Author: Peter Tremayne

Devon & Cornwall to get 100 extra police officers

26th January 2017By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall Police are to recruit 100 additional officers, bringing the force back up to more than 3,000 for the first time in...

Padstow’s “Darkie Day” again under the spotlight as Shrewsbury folk festival bans “blacking up”

The controversy over Padstow’s “Darkie Day” parade seems likely to be refuelled today (Monday) with the screening of a BBC South West Inside Out report about the event. The...

Cause and effect? Budgets down, rough sleeping up

18th January 2017By Peter Tremayne Figures released by Cornwall Council show a steady decline in the amount spent on dealing with homelessness and rough sleepers over the past five...

Cornwall needs only 85 councillors at County Hall, say Tories

Cornwall Council should lose nearly 30% of its members and needs only 85 councillors to represent the whole county, according to a motion tabled by Conservatives and due to...

Plans go in for 2,000-home student village at Penryn

11th January 2017By Peter TremayneFollow @CornwallReports An instant “village” to house 2,000 Falmouth University students could be built at Treluswell, near Penryn, if planners approve an application submitted to...

Royal Cornwall Show boost to charities

Two charities have been given official status at the 2017 Royal Cornwall Show. Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Alzheimer’s Society have welcomed the decision, which gives them the exclusive...

“Hands off our hospital” says Bude – but gets no reassurances as NHS roadshow rolls on

Nearly 200 people have attended the first in a series of public meetings about the future of Cornwall’s National Health Service. The Parkhouse Centre at Bude was packed as...

Welcome to Cornwall’s World Heritage site – next door to a Travelodge hotel

Visitors to the Unesco World Heritage Site which is part of Cornwall’s tin mining history will soon be greeted with a very 21st century image: a Travelodge hotel. At...

Police & Crime Commissioner interviewed over general election accounts

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Alison Hernandez, has been interviewed under caution in connection with allegations of false accounting related to the 2015 general election....

Superfast internet connections for thousands more in 2017

2017 is set to be the year that thousands more people in Cornwall get superfast broadband. The next phase of connecting fibre internet connections will see nearly 1,450 homes...

From tin mining to Travelodges: planners consider the meaning of “heritage”

Cornwall’s industrial past comes face to face with its tourism-dependent present on Thursday when part of the county’s Unesco-protected World Heritage mining landscape is considered for a Travelodge and...

Organisers stump up the cash to police their events

Devon and Cornwall Police made more than £100,000 by providing “special services” during 2016, according to official figures. Among several “Special Policing Services” contracts identified in response to a...

£50,000 St Breock wind farm community fund open for bids

Communities in the Wadebridge area have been told they have little over six weeks to submit bids for a share of the £50,000 St Breock Windfarm fund. The fund...

Devon and Cornwall police raid the wrong address – 10 times in 3 years

Devon and Cornwall police have paid out nearly £4,000 in recent years for raiding premises – but getting the wrong address. Police raided a total of 10 “wrong address”...

Cornwall’s fire service takes charge of monitoring CCTV in eight towns

Cornwall is set to pioneer a new way of monitoring Closed Circuit Television in eight towns today when the county’s Fire Service takes over responsibility for watching the screens....

Cornish language festival confirmed for Penzance in February

A nine-day festival celebrating all things Cornish is to be held in Penzance early next year. The Festival Kernewek - Penzance Cornish Language Festival - will be held at...

Four more branches of Lloyds bank to close in Cornwall

Four more branches of Lloyds bank are to close in Cornwall. The company says it plans to pull out of Lostwithiel, Mevagissey, St Blazey and St Mawes between March...

Woman killed as tractor involved in three vehicle crash near St Austell

A woman has been killed in a three vehicle crash, involving a tractor, on the A390 near St Austell. The accident happened near St Mewan, shortly after 5pm yesterday...

How many councillors are needed to run Cornwall’s County Hall? The debate continues…

Cornwall councillors meet this morning (Wednesday, 10am) to give further consideration to how many of them are actually needed. With 123 members, Cornwall Council is more than twice the...

Small earthquake in Liskeard – no damage

Cornwall has been struck by a 2.3 magnitude earthquake, with the centre of the quake at Liskeard.There are no reports of any damage this morning. Kirstin Lemon, of the...