Helston & South Kerrier

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...

New initiative to reduce school exclusions in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s education chiefs are looking at ways to reduce the numbers of pupils being excluded from school. There is concern at County Hall over the sharp...

Man and woman die after being swept into the sea at Mullion Cove

By Peter Tremayne Two people have died after being swept into the sea at Mullion Cove, near Helston.   A woman in her 20s and a man in his 40s...

Rent increase threatens future of pre-school at Praze-an-Beeble

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Little Beebles pre-school at Praze-an-Beeble, between Camborne and Helston, has launched an online fundraising campaign in a desperate attempt to avoid closure.  Supporters have set...

Covid-19: Cornwall now has 10 clusters, and 20 new cases in 24 hours

By Anne North There are now 10 Covid-19 clusters in Cornwall, with a developing concentration of cases in the Camborne-Pool-Redruth area. Government data published this afternoon (Wednesday) shows that...

“Save Our Pool!” – Wadebridge fears its leisure centre is at the top of County Hall’s “hit list”

By Graham Smith About 30 protestors staged a peaceful, socially-distanced demonstration in Wadebridge on Friday evening to highlight the loss of their local leisure centre. The swimming pool, gym,...

Villagers register their local pub as a “community asset” in a bid to keep it open

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents in the tiny hamlet of Newton-in-St Martin, on The Lizard, are trying to rescue their local pub – which is up for sale and at...

You can still fly from Newquay to Alicante, but you’ll now have to quarantine for 14 days on your return

By Peter Tremayne RyanAir is continuing to offer flights between Newquay and Alicante despite the government’s emergency imposition of a 14-day Covid-19 quarantine rule. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab introduced...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Saturday – pubs re-open ……… Wednesday – Helston pub at risk of losing its licence

By Richard Whitehouse The landlord of a pub which is set to have its licence review after a number of complaints says he is the victim of a vendetta....

Helston police officer accused of having sex with vulnerable women quits before misconduct hearing

By Peter Tremayne A former Helston police constable, Richard Hosken-Jones, has resigned from the Devon and Cornwall force ahead of a misconduct hearing due to have been heard in...

Cornish Seal Sanctuary says continuing Covid-19 lockdown threatens its future

Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornish Seal Sanctuary says it is facing an uncertain future because of the continuing Covid-19 lockdown, which has forced it to close its doors since March....

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Outsourcing company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres asks taxpayers to top-up staff’s wages

By Anne North The company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres is asking local taxpayers to top up its staff wages, as central government pays only 80% of normal salary...

Cornwall’s Covid-19 hospital death toll reaches 50

By Graham Smith The number of Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall’s hospitals has now reached 50, after a further three were recorded at Helston and another one at the Royal...

Helston’s community hospital closes its doors for minor injuries and becomes Cornwall’s first Covid-19 palliative care unit

By Graham Smith Covid-19 has claimed Helston’s Minor Injuries Unit, which is to be turned into a centre for palliative care.  The development underlines the huge pressure on Cornwall’s...

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....