St Austell & Mevagissey

Summercourt homes approved – on condition that they are for holidaymakers only

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build 38 new homes and a leisure centre at a holiday park have been approved but they can only be used as holiday homes....

Labour countdown to St Austell & Newquay selection

By Anne North Labour Party hopefuls who fancy challenging St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double at the next general election have only a few more days to throw...

County Hall admits that “councillors did not know” what they were doing when they outsourced Cornwall’s leisure centre contracts

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has admitted that councillors were not fully aware of all the details of a £361 million leisure services contract when it was signed. Concerns...

County Hall presses ahead with new road linking St Austell to A30

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s cabinet has agreed to put the final pieces in place for work to start on a new multi-million-pound road linking St Austell with the...

Cornwall’s Tories get ready for a snap general election as one way out of Brexit chaos

By Julia Penhaligon A further sign that another snap general election could be called within weeks came on Friday night when one of Cornwall’s Conservative Associations re-adopted its sitting...

Looe Saves The Day announces first acts for community-led festival

10th September 2018 By Anne North Organisers of the Looe Saves the Day festival have announced the first acts which will be playing on the main stage at the...

EXCLUSIVE – How Israel tries to influence Cornwall’s MPs

7th August 2018 By Graham Smith Labour Party activists might be forgiven for feeling frustrated at their party leadership’s continuing squabble over what is and what is not anti-Semitic...

Par Sands in line for new beach huts

30th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans have been submitted to place 22 beach huts along the beach at Par Sands. Cornwall Council has submitted a planning application to...

£9 million “Advanced Manufacturing” site seeks its first tenants

25th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne A £9 million project designed to house “advanced” manufacturing has opened its doors for business. Built on a former china clay works site,...

Cornish pasty baker closes with loss of 109 jobs – and the finger of suspicion points to Brexit

10th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornish pasty-makers Crantock Bakery has gone into administration with the loss of 109 jobs. Staff were told yesterday (Monday.)  Bosses said the higher...

Speak Cornish Week draws to a close at Heartlands today

1st July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The “Gool Kernewek” event is due to start later this morning (Sunday) at Heartlands, Redruth, the mark the end of the 2018 Speak...

Campaigners collect “Get Well Soon” signatures for Cornwall’s NHS

1st July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Health campaigners took to the streets of Cornwall yesterday (Saturday) to collect “Get Well Soon” signatures for the National Health Service. The NHS...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Parliamentary spokesperson suspended as Greens fall out over transgender policy

18th June 2018 By Graham Smith A Parliamentary spokesperson in Cornwall is set to become the county’s first politician to be suspended by his political party over the issue...

Named: the councillor whose frozen laptop caused a security flap at County Hall

14th June 2018 By Graham Smith Truro councillor Rob Nolan is being asked to apologise for a Tweet he sent claiming that a woman Conservative member of Cornwall Council...

Cornish national identity to be debated in Parliament on Monday

8th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The issue of a Cornish national identity is to be debated in Parliament on Monday. Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell...

St Austell & Newquay MP to open Windrush debate

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne One of Cornwall’s MPs is to open a Parliamentary debate about the “Windrush” scandal, following the government’s admission that it destroyed the migration...

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...

“Free lifejackets-for-fishermen” debate returns to County Hall

12th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A proposal to purchase lifejackets for Cornish fishermen comes back before a full meeting of Cornwall Council on Tuesday. The council is being...

Wetherspoons plans hotel expansion in St Austell

28th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build a three-storey hotel extension to the Wetherspoon pub in St Austell town centre have been resubmitted to Cornwall Council. The...

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...