St Austell & Mevagissey

Plans for drive-through retail outlets and petrol station in St Austell’s Holmbush Road withdrawn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Plans to build a new petrol station and drive-through outlets on one of the busiest roads in St Austell have been withdrawn.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...

St Austell’s war hero Harry Billinge to have GWR express train named after him

By Julia Penhaligon The St Austell D-Day veteran who was awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours last month is to have an Inter-City express train named after...

Cornwall’s Labour activists divided over who they want to be their next leader

By Graham Smith Two more Cornish Labour Parties decided which candidate to nominate for leader last night (Thursday), with one backing Sir Keir Starmer and the other going for...

Detailed plans for 460 houses at Higher Trewhiddle Farm, near St Austell

By Julia Penhaligon Detailed plans have finally been submitted for the Higher Trewhiddle Farm housing scheme near St Austell.  Outline permission was granted three years ago for 460 houses...

Are there no workhouses? St Austell tries an off-street response to begging

By Julia Penhaligon Civic leaders in St Austell have launched a new initiative to discourage on-street begging, amid concern that vagrancy and rough sleeping are returning to Victorian levels....

St Austell D-Day hero among Cornwall’s New Year Honours awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A D-Day veteran from St Austell has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Harry Billinge, 94, is often seen fundraising for the...

Masked knifeman steals six-month-old puppy in St Austell

By Peter Tremayne St Austell police are appealing for information after a dog was stolen while being walked by its owner in Belmont Road. A masked man approached Catherine...

EXCLUSIVE: High-tech business park is still more than half empty, 18 months after it opened, but County Hall remains optimistic about its future

By Peter Tremayne A £9 million high-tech industrial estate near St Austell is still more than half empty, 18 months after it opened.  Rent received during the first full...

Every little helps, as supermarket steps in to prevent dolphin deaths

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A £4,000 donation from Tesco will help to prevent the deaths of dolphins, porpoise and other marine animals around St Austell and Fowey. Cornwall gets between...

Organisers reveal the Tour of Britain cycle race route, from Penzance to Bodmin

By Julia Penhaligon Details have been announced of the Cornwall stage of next year’s Tour of Britain cycle race.  It will start in Penzance and finish in Bodmin. The...

Publisher of Cornish newspapers closes its last newsroom in Cornwall, and heads for Plymouth

By Anne North The company which owns most of Cornwall’s newspapers, and the website Cornwall Live, is to close its last remaining newsroom in Cornwall.  The closest editorial office...