Author: Peter Tremayne

Revealed: The new map of Cornwall Council’s 2021 elections

5th June 2018 By Peter Tremayne The scramble for seats on the new 87-member Cornwall Council will become even more intense from today (Tuesday) following publication of the Local...

No “fixed” timetable for Wave Hub closure, insists council

31st May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Wave Hub has insisted it has no “fixed” timetable for closing down and abandoning its offshore renewable energy ambitions. Cornwall Council, which...

Cornwall needs many more cancer nurses, says expert report

30th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne More than 15% of chemotherapy nursing posts in Cornwall and Devon are unfilled, according to the latest Macmillan Cancer Workforce report. The report...

“Sharing back office functions” – four simple words that could mean a lot for Cornwall’s Health Service

28th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Speculation is continuing over last week’s resignation of Jim McKenna as chair of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, amid renewed “chatter” of a...

Davidstow creamery gets £75 million cash injection

23rd May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Dairy Crest is to invest £75 million at its Davidstow cheese factory. It is part of an £85 million spend allowing the dairy...

12th June – in the diary for Newquay spaceport announcement

23rd May 2018 By Peter Tremayne An announcement about Newquay’s ambitions to become Britain’s first spaceport is due to be made on 12th June, according to one of the...

Fire sweeps through Newquay’s Atlantic Hotel

20th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne An investigation is underway to establish the cause of a fire which swept through the Atlantic Hotel, Newquay, in the early hours of...

The spaceport announcement due to leave Whitehall yesterday has been delayed, due to the wrong kind of Brexit upsetting the MoD

17th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne An announcement about the likely site of Britain’s first spaceport has been delayed again.  The UK Space Agency told Cornwall Reports this morning...

Month 4: still no charges in the Cornish “daffodil slave” mystery

15th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than three months after three men were arrested and...

Goonhilly gets £24 million cash injection and eyes world domination

14th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Goonhilly Earth Satellite station has been taken over by financier Peter Hargreaves. The station was built in 1962 by the General Post...

Meet the new boss: Glenn Caplin appointed chief executive of Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP

11th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has a new chief executive.  Glenn Caplin’s appointment was confirmed last night (Thursday) and...

Fowey told to face the future without its hospital – and to embrace a 21st century nursing home instead

3rd May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Fowey hospital is to be knocked down and the site used for hyper-modern nursing home, under plans currently being considered by NHS bosses....

Polished shoes and clean fingernails for the next LEP boss – and don’t forget to smile

27th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Interviews are scheduled today (Friday) for hiring a £92,218-per-year chief executive to lead the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. Head-hunters...

Council abandons plans to change adult social care charges after botched public consultation

25th April 2018  By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has abandoned plans to change its charging regime for vulnerable adults, following a botched public consultation. The councillor with responsibility for...

Falmouth University boss closing in on £320,000 pay and pension deal

24th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Falmouth University has declined to disclose the latest salary award to its Vice Chancellor, Professor Anne Carlisle. The six-figure pay and pension package,...

Police name Penzance murder victim

22nd April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they have now formally identified the woman whose body was found at a property on Penare Road in Penzance on Thursday. ...

St Austell & Newquay MP to open Windrush debate

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne One of Cornwall’s MPs is to open a Parliamentary debate about the “Windrush” scandal, following the government’s admission that it destroyed the migration...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

Cornwall’s MPs back the bombing, as chemical weapons inspectors continue their search for evidence

16th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Protestors against Britain’s bombing of Syria are planning to lobby Parliament today (Monday) with Cornwall’s six Conservative MPs likely to defend the government’s...

The rocketing numbers of Cornish children who do not attend school

12th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The number of Cornish children who do not attend school, and who are taught at home, has doubled in the past three years,...