Author: Peter Tremayne

Cornwall’s pioneering Telehealth system to be scrapped

25th July 2017 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Telehealthcare system is to be scrapped.  The project, announced to a fanfare of high-tech trumpets five years ago, is to be axed...

Former child protection officer to be sentenced next month for indecent image offences

25th July 2017 By Peter Tremayne A 70-year-old former police child protection officer has admitted possessing  hundreds of indecent images of children.  Robert Branney, of St Austell, appeared via...

Plan to make Bodmin’s old library a centre for the arts

19th July 2017 By Peter Tremayne The former library in Bodmin could become a centre for the arts, if plans coming before the town council tomorrow (Thursday) win support....

Wanted: £5 million to turn Redruth into the biggest hole in Britain

17th July 2017 By Peter Tremayne Online crowdfunding campaigns have a reputation for helping local causes raise relatively modest sums of money – but a project to be launched...

As Bodmin Moor’s A30 finally becomes dual carriageway, will Carland Cross become the new bottleneck?

Many thanks to Peter Glaser for permission to host his video 14th July 2017 By Peter Tremayne Motorists using the new A30 dual carriageway will have noticed a large...

St Blazey ram-raiders steal motorbikes worth £25,000

13th July 2017 By Peter Tremayne Ram-raid burglars have stolen motorbikes worth £25,000 from a dealer in St Blazey. A white box van was driven into the door and...

Police & Crime Commissioner accepts defeat over choice of deputy

12th July 2017 By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez has accepted that her preferred choice of deputy is not going to get the...

Filling station re-opens, and new M&S Food store, after 4-month wait at Wadebridge

12th July 2017 By Peter Tremayne Months of fuel shortages for motorists in the Wadebridge area come to an end today with the re-opening of a new BP garage...

Former child protection officer facing new charge of making indecent images

6th July 2017 By Peter Tremayne A former police officer, responsible for child protection, is facing a new allegation of making indecent images. Robert Branney, 70, of St Austell,...

Government triggers exit from 53-year-old fishing deal, ahead of Brexit talks

2nd July 2017 By Peter Tremayne The government has confirmed its intention to take Britain out of the London Fisheries Convention, a 53-year-old agreement which allows UK fishing boats...

Falmouth Taser death – medical cause still a mystery, pending further tests

28th June 2017 By Peter Tremayne Toxicology tests conducted on the body of a Falmouth man who died after police shot him with a Taser have still not been...

Woman dies as car ploughs into garage forecourt near St Austell

26th June 2017 By Peter Tremayne A woman has died after the car in which she was a passenger left the road and hit 22 parked vehicles on a...

Government U-Turn strengthens council position in seeking fire safety sprinklers in Cornwall’s new schools

25th June 2017 By Peter Tremayne The government is to abandon its proposed downgrading of fire safety regulations in new schools – meaning that three planned building projects in...

EXCLUSIVE: Is the government about to cut fire safety corners at Cornwall’s new schools?

21st June 2017 By Peter Tremayne Concern is growing that a number of proposed new schools in Cornwall will fail to meet best-practice for fire prevention, following government moves...

“Save Our Playing Fields” petition as planners close in on Bodmin Jail decision

16th June 2017 By Peter Tremayne Residents of Bodmin have launched an online petition calling on planners to save the playing fields at Hillside Park, when they consider proposals...

Number of passengers using Newquay Airport continues to grow

13th June 2017 By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport has reported another sharp increase in the number of passengers flying in and out of Cornwall. For the period February –...

Another major housing scheme for Wadebridge to be submitted “within three weeks”

7th June 2017 By Peter Tremayne Plans for more than 300 homes, a school, a pub and employment land to the north west of Wadebridge could be submitted to...

IPCC seeks witnesses to the death of Falmouth man, who died after police shot him with Taser

31st May 2017 By Peter Tremayne The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is appealing for witnesses as part of its investigation into police contact with a man prior to...

National Show of beef cattle heads to Cornwall

30th May 2017 By Peter Tremayne The National Show of South Devon cattle will be hosted at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show. This will be the eighth National Show...

Wadebridge prepares for Gonvena Hill planning battle

26th May 2017 By Peter Tremayne People in Wadebridge are being invited to a Town Council meeting next week (Thursday, 1st June) which will consider controversial proposals to develop...