Author: Peter Tremayne

Only 159 watched Truro City last night. The Stadium for Cornwall will have capacity for 10,000

15th August 2018 By Peter Tremayne Only 159 people bothered to watch Truro City’s “home” match 1-2 defeat against Chippenham Town last night.  The match was played at Torquay...

Polling day in Newquay by-election

9th August 2018 By Peter Tremayne Voters in Newquay go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a Cornwall councillor.  The by-election was caused by the death of Paul...

Welcome to Torquay, as 362 fans watch Truro City lose their first home match of the season

6th August 2018 By Peter Tremayne Only 362 people watched Truro City’s first football match of the season on Saturday, at their new, temporary home ground of Plainmoor, Torquay....

Gove promises to look at water abstraction rules as farmers feel the heat

2nd August 2018 By Peter Tremayne Environment secretary Michael Gove has promised to do “whatever it takes” to maintain food supplies, following a “drought summit” called by the National...

Cornwall’s business community eyes September’s GrowthFest event

31st July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s businesses are preparing for 20th September’s  GrowthFest, at the Royal Cornwall Showground. The “celebratory” event aims to bring together the “movers and...

Redruth football pitches out of action due to collapsing mineshaft

30th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne There are fears that some of the football pitches at Redruth could be swallowed up by collapsing mine shafts. Parts of the Clijah...

Police investigate St Columb machete attack

30th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed with a machete in St Columb. Officers were called by an ambulance crew...

Truro’s Duchy Hospital left a guidewire in patient after surgery

30th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne More than 30 “serious incidents” – including one so-called “never event” – will be reported to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust board on...

Finally – after five months, police concede there was no slavery at Cornish daffodil farm

25th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police have concluded that no crimes were committed prior to their high-profile “anti-slavery” raid on a daffodil farm near Manaccan, Helston, in February. ...

£9 million “Advanced Manufacturing” site seeks its first tenants

25th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne A £9 million project designed to house “advanced” manufacturing has opened its doors for business. Built on a former china clay works site,...

Spaceports cost money: the battle for Cornwall’s hearts, minds and wallets gets underway

24th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne The first shots in what looks like being a long-running “spaceport” charm offensive were fired this morning (Tuesday) when Cornwall Council installed a...

EXCLUSIVE: this is what happens next with the Truro Stadium, and why the footballers won’t be coming back to Cornwall before the start of NEXT YEAR’S season

23rd July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Today’s news that Truro City will be playing its home football matches in Torquay next year clears the way for the long-debated £14.3...

Cornwall gets £465,000 to pilot new scheme for workers with disabilities

23rd July 2018 By Peter Tremayne The government has given the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) £465,000 to help local businesses recruit and retain people...

Inquest jury will investigate death of Falmouth man shot with Taser

18th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne An inquest jury will be invited to rule how and why a Falmouth man died in hospital after police shot him with a...

14-year-old Camborne girl dies after taking “unknown substance”

8th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne A 14-year-old girl from Camborne has died after taking an “unknown substance” on Friday night. Ambulance crews attended reports that a teenage girl...

Bark and ride comes to Truro

4th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Dogs are now allowed on Truro’s park-and-ride bus service.  Cornwall Council yesterday (Tuesday) started a three month trial to allow pets to accompany...

Only 55 days to say what you think about the planned Cornwall-Devon-Dorset police force

3rd July 2018 By Peter Tremayne The people of Cornwall and Devon have only 55 days to comment on plans to merge the police force with that of Dorset. ...

Cornwall on its way to Farnborough for spaceport announcement

1st July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Final preparations are underway for the proposed Newquay Spaceport to exhibit at the Farnborough Air Show later this month, where the government is...

Rejection of Swansea Tidal Lagoon project poses new questions over the future of Cornwall’s Dean Quarry

27th June 2018 By Peter Tremayne Residents of St Keverne have welcomed the government’s decision not to support the £1.3 billion Swansea Tidal Lagoon project, which had planned to...

How to get to Heathrow from Newquay without a third runway

25th June 2018 By Peter Tremayne As MPs prepare to vote on the possible expansion of Heathrow airport – raising the prospect of direct flights from Newquay – a...