West Penwith local news

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...

Cornish bid to breed birds of prey – to race in the United Arab Emirates

29th May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A falcon breeding business is looking to expand so that it can supply birds to a lucrative falcon racing industry in the United...

Helicopter flights from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly resume after a break of six years

21st May 2018 By Anne North Passenger helicopter flights from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly resumed this morning (Monday) after a break of six years. The previous service,...

All eyes on the Scilly battle of the choppers

20th May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Travellers between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are watching to see if a new helicopter service takes off from Land’s End tomorrow...

Local council election results project two Tory losses in Cornwall

6th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Conservatives would almost certainly lose two seats in Cornwall, if the “swing” in votes seen across England last week in council elections...

Government offers to help Truro stadium project

24th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The government has told Whitehall civil servants to help Cornwall Council prepare the final business case for a Truro stadium, ahead of an...

Penzance charities join forces to build a new centre for botanical education and horticulture

24th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Three Penzance charities, The Hypatia Trust,  The Friends of Morrab Gardens and the Pengarth Day Centre, have announced plans to renovate the Morrab Gardens' derelict...

Police name Penzance murder victim

22nd April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they have now formally identified the woman whose body was found at a property on Penare Road in Penzance on Thursday. ...

Pro-EU campaigners win backing in Falmouth

15th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Campaigners who want Britain to remain in the European Union’s Single Market and Customs Union have been leafletting in Falmouth. The Cornwall For...

“Free lifejackets-for-fishermen” debate returns to County Hall

12th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A proposal to purchase lifejackets for Cornish fishermen comes back before a full meeting of Cornwall Council on Tuesday. The council is being...

St Ives Liberal Democrats select Andrew George to contest next general election

27th March 2018 By Graham Smith Liberal Democrats in the St Ives constituency have selected Andrew George as their Parliamentary candidate for the next general election.  Last year he...

The secret jigsaw: how the NHS is Shaping Our Future into a Cornwall of winners and losers, depending on the “Property Asset Scorecard”

23rd March 2018 By Graham Smith The redesign of Cornwall’s health service is set to transfer treatment of existing minor injury units to 25 “enhanced” GP surgeries – posing...

Fishing anger as Cornwall’s coastal communities fear Brexit now means “worst of both worlds”

21st March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s fishing industry has reacted angrily to the government’s announcement that foreign fishing boats will continue to have access to coastal waters after...

Europe tells Cornwall: “You want us to buy your fish? Then let us fish in your waters”

8th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne The European Union has offered the UK’s fishing industry tariff-free access to its Single Market – but only if EU member states can...

Council group leader Tim Dwelly quits Labour Party – “this is all about Tim’s ego” say critics

1st March 2018By Graham SmithThe Cornwall councillor for Penzance East, Tim Dwelly, has resigned from the Labour Party and will now sit as an Independent.  He claimed “bullying and...

Cornish fishing community fears it is a “bargaining chip” in Brexit talks

28th February 2018By Peter TremayneConcern is growing among Cornwall’s fishing community that ministers will cast aside their interests in negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union.Two of Cornwall’s MPs,...

Cornwall’s health campaigners meet next Friday in bid to slow Kennally Care NHS takeover

23rd February 2018By Graham SmithHealth campaigners trying to delay Cornwall Council’s takeover of the NHS are to hold a meeting next week to update supporters on the latest steps...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of Information answer.GLL,...