Helston & South Kerrier

Turn Left at Truro: Kernow Transformed heads for Gweek, hoping to breath new life into radical politics in Cornwall

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s radical political activists are looking forward to a weekend of music, comedy and debate later this year. For many on the political Left it will...

Cornish tin prospectors raise nearly £1 million, and prepare for test drilling near Helston

By Rashleigh MacFarlane For the first time in decades, tin will soon be extracted from deep underground in Cornwall. A programme of test drilling is about to get underway...

Plan to close Falmouth’s leisure centre puts pressure on Cornwall’s Conservatives

By Graham Smith The political consequences of County Hall’s recommendation to close Falmouth’s leisure centre, despite a local offer to take it over, are spreading swiftly through Cornwall. Cornwall...

Covid-19: Falmouth and Saltash back on the critical list

The shapes and sizes of purple clusters on Cornwall’s Covid map continue to shift, but the underlying trend in new cases continues to increase.  The average number of daily...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate now 10% higher than England

Cornwall’s average daily new Covid number has risen again and is now 486.7 cases per 100,000 population, just over 10% higher than the national average.  The equivalent number for...

Primary school “inadequate,” says Ofsted

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Landewednack primary school, on the Lizard, has been rated “inadequate” by Ofsted after inspectors found that teachers did not expect enough of pupils. Despite the caring...

Covid-19: now Padstow goes dark and joins the sick list

By Anne North Padstow has become the latest part of Cornwall to record dangerously high levels of Covid infectivity.  The latest data shows Padstow has 804.1 new daily cases...

Covid-19: winter is coming

A deadly new wave of Covid infection appears poised to sweep through Cornwall at lightning speed, as another dangerous “super-cluster” appeared within 24 hours. The Poundstock and Kilkhampton area...

Covid-19: infection rate on The Lizard now worse than Holland

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid cluster map again has a dangerously dark purple patch: The Lizard is now recording 946.7 cases per 100,000 population.  This is very close to...

Thumbs-up for “affordable” housing scheme at Constantine

By Richard Whitehouse A housing development which will provide 25 affordable homes for local people in Constantine has been granted planning permission. Coastline Housing had applied to build the...

Barclays bank says goodbye to Helston amid continuing shift to online

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Barclays bank has today (Friday) announced that it is to close its branch in Helston. The branch will close its doors for the last time on...

Inside the room: GLL boss reveals why County Hall’s broken promises are now threatening leisure centres

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon The man responsible for managing Cornwall’s leisure centres has said he was “surprised” when Cornwall Council’s cabinet rejected a funding plan which would...

Inquest into 2004 sinking of French trawler off The Lizard to resume tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne A Royal Navy submarine commander is due to give evidence next week at the inquest into the deaths of five French fishermen who drowned off The...

Porthleven football club meets following withdrawal from league

By Peter Tremayne Porthleven football club is holding an extraordinary general meeting this evening (Monday) following its sudden withdrawal from the South West Peninsula League. The club’s decision to...

Cornwall Council buying holiday parks to house the homeless – an enlightened move, or back to the 70s?

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North Cornwall Council is set to buy two holiday parks which will be used to provide temporary accommodation for people who find themselves homeless....

Covid-19: South West “R” number falls to 0.8-1.2, but Newquay remains a concern

By Anne North The official Covid “R” number for the South West has fallen to 0.8-1.2, leaving room for doubt about whether the virus is increasing or decreasing. Daily...

The smell of fresh coffee is not everyone’s cup of tea in Porthleven

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornish coffee company has rejected claims of planning breaches from people living near the firm’s new roastery. Neighbours of Origin Coffee’s new base in Tolponds,...

Gymnastics centre to be demolished and replaced with housing

By Richard Whitehouse The Mullion Gymnastics centre is to be demolished and replaced with two houses after the local school said it would be unable to take over the...

New questions over the future of village pub

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans for a local community to take over its village pub have been undermined by the owners’ decision to withdraw it from sale. The Prince of...

Kynance Cove “is full” says National Trust

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s best-known beauty spots was “full” by lunchtime yesterday (Monday) according to the National Trust, which owns and manages the site. Kynance Cove, on...