Helston & South Kerrier

Racist leaflet distributed at Tory meeting reported to police

19th November 2018 By Anne North A racist leaflet distributed at a Conservative Party meeting in Cornwall has been reported to the police. The leaflet was distributed as Tory...

Finally – after five months, police concede there was no slavery at Cornish daffodil farm

25th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police have concluded that no crimes were committed prior to their high-profile “anti-slavery” raid on a daffodil farm near Manaccan, Helston, in February. ...

Helston hospital appears safe as health chiefs find a doctor

4th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Helston hospital appears to be safe, after the Cornwall Foundation Partnership Trust identified a doctor to provide specific cover when the current contract...

Cornwall councillor in hospital with life-threatening injuries after fall from horse

3rd July 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall councillor for Breage, Germoe and Sithney is recovering in hospital after a life-threatening accident in which he fell from a horse...

Porthleven harbour plans rejected by 8 votes to 7

2nd July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans for a controversial harbour front building in Porthleven have been rejected by 8 votes to 7. The plans, which included a circular...

Rejection of Swansea Tidal Lagoon project poses new questions over the future of Cornwall’s Dean Quarry

27th June 2018 By Peter Tremayne Residents of St Keverne have welcomed the government’s decision not to support the £1.3 billion Swansea Tidal Lagoon project, which had planned to...

Councillors to debate “sex on the village green” claims when considering music festival licence

25th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The stage is set for a lively debate on Wednesday when councillors have to consider licensing a music festival in the face of...

Food hygiene breaches cost St Keverne bakery more than £6,000

21st June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The owner of St Keverne Bakery has been ordered to pay more than £6,000 after pleading guilty to a string of food hygiene...

Is there a doctor in the house? The underlying problem which threatens Helston hospital

7th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Health chiefs are considering their options for saving community beds at Helston, as the clock ticks towards a crisis which could close the...

How Cornwall’s hospitals close: Helston to lose half its beds

1st June 2018 By Graham Smith Half of the 24 beds at Helston’s local hospital are to close on a “temporary” basis, dealing a further blow to community medical...

Month 4: still no charges in the Cornish “daffodil slave” mystery

15th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than three months after three men were arrested and...

Goonhilly gets £24 million cash injection and eyes world domination

14th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Goonhilly Earth Satellite station has been taken over by financier Peter Hargreaves. The station was built in 1962 by the General Post...

Planners vote 12-1 to refuse permission for “sea view” homes

9th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A parish council has said that plans to allow a housing developer who wanted to build five new homes with sea views to...

Cornwall Farmers to survive at Wadebridge, Helston and Otterham following sale to Welsh company

4th May 2018 By Graham Smith A Welsh agricultural supplies group, Wynnstay, has bought the Cornwall Farmers groups of stores.  The new owners plan to keep only Wadebridge, Otterham...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

Cornish daffodil “slaves” – still no charges, as police inquiry enters its third month

9th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than two months after three men were arrested and...

The secret jigsaw: how the NHS is Shaping Our Future into a Cornwall of winners and losers, depending on the “Property Asset Scorecard”

23rd March 2018 By Graham Smith The redesign of Cornwall’s health service is set to transfer treatment of existing minor injury units to 25 “enhanced” GP surgeries – posing...

Still no charges, more than a month after the Cornish daffodil farm “slave” raid

12th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than a month after three men were arrested and...

Loe Bar footpath to be re-routed further from the coast

28th February 2018 By Anne North The coastal footpath at Loe Bar,between Porthleven and Helston, is to be re-routed - away from the coast. The path was badly damaged...

Goonhilly to become world’s first commercial deep space tracking station

22nd February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The Goonhilly Earth Station is set to become the world's first commercial deep-space communications station, capable of tracking future missions to the Moon...