Author: Peter Tremayne

Police confirm U-Turn over designating Truro’s Lemon Quay for “authorised” G7 protests

By Peter Tremayne Police have confirmed their U-Turn over designating Truro’s Lemon Quay as an “authorised” protest site during the G7 Summit. It means the five-day Truro Farmers’ Market...

Girl dies in West Cornwall campsite accident

By Peter Tremayne A girl has been killed in collision with a vehicle at a campsite in the Helston area. It happened around 12.50pm yesterday (Wednesday.)  The air ambulance...

Police give details of G7 Summit road closures, warning local residents will need ID

By Peter Tremayne The main A3074 road in the St Ives and Carbis Bay area will be closed to all traffic for four days during the G7 Summit, police...

Not so fast with Truro New Town, government tells County Hall, as Highways England questions the impact of additional traffic

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has been told to pause its consideration of its own planning application for Truro New Town, after concerns about likely traffic flows were flagged...

Conservative Alison Hernandez wins another term as Devon & Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner

By Peter Tremayne Conservative Alison Hernandez has won another term as Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner, after defeating Labour’s Gareth Derrick in a second round run-off. The...

Police & Crime Commissioner election: second round of counting now underway, as Tories miss first round victory by 0.03%

By Peter Tremayne Counting votes for the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner has moved to its second round, after Conservative Alison Hernandez failed to win a clear...

Cock-up at the count: Police & Crime Commissioner election result delayed by “discrepancy” in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne A “discrepancy” in the counting of votes is delaying progress towards identifying the next Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner. The mistake has occurred at...

Police conclude their investigation into how fox hounds killed a pet cat: no criminal charges

By Peter Tremayne There are growing signs that Devon and Cornwall police are not prepared to bring criminal charges against those from a fox hunt who were responsible for...

Inquest will be held into the death of Liskeard murderer found dead in Strangeways prison

By Peter Tremayne An inquest is to be held into the death of Carl Smythe, 46, from Liskeard, who was found dead in Strangeways prison last week.  Mr Smythe...

Great Western Railways suspends Penzance-Paddington route after cracks found in train carriages

By Peter Tremayne Rail passengers hoping to use high-speed trains from Penzance are being advised to find alternative ways to travel today (Sunday) after cracks were found in some...

EXCLUSIVE: Police are having second thoughts about use of Truro’s Lemon Quay for “authorised” G7 protests

By Peter Tremayne Police are coming under pressure to reverse their decision to appoint Truro’s Lemon Quay as a “designated, authorised” protest site during the G7 Summit next month....

24 hours after the death of Liskeard murderer Carl Smythe, another inmate dies at Strangeways prison

By Peter Tremayne A second inmate has died at Manchester prison, just 24 hours after Liskeard murderer Carl Smythe was found dead in the jail. Mr Smthe, 46, died...

Cornwall to get a taste of “international” football for the first time since 2019

By Peter Tremayne A football team representing Cornwall is due to play an "international" in London on 22nd May.  The Kernow FA team is playing a friendly game against...

G7 Summit: We have no plans to demonstrate in Truro, protestors tell police

By Peter Tremayne Some of the groups organising protests against the St Ives G7 Summit next month have said they have no intention of gathering at Truro’s Lemon Quay...

Jersey “blockade” row: how Cornwall helped the Royal Navy prepare for confrontation with French fishermen

By Peter Tremayne One of the Royal Navy warships involved in an election-day fishing-dispute “patrol” off the coast of Jersey this morning (Thursday) left Falmouth on Tuesday sporting a...

Inquiry launched as Liskeard murderer found dead in Strangeways prison

By Peter Tremayne The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman is investigating what caused the death of 46-year-old Carl Smythe, of Liskeard, in Manchester prison yesterday (Tuesday.) Mr Smythe was serving...

Branson awards £7.8 million Newquay spaceport contract to Spanish company

By Peter Tremayne A vital part of the Newquay spaceport is to be built by a Spanish-based company. Virgin Orbit has awarded the contract for developing its Transportable Ground...

Counting the cost after fertiliser fire destroys barn near Summercourt

By Peter Tremayne Firefighters have spent the night at Tredinnick Farm, Gummow’s Shop, Summercourt, damping down a fertiliser blaze which forced residents to keep their windows and doors closed...

“Close windows and doors” advice, as firefighters battle fertiliser blaze near Summercourt

By Peter Tremayne Emergency services are warning people in mid-Cornwall to keep their doors and windows closed because of a huge barn fire, involving fertiliser. Fertiliser can release toxic...

Two months later: still no arrests, as the “Mini’s Law” petition reaches Parliament in a bid stop fox hounds killing pets

By Peter Tremayne The government is coming under pressure to legislate after out-of-control fox hounds killed a pet cat in West Cornwall. Two months after the incident, involving the...