Hayle and St Ives

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...

St Ives takes charge of its own library

31st July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane St Ives Town Council is about to take over management of the town’s library. The library is transferring from Cornwall Council for a...

Hall for Cornwall finds a new home for instruments and equipment, as the demolition squad prepares to move in

25th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall, now closed for refurbishment, has loaned much of its equipment to local organisations until it is able to re-open....

Camborne on the march against austerity, after report highlights thousands of extra deaths since 2010

13th June 2018 By Anne North Labour Party supporters in Cornwall have announced plans for an “anti-austerity” march and demonstration next month. The government’s austerity policies since 2010 have...

Pedyr Prior: “a passionate, powerful, brilliant soul”

6th June 2018 By Graham Smith One of the most influential figures in Cornish politics in recent decades has died after a short illness. Pedyr Prior, a former St...

Bad news for Swansea tidal lagoon could impact on Cornwall’s Wave Hub

4th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The offshore renewable energy sector is bracing itself for more bad news this week as the government prepares to scrap the proposed Swansea...

Conservatives win St Ives Town Council by-election

18th May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Conservatives beat Labour in a two-horse town council by-election in St Ives last night (Thursday). The Conservatives’ Ken Messenger polled 442 votes. ...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub: £42 million down the drain?

16th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse With hindsight, Cornwall’s Wave Hub “probably” would not have received £42 million in public funds, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub could be scrapped “within two years”

2nd May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council could pull the plug on the Wave Hub project “within a year or two,” according to the cabinet member responsible. Councillor...

St Ives library to change hands for just £1

1st May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council looks set to transfer St Ives Library to the town council for just £1. The library is currently owned and run...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub could be heading for choppy waters

19th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The managing board of Cornwall’s Wave Hub meets today (Thursday) to consider the project’s latest business plan, amid signs of growing tension that...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

Future of Edward Hain hospital awaits architect’s report on potential uses

19th April 2018 By Anne North Health chiefs have brought in architects to consider the future of the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives. The hospital, which has now been...

Drowning, not waving – why Cornwall’s offshore hub is now looking for giant wind turbines

2nd April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Wave Hub is considering a new strategy to help bolster its ailing business plan – wind turbines. The £43 million hub, on...

Dogs on Cornish beaches – new rules introduced with effect from today

1st April 2018 By Anne North Holidaymakers arriving in Cornwall this weekend have been getting used to the new regime of dog bans on beaches. Last year, Cornwall Council...

Government finds cash for new road to unlock land for housing – and stadium – at Truro

26th March 2018 By Anne North The government has agreed to contribute towards the costs of a new distributor road to the north west of Truro. The news was...

The secret jigsaw: how the NHS is Shaping Our Future into a Cornwall of winners and losers, depending on the “Property Asset Scorecard”

23rd March 2018 By Graham Smith The redesign of Cornwall’s health service is set to transfer treatment of existing minor injury units to 25 “enhanced” GP surgeries – posing...

Hayle harbour project to go ahead

9th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Plans to build new homes and a restaurant on Hayle Harbour’s historic south quay are to be dealt with under officials’ delegated powers. ...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of...

Battle lines drawn for Cornwall Council elections in 2021, as Independents face party political squeeze

14th February 2018 By Anne North Battle lines have been drawn for the next set of Cornwall Council elections in 2021. New ward boundaries, identifying 87 council divisions, were...