Helston & South Kerrier

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...

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...