Author: Peter Tremayne

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...

New questions about top-flight rugby help explain Whitehall’s caution over Truro stadium plan

By Peter Tremayne Talks between some of England’s leading rugby clubs, keen to set up their own exclusive “super league” competition, have shed new light on the government’s continuing...

When the boat comes in: new EU fishing rules will impact on Cornwall from tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne New European Union rules on fishing quotas, due to come into effect tomorrow (Tuesday), could have a major impact on the UK fishing industry, according to...

Virgin postpones again – no need to stay up late on Monday

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s first attempt to launch a satellite rocket has again been postponed, taking him perilously close to a deadline with his NASA contract.  The delay...

Cornwall’s fire chiefs hit back after Her Majesty’s Inspector labels service “inadequate”

By Peter Tremayne A bitter war of words has broken out between Cornwall Council and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for fire and rescue services, after the HMICFRS labelled Cornwall’s service...

Cornwall Council leader tells Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator: “We cannot rely on the government to stand up for Cornwall”

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council leader Adam Paynter has welcomed a meeting with Michel Barnier as a positive step towards building a successful future for Cornwall in a post-Brexit...