Author: Peter Tremayne

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...

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...