St Austell & Mevagissey

Pete Masters adds the Truro Voice weekly newspaper to his media stable

By Anne North A new weekly newspaper launched this week – The Truro Voice, which has a cover price of £1.  The newspaper is owned by former Truro City...

Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre gets on-site booze licence

By Richard Whitehouse Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre has been given the go ahead to serve alcoholic drinks to customers despite concerns from neighbours. The museum in the historic...

Eyewitness: what the “new Covid-19 normal” looks like in St Austell

By Richard Whitehouse Walking into St Austell town centre on a sunny morning it was clear that something had changed. The first signs were noticeable as I strolled through...

Revealed: Why the white elephant glows in dark

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has defended a decision to leave lights on all night at an industrial building which was praised for its energy efficiency. The Enterprising Space...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Media “hounding” of Dominic Cummings is “unacceptable in a civilised democracy” says St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has broken his silence about the Dominic Cummings affair, saying he has “passed on” his constituents’ concerns to the...

Outsourcing company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres asks taxpayers to top-up staff’s wages

By Anne North The company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres is asking local taxpayers to top up its staff wages, as central government pays only 80% of normal salary...

Poltair School headteacher steps down after 12 years

By Richard Whitehouse The head teacher of a secondary school has resigned saying he wants to “pursue other career opportunities”. Stephen Tong was head teacher at Poltair School in...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Minister – St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double was only trying to be helpful

By Peter Tremayne We’ve all done it.  Pressed “send” and, too late, realised that it’s all gone horribly wrong. St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has accidentally emailed...

Cornwall’s police get tough with visitors – and are cheered by locals on social media

By Peter Tremayne Police in Cornwall say they chased and arrested the occupants of two cars for defying the Covid-19 emergency regulations. It is not known if the occupants...

Plans for drive-through retail outlets and petrol station in St Austell’s Holmbush Road withdrawn

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build a new petrol station and drive-through outlets on one of the busiest roads in St Austell have been withdrawn. A planning application had...

Confusion for Cornwall’s businesses as local BIDS send out mixed messages

By Richard Whitehouse Businesses in a Cornish town have been told they have to pay rates to a body set up to help them, despite many of them having...

St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double to be offered Covid-19 test, following scare over health minister

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double is to be offered testing for Covid-19, following news that health minister Nadine Dorries has been confirmed as carrying...

Richard Branson regrets that he can no longer invite you to next week’s “rocket day” near St Austell

By Anne North Richard Branson’s invitation to Cornwall’s high-tech manufacturers, to supply him with parts for his rocket, has been postponed because of fears about Coronavirus. The tycoon’s Virgin...

St Austell’s war hero Harry Billinge receives his MBE

By Rashleigh MacFarlane St Austell war hero Harry Billinge met the Queen yesterday (Tuesday) to receive his MBE. The D-Day veteran has raised more than £25,000 towards the cost...

St Mewan by-election will be on 16th April

By Anne North The Cornwall Council by-election at St Mewan, caused by the election of Cherilyn Mackrory as a Member of Parliament, will be held on 16th April.  Notice...

Cornwall Council by-election to be held at St Mewan, as Cherilyn MackRory MP quits County Hall

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn MackRory has resigned her St Mewan seat on Cornwall Council.  A by-election will be held in the next few months. Mrs...

Plans for new homes at Trewoon approved, despite objections from local MP

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build 19 new “affordable” homes in a village have been given permission despite attempts by an MP to have them rejected. Housing association Ocean...

Government thought the yellow-welly brigade was more important than local fishermen when it consulted on Mevagissey’s new mussel farm

By Graham Smith The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) consulted the Royal Fowey Yacht club, but not local fishermen, about the location of a new mussel farm at Mevagissey, according...

St Dennis incinerator roof again damaged by strong winds

The roof of Cornwall's controversial £141 million waste-to-energy incinerator at St Dennis has again suffered storm damage.  Part of the roof was destroyed by strong winds yesterday (Sunday) with...