Author: Peter Tremayne

Canadian cheese giant gets £3.2 million of Cornwall’s “shovel-ready” Covid recovery cash

By Peter Tremayne The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is giving the Canadian multi-national dairy empire Saputo a £3.2 million grant to boost cheddar production at...

No space tourism from Newquay, Cornwall Council tells Branson

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has poured cold water on Richard Branson's suggestion that he might one day take tourists into orbit from the Newquay spaceport. Mr Branson is...

Cornish shellfish company fined for food labelling offences

By Peter Tremayne A Falmouth-based shellfish company has been fined for food hygiene offences.  Falcatch Ltd admitted incorrect labelling. Plymouth magistrates heard how Falcatch  and the company’s director Thomas Duane had...

Seven weeks of the latest Covid lockdown sees unemployment in Cornwall increase by 90

By Peter Tremayne Unemployment in Cornwall has increased by 90 in the past month, following small falls in the previous quarter. The total number of claimants in Cornwall, according...

Fly tipping and off-road driving are damaging World Heritage Site in West Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne A UNESCO World Heritage site in West Cornwall is being damaged by fly-tipping and off-road driving. The Ding Dong / Greenburrow mine site, at Madron, near...

Murder inquiry underway after man’s body recovered from Drift reservoir

By Peter Tremayne Police are questioning a 50-year-old man on suspicion of murder after recovering the body of a man from the Drift Reservoir, near Penzance. Edward Hinds, 37,...

Constable jailed for having sex with crime victim in Launceston police station

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall police officer has been jailed for 10 months for having sex with a crime victim in Launceston police station’s disabled toilet. PC...

And planet shall speak unto planet: nearly 60 years after the first Telstar transmission, Goonhilly listens in to Mars

By Peter Tremayne Nearly 60 years after capturing the world’s first trans-Atlantic live broadcast, the Goonhilly Earth Station, on The Lizard, now hopes to listen in to live transmissions...

Police & Crime Commissioner says “stay local” this half-term holiday

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez, has urged people to “stay local” this half-term holiday and not travel to popular tourist hotspots. Ms...

Is it one law for celebrities, and another for local people? Amanda Holden’s visit to Cornwall puts Covid enforcement under the spotlight

By Peter Tremayne The decision of TV personality Amanda Holden to break Covid lockdown rules by travelling 200 miles to see her elderly parents in Cornwall has put local...

Devon and Cornwall police bring criminal charges over hunting with dogs webinar

By Peter Tremayne Mark Hankinson, 60, of Sherborne, Dorset, is due to appear before Plymouth magistrates on 4th March accused of breaching the 2004 Hunting Act. The case stems...

EasyJet confirms new routes to Newquay Airport – if Covid rules permit

By Peter Tremayne EasyJet has confirmed that it will operate at least two new domestic routes from Cornwall Airport Newquay this summer, from just £22.99.  Cornwall Reports forecast the...

Is EasyJet on its way to Newquay? Covid-19 again puts Cornwall in line for a mass invasion of holidaymakers

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport is looking forward to a bumper summer season this year, as holidaymakers appear determined to visit Cornwall – provoking mixed feelings among local residents....

Two police constables sacked for lying about Penzance arrest more than two years ago

By Peter Tremayne Two Devon and Cornwall Police officers have been dismissed after a panel found that they made statements containing false information concerning the arrest of a man...

Devon and Cornwall policing costs soar to pay for pre-election recruitment

By Ed Oldfield and Julia Penhaligon Council tax payers in Devon and Cornwall are being asked for an inflation-busting extra payment towards policing which will fund extra officers and...

As Brexit difficulties mount for Cornwall’s fishing industry, a re-branding exercise might help megrim become the sole survivor

By Peter Tremayne The impact of Brexit on Cornwall’s fishing industry has led to a re-branding exercise aimed at boosting domestic consumption. The additional costs and bureaucracy of exporting...

Teenager from Cornwall is Britain’s youngest terrorist

By Peter Tremayne A 16-year-old boy from Cornwall has become the youngest person in the UK to be convicted of terrorism. The boy, who cannot be named, is currently...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

“Grossly offensive” image charge against Devon & Cornwall police sergeant adjourned to 19th March

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police sergeant Geraint Jones, 47, has denied distributing a grossly offensive image of George Floyd, the black man killed by a white police...

Devon & Cornwall police sergeant in court today accused of sending “grossly offensive” image of George Floyd arrest

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall Police officer is to appear in court today (Thursday) to face a charge of sending an allegedly grossly offensive image, following an...