St Austell & Mevagissey

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...

Tories pick Cherilyn MackRory as candidate for Truro & Falmouth

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Cherilyn Mackrory has been selected as the Conservative’s general election candidate for Truro and Falmouth, following the decision of former MP Sarah Newton to...

Mebyon Kernow confirms it will contest only one Cornish constituency at general election

By Graham Smith Mebyon Kernow has confirmed that it will field only one candidate in the 12th December general election. Party leader Dick Cole, a Cornwall councillor and a...

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...