Author: Peter Tremayne

Harbour Commissioners issue formal warning over Wadebridge jet-ski incident

By Peter Tremayne Padstow Harbour Commissioners have issued a formal warning to youths who launched a jet-ski in the River Camel at Eglshayle last week. PC Alex Allen, local...

Busy night for Cornwall’s police

By Peter Tremayne Police are investigating a serious assault in the Princess Street/Quay Street part of West Looe last night.  A man has been taken to Plymouth’s Derriford hospital...

Cornwall’s leisure centres can reopen on 25th July – but County Hall’s 2016 outsourcing contract puts a question mark over their future

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s leisure centres are due to reopen in a little over two weeks, following a government decision yesterday (Thursday). Users – particularly those in swimming clubs...

Truro’s anti-racism protest: three people charged with Public Order offences

By Peter Tremayne Three people are to appear before Bodmin magistrates in September charged with offences in connection with the anti-racism protest in Truro last month. Police initially made...

More jobs face the axe at Cornwall’s local newspapers

By Peter Tremayne Staff at most of Cornwall’s local newspapers are bracing themselves for a lunchtime meeting today (Tuesday) at which they expect to hear news of more job...

North Cornwall police investigate allegations of anti-social behaviour

By Peter Tremayne Police are investigating two allegations of anti social behaviour which local residents associate with holidaymakers in North Cornwall.  The incidents have fuelled underlying tensions stemming from...

Police and Crime Commissioner identifies likely trouble-spots ahead of “Super Saturday”

By Peter Tremayne New funds to help prevent anti social behaviour are being offered to Newquay, St Ives, Truro, Perranporth, Penzance and Bude as local communities anticipate the weekend’s...

New fund to help tackle anti-social behaviour in Cornwall as anxious coastal communities countdown to tourist invasion

By Peter Tremayne Local communities in Cornwall might be eligible for funding if they come up with ideas for tackling anti-social behaviour as the Covid-19 lockdown is eased next...

Get ready for a new round of Covid-19 info-wars as holidaymakers prepare for next weekend’s invasion

By Peter Tremayne Interest in Cornwall’s Covid-19 statistics – official and unofficial - will take on a new significance next month as thousands of holidaymakers invade, as a result...

Use of armed police to check if holiday home was breaching Covid-19 lockdown rules triggers formal complaint

By Peter Tremayne A holiday home owner in Cornwall has made a formal complaint after armed police officers entered his premises without a warrant to check that he was...

Devon and Cornwall police sergeant investigated for sharing “altered image” of George Floyd’s death

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall police sergeant is under criminal investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for allegedly distributing an inappropriate image among a...

Helston police officer accused of having sex with vulnerable women quits before misconduct hearing

By Peter Tremayne A former Helston police constable, Richard Hosken-Jones, has resigned from the Devon and Cornwall force ahead of a misconduct hearing due to have been heard in...

Voting is so 20th century – Cornwall councillors told they need to make constitutional change as the leadership board makes plans “for at least the next 20 years”

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall councillors are this week expected to further surrender their powers to an unelected “leadership board” which senior executives want to take over responsibility for policy...

Day 3: Council leader denies any cabinet rift over tourism, saying “sometimes, occasionally, things are not reported in quite the way that we said them”

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s leadership has sought to circle its wagons around beleaguered cabinet member Tim Dwelly, whose appearances in the national media this week have alarmed many...

Council chief dodges a bust-up by agreeing to promote liberal values, rather than a libertarian society

By Peter Tremayne A potential row over whether Cornwall Council should promote a “libertarian society” has been avoided after chief executive Kate Kennally agreed to change the wording of...

No further Covid-19 outbreaks in Cornwall’s care homes, says Office for National Statistics

By Peter Tremayne There were no further outbreaks of Covid-19 in Cornwall’s care homes last week, according to the Office for National Statistics. It is the second consecutive week...

Public to force Cornwall Council to answer questions about Newquay Spaceport next week

By Peter Tremayne The future of the proposed Newquay Spaceport will be discussed, for the first time in several months, at next week’s Cornwall Council cabinet meeting. The meeting...

Newquay Airport announces new flights to Leeds Bradford, starting next month

By Peter Tremayne Eastern Airways has today (Wednesday) announced that it will operate a new route from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Leeds Bradford. The route will commence on 9th...

Women jailed for dog attack which killed 9-year-old boy at Cornish holiday park

By Peter Tremayne Two women have been jailed in relation to the fatal dog attack of a nine-year-old boy at a Cornwall holiday park last year. Frankie MacRitchie, 9,...

Marc Cole death: family launch new campaign to control police use of Taser weapons

By Peter Tremayne The government’s refusal to act on a coroner’s recommendation about police Taser weapons – fuelled by the worldwide anger about the police killing of a man...