St Austell & Mevagissey

Three die in car crash near St Austell

By Peter Tremayne Police hope today (Tuesday) to confirm the identities of three people killed in a car crash at Ruddlemoor, St Austell, in the early hours of Sunday...

St Austell & Newquay Tories will again back Steve Double at next general election

By Julia Penhaligon Conservatives in St Austell and Newquay have re-adopted Steve Double MP to be their Parliamentary candidate at the next general election. While the move is not...

Funeral today of war hero Harry Billinge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The funeral is about to start (11am) of Harry Billinge, one of the first British soldiers to storm Gold Beach during the Normandy landings in 1944. ...

Going, going, and gone very soon: the “accelerated” closure of St Austell’s council offices now has a date

By Julia Penhaligon A decision to close and sell the Cornwall Council offices in St Austell looks like it will be taken by County Hall’s ruling cabinet in June....

Downing Street Party-gate: I’m backing Boris, says St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Julia Penhaligon The St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has become the first Parliamentarian from Cornwall to comment on yesterday’s news about Boris Johnson’s Fixed Penalty Notice...

Charlestown funeral – and a special beer – for war hero Harry Billinge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The funeral of 96-year-old D-Day veteran Harry Billinge will be at 11am on Tuesday 26th April at St Paul's Church, Charlestown, St Austell.  This will be...

St Austell D-Day hero Harry Billinge dies, aged 96

By Graham Smith The St Austell war hero Harry Billinge, who has raised thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion, has died.  He was 96. Tributes have been...

Former Mayor of St Austell dies

By Richard Whitehouse Tributes have been paid to former Mayor of St Austell Derek Collins who has died after illness. Mr Collins, 69, was Mayor of the town in...

St Austell council offices face “accelerated” closure and sale

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council wants to “accelerate” the closure and sale of its large Penwinnick Road site in St Austell. A report to tomorrow’s (Wednesday’s) cabinet meeting updates...

Covid at the chalkface: the challenge facing Cornwall’s schools

By Richard Whitehouse One of Cornwall’s biggest secondary schools has explained how it is prepared for the new term and ensuring children can continue to learn through the covid...

Who runs Cornwall Council? Why Wednesday’s cabinet meeting is about much more than four leisure centres

By Graham Smith Wednesday’s Cornwall Council cabinet meeting (15th December) will be a defining moment in the recent history of the authority, determining not only the future of four...

Cornwall’s outdoor education service rescued by deferring closure decision – but leisure centres still face the axe in only three months

By Julia Penhaligon The threat to close Cornwall’s outdoor education centres has been lifted.  Cornwall Council’s £55 million budget cuts included giving notice of redundancy to staff and earmarking...

“Don’t talk about enforcing the leisure contract, we haven’t had time to tell you about the nine alternative management companies, you can’t have an Inquiry Panel and we want a new gym for Truro” – County Hall officials set themselves up for a rough ride next week

By Graham Smith The 11 Cornwall councillors due to scrutinise the proposed closure of four leisure centres have so far not been given any information about the nine potential...

I voted in favour of Covid face masks, says St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double is asking Parliamentary authorities to correct their official record of Tuesday’s Covid face coverings’ vote, which shows that he...

24 hours after confirming its subsidy for £35 flights to London, County Hall goes back to “blah blah blah” about climate change

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s climate campaigners have been offered an “open goal” as they consider how to protest against Cornwall Council’s award of a £439,000-a-year subsidy to operate £35...

A brief window in time: 36 hours next week to question Cornwall Council about leisure centre closures

By Julia Penhaligon and Richard Whitehouse The agenda is due to be published on Tuesday (23rd November) for the next full meeting of Cornwall Council – which appears set...

Your leisure centre is not a community asset, Cornwall Council tells Wadebridge

By Graham Smith Leisure centre campaigners in Wadebridge are furious that Cornwall Council has declared their local swimming pool, gym and sports hall is not a “community asset.” Wadebridge...

Automatic sprinklers prevented more serious fire in Cornwall’s only high-rise tower block

By Peter Tremayne Firefighters say an automatic sprinkler system has prevented a more serious blaze in Cornwall’s only high-rise block of flats. The Park House flats, Bridge Road, St...

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...

County Hall sharpens its axe, adding St Austell’s council offices to those it wants to chop

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is considering basing most of its office staff at three locations in Truro, Bodmin and Camborne - which could mean that...