Author: Peter Tremayne

A Newquay spaceport? We’re waiting for Branson, councillors told

By Peter Tremayne The first powered test flight of Richard Branson’s LauncerOne satellite rocket might not be until May, Cornwall councillors were told this morning (Friday.) Miles Carden, project...

Police struggle to identify a suspect in nearly a fifth of reported hate crime

By Peter Tremayne More than a fifth of hate crimes investigated by Devon and Cornwall police last year failed to identify a suspect, according to new Home Office statistics....

Cornwall’s “stop Brexit” campaigners prepare for another day out in London

By Peter Tremayne Scores of people from Cornwall are heading for London this weekend to join in a mass protest march demanding another referendum on Brexit. The “Put It...

Government gives Cornwall – where more than 70,000 people have never used the internet – just £75,000 to boost digital skills

By Peter Tremayne The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has secured government funding to set up a pilot Local Digital Skills Partnership (Local DSP) for...

It’s official – Cornwall does not have the council of the year

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall does not have the “council of the year” a panel of local government experts ruled last night (Wednesday.)  A glittering awards gala in London saw...

About 800 Corserv workers to get Living Wage Foundation pay rise

By Peter Tremayne About 800 people who work in the care sector, cleaning and highways are in line for an average 8% pay rise from 1st April. The Corserv...

Pirates rugby club buys Truro City football club, in bid to shore up stadium business plan

By Peter Tremayne Penzance-based rugby club the Cornish Pirates have bought Truro City football team.  The move brings Truro City firmly back within the orbit of any stadium that...

The Brexit bribe that is worth just £6 for each person in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne The government’s discovery of a £1.6 billion “magic money tree” to help recover from Brexit will be worth only £6 for each person in Cornwall. With...

Truro City football club sold

By Peter Tremayne The National League has been asked to approve the sale of Truro City football club. Owners Pete Masters and Philip Perryman say they have exchanged contracts...

Cornwall Reports now also available on a pay-as-you-go basis

Cornwall Reports has become the first local news website in Britain to introduce a pay-as-you-go feature, for readers who do not wish to become regular subscribers. Having pioneered the...

Young voters in Cornwall – another 6,000 on the register, at only minimal cost

By Peter Tremayne Each of Cornwall’s six Parliamentary constituencies would gain approximately 1,000 new voters if the franchise were extended to 16 and 17 year olds, according to data...

Concern over St Ives Bay sea bass prompts calls for better fisheries management

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall needs a new fisheries management plan to protect under-sized bass, according to a report to be considered at an extraordinary meeting of the Inshore Fisheries...

The retail park money trick which is costing Cornwall’s council taxpayers

By Peter Tremayne A controversial insolvency law has cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds. The DIY chain Homebase has dodged more than £264,000 in Cornwall Council...

Get ready for a No Deal Brexit, Whitehall warns fishing industry

By Peter Tremayne The government has published last-minute advice for fishermen to prepare for a “No Deal” Brexit – with massive implications for the way Cornwall’s £50 million-per-year industry...

A Newquay Spaceport? UK Space Agency says horizontal-launch cash will be offered drekkly

By Peter Tremayne The UK Space Agency has said that it still sees “horizontal launch” satellite systems as relevant, and still plans to invest £2 million to help stimulate...

Kier now needs a new chief executive

By Peter Tremayne Troubled construction firm Kier, which is currently engaged in multi-million pound Cornwall Council contracts, is now looking for a new chief executive as its share price...

Wave Hub future now depends on a floating offshore windfarm, council confirms

By Peter Tremayne The future of Cornwall’s Wave Hub now depends on the successful development of an offshore, floating windfarm, Cornwall Council has confirmed. The council has finally answered...

Shake-down on Wall Street could close Cornwall’s Falmouth Packet newspaper

By Peter Tremayne There are fears for the future of one of Cornwall’s oldest newspapers.  The company which owns the Falmouth Packet is the subject of a takeover bid...

Cornwall’s special schools for excluded pupils expand into Devon

By Peter Tremayne The new Multi Academy Trust responsible for children excluded from mainstream schools has launched formally at an event in Saltash. Lisa Mannall, the Department for Education’s...

Flybe’s takeover means flights to London will continue – but introduces new uncertainty about which London airport

By Peter Tremayne Flybe, the regional airline which currently ferries passengers between Newquay and London, has been taken over by a new consortium called Connect Airways –which will operate...