Author: Peter Tremayne

The retail park money trick which is costing Cornwall’s council taxpayers

By Peter Tremayne A controversial insolvency law has cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds. The DIY chain Homebase has dodged more than £264,000 in Cornwall Council...

Get ready for a No Deal Brexit, Whitehall warns fishing industry

By Peter Tremayne The government has published last-minute advice for fishermen to prepare for a “No Deal” Brexit – with massive implications for the way Cornwall’s £50 million-per-year industry...

A Newquay Spaceport? UK Space Agency says horizontal-launch cash will be offered drekkly

By Peter Tremayne The UK Space Agency has said that it still sees “horizontal launch” satellite systems as relevant, and still plans to invest £2 million to help stimulate...

Kier now needs a new chief executive

By Peter Tremayne Troubled construction firm Kier, which is currently engaged in multi-million pound Cornwall Council contracts, is now looking for a new chief executive as its share price...

Wave Hub future now depends on a floating offshore windfarm, council confirms

By Peter Tremayne The future of Cornwall’s Wave Hub now depends on the successful development of an offshore, floating windfarm, Cornwall Council has confirmed. The council has finally answered...

Shake-down on Wall Street could close Cornwall’s Falmouth Packet newspaper

By Peter Tremayne There are fears for the future of one of Cornwall’s oldest newspapers.  The company which owns the Falmouth Packet is the subject of a takeover bid...

Cornwall’s special schools for excluded pupils expand into Devon

By Peter Tremayne The new Multi Academy Trust responsible for children excluded from mainstream schools has launched formally at an event in Saltash. Lisa Mannall, the Department for Education’s...

Flybe’s takeover means flights to London will continue – but introduces new uncertainty about which London airport

By Peter Tremayne Flybe, the regional airline which currently ferries passengers between Newquay and London, has been taken over by a new consortium called Connect Airways –which will operate...

New questions about top-flight rugby help explain Whitehall’s caution over Truro stadium plan

By Peter Tremayne Talks between some of England’s leading rugby clubs, keen to set up their own exclusive “super league” competition, have shed new light on the government’s continuing...

When the boat comes in: new EU fishing rules will impact on Cornwall from tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne New European Union rules on fishing quotas, due to come into effect tomorrow (Tuesday), could have a major impact on the UK fishing industry, according to...

Virgin postpones again – no need to stay up late on Monday

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s first attempt to launch a satellite rocket has again been postponed, taking him perilously close to a deadline with his NASA contract.  The delay...

Cornwall’s fire chiefs hit back after Her Majesty’s Inspector labels service “inadequate”

By Peter Tremayne A bitter war of words has broken out between Cornwall Council and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for fire and rescue services, after the HMICFRS labelled Cornwall’s service...

Cornwall Council leader tells Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator: “We cannot rely on the government to stand up for Cornwall”

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council leader Adam Paynter has welcomed a meeting with Michel Barnier as a positive step towards building a successful future for Cornwall in a post-Brexit...

EXCLUSIVE: The high-tech £9 million business park which is 93% empty

By Peter Tremayne A £9 million high-tech industrial estate near St Austell has only two tenants and 93% of its floorspace is still unoccupied, six months after it opened....

Cornwall awaits HM Inspectorate report on fire and rescue services

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is bracing itself for what is expected to be a critical HM Inspectorate report on the county’s fire service.  The report is due to...

All six of Cornwall’s MPs voted to legalise .50 cal sniper rifles, which can puncture armour more than a mile away

3rd December 2018 By Peter Tremayne All six of Cornwall’s MPs have voted in favour of allowing military-grade 0.50 cal weapons to be used by shooting enthusiasts.  One of...

Cornwall’s Chamber of Commerce declares support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal

29th November 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s businesses have urged their MPs to support the Prime Minister’s vision of Brexit, when the House of Commons votes on 11th December....

Virgin confirms interest in buying Flybe

23rd November 2018 By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has confirmed it is in talks to buy the troubled airline Flybe, which operates from Newquay airport. Flybe put...

Cornwall catches the bus – passenger journeys increase to highest level for several years

22nd November 2018 By Peter Tremayne There has been a marked increase in the numbers of people using buses in Cornwall, according to the latest government statistics - you...

New fears for Newquay-Gatwick route as Flybe goes under the hammer

17th November 2018 By Peter Tremayne There are new fears over the Newquay-Gatwick airline route, following the announcement by regional operator Flybe that it is up for sale. Just...