St Austell & Mevagissey

St Austell’s regeneration game: how the people in charge got most of the answers wrong

By Richard Whitehouse It was hailed as being the project which would regenerate St Austell town centre and put the town back on the map, attracting shoppers and visitors...

Under the hammer: St Austell town centre for sale by auction, at half the price offered in 2019

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The slow, painful death of Cornwall’s town centre retail sector has been thrown sharply into focus by the bargain-basement fire-sale of St Austell town centre, by...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

Covid-19: 200 people from Cornwall took part in the development of the latest vaccine

By Anne North The latest Covid-19 vaccine was developed partly in Cornwall. Although the giant pharmaceutical company, Novovax, is based in the United States, and the vaccine will be...

Wall collapse and landslides follow heavy rain

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Emergency services were called to Looe (top right) last night after a wall collapsed into the back of a building. No-one was hurt but building inspectors...

Two of Cornwall’s Tory MPs “raise concerns” about the impact of Brexit deal on fishing communities

By Richard Whitehouse Two pro-Brexit Cornish MPs have challenged fellow Cornish MP and Secretary of State George Eustice over the impact of the European Union trade deal on the...

Covid-19 forces the closure of several Cornish pubs

By Julia Penhaligon A growing number of pubs in Cornwall are closing because of Covid-19.  The specific reasons vary, with some blaming staff shortages following reported contact with a...

Eden Project to stay closed until at least 6th January

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Eden Project is to remain closed until at least 6th January, following landslides caused by flooding on 19th and 20th December.  The charity says the...

Eden Project to remain closed until after Christmas, following last weekend’s flooding and landslides

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Eden Project will remain closed over the Christmas period, because of continuing concern about flooding and landslides which closed the attraction last weekend. A spokesperson...

Three more GP surgeries now offering Covid-19 vaccination

By Anne North Three more GP surgeries in Cornwall are starting to vaccinate people against Covid-19.  Doctors and nurses at Falmouth and Penryn, Camborne and Redruth, and Newquay have...

Cornwall’s GPs start vaccinating patients against Covid-19

By Anne North Doctors in Cornwall are today (Tuesday) starting to vaccinate patients against Covid-19. GP surgeries in Truro, St Austell and Bodmin are among the first to take...

Carylon Bay development: this is what it should look like

By Richard Whitehouse New images have been released showing how a major development of homes and leisure facilities at Carlyon Bay could look when completed. Six reserved matters planning...

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...

Former brewery to be converted to housing

By Richard Whitehouse A building which was a former home of St Austell Brewery is set to be converted into housing. Tregonissey House in the centre of St Austell...

Bodmin, St Austell, Truro and Penzance all watching for news about Dorothy Perkins, Topshop and Burton retailers

By Peter Tremayne There are increasing signs that a decision about the long-term future of high -profile clothes’ stores in Cornwall will be taken by accountants Deloitte tomorrow (Monday.)...

Steve Double MP is among the first to try new American vaccine for Covid-19

By Anne North St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has become one of the first people in Cornwall to take part in government trials of a potential anti-Covid-19...

EXCLUSIVE: Tories in a muddle over candidates for next year’s council elections

By Graham Smith Conservatives in the St Austell and Newquay constituency have been ordered to re-run the selection procedures which threatened the future of two sitting councillors. Party chiefs...

Why I’ll be voting for a Covid-19 lockdown U-Turn, by St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Julia Penhaligon One of Cornwall’s MPs has explained why he will be performing a policy U-turn tomorrow (Wednesday) and voting in favour of another Covid-19 national lockdown, only...

Charlestown: the life and times of Charles Rashleigh

By Richard Whitehouse In the corner of a St Austell cemetery sits a gravestone for a man who effectively created one of Cornwall’s most treasured ports. But here in...