Author: Peter Tremayne

You can still fly from Newquay to Alicante, but you’ll now have to quarantine for 14 days on your return

By Peter Tremayne RyanAir is continuing to offer flights between Newquay and Alicante despite the government’s emergency imposition of a 14-day Covid-19 quarantine rule. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab introduced...

Government tells Cornwall Council to return unspent Covid-19 millions

By Peter Tremayne The government has told Cornwall Council it must pay back all unspent Covid-19 grant monies by the end of August. County Hall has distributed millions of...

Snob yob holidaymakers leave Polzeath looking “like a war zone”

By Peter Tremayne Polzeath’s reputation for attracting “snob yobs” has been re-enforced by photographs of litter and other dangerous waste left on the beach by a party from an...

Sheltered housing project for elderly is “misleading, naive and poor” says councillor

By Peter Tremayne Concerns among Cornwall councillors over official plans for a multi-million pound public-private deal to build and run 750 sheltered housing units have been laid bare in...

Mind the gap – County Hall is staring at a £74 million Covid-19 budget shortfall, warning of a “financially unstable position”

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet will today (Wednesday) take the first steps towards imposing a new round of cuts to services, blaming Covid-19 and central government, and...

Only 16% of calls to Devon and Cornwall police are about crime, as the force resumes its place at the top of Britain’s “safe places” league table

By Peter Tremayne The Devon and Cornwall police force area is once again, officially, the safest in the country. Only 16% of all calls to the police have anything...

Three wheels good, four wheels bad? Councillors contemplate a future of small, lightweight all-electric taxis

By Peter Tremayne Small electric rickshaws could become a feature of some Cornish towns if councillors grant a private hire taxi licence next week. The ZBee Tuk-Tuk vehicles would...

Covid-19: as some local authorities seek to impose immediate compulsory face masks, we get the first detailed picture of what is happening in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Covid-19 has killed nearly twice as many men as women in Cornwall, according to a detailed report prepared by local health officials. The report will be...

Harbour Commissioners issue formal warning over Wadebridge jet-ski incident

By Peter Tremayne Padstow Harbour Commissioners have issued a formal warning to youths who launched a jet-ski in the River Camel at Eglshayle last week. PC Alex Allen, local...

Busy night for Cornwall’s police

By Peter Tremayne Police are investigating a serious assault in the Princess Street/Quay Street part of West Looe last night.  A man has been taken to Plymouth’s Derriford hospital...

Cornwall’s leisure centres can reopen on 25th July – but County Hall’s 2016 outsourcing contract puts a question mark over their future

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s leisure centres are due to reopen in a little over two weeks, following a government decision yesterday (Thursday). Users – particularly those in swimming clubs...

Truro’s anti-racism protest: three people charged with Public Order offences

By Peter Tremayne Three people are to appear before Bodmin magistrates in September charged with offences in connection with the anti-racism protest in Truro last month. Police initially made...

More jobs face the axe at Cornwall’s local newspapers

By Peter Tremayne Staff at most of Cornwall’s local newspapers are bracing themselves for a lunchtime meeting today (Tuesday) at which they expect to hear news of more job...

North Cornwall police investigate allegations of anti-social behaviour

By Peter Tremayne Police are investigating two allegations of anti social behaviour which local residents associate with holidaymakers in North Cornwall.  The incidents have fuelled underlying tensions stemming from...

Police and Crime Commissioner identifies likely trouble-spots ahead of “Super Saturday”

By Peter Tremayne New funds to help prevent anti social behaviour are being offered to Newquay, St Ives, Truro, Perranporth, Penzance and Bude as local communities anticipate the weekend’s...

New fund to help tackle anti-social behaviour in Cornwall as anxious coastal communities countdown to tourist invasion

By Peter Tremayne Local communities in Cornwall might be eligible for funding if they come up with ideas for tackling anti-social behaviour as the Covid-19 lockdown is eased next...

Get ready for a new round of Covid-19 info-wars as holidaymakers prepare for next weekend’s invasion

By Peter Tremayne Interest in Cornwall’s Covid-19 statistics – official and unofficial - will take on a new significance next month as thousands of holidaymakers invade, as a result...

Use of armed police to check if holiday home was breaching Covid-19 lockdown rules triggers formal complaint

By Peter Tremayne A holiday home owner in Cornwall has made a formal complaint after armed police officers entered his premises without a warrant to check that he was...

Devon and Cornwall police sergeant investigated for sharing “altered image” of George Floyd’s death

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall police sergeant is under criminal investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for allegedly distributing an inappropriate image among a...

Helston police officer accused of having sex with vulnerable women quits before misconduct hearing

By Peter Tremayne A former Helston police constable, Richard Hosken-Jones, has resigned from the Devon and Cornwall force ahead of a misconduct hearing due to have been heard in...