Author: Peter Tremayne

Property developer cries “foul” over failed housing bid on Falmouth’s Menehay Fields

26th April 2017By Peter TremayneA property developer is threatening legal action against Cornwall Council over claims that one of its members failed to declare an interest in land near...

Bookies still studying the general election form, but one is already certain of a Tory-hold in Camborne

24th April 2017By Peter TremayneBookmakers are slowly getting to grips with the general election, with one firm already offering some prices on individual constituencies.Paddy Power has odds for the...

Cornwall’s emergency call-handlers sent Yorkshire firefighters to the wrong address

17th April 2017By Peter TremayneAn investigation is underway into how Cornwall’s Critical Control Centre, based at Tolvaddon, Camborne, misdirected a fire crew in North Yorkshire – sending firefighters to...

Police release aerial footage of high-speed car chase in Bude, ended by “stinger”

10th April 2017By Peter TremaynePolice have released footage of a high-speed car chase in Bude, which was eventually ended after officers used a "stinger" to bring the vehicle to...

Brown Willy, highest point in Cornwall, is sold

10th April 2017By Peter TremayneBrown Willy, on Bodmin Moor, has a new owner.  The sale was completed last week, after the 1,225-acre plot was on the market for several...

Motorcycle stunt team to return to Royal Cornwall Show

6th April 2017By Peter TremayneAnother main ring act set to thrill the crowds at the 2017 Royal Cornwall Show has been announced, and it’s not one for the faint...

Cornwall’s Sunday Independent newspaper closes after 209 years

6th April 2017By Peter TremayneThe Sunday Independent newspaper, which has entertained readers in Cornwall for 209 years, is to cease publication.The Liskeard-based newspaper was established in 1808.  The industry...

Plans for 226 homes at Falmouth’s Menehay Fields should be rejected, say officials

22nd March 2017By Peter TremaynePlans to build 226 new homes on land at Menehay Field, off Bickland Water Road, Falmouth, should be rejected, according to council officials.A recommendation to...

Ey oop, chuck, ‘ow ken I ‘elp yer?

16th March 2017By Peter TremayneNearly 260 fires and other emergencies in Cornwall have been controlled from outside the county in the past year – on average, five per week.The Emergency...

St Minver fatal “hit and run” case to be heard at Crown Court

9th March 2017By Peter TremayneThe man charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following the death of a St Minver woman who was killed while walking her dogs in...

Is Camelford about to become a council healthcare guinea pig?

9th March 2017By Peter TremayneCamelford could be about pioneer a new way of providing healthcare – with Cornwall Council building and owning the facilities.In what would be a radical...

Inquiry continues as former RCHT boss is jailed for two years

7th March 2017By Peter TremayneThe former chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust board, Jon Andrewes, has been jailed for two years after admitting he lied about his qualifications....

Re-heated roast lamb contained deadly bacteria

1st March 2017By Peter TremayneThe former managers of a pub near Truro have been ordered to pay more than £40,000 in fines and costs after a court heard how...

First Cornish language festival starts tomorrow

24th February 2017By Peter TremayneFollow @CornwallReportsThe first-ever festival to promote the Cornish language gets underway tomorrow (Saturday) in Penzance.The Festival Kernewek is centred on The Acorn, Parade Street, and...

Ram raiders smash their way into Bodmin’s Original Factory Shop

21st February 2017By Peter TremayneFollow @CornwallReportsPolice are seeking witnesses after The Original Factory Shop in Bodmin was broken into during the early hours of Saturday morning.Thieves used a vehicle...

Students in Cornwall: Planners aim to protect Falmouth and restrict future accommodation close to Penryn campus

20th February 2017By Peter TremayneFollow @CornwallReportsThe number of students at Falmouth University is to be limited by being linked to the construction of new, purpose-built accommodation close to its...

Treyarnon Bay death not suspicious, say police

6th February 2017 By Peter Tremayne Police say they not treating the death of a man whose body was found at Treyarnon Bay, Padstow, on Saturday as suspicious. Officers...

How many County Hall councillors? 87 is ample, say towns and parishes, as the saga continues

6th February 2017Peter TremayneTwo of the most senior figures from the Local Government Boundary Commission are due to visit Cornwall today (Monday) for an update on work designed to...

Plans for 140 new homes at Quintrell Downs

1st February 2017By Peter TremayneFollow @CornwallReportsPlanners have been asked to consider new proposals for 140 homes at Quintrell Downs, near Newquay.The 9-acre site, between West Road and the A3058,...

Offenders could avoid prosecution as Devon & Cornwall Police urged pilot new scheme

30th January 2017By Peter TremayneFollow @CornwallReports Offenders in Devon and Cornwall are to be offered the chance to avoid prosecution by signing up to new “diversionary” ways of dealing...