Author: Peter Tremayne

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...

St Ives MP Derek Thomas disappointed at government’s lack of enthusiasm for Truro Stadium

5th November 2018 By Peter Tremayne Talks between Whitehall civil servants and promoters of the Truro Stadium project are continuing, with a provisional deadline of the end of November....

Branson concedes defeat in the race to test launch his satellite rocket this year

31st October 2018 By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit project has been delayed again, with its first test flight not now expected until 1st January 2019.  Cornwall Council...

Labour wins St Ives Town Council by-election

27th October 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Labour Party has won the St Ives Town Council by-election. Labour’s Kirsty Kilmurry-Arthur polled 265 votes, 44% of the total, in a...

Tories re-select Alison Hernandez to contest 2020 Police & Crime Commissioner election

21st October 2018 By Peter Tremayne Alison Hernandez has been reselected as the Conservative Party’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of...

Large fire destroys Wadebridge factory

18th October 2018 By Peter Tremayne Firefighters have spent the night tackling a large fire on the Trenant Industrial Estate, Wadebridge. At least one factory, thought to manufacture coffins,...

Exeter prison: little progress over the past 20 years

9th October 2018 By Peter Tremayne At least 11 men have died at Exeter prison in the past 22 months, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform. The...

County Hall’s political group leaders – some are much more expensive than others

28th September 2018 By Peter Tremayne The leaders of political groups on Cornwall Council have submitted widely differing claims for travel, even though all of them are outside of...

138 watched Truro City on Saturday – including wives and girlfriends

17th September 2018 By Peter Tremayne The woes of Truro City football club hit a new low this weekend when only 138 people bothered to watch their home tie...

Cawsand’s Dennis Hutchings allowed Supreme Court challenge over 44-year-old Northern Ireland fatal shooting

13th September 2018 By Peter Tremayne A 77-year-old Cawsand man, former soldier Dennis Hutchings, has been given leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against a decision to face...

Grayling to rule on the future of Cornwall’s air link to London

4th September 2018 By Peter Tremayne A decision is imminent over whether the Newquay air link to London will fly to Gatwick or Stansted after the current Public Service...

Today is your last chance to comment on police merger plan

27th August 2018 By Peter Tremayne Public consultation on the proposed merger of the Devon and Cornwall police, and the Dorset constabulary, closes today (Monday.) The survey of public...

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...