St Austell & Mevagissey

Government admits it is “disappointing” that would-be A-level pupils in St Austell cannot complete their studies locally

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has admitted it is going to be “disappointing” St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double about the provision of A-level courses at Cornwall College....

Why the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund is lending £850,000 to a company which recently switched production from Cornwall to Kent

By Graham Smith The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund has loaned £850,000 to a company which only a few months ago transferred its manufacturing base from Par...

Two Cornwall councillors in line for national awards

By Julia Penhaligon Two Cornwall councillors, Conservative James Mustoe and Liberal Democrat Rob Rotchell, have been shortlisted for a national award. They are both in line for “achievement awards”...

Life in the slow lane for St Austell-Truro motorists

By Richard Whitehouse A small stretch of the main road between St Austell and Truro will see its speed limit cut to 20 mph for eight months while a...

How a hairline fracture in a turbine rotor blade led to the 10-month shutdown of St Dennis waste-to-energy plant

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The controversial power generator which is part of the St Dennis waste incinerator complex was out of action for ten months before the turbine could be...

I’m backing Boris Johnson and I want a general election now, says St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Anne North St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double has become the first of Cornwall’s MPs to comment publicly on the Supreme Court ruling that the shutdown of...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Pro-democracy protesters demonstrate outside office of St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Anne North About 150 protesters brought noise and colour to the streets of St Austell this morning as they staged a pro-democracy demonstration outside the office of local...

Cornwall’s pro-democracy campaigners head to St Austell for protest march and rally tomorrow

By Anne North Cornwall can expect to see another pro-democracy protest tomorrow (Tuesday) on the day that MPs meet in Westminster for what looks like an historic showdown between...

St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double appointed to junior ministerial job at Department of Health

By Julia Penhaligon St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double has been appointed to his first junior ministerial position.  He has become a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department...

I think we’re on the same side, Brexit Party candidate tells St Austell & Newquay’s Conservative MP

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A curious show of affection has broken out between St Austell & Newquay’s Conservative MP and his Brexit Party rival. Mr Double is one of Cornwall’s...

Brexit Party picks candidate to challenge St Austell & Newquay’s Steve Double

By Anne North The Brexit Party has announced a second candidate to fight a Cornish seat in a general election. Robin Koerner is to contest the St Austell and...

Cornwall’s Merlin Centre, which provides a unique service for multiple sclerosis sufferers, forced to close its new hydrotherapy pool

By Anne North The Merlin Centre, which provides therapy and services for people suffering from multiple sclerosis, is to close its new hydrotherapy pool. The pool opened in January...

Steve Double is first with the warm words, as Boris Johnson considers his ministerial material

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double seems to have beaten his five Cornish MP colleagues to be the first with a statement on Boris Johnson....

Steve Double MP attacks Cornwall Council for “overly-officious” use of GDPR, delaying his constituency casework

By Graham Smith St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has criticised Cornwall Council for its “overly-officious” obstruction of his staff as they try to progress constituency casework. Mr...

Pondhu primary school to keep temporary classroom – at the expense of its playing field

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school has been allowed to keep temporary classrooms because a development which was set to provide funding for a permanent building has stalled. Cornwall...

Temporary classroom or play space? Planners to decide for Pondhu primary school

By Richard Whitehouse Planners meet today (Monday) to decide if a primary school can keep a temporary classroom for an extra three years, despite opposition from Sport England. Pondhu...

Cash boost for Penzance High Street

By Anne North Penzance is one step closer to securing government cash to improve the High Street.  But Camborne, St Austell and Newquay have lost out. Following a bid...

Labour Party selects Felicity Owen as Parliamentary candidate in St Austell & Newquay

By Peter Tremayne The Labour Party has selected Felicity Owen as its Parliamentary candidate for the St Austell & Newquay constituency. Ms Owen, a former director of Public Health...

Selling St Austell down the White River: what is the next stage of the regeneration game?

By Graham Smith Even by the standards of Cornwall’s several “white elephant” projects in recent decades, the failed regeneration of St Austell is staggering.  A Cornwall Council retail study...