Author: Peter Tremayne

£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...

Devon & Cornwall Police consider arming more officers with Tasers, despite concern about use of the weapons against children

Devon and Cornwall police could be about to double the number of officers who carry Tasers - despite concern about the way the high-voltage stun guns are used, including...

Online dating crimes in Devon & Cornwall doubled in three years, say police

There has been a steady increase in crimes stemming from the use of internet dating in Devon and Cornwall, according to official police figures. The incidence has nearly doubled...

Cornwall’s “surf tax” raised only £32,000

The controversial "surf tax" scheme introduced to several Cornish beaches has raised barely £32,000 in revenue after its first year – raising questions as to whether it cost more...

Padstow lifeboat in rescue drama off North Devon

The Padstow lifeboat has helped rescue a stricken cargo ship off the North Devon coast. A Dutch warship joined Padstow and Appledore RNLI lifeboat volunteers to rescue a 300ft...