Author: Peter Tremayne

Inquest rules that gas cooker deaths were accidental

By Peter Tremayne A coroner has concluded that the deaths of five people in two separate incidents involving Beko gas cookers were accidental with a finding of fact that...

Devon & Cornwall police constable sacked for sending woman a photograph of his erect penis

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall police constable has been sacked for gross misconduct after pestering a vulnerable woman who he came into contact with through his professional...

All change, again, at Launceston’s White Hart hotel

By Peter Tremayne Launceston’s historic White Hart hotel has new owners, for the second time in two years. Built in the early 17th century, it is Launceston’s only hotel. ...

Consultants hired to keep Cornish freeport idea alive

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s business leaders have hired consultants to report on the prospects of a freeport – a de-regulated onshore tax haven which some Conservative politicians think could...

Redruth firm fined £200,000 for corporate manslaughter

By Peter Tremayne H&A Recycling Ltd, of Redruth, has been fined £200,000 after a worker was crushed to death in an industrial waste compactor. Dale McClelland, 23, became trapped...

Wadebridge armed robbery: two men arrested

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested two men on suspicion of the alleged armed robbery of a betting shop in Wadebridge town centre. The incident occurred on Wednesday 4th...

Police and protestors in Covid-19 lockdown clash at Truro

By Peter Tremayne Dozens of shoppers in Truro were yesterday (Saturday) bemused to witness a confrontation between police and anti-lockdown protestors. The incident eventually passed peacefully.  One person was...

Hotel plan ready to help with hospital discharge of vulnerable patients

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has secured a new agreement with a hotel should it need to provide accommodation for vulnerable patients discharged from hospital who cannot return to...

Newquay Airport will continue to provide links to Covid-19 hotspots when lockdown is lifted, says council leader

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport will continue to welcome passengers arriving from Covid-19 hotspots, Cornwall Council leader Julian German said yesterday (Wednesday.) Mr German told reporters that although the...

Unemployment in Cornwall falls again, but is still 69% higher than last year

By Peter Tremayne The number of people out of work and claiming benefit in Cornwall has fallen again – for the third consecutive month – but is still 7,300...

Homeless man jailed for setting fire to Newquay policeman

By Peter Tremayne A homeless man who doused two police officers in petrol before setting one of them on fire in Newquay has been jailed for 10 years and...

Concern over the future of Newquay Airport

By Richard Whitehouse and Peter Tremayne The leader of Cornwall Council says he will continue to press for government funding to help Cornwall Airport Newquay amid fears it could...

Man and woman die after being swept into the sea at Mullion Cove

By Peter Tremayne Two people have died after being swept into the sea at Mullion Cove, near Helston.   A woman in her 20s and a man in his 40s...

Black ties and plenty of wine as Newquay spaceport bosses look forward to winning “deal of the year” award

By Peter Tremayne The proposed Cornwall spaceport has been shortlisted as “deal” of the year in the South West Property Awards, organised by the business-to-business publication Insider Media. Inclusion...

Black Lives Matter: Public Order Act charges following Truro demonstration now listed for December

By Peter Tremayne Allegations against three people charged with offences in connection with an anti-racism protest in Truro in June will not now be heard until December. Three men...

Covid-19: West Yorkshire set to join Manchester as high-risk area with direct flights to Newquay Airport

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport looks set to increase its role as a magnet for people travelling to Cornwall from Covid-19 hotspots in England when Leeds-Bradford moves to the...

Council houses will be among the first built at West Carclaze Garden Village

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is set to buy 130 houses in the West Carclaze garden village, due to be built near St Austell. The properties will be among...

Covid-19: Trick or Treat rules are a nightmare, as central and local government send out opposite messages for Halloween

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police, and Cornwall Council, have warned youngsters not to go out “Trick or Treating” to celebrate Halloween this weekend. The local authorities’ advice...

Man, 74, charged with murdering Rhonda Humphreys at Hayle

By Peter Tremayne Thomas Whitehorn, 74, is due to appear before magistrates today (Tuesday) accused of murdering 53-year-old Rhonda Humphreys at Hayle in the early hours of yesterday morning....

Virgin Orbit seeks another $150 million, as clock ticks down to midnight on 31st December

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson is trying to raise another $150 million for his Virgin Orbit project, upon which depend Cornwall Council’s hopes of a spaceport at Newquay. The...