Author: Peter Tremayne

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,...

Cornish daffodil “slaves” – still no charges, as police inquiry enters its third month

9th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than two months after three men were arrested and...

Truro protest at Gaza killings

8th April 2017 By Peter Tremayne Protestors handed out leaflets in Truro yesterday (Saturday) to draw attention to the continuing human rights abuses in Gaza, where nine people, including...

Hospital watchdog gives RCHT just seven days to improve

6th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The Care Quality Commission has warned Cornwall’s main hospital that it must make further significant improvements to the quality of its services.  So...

Cornwall AONB conference to debate environmental impact of farming after Brexit

3rd April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Registration has opened for a conference to discuss the future impact of Cornwall’s agricultural sector on landscape and the countryside once Britain leaves...

Drowning, not waving – why Cornwall’s offshore hub is now looking for giant wind turbines

2nd April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Wave Hub is considering a new strategy to help bolster its ailing business plan – wind turbines. The £43 million hub, on...

Truro stadium debate limps into extra time, aiming for a final decision on 17th April

28th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Plans for a stadium at Threemilestone, Truro, have survived for a few more weeks, at least, after getting very lukewarm support from Cornwall...

Cornwall Trades Council steps up its fight for workers’ rights

26th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s trade unionists are stepping up their campaign against low pay, the exploitation of young workers and Universal Credit. Cornwall Trades Council says...

Fishing anger as Cornwall’s coastal communities fear Brexit now means “worst of both worlds”

21st March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s fishing industry has reacted angrily to the government’s announcement that foreign fishing boats will continue to have access to coastal waters after...

Still no charges, more than a month after the Cornish daffodil farm “slave” raid

12th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than a month after three men were arrested and...

Hayle harbour project to go ahead

9th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Plans to build new homes and a restaurant on Hayle Harbour’s historic south quay are to be dealt with under officials’ delegated powers. ...

Europe tells Cornwall: “You want us to buy your fish? Then let us fish in your waters”

8th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne The European Union has offered the UK’s fishing industry tariff-free access to its Single Market – but only if EU member states can...

Cornish fishing community fears it is a “bargaining chip” in Brexit talks

28th February 2018By Peter TremayneConcern is growing among Cornwall’s fishing community that ministers will cast aside their interests in negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union.Two of Cornwall’s MPs,...

Cabinet member says Truro stadium “will not be linked to any decision that may subsequently be taken about other projects”

26th February 2018By Peter TremayneThe Cornwall council cabinet member with lead responsibility for any possible Truro stadium has promised that the issue will stand or fall on its own...

Cornwall councillor Paula Dolphin quits Liberal Democrats

20th February 2018By Peter TremayneBude councillor Paula Dolphin has resigned from the Liberal Democrats and will now sit as an Independent.Ms Dolphin, a former mayor of Bude and a...

Indies and Tories fail to trouble the scorer in Newquay and Penryn

19th February 2018By Peter TremayneTwo town council by-elections have given further weight to the idea that political party organisation is becoming ever more important in Cornwall’s local government.In the...

Helicopter wars loom as rival companies square up to offer flights to Isles of Scilly

15th February 2018By Peter TremayneA full-scale war between rival helicopter services from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly appears to be underway, with flights set to operate from both...