Helston & South Kerrier

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...

Covid-19: a fourth cluster in Cornwall, as new cases jump from 2.8 to 8.9 in less than a week

A fourth cluster has appeared this afternoon (Friday) on Cornwall’s Covid map - at Newquay. The rolling average number of new cases has also increased to 8.9 per 100,000 population. ...

Falling pupil numbers force Coverack primary school to consider teaching infants only

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Coverack primary school, on The Lizard, is consulting parents about teaching only infants aged 4-7 because of a steep drop in pupil numbers. The school’s most...

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...