St Austell & Mevagissey

Cornwall’s elections: how homeless people can vote

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall people will go to the polls tomorrow (Thursday) to vote for who they want to represent them at Cornwall Council over the next four years....

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

St Austell’s town centre, which cost £75 million, is again for sale – this time for only £3.4 milion

By Peter Tremayne St Austell’s town centre is again for sale, barely a month after estate agents tried to sell it for £4.65 million.  The White River Shopping Centre...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

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...