Author: Peter Tremayne

Under new management: Falmouth takes back control of its Princess Pavilion

By Peter Tremayne The Princess Pavilion music venue appears to be heading for new management after the local community stepped in to take back control from Cornwall Council’s outsourced...

Don’t come to Cornwall from Covid-19 lockdown areas, urges council (but please don’t ask about our new flights from Manchester)

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has backed calls from tourism industry leaders to stop holidaymakers heading to Cornwall from any ‘Tier 3’ lockdown areas. But a council statement released...

Flights from Manchester to Newquay will resume on Friday, despite Tier-3 Covid lockdown in the north

By Peter Tremayne Eastern Airways has confirmed that its flights from Covid-19 hotspot Manchester will resume on Friday as scheduled, despite the city moving into Tier 3 lockdown at...

Covid-19 and Newquay Airport – arrivals from Alicante (99 cases per 100,000) quarantine for 14 days; arrivals from Manchester (582 cases per 100,000) no quarantine

By Peter Tremayne People from Covid-19 hotspot Manchester are due to arrive at Newquay airport on Friday (23rd October) as a new service run by Eastern Airways swings into...

Virgin Orbit staff describe their hopes as they countdown the next 77 days to a rocket launch which could make or break the Newquay spaceport

By Peter Tremayne Virgin Orbit has released a new video, describing the company’s preparations for its next attempt to reach space.  Virgin's first rocket crashed in May, posing questions...

Cornish Lithium raises £5.2 million in three days of crowdfunding

By Peter Tremayne Cornish Lithium has raised a staggering £5.2 million in a three-day crowdfunding campaign. The cash will help accelerate the company’s prospecting programme as it searches for...

Fee increases for people who use Cornwall’s leisure centres “would be appropriate” – says the councillor in charge

By Peter Tremayne Sports groups which use Cornwall’s leisure centres are preparing for a campaign against steep increases in charges, after County Hall indicated it would not intervene to...

A tale of two (or three) charters: Property developers don’t trust local plans, Cornwall Council doesn’t trust the government, and why local communities don’t trust County Hall

By Peter Tremayne Questions over the value of local Neighbourhood Development Plans have been thrown sharply into focus by a County Hall attempt to negotiate the purchase of land...

Unemployment in Cornwall falls slightly for the month, but is still more than 7,000 higher than last year

By Peter Tremayne The number of people out of work and claiming benefit in Cornwall has again fallen slightly compared with the previous month, but is still more than...

More than 70 public space “protection” orders in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council issued dozens of “Public Space Protection Orders” last year to deal with complaints about loud music, waste, dogs, cars, rubbish in gardens and aggressive...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub is about to become a Wind Hub – and could have a new owner next month

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Wave Hub could be sold next month.  Cornwall Council thinks it has a deal and hopes to announce a buyer within weeks. The Hayle-based project,...

Would you like to be Cornwall’s spaceport boss? Applications close tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne Corserv has started a recruitment campaign to find a spaceport manager at Newquay – even though Richard Branson has still not made it into space. The...

Now you see it, now you don’t: the curious case of Cornwall’s disappearing election-promise brand new acute hospital

By Peter Tremayne Boris Johnson’s pre-election promise of a new £450 million acute hospital for Cornwall appears to have been significantly downgraded – to barely enough cash to write...

Cornwall’s hot rocks test drilling suspended while scientists investigate earthquakes

By Peter Tremayne Test drilling at the United Downs “hot rocks” project has been suspended while engineers investigate a number of minor earthquakes. The tremors were within regulatory limits...

Does Cornwall have the most dangerous workplace in Britain? Inside the bacon factory where a third of the staff had Covid-19

By Peter Tremayne The disclosure that nearly a third of all the workers at the Pilgrim’s Pride bacon factory at Pool, Redruth, tested positive for Covid-19 confirms the fears...

Suspended jail sentence for Camelford man who punched paramedic

By Peter Tremayne A Camelford man who assaulted a paramedic has been given a suspended prison sentence, a rehabilitation order and ordered to pay compensation. Kevin Spillane, 27, was...

Tweet complaint against Police and Crime Commissioner will be dealt with locally

By Peter Tremayne The Independent Office of Police Conduct has cleared Devon and Cornwall’s police and crime commissioner, Alison Hernandez, of any crime in relation to a Tweet she...

Top engineering prizes for Tintagel Castle bridge and Polperro Tidal Gate

By Peter Tremayne The bridge at Tintagel Castle has taken the South West’s top civil engineering award, with Polperro Tidal Gate and a graduate from Cornwall also picking up...

New flights confirmed between Newquay and Manchester airports

By Peter Tremayne Loganair and Eastern Airways have both announced new flights between Manchester and Newquay. The Eastern Airways service was announced earlier this year, but then put on...

Government says “no” to Newquay-Manchester flight subsidy

By Peter Tremayne The government has rejected a request for public subsidy of flights between Newquay and Manchester, Newquay Airport managing director Pete Downes confirmed today (Thursday.) However Mr...