St Austell & Mevagissey

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...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of...

Battle lines drawn for Cornwall Council elections in 2021, as Independents face party political squeeze

14th February 2018 By Anne North Battle lines have been drawn for the next set of Cornwall Council elections in 2021. New ward boundaries, identifying 87 council divisions, were...

87, 88, 89…….that’s not right! Last-minute hitch as councillors crawl towards the boundaries finish line

8th February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The long march to a smaller Cornwall Council is nearing the end of its journey – but a last-minute hitch has necessitated yet...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018 By Graham Smith More than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part...

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials. In 2015 the...

Could Falmouth keep its Minor Injury Unit? New report sheds insights into how health and council bosses are planning the “Kennally Care” future of Cornwall’s community hospitals

18th January 2018 By Graham Smith Further details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care...

Locals rally to help couple whose home was badly damaged by fire at Par

8th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne The community in Par has set up a campaign to help a local family whose home was badly damaged by fire on Saturday...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude...

Soggy St Austell fails to draw a crowd, as budget roadshow limps towards the finish line

18th December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s public consultation on proposed budget cuts of £75 million has just over a week to run, before ending on 29th December. ...