St Austell & Mevagissey

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...

Under the hammer: After consuming millions in “regeneration,” St Austell’s White River shopping centre is up for sale

By Peter Tremayne The White River shopping centre, at the heart of St Austell, is up for sale – less than ten years after consuming millions of pounds of...

Government backs Cornish Lithium Company to help develop new generation of electric vehicle batteries

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has backed the Cornish Lithium company to help develop a new generation of batteries for the electric vehicles industry. Cornish Lithium is part of...

Mevagissey doctors’ surgery saved as NHS England appoints new contract

By Graham Smith The doctors’ surgery at Mevagissey has been saved, after the Camborne-based Veor surgery stepped in to take over the contract. The Mevagissey surgery had been at...

Doctors’ magazine comments irk Mevagissey surgery campaigners

By Graham Smith Campaigners trying to save the doctors’ surgery at Mevagissey have been upset by some of the comments attached to an article in the GPs’ magazine Pulse....

Two held after hit-and-run accident near Sticker

By Peter Tremayne Police are questioning two people after a 24-year-old man was left with serious head and chest injuries after a hit and run accident at Coliza Hill,...

“Poldark village” gets booze licence

By Richard Whitehouse and Rashleigh MacFarlane The owners of Charlestown harbour have been granted permission for live music, and alcohol sales, in a bid to further exploit “the Poldark...

Planning Inspector rules against Cornwall Council and lifts holiday-only restrictions on 38 homes at Summercourt

By Graham Smith A planning inspector has granted permission for 38 new homes on land at a golf and country club which was destroyed by fire 18 months ago. ...

Nearly 4,000 petition health chiefs to save Mevagissey’s GP surgery

By Peter Tremayne St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double, and local Mevagissey councillor James Mustoe, have urged Cornwall’s health chiefs to commit to keeping open the local GPs’...

Health chiefs meet to consider the future of Mevagissey’s GP surgery

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health chiefs meet tomorrow (Tuesday) to hear an update on the future of Mevagissey’s GP surgery.  The surgery could close at the end of next...

Councillors poised to vote on booze and music plans for Charlestown harbour

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to host concerts and sell alcohol on an historic harbour used in the hit TV show Poldark are set to be decided next week. The...