Author: Peter Tremayne

No more strategic planning until bonfire night

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee will not meet until 5th November, having failed to discuss any actual planning applications for more than six months. The committee...

Unemployment in Cornwall fell slightly during August

By Peter Tremayne Unemployment in Cornwall fell slightly during August, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. The total number of jobless people claiming benefit...

Newquay spaceport is “not dead in the water” insists council

By Peter Tremayne The Newquay spaceport project is “absolutely not dead in the water,” according to Cornwall Council, as the authority tried to explain why it is pulling £5.6...

Covid-19 confirmed at Cornwall College, as local cases increase by 18 in 24 hours

By Peter Tremayne A Cornwall College student is among those who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week. A further 18 cases have been confirmed in Cornwall...

Covid-19: More confusion as “rule of six” marshals, and police, await their orders

By Peter Tremayne Confusion still surrounds the new “Rule of 6” which comes into effect at midnight tonight (Sunday) with different police forces around the country struggling to agree...

Man remanded in custody accused of GBH, following injuries to police constable

By Peter Tremayne A 30-year old man, Blagovest Hadjigueorguiev, has appeared before Truro magistrates accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. It follows an incident at Newquay which...

Fly Virgin for a smooth ride which will take your satellite to…. er…. um…. we’ll get back to you about that

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company – the only company in the world planning to use Newquay as a spaceport – has updated its “service policy” in...

Once-a-fortnight limit on trips to the tip, as council draws up new rules for household waste recycling centres

By Peter Tremayne People who drive to their local household waste recycling centre will be restricted to only one trip per fortnight, under a new regime to be considered...

Crunch-time approaching for Cornwall’s leisure centres, as nearly 1,800 sign petition demanding that St Ives reopens

By Peter Tremayne Pressure is growing on Cornwall Council to pay extra to reopen some of the leisure centres which its private management company insists must stay closed because...

Covid-19: Financial impact on Tamar Crossings could mean “major reductions to services” or increases in tolls

By Peter Tremayne The financial impact of Covid-19 on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferry operation is so severe that there could be “major reductions to services,” according to...

Countdown to the new school term – and a leap into the great unknown

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is seeking to reassure parents, teachers and pupils that schools will be safe to reopen on Thursday (3rd September.) All schools have completed risk...

Police warn tourists – anti-social behaviour is “entirely unacceptable”

By Peter Tremayne Police have warned would-be tourists not to visit Cornwall this weekend unless they have already booked their accommodation. Many thousands of visitors, some already in the...

Newquay spaceport: Branson heads back to the desert and gets ready to try again

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council might not have long to wait before learning if it needs to find an alternative operator for its proposed Newquay spaceport, as Richard Branson...

Here come the Covid Cops, the first generation of Devon and Cornwall recruits to learn the job online

By Peter Tremayne Never mind a generation of school pupils becoming known as “The Covid generation” for getting better-than-average exam results without actually sitting an exam – a generation...

Cornwall’s leisure centres could remain closed until April, warns union, as management company tries to shed workers

By Peter Tremayne The trade union representing workers in Cornwall’s leisure centres says staff have been asked to take “career breaks” until at least next April, as council bosses...

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good, but Welsh fortune could be at Cornwall’s expense

By Peter Tremayne Wales appears to have stolen a march on Cornwall in the race to develop and exploit offshore wind energy, after the Crown Estate awarded seabed rights...

Man taken to hospital after fire rips through building in Liskeard

By Peter Tremayne A man has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after fire ripped through a four-storey residential building in Cannon Hill, in the centre of...

Branson’s next rocket launch will not be before September – and it’s Space or Bust

By Peter Tremayne The next “test” flight of Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit rocket could also be its last, if the rocket again fails, according to space flight analysts. This...

More than 50 firefighters battle blaze at Liskeard

By Peter Tremayne More than 50 firefighters are tackling a blaze at Cannon Hill, Liskeard, after being called to a four-storey house earlier this morning.  Police and ambulance crews...

RyanAir halves the number of flights from Newquay to Spain, due to quarantine restrictions on passengers returning to UK

By Peter Tremayne Uncertainty over Covid-19 quarantine rules have led RyanAir to halve the number of flights between Newquay and Spain from the end of October. The airline is...