St Austell & Mevagissey

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...

Council houses will be among the first built at West Carclaze Garden Village

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is set to buy 130 houses in the West Carclaze garden village, due to be built near St Austell. The properties will be among...

The garden project which is breathing new life into a forgotten corner of St Austell

By Richard Whitehouse As Lynne Hendy walks me around the Gover Green Space I find myself amazed that this green oasis of calm exists just a stone’s throw from...

Cornish Lithium raises £5.2 million in three days of crowdfunding

By Peter Tremayne Cornish Lithium has raised a staggering £5.2 million in a three-day crowdfunding campaign. The cash will help accelerate the company’s prospecting programme as it searches for...

The name on the train is St Austell’s war hero, Harry Billinge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Britain’s last surviving D-Day veterans, St Austell’s Harry Billinge MBE, has today (Wednesday) had a train named in his honour by Great Western Railway,...

After yesterday’s £6 million bail-out, the battle for Cornwall’s leisure centres is only just getting started

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People who use Cornwall’s leisure centres are waiting anxiously for details of a “strategic review” which will see all sites operate up to and beyond next...

The continuing saga of Carlyon Bay: new plans unveiled for beach development

By Richard Whitehouse With new plans unveiled this week for the long-awaited beach development at Carlyon Bay the ongoing saga took another step to becoming reality. The area has...

“Save Our Pool!” – Wadebridge fears its leisure centre is at the top of County Hall’s “hit list”

By Graham Smith About 30 protestors staged a peaceful, socially-distanced demonstration in Wadebridge on Friday evening to highlight the loss of their local leisure centre. The swimming pool, gym,...

Cormac-gate: Cornwall Council leader’s “investigation” failed to produce a report

By Graham Smith An “investigation” by Cornwall Council leader Julian German, into a serious accident which ended a Cormac worker’s career, has failed to produce any report. In April,...

Anger grows at government proposals for a “developers’ charter” in new planning White Paper

By Richard Whitehouse There are signs of a grassroots’ revolt against government plans to introduce large changes to the planning system. Councillors Malcolm Brown and Jackie Bull who both...

Mevagissey doctors’ surgery to get new management – again

By Julia Penhaligon The GP surgery at Mevagissey is to under a further change of management, three months after a damning Care Quality Commission report condemned its service as...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Eden Project sheds 150 workers, as Covid-19 impacts on visitor numbers

By Graham Smith More than 150 jobs are to be lost at the Eden Project.  The figure is about 40% of the entire workforce. Staff were told today (Wednesday.) ...

Housing plan for Carclaze primary school will go ahead, despite fire, says council chief

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council says it is going ahead with plans to provide housing on the site of the former Carclaze primary school at St Austell, which burned...