Cohort is the only British finalist in global hostel awards

Cohort Hostel, in St Ives, is the only British finalists in Hostelworld’s ‘Hoscars’ awards, in the category of extraordinary sustainable hostel. The awards are run annually, going to hostels based usually on guest reviews. This year, because of the pandemic, a panel...

All urged to take covid-19 test at home

Everyone in Cornwall is being urged to take a covid-19 test at home twice a week to help stop the spread of the virus. Photograph: John Cameron on Unsplash Until now, the rapid-result lateral flow tests (LFT) have only been offered to frontline and essential...

Government ‘must address fishing crisis’

Cornwall Council has joined fishing industry leaders in calling on government to address a growing crisis in the sector due to complicated new export rules, a lack of clarity about fishing quotas, and an increase in red tape. Fishing boats in St Ives. Photograph: John...

Wharf Road to be closed for essential maintenance

Wharf Road in St Ives will be closed to traffic from Sunday, 21st February, until Friday, 26th February. The closure will allow Western Power to carry out essential maintenance on its systems. Vehicles will be diverted along Fore Street, reversing the normal flow of...

Town Deal Fund requests are forwarded to government

Cornwall Council has submitted a £100 million funding request in response to the Government’s Towns Deal Fund call for regeneration projects. The cash will fund projects in St Ives, Camborne, Truro, and Penzance. Each was able to bid for up to £25m in funding for...