Author: Peter Tremayne

EXCLUSIVE: without involving a single elected councillor, County Hall calls in estate agents to consider the future of Newquay Airport

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport is in now the hands of the world’s biggest estate agent. Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis (CBRE), based in Dallas, Texas, has been hired to...

EXCLUSIVE: Saints Trail inquiry “will not attribute blame” as councillors face long wait for answers

By Peter Tremayne It will be several months before Cornwall Council is able to explain what went wrong with its chaotic £19 million Saints Trail cycle path project, part...

Under the radar, County Hall is thinking of its next big idea: the incredible shrinking airport

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport is on course to become smaller, as Cornwall Council continues its “review” of the loss-making venture which costs local taxpayers millions of pounds a...

Another delay: Cornwall’s satellite will not be launched this year

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s satellite will not after all be launched into orbit on the first rocket to take off from Newquay, despite the promise made by Boris Johnson...

Rave On: Davidstow’s “Not The Jubilee” party continues to irritate some locals

By Peter Tremayne Hundreds of people are still at an impromptu music festival on Davidstow moor, near Camelford, despite a three-day police presence at the site. Officers have made...

Mount Hawke murder: Devon and Cornwall police “tapped on the window” and then left

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police are bracing themselves for a damning report from the Independent Office for Police Conduct over their failure to respond to reports of...

The wrong kind of Jubilee party has North Cornwall residents up in arms

By Peter Tremayne With dozens of roads in Cornwall due to be closed for the Queen’s Jubilee street parties this weekend, police are warning people to avoid Davidstow, near...

Truro car park assault: 15 weeks later, still no decision from Crown Prosecution Service

By Peter Tremayne Nearly 15 weeks after social media alerted thousands of people in Cornwall to the violent assault of a homeless man in a Truro car park, the...

Police constable sacked for visiting Homebase when he should have been responding to an emergency

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall police constable has been sacked for gross misconduct after making a personal visit to Homebase instead of responding to a call for...

Police stations to reopen at Penzance and Falmouth

By Peter Tremayne People will once again be able to use police stations at Penzance and Falmouth. The inquiry desks at both towns closed in 2014 but should now...

North Cornwall farmer gets his climate protest day in court

By Peter Tremayne A North Cornwall farmer is due to appear in court in East London this afternoon (Friday) accused of taking part in a climate change protest. Paul...

“There was a young lady from Bude, who went to the beach in a mood. After getting undressed, she was feeling less stressed. You can’t beat a dip in the nude”

By Peter Tremayne A mental health charity is inviting people to strip off and run naked into the ocean at Bude. The South West Skinny Dip event, which launched...

No rocket launch from Cornwall to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee

By Peter Tremayne Suggestions that Cornwall’s first mission into space might take place to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee appear to have been squashed with the news from...

Cornish police officer “would have been sacked” if she had not resigned, says disciplinary panel

By Peter Tremayne A former Camborne police constable has been found guilty of breaching professional standards.  WPC Sarah Trewern resigned from the Devon and Cornwall force before a misconduct...

EXCLUSIVE: the latest wheeze to make money at Newquay Airport involves simulated zero-gravity rides in “the Fun Zone”

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport could be the launchpad for high-altitude “parabolic” flights which simulate zero-gravity, if negotiations between two companies ever bear fruit. Blue Abyss, which for nearly...

Ministry of Defence puts two more satellites on Branson’s rocket, due to take off from Cornwall this year

By Peter Tremayne Two more satellites are to hitch a ride into space when Richard Branson attempts his first rocket launch from Cornwall later this year. The satellites, part...

Motorbike crash brings death toll on Cornwall’s roads to five in 10 days

By Peter Tremayne Another motorcyclist has died on Cornwall’s roads.  He has become the fifth fatal road traffic accident victim in Cornwall in 10 days. The 34-year-old man was...

Three months later: still no CPS decision on youths arrested in connection with the assault of homeless man in Truro car park

By Peter Tremayne The Crown Prosecution Service has still not decided whether anyone should face charges over the assault of a homeless man in a Truro car park three...

Situations Vacant: Cornwall Council, having just made more than 410 people redundant, now wants to hire more bosses

By Peter Tremayne County Hall is advertising for two more service directors on salaries of up to £114,102 per year. A total of eight jobs are currently being advertised...

Police name motorcyclist killed near Lostwithiel on Wednesday

By Peter Tremayne Police have named the motorcyclist killed in an accident on the A390 near Lostwithiel last week.  Benjamin Lavender, 39, from the St Austell area, died at...