Cornwall Council tribute to “true daughter of St Ives” Joan Tanner

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has paid tribute to one of its former members, Joan Tanner of St Ives, who died last month at the age of 79. A...

Boris Johnson “should consider his position” if reports of lockdown-busting booze parties in Downing Street are proven, says St Ives MP

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Conservatives are bracing themselves for the possibility of a leadership challenge to Boris Johnson. The latest revelations about lockdown-busting, alcohol-fuelled parties in Downing Street have...

The not-so-lonely lives of the long-distance swimmers: Cornwall’s rescued seals thrive after rehabilitation and release, says major new scientific study

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A two-decade study of grey seals around Cornwall’s coast has found that the pursuit of “rescue, rehabilitation and release” has a significant and positive impact on...

2021 to end with a whimper, not a bang, as Covid forces cancellation of major fireworks’ display at St Ives

By Graham Smith The looming Covid “tidal wave” which Boris Johnson warned about has forced the cancellation of the St Ives New Year’s Eve fireworks’ display. The celebration is...

Will Cornwall Council cancel New Year? Covid threat could force reappraisal of St Ives risk assessment

By Anne North Cornwall Council has only a few days to decide if the St Ives New Year’s Eve party counts as an “essential gathering” as defined by the...

Why I voted against the government and Covid vaccination passports, by St Ives MP Derek Thomas

By Julia Penhaligon St Ives MP Derek Thomas has explained why he voted against the government last night (Tuesday) over its Covid “Plan B” demand for vaccination passports.  Mr...

Not enough doctors, schools or roads – but planners give the go-ahead for more new homes in Hayle

By Richard Whitehouse Planning permission has been granted for 15 new homes in Hayle despite concerns about a lack of infrastructure to support further developments in the town. S...

Covid-19: Plan B and the demand for vaccination passports puts question marks over Cornwall’s New Year festivals

By Anne North Cornwall’s Conservatives are bracing themselves for a turbulent few days ahead of next Tuesday’s vote in the House of Commons on the government’s “Plan B” for...

The battle to save Christmas: a report from St Ives, where they turned on their lights in October

By Anne North The “battle to save Christmas,” which looks like becoming an annual milestone for the foreseeable future, gets underway in St Ives this weekend with the start...

Planning Inspectorate invites comments about Carbis Bay Hotel’s “G7 meeting rooms” development, built without planning permission

By Richard Whitehouse The Planning Inspectorate is inviting comments about the Carbis Bay Hotel’s appeal against enforcement action over its unauthorised development of “meeting rooms” constructed for the G7...