Author: Peter Tremayne

Cornwall councillor Paula Dolphin quits Liberal Democrats

20th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne Bude councillor Paula Dolphin has resigned from the Liberal Democrats and will now sit as an Independent. Ms Dolphin, a former mayor of...

Indies and Tories fail to trouble the scorer in Newquay and Penryn

19th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne Two town council by-elections have given further weight to the idea that political party organisation is becoming ever more important in Cornwall’s local...

Helicopter wars loom as rival companies square up to offer flights to Isles of Scilly

15th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne A full-scale war between rival helicopter services from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly appears to be underway, with flights set to operate...

You wait six years for an Isles of Scilly helicopter service, and then two come along at once

15th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced the start of a new helicopter service from Land’s End Airport to the Isles of...

Officials again recommend thumbs-down for Penryn student village

15th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne Plans to house 2,000 Falmouth University students in a new, purpose-built village near Penryn come back for further consideration today (Thursday) with officials...

Zoo owner “amazed” his escaped leopard killed sheep

12th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne The owner of a private zoo near Fowey has said he was “amazed” to learn that one of his leopards had killed a...

All three men released after high-profile “anti-slavery” raid on Cornish flower farm

9th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police have released all three men arrested during an “anti-slavery” raid on a farm near Manaccan yesterday (Thursday.)  The releases follows a remarkable...

Truro stadium will be owned by Cornish Pirates, as council ponders £6 million rescue

7th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne The magazine Business Cornwall has published more details about the proposed sports stadium for Truro, due to be considered by Cornwall Council’s cabinet next...

Mousehole marchers call for a clampdown on second homes and holiday lets

5th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne Housing campaigners are planning a protest march from Mousehole to Penzance on Saturday (10th February), calling for local councils to be allowed to...

Labour holds Falmouth council seat with increased majority

2nd February 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Labour Party has comfortably defended its Cornwall Council seat in Falmouth, seeing its share of the vote rise 20% since May. Jayne...

Camborne gangmaster shut down after multiple abuses of her workers

29th January 2019 By Peter Tremayne A Cornish gangmaster who systematically exploited her workers through skimming off their pay, sending them to work double shifts with insufficient breaks and...

A timetable for the resumption of tin mining at South Crofty

24th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne A possible timetable for resuming tin mining at South Crofty has been outlined at a public meeting in Pool. Nearly 90 people attended...

Residents to hear latest on plans to resume tin mining at South Crofty

22nd January 2018 By Peter Tremayne Residents in the Camborne, Redruth and Pool area should learn more this evening (Monday) about plans to resume tin mining at South Crofty....

Cornwall to miss out on £350 million “transitional” funds, as Britain staggers out of the European Union

19th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne The minimum economic cost to Cornwall of leaving the European Union has been laid bare in a new official report. On top of...

Newquay anticipates spaceport decision in the next few weeks

17th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne A government decision on whether Newquay could be one of Britain’s first spaceports is now expected within the next few weeks. The long...

Five men charged in connection with Truro jeweller’s raid

15th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne Five men have been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery at Michael Spiers jewellers, Truro, on Wednesday (11th January.) Tomas Bakierskis,...

Cornwall Council’s new homes are too posh, according to Savills

15th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne Plans to build nearly 100 council houses to rent in Cornwall have hit a snag even before they have properly started.  Build costs...

Official – Truro City Football Club is now up for sale, after council agrees supermarket plan

11th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne Truro City Football Club is up for sale, just a few weeks after Cornwall Council granted permission to build a supermarket on the...

Locals rally to help couple whose home was badly damaged by fire at Par

8th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne The community in Par has set up a campaign to help a local family whose home was badly damaged by fire on Saturday...

Cornwall wakes to find that Eleanor has moved on, leaving a mess

3rd January 2018 By Peter Tremayne Storm Eleanor has battered Cornwall overnight, bringing hazardous driving conditions and causing damage to some buildings. The A39 is currently closed in both...