About us

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We’re Liz and Darren Norbury, and we’ve been running St Ives Local since 2018. Our background is in journalism — we both have more than 25 years’ experience working on newspapers and magazines in Cornwall and beyond, as reporters, feature writers and sub-editors.

While working at Devon and Cornwall Media, we each played a major role in the launch of Cornwall Today, writing and editing much of the first issue, and laying the foundations for a top-class publication which went on to be recognised as the county magazine for Cornwall.

We bring all this experience to St Ives Local, along with the local knowledge which comes from many years of living in St Ives Bay. Community spirit is one of the things which make this a great place to live — along with our beautiful beaches!

Our aim is to produce a magazine which people love to read, not just flick through — and that means it’s the perfect platform for advertisers to reach residents and visitors alike.

Free event listings

Our What’s On pages offer free space for clubs, community organisations, and charities to tell local people about their events and activities.


If you love St Ives Bay but don’t (yet!) live here, why not treat yourself to an annual subscription to St Ives Local? Whether you’re based in Kent or Cumbria — or anywhere in between or beyond — our magazine will help to keep you in touch with our community here in Cornwall’s most beautiful bay.  Whenever the magazine drops through your letter box, it will be like receiving a spot of St Ives Bay sunshine all year round! Email to take out a subscription.


When you want to tell the world about your business, but you can’t find the right words, we can help! We’ve been writing advertising features for newspapers and magazines for more than two decades. We love celebrating the success of local companies and telling the inspiring stories of the people behind the brand.  Contact us if you’re interested in an advertorial in St Ives Local, or if you’d like us come up with some cracking copy for your leaflet, brochure or booklet.