Author: Peter Tremayne

Cut in passenger duty for domestic flights should help Newquay Airport

By Peter Tremayne The government has boosted the fortunes of regional UK airports like Newquay by announcing a cut in air passenger duty for domestic flights – but not...

Western Hunt foxhounds case adjourned until December

By Peter Tremayne Charges against a master of foxhounds, whose dogs killed a pet cat in Cornwall earlier this year, have been adjourned until December. John Lanyon Sampson, 55,...

Rescue services save four from car roof as Storm Aurore floods St Kew ford

By Peter Tremayne Rescue services were called to the St Kew ford last night to help recover four people trapped by floodwater on the roof of their car. The...

Is anybody really missing regular flights from Newquay to London? Another deadline comes and goes as talks continue about taxpayer subsidy

By Peter Tremayne Subsidised flights between Newquay and London will not resume before 31st October, contrary to promises made last month. Cornwall Council has now told the BBC it...

Cawsand’s army veteran Dennis Hutchings, 80, dies while on trial in Belfast for 1974 “legacy” killing in Northern Ireland

By Peter Tremayne An ex-soldier from Cornwall has died while on trial over a fatal shooting during the “dirty war” in Northern Ireland 47 years ago. Dennis Hutchings, 80,...

Trial of army veteran from Cornwall accused of 1974 killing in Northern Ireland is adjourned because of Covid

By Peter Tremayne The trial of Cornwall army veteran Dennis Hutchings over the 1974 killing of an unarmed civilian in Northern Ireland has been adjourned for three weeks after...

EXCLUSIVE: who is building Cornwall’s Kernow Sat? The plot thickens…

By Peter Tremayne Mystery still surrounds the progress of Cornwall’s much-hyped “Kernow Sat” satellite, due to blast off from Newquay in only eight months. The satellite appears to have...

Newquay Airport lost £3.4 million last year, as revenues plunged 69% because of Covid

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport made an operating loss of £3.4 million last year, as revenues plunged 69.2% because of Covid restrictions.  Cornwall Council, which owns the airport, has...

Death of 17-year-old Gillian Davey underlines why the dangers of Padstow’s Doom Bar need to be better appreciated, say marine accident investigators

By Peter Tremayne Marine accident investigators have made a number of recommendations after investigating the capsize of a motor cruiser in the Camel Estuary, off Padstow, last year.  A...

Navy says it is confident it had nothing to do with sinking French trawler off Cornwall’s coast in 2004

By Peter Tremayne Navy police ruled out any involvement by a British submarine in the sinking of a French trawler off Cornwall, 17 years ago, an inquest in London...

Trial of army veteran accused in connection with historic Northern Ireland killing could be drawing to a close

By Peter Tremayne The trial of former soldier Dennis Hutchings, from Cawsand on the Rame Peninsula, could be drawing to a close. Mr Hutchings, 80, is on trial at...

Time is running out if Newquay-London flights are to resume before the end of the month

By Peter Tremayne The chances of passenger flights between Newquay and London resuming by the end of the month appear to be diminishing, as there is still no news...

Inquest into 2004 sinking of French trawler off The Lizard to resume tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne A Royal Navy submarine commander is due to give evidence next week at the inquest into the deaths of five French fishermen who drowned off The...

Trial of Dennis Hutchings to enter its second week tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne The trial of Dennis Hutchings, aged 80, from Cawsand on the Rame Peninsula, is due to resume tomorrow (Monday) at Belfast Crown Court. Mr Hutchings, a...

Misconduct notices issued as investigation into Plymouth mass shooting continues

By Peter Tremayne A civilian working for Devon and Cornwall police has been accused of gross misconduct over the way Jake Davison was granted a firearms certificate in 2017,...

Inquest resumes in search for the truth about why French trawler sank off Cornish coast 17 years ago

By Peter Tremayne The inquest has resumed into the deaths of five fishermen drowned when their vessel sank 15 miles off The Lizard in 2004. Central to the mystery...

Evidence against Cawsand pensioner accused of 1974 killing in Northern Ireland is “circumstantial” says prosecution but “sufficient for a charge of attempted murder”

By Peter Tremayne The trial of an 80-year-old Army veteran from Cornwall is due to resume tomorrow (Wednesday) as Belfast Crown Court continues to investigate the death of an...

Cawsand pensioner goes on trial in Belfast, accused of attempted murder 47 years ago

By Peter Tremayne An 80-year-old man from Cawsand in South East Cornwall has gone on trial at Belfast Crown Court accused of attempted murder. The high-profile prosecution, which has...

City of Culture bids: Cornwall among 20 entries waiting for news from Manchester

By Peter Tremayne The government’s timetable for selecting the 2025 City of Culture is already slipping, as ministers failed to meet their own deadline for announcing which of the...

“We should charge the government for use of Tamar Bridge,” says councillor

By Peter Tremayne Councillors from both sides of the River Tamar, and from all political parties, are to protest the government’s decision not to offer a financial contribution towards...