St Austell & Mevagissey

Cormac-gate: inquiry report is imminent

By Graham Smith Publication of the “Cormac-gate” report is thought to be imminent.  Cornwall Reports understands that senior County Hall officials received their copies from Dominic Adamson QC a...

Review of woman’s violent death at Par calls for more attention to be paid to mental illness

By Richard Whitehouse A review into the death of a pensioner killed by her partner during a psychotic episode has recommended that more needs to be done to address...

Concern over plan to move villages out of Parliamentary constituencies

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to shift entire villages into different Parliamentary constituencies have come under fire from local councillors who are encouraging residents to make their views known. The...

EXCLUSIVE: Cormac-gate inquiry looks set to claim “cock-up, not cover-up” over the four-year-old serious industrial accident which has never been properly investigated

By Graham Smith The lawyer investigating the “Cormac-gate” scandal has indicated that he believes Cornwall Council and Corserv might be guilty of “cock-up” rather than a deliberate cover-up of...

Cornwall has the lithium, but Sunderland is getting the battery factory – and more than 6,000 jobs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The idea that Cornwall might be chosen as one of the government’s preferred sites for a giant car battery factory has taken another knock today (Thursday)...

The March for Kernow is All Under One Banner – but are those flags waving or drowning?

By Julia Penhaligon Organisers of a “March for Kernow” event in St Austell have hit a snag – the need for public liability insurance for using a public park....

Covid-19 forces school closures in Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse At least three schools and two pre-schools have closed in Cornwall after the number of cases of positive Covid-19 cases increased. Cornwall Council has confirmed that...

Electric bus stranded without power because Cornwall does not have enough working charging points

By Rashleigh MacFarlane An electric coach, known as the “Carbon Battle Bus,” has been stranded without power because Cornwall does not have enough suitable charging points. The bus needs...

Should Covid restrictions relax on 21st June? St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double urges “full steam ahead!”

By Graham Smith The St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has called on people to support tourism businesses, seeing them as “a significant part of the government’s levelling...

Tour of Britain: £156 to watch people riding their bikes

By Peter Tremayne People in Cornwall are being invited to pay £156, including VAT, to watch a group of sweaty cyclists pedal furiously at the start and finish of...

Castles in the air: life in Cornwall’s only high-rise flats

By Richard Whitehouse Looking out of the 10th floor window of Rosemary Cocks’ flat in Park House I turn to the 87-year-old and say it’s lucky she isn’t scared...

Going underground: Eden Project gets ready to drill 3 miles deep to tap the natural energy of Cornwall’s hot rocks

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A 450-tonne, 55-metre high drilling rig is due to be installed today (Monday) to progress the geothermal “hot rocks” scheme at the Eden Project, near St...

EXCLUSIVE: The “Par maid” who is set to become the next chair of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith The next chair of Cornwall Council is to be St Blazey’s Pauline Giles.  St Austell councillor Jordan Rowse is to be vice chair. The pair have...

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...