Helston & South Kerrier

Royal Cornwall Show and Flora Day both fall victim to Covid-19 coronavirus

By Anne North The Royal Cornwall Show will not be held in June because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Organisers have postponed the event until September. With potential exhibitors...

Covid-19 forces cancellation of its first Cornish festival

By Anne North Covid-19 has forced the cancellation of its first festival in Cornwall. The Porthleven Food Festival, scheduled for 17-19 April, has been scrapped because of fears it...

Helston’s Beehive pub could lose its licence

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North A West Cornwall pub could lose its licence after being the subject of dozens of complaints about noise with one neighbour saying it...

Dead whale is towed out to sea

By Peter Tremayne Members of the Porthoustock Coastguard Rescue Team have helped tow the dead 60-foot fin whale from Parbean Cove, Nare Point, The Lizard, and out to sea....

Stranded whale was malnourished, say experts

By Peter Tremayne The 60-foot fin whale which died at Parbean Cove, The Lizard, on Friday had an empty stomach, according to scientists who carried out the post mortem...

60-foot fin whale dies after stranding at The Lizard

Photos: Clean Ocean Sailing A police statement said: "At 3.50pm on Friday February 14th, a fin whale of approximately 60ft in length became stranded on rocks at Nare Point...

Cornwall For Europe finding a new role in a post-Brexit world – helping victims of hate crime

By Anne North The campaign group Cornwall For Europe has helped raise nearly £1,000 for a Romanian couple whose taxi business had been the target of hate crime in...

Planners approve Helston flood defence scheme

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have approved a major scheme to prevent flooding in Helston, despite objections from neighbours. The Environment Agency plans to build a new flood defence...

Plan to improve Coverack sea defences

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has put forward plans for new sea defences in Coverack after a sea wall was damaged by a major flood. CORMAC, a company wholly...

St Austell D-Day hero among Cornwall’s New Year Honours awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A D-Day veteran from St Austell has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Harry Billinge, 94, is often seen fundraising for the...

American takeover of RNAS Culdrose supplier raises eyebrows

By Peter Tremayne The Dorset-based defence contractor Cobham, which was last week taken over by a US hedge fund, is a major supplier to the Royal Naval Air Station,...

Cornwall’s Anti-Brexit campaign pins its election hopes on tactical voting

By Anne North Cornwall’s anti-Brexit campaigners are being urged to vote tactically on Thursday, with organisers of the Cornwall For Europe organisation believing that three local constituencies are in...

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...

Cornish seabirds mistaking elastic bands for worms

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Mullion Island, a bird sanctuary off the Lizard peninsula, has been littered with thousands of elastic bands – which experts think have been regurgitated by gulls...

“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...

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

Small earthquake near Helston

By Peter Tremayne The British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed a small earthquake, measuring 2.2 on the magnitude scale, happened about three miles (5km) south-west of Falmouth. Residents in...

County Hall’s coalition under strain, as Tories snatch another committee post from Independents

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives have captured a senior position on one of County Hall’s scrutiny committees, in a further sign that the Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition is creaking. Ludgvan...

Woman from Cornwall among those to face trial for climate change protest

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A 64-year-old woman from St Keverne is among those who will be facing a trial for alleged public order offences following the Extinction Rebellion climate change...

Woman, 18, and man, 21, arrested in connection with Helston car fires

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested an 18-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man in connection with the arson attacks on several cars in Helston yesterday morning (Wednesday.) The pair...