Author: Peter Tremayne

EXCLUSIVE: the latest wheeze to make money at Newquay Airport involves simulated zero-gravity rides in “the Fun Zone”

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport could be the launchpad for high-altitude “parabolic” flights which simulate zero-gravity, if negotiations between two companies ever bear fruit. Blue Abyss, which for nearly...

Ministry of Defence puts two more satellites on Branson’s rocket, due to take off from Cornwall this year

By Peter Tremayne Two more satellites are to hitch a ride into space when Richard Branson attempts his first rocket launch from Cornwall later this year. The satellites, part...

Motorbike crash brings death toll on Cornwall’s roads to five in 10 days

By Peter Tremayne Another motorcyclist has died on Cornwall’s roads.  He has become the fifth fatal road traffic accident victim in Cornwall in 10 days. The 34-year-old man was...

Three months later: still no CPS decision on youths arrested in connection with the assault of homeless man in Truro car park

By Peter Tremayne The Crown Prosecution Service has still not decided whether anyone should face charges over the assault of a homeless man in a Truro car park three...

Situations Vacant: Cornwall Council, having just made more than 410 people redundant, now wants to hire more bosses

By Peter Tremayne County Hall is advertising for two more service directors on salaries of up to £114,102 per year. A total of eight jobs are currently being advertised...

Police name motorcyclist killed near Lostwithiel on Wednesday

By Peter Tremayne Police have named the motorcyclist killed in an accident on the A390 near Lostwithiel last week.  Benjamin Lavender, 39, from the St Austell area, died at...

Motorcyclist dies in accident near Lostwithiel

By Peter Tremayne A 39-year-old motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a car on the A390 at Lostwithiel.  The accident happened yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) near the junction...

Three die in car crash near St Austell

By Peter Tremayne Police hope today (Tuesday) to confirm the identities of three people killed in a car crash at Ruddlemoor, St Austell, in the early hours of Sunday...

Devon and Cornwall chief constable to retire this summer

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall’s chief constable, Shaun Sawyer, is to retire later this year.  He has announced his intention to leave Devon & Cornwall Police this summer....

Asset rich but cash poor? Cornwall Council might offer £150 council tax discount to help pay energy bills

By Peter Tremayne People in Cornwall who live in large houses – but who have less than £6,000 in savings – may be eligible for a one-off £150 “discretionary”...

Partner of Cawsand former solider vows to continue legal battle over “legacy” prosecutions

By Peter Tremayne The partner of Cawsand’s Dennis Hutchings has said she is taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming discriminatory treatment of former service...

New-look Newquay Airport forum “should meet in public” says government

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport has given more details of how it plans to “engage” with the local community following Cornwall Council’s confirmation that the existing Consultative Forum has...

Man charged with causing death by careless driving through drink, after two killed near Bude

By Peter Tremayne A man is due to appear before Bodmin magistrates today (Thursday) in connection with a road traffic accident near Bude on Monday which killed a couple...

Flying blind: Newquay Airport left to operate on auto-pilot, as councillors told they no longer have a role

By Peter Tremayne The Newquay Airport Consultative Forum is officially no longer a part of Cornwall Council, the airport has confirmed. The organisation, which brought together Cornwall councillors, town...

A familiar name takes to the skies again – but won’t be seen over Newquay any time soon

By Peter Tremayne Flybe is back in the air – but does not appear to be coming back to Newquay Airport any time soon. The airline went bust two...

How will County Hall exercise its “discretion” over who will get help with energy bills?

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall council leader Linda Taylor is expected to make a decision within the next few days about who will benefit most from the government’s attempt to...

Hello, hello, hello – have you been trying to talk to your MP?

By Peter Tremayne A fascinating video has emerged on social media revealing how Devon and Cornwall police are responding to the murder of Essex MP David Amess last year....

Only 83 Ukrainian refugees have made it to Cornwall, despite offer of 2,000 homes

By Peter Tremayne The government has granted visas for only 83 of the Ukrainian refugees who have been offered homes by 2,000 Cornish residents, according to Home Office data....

Newquay Airport: even Cornwall Council, which owns it, does not know who is in charge

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s grip on events at Newquay Airport came under the microscope yesterday (Tuesday) as cabinet members were quizzed about who is in charge. Councillor Paul...

A third satellite hitches a ride on Branson’s rocket, boosting the business case for a Cornish spaceshot

By Peter Tremayne Another satellite company has signed a deal with Virgin Orbit to launch from Newquay later this year, subject to the approval of various licensing applications. The...