St Austell & Mevagissey

County Hall sharpens its axe, adding St Austell’s council offices to those it wants to chop

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is considering basing most of its office staff at three locations in Truro, Bodmin and Camborne - which could mean that...

“Cormac-gate” accident continues to cast a shadow over County Hall

By Graham Smith The Cormac-gate scandal, which left a former employee with life-changing and career-ending serious injuries, continues to haunt Cornwall Council despite the findings of an employment lawyer...

Work on St Austell’s A30 link road will start this year, insists council

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has said work on the A30 link road to St Austell will start before the end of the year. The on-off-on project, costing £87...

St Austell’s A30 link road still on track, after curious “abandoned” notice appeared on council’s website

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has no plans to abandon its proposed A30 link road to St Austell, Cornwall Reports has learned. A curious decision notice, relating to the...

Promotion for St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double in this week’s government reshuffle

By Julia Penhaligon St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has been promoted in the latest government reshuffle.  He becomes an Assistant Whip, an unpaid post, and joins North...

UK Space Agency rules out a move to Cornwall, as Boris Johnson’s Kernow Sat project is yet to progress from the think tank

By Graham Smith The UK Space Agency has confirmed that it has no plans to relocate to Cornwall.  The idea was floated by St Austell and Newquay MP Steve...

Planners refuse permission for solar farm near St Austell

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have rejected plans for a solar farm which could have provided renewable energy for a sewage treatment plant and 1,260 homes. A planning application...

Concern over solar farm plans

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to install a solar farm and battery storage in fields close to St Austell have attracted objections from local councillors concerned about the impact the...

Cornwall’s MPs strike different tones in debate about Afghanistan disaster

By Julia Penhaligon Only one of Cornwall’s six MPs spoke in yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) emergency debate about Afghanistan.  Newquay and St Austell’s Steve Double was concerned that a “resettlement scheme”...

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...