Author: Peter Tremayne

“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...

Thinking of a cheap holiday in Portugal? You might have to stay in a Newquay quarantine hotel on your return

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall is in line to see compulsory quarantine hotels unless there is a significant improvement in the decline of Covid-19 infection. The prospect of new quarantine...

Unemployment in Cornwall falls slightly, as claimant count drops by 65 in a month

By Peter Tremayne The government’s extended Covid-19 furlough scheme appears to be keeping a lid on unemployment in Cornwall, with today’s data (Tuesday) reflecting a small drop in the...

Second man charged with murder following Kit Hill incident last year

By Peter Tremayne Police have charged a second man with the murder of Callum Hill, 22, who was found seriously injured at Kit Hill, near Callington, East Cornwall, in...

Truro City football club will have to play “home” games in Plymouth

By Peter Tremayne Truro City football club is moving out of Truro and – if its Southern League ever restarts – will be playing “home” games in Plymouth. The...

Post-lockdown jet ski ride ended in court appearance

By Peter Tremayne A jet-skier has been ordered to pay costs after he admitted speeding on Truro River without permission. Joshua Gotts, of Camborne, admitted failing to navigate a...

What goes up can come down: the mysterious art of Newquay spaceport jobs forecasting

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council appears to have again changed the number of jobs it forecasts will be created by a Newquay spaceport. Last night’s successful launch of nine...

All in the Line of Duty: Devon and Cornwall police say they will be ready for anything as they prepare for the G7

By Peter Tremayne Saturday’s news that the next G7 will be held in St Ives has left Devon and Cornwall police pondering several questions which the local constables had...

Branson in orbit – Cornwall Council breathes a huge sigh of relief as tycoon’s triumph keeps Newquay spaceport alive

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s £10 million gamble on a Newquay spaceport suddenly looks like a much more manageable risk, after Richard Branson successfully deployed satellites to orbit last...

Clear skies in California mean Branson will try to fire his rocket at 6pm this afternoon

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council and Newquay spaceport officials will be following their Twitter accounts closely this afternoon (Sunday) for news of Richard Branson’s second attempt to reach orbit....

It this the final countdown? Branson aims to fire his rocket at 3pm tomorrow, as Newquay Spaceport announces new trio to take charge

By Peter Tremayne Spaceport Cornwall, due to host Britain’s first horizontal-launch satellite system at Newquay Airport, has appointed Melissa Thorpe as interim project director. Her appointment brings to three...

Cornwall Council goes back to free car parking, as Covid-19 home-working leads to congestion on residential roads

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council will suspend parking charges in all of its car parks from Saturday (January 16 2021) until the end of the current national Covid-19 lockdown,...

Covid-19: Two weeks into Lockdown 3, and Cornwall’s roads are 21% busier than during Lockdown 1

By Peter Tremayne There is growing evidence that the government’s latest Covid-19 restrictions - Lockdown 3 – are not having the same impact as during Lockdown 1.  There appears...

Branson delays again – Virgin Orbit will not fly today

By Peter Tremayne Hopes that the proposed Newquay spaceport might find out today (Wednesday) if its only potential launch partner knows how to reach space have again been postponed....

Penzance, Falmouth and Truro to get more cash for cycling and walking

By Peter Tremayne The government is giving Cornwall another £607,000 to help develop sustainable transport during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The money will be spent in Penzance, Falmouth and Truro....

Plans to spend Cornwall’s £23.5 million bus subsidy will have to wait for Covid-19 restrictions to end

By Peter Tremayne Bus passengers in Cornwall will have to wait until the Covid-19 restrictions are eased before County Hall goes ahead with plans for free and reduced fares....

Devon & Cornwall police figures show that 19 out of 20 Covid “offenders” are getting away with it

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police have issued only 36 fixed penalty notice for breaches of Covid regulations, despite hundreds of complaints. Since the start of Lockdown 3,...

Branson postpones again – Virgin Orbit rocket test now moved to next Wednesday

By Peter Tremayne An attempt to launch several NASA satellites using Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit horizontal-launch system, which had been scheduled for Sunday, has now been moved to next...

Crown Prosecution Service “discontinues” Public Order charges against Truro Black Lives Matter protestors

By Peter Tremayne Criminal charges against three people arrested during an anti-racism protest in Truro last year have been discontinued. The charges stemmed from a Black Lives Matter demonstration...