Helston & South Kerrier

Hospital’s failure to spot sepsis contributed to the death of fit and healthy 20-year-old woman

By Anne North A coroner has told health authorities to investigate their mishandling of what should have been a routine operation which led to the death of a healthy...

Girl dies in West Cornwall campsite accident

By Peter Tremayne A girl has been killed in collision with a vehicle at a campsite in the Helston area. It happened around 12.50pm yesterday (Wednesday.)  The air ambulance...

Flying the Flora Day flags in Helston – even though there will be no dancing in the street on Saturday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Helston Flora Day Association has been decorating the town with bunting – even though there will be no dancing in the streets on Saturday. The...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

Email-gate: Cornwall’s Independent group leader urges backing for Adam Paynter, ahead of next week’s confidence vote in council leader

By Julia Penhaligon The “email-gate” scandal which has plunged Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats into crisis has taken a new twist today (Thursday) after the leader of County Hall’s Independent group...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Navy jet crashes on The Lizard as crew parachute to safety

By Peter Tremayne The Ministry of Defence is investigating after a Royal Navy Hawk aircraft from 736 Naval Air Squadron, Culdrose, crashed during a training exercise near Lizard Point...

Is there more to County Hall’s shell fishing debate than meets the eye? Get set for the final full council meeting before the elections

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is to be urged to offer direct support to the local shell fishing industry, which has seen exports collapse as a result of Brexit....

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

Community action in Cadgwith is helping the fishermen maintain a way of life

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cadgwith Fishing Cove Trust has raised £150,000 to buy outright one of the village’s historic buildings, in the hope of keeping it for community use...

And planet shall speak unto planet: nearly 60 years after the first Telstar transmission, Goonhilly listens in to Mars

By Peter Tremayne Nearly 60 years after capturing the world’s first trans-Atlantic live broadcast, the Goonhilly Earth Station, on The Lizard, now hopes to listen in to live transmissions...

Reopening Cornwall’s branch railway lines: plenty of ideas, but no money for infrastructure

By Daniel Clark A £500 million government fund to study the prospect of reopening old railways lines in Cornwall has now been open for more than a year –...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

Covid-19 forces the closure of several Cornish pubs

By Julia Penhaligon A growing number of pubs in Cornwall are closing because of Covid-19.  The specific reasons vary, with some blaming staff shortages following reported contact with a...

Porthleven Food Festival delays 2021 event due to Covid-19 uncertainty

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Porthleven Food Festival has delayed next year’s event because of continuing uncertainties due to Covid-19. Organisers have moved the dates of the 2021 festival from...

Porthleven harbour development approved

By Richard Whitehouse Plans for the development of Porthleven Harbour have been given approval after owners amended the proposals to address concerns. Cornwall Council’s west sub-area planning committee agreed...

Councillors set to vote on controversial Porthleven harbour redevelopment

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The stage is set for another planning row over Porthleven harbour, when redevelopment plans come before Cornwall councillors next week. Porthleven Town Council is again opposed...

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...