August 2018 By Graham Smith Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has pledged that a Labour government would guarantee the level of structural funding Cornwall currently enjoys from the European...

Tate St Ives shortlisted for Stirling Prize

1st August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Tate St Ives art gallery has been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize, arguably the most prestigious architectural...