Author: Peter Tremayne

How to calculate your “Brexit Factor” – and tell if your MP is feeling the pressure

By Peter Tremayne The online Parliamentary petition to revoke Article 50 – and cancel Brexit – might have lost some momentum in recent weeks but nevertheless paints a picture...

Farage’s Brexit Party on course for Euro election victory

By Peter Tremayne Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party is on course to win the European Parliament elections on 23rd May, according to a YouGov poll published today (Thursday.) YouGov...

Police name boy, 9, killed by a dog at Cornish holiday camp

By Peter Tremayne Police have named Frankie Macritchie, aged 9, as the boy who was killed by a dog at a holiday park near Looe in the early hours...

Trading Standards alert as mobile mattress sellers target Torpoint

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Trading Standards team is warning the public not to deal with a mobile gang selling mattresses from their white Toyota van. The warning follows reports...

Truro’s tickets to ride set for first price increase since 2015

By Peter Tremayne The price of multi-day bus tickets for Truro’s Park and Ride service are set to rise sharply from 1st May. Most day ticket prices are not...

Cornwall’s Tories in turmoil as Brexit is delayed for up to six months and parties limber up for European Parliament elections

By Peter Tremayne Last night’s Brussels decision to postpone Brexit for up to six months has caused dismay to Cornwall’s Conservatives, many of whom had been hoping to leave...

Branson delays again – until 29th May – suggesting problems in California

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has announced a long delay to the first powered flight of his LauncherOne satellite rocket, only days after the previous postponement. The billionaire’s bid...

County Hall scrambles to get ready for Euro elections – even though Britain might not take part

By Peter Tremayne Council officials across Cornwall are being urged to volunteer as polling and counting agents for the European Parliamentary elections, even though it is not certain if...

Branson’s rocket now not going anywhere until 30th April, at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has again postponed the first powered test flight of his LauncherOne satellite rocket, with implications for any spaceport at Newquay. The latest rescheduling follows...

Devonport has become a radioactive graveyard for retired submarines, says National Audit Office

Nine retired nuclear submarines stored at Devonport contain highly radioactive waste, and the Ministry of Defence lacks a credible plan to deal with it, according to a damning report...

Cornwall Council completes its takeover of NHS children’s and family services

By Peter Tremayne The shake-up in the provision of Cornwall’s health visitors, school nurses and specialist speech and language therapists comes into effect today (Monday) as County Hall completes...

Pause, Repeat: Virgin Orbit again delays first test flight of satellite rocket

By Peter Tremayne The first powered test flight of the rocket propulsion system on which every aspect of a Newquay spaceport depends has again been postponed. Virgin Orbit had...

A Newquay spaceport? We’re waiting for Branson, councillors told

By Peter Tremayne The first powered test flight of Richard Branson’s LauncerOne satellite rocket might not be until May, Cornwall councillors were told this morning (Friday.) Miles Carden, project...

Police struggle to identify a suspect in nearly a fifth of reported hate crime

By Peter Tremayne More than a fifth of hate crimes investigated by Devon and Cornwall police last year failed to identify a suspect, according to new Home Office statistics....

Cornwall’s “stop Brexit” campaigners prepare for another day out in London

By Peter Tremayne Scores of people from Cornwall are heading for London this weekend to join in a mass protest march demanding another referendum on Brexit. The “Put It...

Government gives Cornwall – where more than 70,000 people have never used the internet – just £75,000 to boost digital skills

By Peter Tremayne The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has secured government funding to set up a pilot Local Digital Skills Partnership (Local DSP) for...

It’s official – Cornwall does not have the council of the year

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall does not have the “council of the year” a panel of local government experts ruled last night (Wednesday.)  A glittering awards gala in London saw...

About 800 Corserv workers to get Living Wage Foundation pay rise

By Peter Tremayne About 800 people who work in the care sector, cleaning and highways are in line for an average 8% pay rise from 1st April. The Corserv...

Pirates rugby club buys Truro City football club, in bid to shore up stadium business plan

By Peter Tremayne Penzance-based rugby club the Cornish Pirates have bought Truro City football team.  The move brings Truro City firmly back within the orbit of any stadium that...

The Brexit bribe that is worth just £6 for each person in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne The government’s discovery of a £1.6 billion “magic money tree” to help recover from Brexit will be worth only £6 for each person in Cornwall. With...