Author: Peter Tremayne

Empty supermarket shelves should be no surprise – Cornwall is at the end of the line

By Peter Tremayne The empty shelves confronting Cornwall’s supermarket shoppers have their origin in a complex interaction of several factors, including the Covid “ping-demic.” But the shortage of lorry...

Cornwall’s fishing industry “needs a new course” as report reveals workforce has more than halved in 20 years

By Peter Tremayne The number of fishermen in Cornwall has more than halved in the past 20 years, according to a report to be considered by the Cornwall and...

Crowdfunding campaign to help repair Redruth United, after travellers’ nine-day occupation of football pitch

By Peter Tremayne An online fundraising campaign has raised more than £7,600 in just a few days, after travellers caused huge damage to Redruth United football club. Police are...

Devon and Cornwall police constable sacked for failing to record allegation of assault

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall police officer has been sacked after failing to record allegations of common assault while attending an incident. PC Christopher Woodman was dismissed...

Hunt master denies criminal charges connected with the death of a cat

By Peter Tremayne A hunt master is to stand trial after a pet cat was killed by hounds belonging to the Western Hunt earlier this year. John Lanyon Sampson,...

Truro man charged with rape and burglary

By Peter Tremayne Police have charged a 48-year-old Truro man with rape, burglary and fraud. Officers were called to a report of a serious sexual assault at an address...

Cornwall’s offshore wind farm ambitions still a long way from realisation

By Peter Tremayne Government support for the development of offshore wind farms appears to have ignored Cornwall – at least for now. The Crown Estate is currently considering how...

Plans for a Cornish floating offshore wind farm suffer setback

By Peter Tremayne Plans for a floating offshore windfarm, led by the Cornwall Council-owned Celtic Sea Power, have suffered a setback. Celtic Sea Power is the new name for...

And then there were two: space tourism is now a competitive market, as rival billionaires develop their offerings – but only one of them has Newquay in mind

By Peter Tremayne The economics of space tourism from Newquay may have to be recalibrated after the successful civilian flight this afternoon by Amazon’s Blue Origin rocket. Blue Origin...

Busiest weekend in history – the South West Ambulance Service had to deal with an incident every 26 seconds

By Peter Tremayne South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has recorded its busiest week on record, for the second time so far this month. SWASFT responded to...

Truro burglary and sex attack – 48-year-old local man arrested

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested a man in connection with reports of a burglary and sexual assault in Truro. The incident is reported to have taken place in...

Pair who attended anti-lockdown rally in Truro last year not guilty of any offence

By Peter Tremayne Two people arrested during an anti-lockdown protest in Truro last year have been cleared of breaching Covid regulations. In what is thought to be the first...

Two wheels good, four wheels bad: Cornwall Council aims to make it safer to cycle from Truro to Shortlanesend

By Peter Tremayne Construction is due to start in October on extending a separate cycle route at Kenwyn Hill, Truro. Funding for the scheme has come from the government’s...

Truro police hunt burglar who carried out serious sex attack

By Peter Tremayne Police in Truro are appealing for information after a burglar broke into a house and carried out a serious sexual assault. It happened between midnight and...

Branson’s success opens opportunities for Newquay space tourism

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s 53-mile-high flight to the edge of space yesterday (Sunday) has rekindled talk of “space tourism” from Newquay. The 70-year-old tycoon was one of six...

Branson is on his way – Virgin Galactic heads for the edge of space

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s VSS Unity has taken off from spaceport America, New Mexico, for what should be a 90-minute flight to the edge of space, about 50...

Travellers leave Saltash park – and a mess

By Peter Tremayne The travellers who moved on to a public park at Saltash have now left, following a court application from Cornwall Council. The travellers have left behind...

Branson’s “space or bust” flight tomorrow has implications for Newquay

By Peter Tremayne While the future of the proposed Newquay spaceport has always been assumed to rely on the growing commercial market for satellite launches, Richard Branson’s attempt to...

Western Hunt master faces criminal damage and dangerous dog charges after death of a pet cat

By Peter Tremayne A hunt master faces police charges after a cat was mauled to death in Cornwall earlier this year by the pack of hounds belonging to the...

Don’t dig holes in the sand, warn coastguards, as man is rescued at Newquay

By Peter Tremayne Coastguards and lifeguards have again warned beach-goers not to dig holes in the sand, after a man had to be rescued from a collapsed hole at...