West Penwith local news

Penzance tribute to Peter Le Mare, tireless campaigner for peace

By Peter Tremayne A special festival is planned for Penzance later this month in tribute to one of Cornwall’s most influential peace campaigners, who died in July. Peter Le...

Cornwall Council admits that Truro stadium progress is at the mercy of related road and New Town project

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Plans for a Truro stadium to host the Cornish Pirates rugby team have run into the quicksand of lawyers haggling over legal agreements. ...

Millions of pounds in “Town Deal” cash goes to the constituencies where the Tories need votes

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has chosen three marginal constituencies in Cornwall to spend millions of pounds in a pre-election boost called “Town Deals.” Two of the towns are...

Public consultation closes on Penwith “Dark Skies” proposal

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The deadline closed yesterday (Saturday) for responses to the proposed Penwith “Dark Skies” reserve. The public consultation will now be evaluated before Cornwall Council brings forward...

Ferry services to Isles of Scilly should resume this afternoon, after four days out of action

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Ferry passengers hoping to reach and return from the Isles of Scilly are keeping their fingers crossed that the engine problems which dogged the vessel last...

St Erth’s multi-million pound “Multi-Modal Hub” still not quite joined up with buses

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The multi-million pound park-and-ride car park at St Erth, off the A30 near Hayle, is still not functioning as was intended when it opened in early...

EU cash helps protect Mounts Bay against storm damage

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A 350-metre length of coastline at Mount Bay has been re-opened to the public after a major project to protect it against erosion. A stretch at...

Cornwall councillor escapes “anti-Semitism” censure on the grounds of freedom of speech

By Anne North A Cornwall councillor who went on television to say that Jews who did not share his views about anti-Semitism were "cranks and holocaust deniers" has escaped...

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

Bid to establish a Citizens’ Panel to study Cornwall’s housing crisis

By Julia Penhaligon The Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum is looking to set up a Citizens’ Panel in Penzance to help come up with ideas for tackling the town’s housing...

Warrens Bakery to shed more than 60 jobs as a result of “restructure”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Warrens Bakery has confirmed that the jobs of more than 60 staff are at risk, as the company strives to embrace a "restructuring exercise to drive...

West Cornwall taxi driver loses licence for hitting vulnerable child

By Richard Whitehouse A taxi driver has had his private hire licence revoked by Cornwall Council after admitting hitting a vulnerable child. The cabbie, who has not been named...

Penzance Promenade spruce-up to prepare for next year’s one-day cycling invasion

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents and businesses are being urged to see how plans for a scheme to revitalise Penzance Promenade are shaping up.  Improvements to the Promenade are due...

County Hall’s coalition under strain, as Tories snatch another committee post from Independents

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives have captured a senior position on one of County Hall’s scrutiny committees, in a further sign that the Liberal Democrat-Independent coalition is creaking. Ludgvan...

Why the council wants to keep West Cornwall in the dark

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in West Cornwall are being urged to drop-in to an information session tomorrow (Wednesday) to find out why they might be better off if Cornwall...

Jews who disagree with me are anti-Semitic cranks, says Cornwall councillor

By Anne North A Cornwall councillor who runs an“anti-Semitism” Facebook campaign has described Jewish people who disagree with him as “cranks.” Penzance councillor Tim Dwelly, who resigned from the...

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...

Man dies after being pulled from sea at Penzance

By Peter Tremayne A man has died after being pulled from the sea off Penzance Promenade.  He was taken to a slipway near the Jubilee Pool, and airlifted to...

Man dies after being pulled from the sea at Prussia Cove

By Peter Tremayne A man died on Friday (28th June) after being pulled from the sea off Prussia Cove, Mounts Bay, near Penzance.  Several people called the coastguard reporting...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council accused of creating “refugee camps” by making homeless people live in shipping containers

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is considering making homeless people live in shipping containers.  Some councillors are furious and have described the idea as “creating refugee camps.” Officials are...