Greenpeace bid to stop bottom-scraping trawlers from fishing in protected zone off Cornish coast

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Greenpeace is preparing to drop large boulders into waters off the coast of Cornwall in a bid to protect rare sea-bed habitat from bottom-trawler fishing. Greenpeace...

There is a tide in the affairs of Scillonians which is going to cost £8.1 million to keep at bay

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Council of the Isles of Scilly is preparing to dump tons of rock off Porthloo beach in a bid to protect St Mary’s island from...

Plan for Newlyn, Mousehole and Paul to have their own parish council

By Richard Whitehouse A bid has been launched to form a new parish council to “better represent” people living in three villages in West Cornwall. A group has formed...

Beryl e-bikes coming to Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has awarded a £584,375 five-year contract to a London firm to run an electric bike share scheme. The deal, with the bike hire company...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water: company gives details of last week’s shark attack

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The company which offers swimmers a chance to get close to sharks has issued a statement about an incident last week which resulted in a woman...

West Cornwall hospital’s £9.1 million extension “put on hold”

By Richard Whitehouse Plans for an extension to a hospital to create a new outpatients' and refurbished urgent treatment centre have been put on hold. The £9.1 million project...

Plans for 29 “affordable” homes at Newlyn rejected by Cornwall Council

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have refused planning permission for a development which would have provided 29 “affordable” homes for local people.  The application was turned down as councillors...

County Hall prepares to resume work on Penzance’s creative cluster

By Peter Tremayne County Hall is hoping to get work on its £6 million “Penzance Creative Cluster” back on track by appointing a new contractor, following the demise of...

“Penny for PM,” says St Ives MP Derek Thomas, while Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice backs Grant Shapps

By Julia Penhaligon St Ives MP Derek Thomas has declared that he is supporting trade minister Penny Mordaunt to become the next leader of the Conservative Party – and...

Penzance councillor Tim Dwelly breached Code of Conduct standards by spreading false “porngate” rumours on social media

By Julia Penhaligon Penzance councillor Tim Dwelly has been found guilty of breaching County Hall’s Code of Conduct after spreading false rumours on social media that the Member of...