Latest News

For St Austell and the surrounding areas


Tories take control of Cornwall

The Liberal Democrat and Independent coalition that has run Cornwall Council for the last four years suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the Conservatives in the local elections.

‘Our care is needed more than ever after 30 years’

The man who co-founded a leading children’s charity which runs Little Harbour in St Austell is calling on people to continue to support “vital” care as Children’s Hospice South West celebrates 30 years.

Digital Skills Support available for SMES across Cornwall

Did you know DPN Training help small and medium businesses in Cornwall with their online sales and marketing? Find out more about the funded courses they offer...

Is ‘Coombe Cougar’ photo evidence of ghost cats?

They are known as the “ghost cat” because they are so rarely seen – but one eagle-eyed resident believes a lynx was spotted running through Clay Country in broad daylight. The big cat – dubbed the “Coombe Cougar”...

‘Hundreds searching amid desperate housing need’

A shortage of homes available to rent and booming demand has seen one St Austell estate agent issue a desperate plea for properties to help house hundreds of renters.

BIG Productivity supports RAM Gasket Solutions

From enabling a charitable enterprise to develop their offer to an engineering technology company looking to purchase new machinery, the BIG Productivity programme is helping boost the productivity, growth and sustainability of a wide range of businesses across Cornwall.

Historic valley under threat of closure due to vandalism

A historic valley which preserves the area’s china clay heritage is in danger of being closed to the public because of fears vandals are gradually destroying its history. Signs warning people of danger...

Setback for fans of beer festival as iconic event is axed again

One of the biggest beer festivals in the country has been cancelled for the second year in a row as St Austell Brewery says it has a responsibility to “keep everybody as safe as possible”.

Domestic violence project is ‘breaking down barriers’

St Austell-based charity Harbour Housing is celebrating the two-year milestone of providing its specialist domestic violence support service. The escaping violence and abuse (EVA) service...

Eden’s quest for ‘hot rocks’ gets underway

It’s full steam ahead as Eden gets ready to start drilling for ‘hot rocks’ as part of its pioneering geothermal project. A 450-tonne, 55m-high drilling rig is due to arrive at the Eden Project site next week...

Government funding regarded as a ‘game changer’ for college

Ambitious plans to revamp Cornwall College’s St Austell campus have taken a giant leap forward after it was named as one of just 16 colleges in England to receive a share of £1.5 billion government cash.

Clint’s a cut above to offer free haircuts to homeless

If lockdown has taught people anything, it is the importance of a haircut. However, for those who are homeless it is a luxury that may have been out of reach pre-covid.

04x8 MJM Sports.jpg