Helston & South Kerrier

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

Small earthquake near Helston

By Peter Tremayne The British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed a small earthquake, measuring 2.2 on the magnitude scale, happened about three miles (5km) south-west of Falmouth. Residents in...

County Hall’s coalition under strain, as Tories snatch another committee post from Independents

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives have captured a senior position on one of County Hall’s scrutiny committees, in a further sign that the Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition is creaking. Ludgvan...

Woman from Cornwall among those to face trial for climate change protest

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A 64-year-old woman from St Keverne is among those who will be facing a trial for alleged public order offences following the Extinction Rebellion climate change...

Woman, 18, and man, 21, arrested in connection with Helston car fires

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested an 18-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man in connection with the arson attacks on several cars in Helston yesterday morning (Wednesday.) The pair...

South Crofty mine gets more time to raise cash – meanwhile, the tin remains underground, and underwater

By Graham Smith It looks increasingly like South Crofty will fail to resume tin mining by its target date of 2021, after struggling to raise the necessary cash. The...

Government backs Cornish Lithium Company to help develop new generation of electric vehicle batteries

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has backed the Cornish Lithium company to help develop a new generation of batteries for the electric vehicles industry. Cornish Lithium is part of...

Planners approve Marazion housing scheme, while questions remain about the business plan

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North A development of 40 new homes at Marazion has been granted planning permission.   The development will include 14 “affordable” houses on the site...

Tories get control of West Cornwall planning committee, posing a question mark over Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition

By Julia Penhaligon The Conservatives have captured control of Cornwall Council’s West area planning committee, in a development which could signal cracks in the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration. Newlyn...

Camel and Helford estuaries join the list of Marine Conservation Zones

By Anne North Two estuaries in Cornwall have today (Friday) joined Defra’s list of Marine Conservation Zones.  The Camel Estuary, near Wadebridge, and the Helford Estuary, between Mawnan Smith...

Cornwall to host international space conference – but the promise of thousands of jobs is still some way from being realised

By Graham Smith Cornwall is to host an international conference about the future of the space industry.  The event will be at the Goonhilly Earth Station in September. The...

Police to take no further action over “racist” leaflet distributed outside Conservative Party meeting

By Anne North Police investigating a racist leaflet distributed outside a Conservative Party meeting in Cornwall last year have decided to take no further action. The leaflet was distributed...

Public inquiry starts to consider 112,000-chicken poultry farm

By Richard Whitehouse A planning inquiry gets underway today (Tuesday) to consider proposals for a mega egg farm which would be home to 112,000 birds. Local residents have been...

Coastal Communities Fund gives £1.7 million to Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Coastal Communities Fund has awarded the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust nearly £1.7 million for a state-of-the-art watersports centre. The cash will help to transform...

April date for public inquiry into 112,000-chicken poultry farm

By Richard Harrison People battling against plans to build a mega egg farm with 112,000 chickens have launched a fundraising campaign to help their fight. Planning permission to for...

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...