West Penwith local news

Lib Dems win two town council by-elections, as postal voters demonstrate their worth

14th October 2018 By Anne North The Liberal Democrats won the Penzance Town Council by-election on Thursday night in a contest which confirmed the growing importance of party organisation...

Is the glass half-full or two-thirds empty? Cornwall Council marks its own homework, and scores C-minus

14th September By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s overall performance is failing to meet more than 40% of its targets, according to a yardstick set by the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent...

Future of Fowey, Saltash and St Ives hospitals to be determined by October

8th August 2018 By Graham Smith The future of community hospitals at St Ives, Fowey and Saltash is likely to be determined within the next few months, health chiefs...

EXCLUSIVE – How Israel tries to influence Cornwall’s MPs

7th August 2018 By Graham Smith Labour Party activists might be forgiven for feeling frustrated at their party leadership’s continuing squabble over what is and what is not anti-Semitic...

Penzance heliport approved – with new service due to start early next year, if Whitehall agrees

2nd August 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s planners have given the go-ahead for a new heliport in Penzance - but a final decision now rests with Secretary of State...

Planners meet today to rule (again) on Penzance heliport

2nd August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners meet today (Thursday) to again rule on the resumption of helicopter flights from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly. A similar...

Check-in as usual today, Scillonian III ferry operators tell passengers

1st August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Passengers hoping to travel today (Wednesday) on the Scillonian III, to or from the Isles of Scilly, are being advised to check-in as...

Scillonian III ferry problems disrupt supplies of frozen and chilled foods

31st July 2018 By Anne North Supplies of frozen and chilled foods to the Isles of Scilly are being disrupted today because of yesterday’s engineering problems with the Scillonian...

Isles of Scilly faces drinking water crisis as wells and boreholes run dry

30th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Residents and holidaymakers on the Isles of Scilly have been told water supplies have reached an “unsustainable level” and that “significant steps” are...

Government stretches its promise to cover EU structural funds for a further year, recognising the prospect of a “no deal” Brexit

30th July 2018 By Graham Smith The government has extended its promise to cover European Union funding until 2020, even in the event of a “no deal” Brexit in...

Think you know about the Jubilee Pool? Learn something new at the Then, Now, To Come exhibition

30th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A special exhibition to recall the history of the Jubilee Pool, Penzance, opens to the public on Saturday (4th August.) Jubilee Pool Stories...

Finally – after five months, police concede there was no slavery at Cornish daffodil farm

25th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police have concluded that no crimes were committed prior to their high-profile “anti-slavery” raid on a daffodil farm near Manaccan, Helston, in February. ...

Hall for Cornwall finds a new home for instruments and equipment, as the demolition squad prepares to move in

25th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall, now closed for refurbishment, has loaned much of its equipment to local organisations until it is able to re-open....

Campaigners collect “Get Well Soon” signatures for Cornwall’s NHS

1st July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Health campaigners took to the streets of Cornwall yesterday (Saturday) to collect “Get Well Soon” signatures for the National Health Service. The NHS...

Lamorna Cove is up for sale – for £2.65 million

27th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Lamorna Cove, one of the most picturesque parts of the Cornish coast, is for sale. The property includes a 10-bedroom house, a number...

Food hygiene breaches cost St Keverne bakery more than £6,000

21st June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The owner of St Keverne Bakery has been ordered to pay more than £6,000 after pleading guilty to a string of food hygiene...

Penzance heliport plans delayed as council scraps meeting

21st June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build a new heliport in Penzance have been delayed after Cornwall Council scrapped a meeting due to have been held next...

Another “unsafe” Cornwall care home to close as CQC says it has “no confidence” in provider

19th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Another Cornwall care home is to close after a damning Care Quality Commission report concluded its inspectors have no confidence in the provider. ...

Is it the new “stay home” Friday night effect? Or just a different way of counting crime? Cornwall to keep its “Cumulative Impact Zones” to inform alcohol licensing decisions

19th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Areas which restrict the number of places selling alcohol will remain in place in four towns across Cornwall. There are currently Cumulative Impact...

Heritage award for Levant beam engine

11th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is to honour West Cornwall’s Levant beam engine with a special heritage award. The accolade is in recognition...