Helston & South Kerrier

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....

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...