Author: Peter Tremayne

Council chief dodges a bust-up by agreeing to promote liberal values, rather than a libertarian society

By Peter Tremayne A potential row over whether Cornwall Council should promote a “libertarian society” has been avoided after chief executive Kate Kennally agreed to change the wording of...

No further Covid-19 outbreaks in Cornwall’s care homes, says Office for National Statistics

By Peter Tremayne There were no further outbreaks of Covid-19 in Cornwall’s care homes last week, according to the Office for National Statistics. It is the second consecutive week...

Public to force Cornwall Council to answer questions about Newquay Spaceport next week

By Peter Tremayne The future of the proposed Newquay Spaceport will be discussed, for the first time in several months, at next week’s Cornwall Council cabinet meeting. The meeting...

Newquay Airport announces new flights to Leeds Bradford, starting next month

By Peter Tremayne Eastern Airways has today (Wednesday) announced that it will operate a new route from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Leeds Bradford. The route will commence on 9th...

Women jailed for dog attack which killed 9-year-old boy at Cornish holiday park

By Peter Tremayne Two women have been jailed in relation to the fatal dog attack of a nine-year-old boy at a Cornwall holiday park last year. Frankie MacRitchie, 9,...

Marc Cole death: family launch new campaign to control police use of Taser weapons

By Peter Tremayne The government’s refusal to act on a coroner’s recommendation about police Taser weapons – fuelled by the worldwide anger about the police killing of a man...

Newquay Airport adds new link to Teesside

By Peter Tremayne Eastern Airways is to operate a new route between Newquay Airport and Teesside, Middlesborough, from 6th July. The route will operate up to three times per...

Truro’s “Black Lives Matter” protest postponed over safety fears

By Peter Tremayne A Cornish protest against the killing of a black man in America, by a white police officer, has been postponed after the organisers realised that thousands...

Black Lives Matter protest planned for Truro on Sunday

By Peter Tremayne Anti-racism campaigners are being encouraged to take part in a “Black Lives Matter” protest in Truro on Sunday, amid fears that the event might breach Covid-19...

Devon and Cornwall police urge race protestors to seek advice before organising demonstrations

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall’s chief constable has invited would-be protestors to contact him for help if they wish to organise a demonstration of support for the family...

Cornwall’s footballers now have their sights set on Europe – and launch their own video channel

By Peter Tremayne In the week that Cornwall’s footballers might have been competing in a World Cup competition, the Kernow Football Alliance has announced the launch of its own...

Covid-19: More than 20% of Cornwall’s care homes have now reported an outbreak

By Peter Tremayne Four more of Cornwall’s care homes have reported outbreaks of Covid-19 in the past two weeks, according to the Office for National Statistics. This means the...

Newquay Spaceport: We still don’t know what went wrong, says Branson, but no-one was hurt and the rocket crash did not cause “significant” environmental damage

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has said it is still not clear what caused his rocket to crash on Monday evening, posing new questions about plans for a Newquay...

Newquay Spaceport still needs a customer: gravity wins again as Branson’s rocket crashes into the ocean, and Virgin Orbit goes back to the drawing board

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council plans to spend £12 million building a Newquay Spaceport for Richard Branson have suffered a major blow, after the tycoon’s first serious attempt at...

Two die in coastal incidents as thousands flock to Cornwall’s beaches

By Peter Tremayne Two people have died in separate drowning incidents on the North Cornwall coast today (Monday.) Police say there have been several other incidents around Cornwall, as...

Newquay Airport to seek another £1 million-a-year subsidy to recover from Covid-19

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport is to ask Cornwall Council for an increased annual subsidy when it reopens for business in July.  The extra cash is likely to be...

Newquay Spaceport: I’ll try again to launch my rocket at 6pm this evening, says Branson

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson says he is ready to try again this evening (6pm) to fire his LauncherOne rocket for the first time – as Cornwall Council can...

Newquay Spaceport: Branson fails to launch his Virgin Orbit rocket but might try again tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has failed to launch his rocket and cancelled plans to take off as planned today (Sunday.)  Blaming a faulty sensor, the Virgin Orbit crew...

Car parking charges for most people in Cornwall are back from Monday 1st June

By Peter Tremayne Charges are to be re-introduced at Cornwall Council car parks on Monday 1st June, for everyone except health and care workers, and critical care volunteers. The...

Branson: it’s the final countdown (and this time he might really mean it) as tycoon plans rocket launch this weekend

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson says he hopes his LauncherOne rocket will reach orbit this weekend.  His Cosmic Girl Boeing 747 is due to take off from the Californian...