Author: Peter Tremayne

Cornwall’s transport chief claims he was deliberately excluded from Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferry meeting

By Peter Tremayne An extraordinary row has broken out on the joint committee which runs the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferry service over whether or not Cornwall’s cabinet member...

No more flights from Newquay – London until the end of October at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The last passenger aircraft to take off from Newquay to London is due to depart shortly after 7pm this evening (Tuesday) leaving a gap in service...

Fuel crisis forces postponement of Truro City football match

By Peter Tremayne The fuel crisis has forced the cancellation of this evening’s football match between Truro City and Dorchester. Truro currently have to play their “home” fixtures in...

Porthleven football club meets following withdrawal from league

By Peter Tremayne Porthleven football club is holding an extraordinary general meeting this evening (Monday) following its sudden withdrawal from the South West Peninsula League. The club’s decision to...

60 years after getting together to run the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferries, Cornwall and Plymouth start to “think the unthinkable” about what would happen if they divorce

By Peter Tremayne Looming financial difficulties with the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferries have forced Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council to consider, for the first time, how they...

Branson has still not signed a contract to launch any satellites from Newquay, as clock counts down to first launch in 9 months

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has still not signed any contract to operate from the Newquay spaceport, councillors heard yesterday (Thursday.) Spaceport bosses told the Newquay Airport consultative forum...

Winter flights from Newquay to London should “resume as soon as possible,” says airport boss

By Peter Tremayne Flights from Newquay to London look set to end next week – but could resume four weeks later, councillors heard yesterday (Thursday.) Newquay Airport manager Pete...

You’re on your own, government tells Cornwall and Plymouth, rejecting calls to finance Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferries

By Peter Tremayne The government has ruled out taking financial responsibility for the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint ferries, dramatically increasing the prospect of a significant increase in tolls next...

Cornwall’s £40 million Wave Hub was sold for only £2.4 million and is about to become a Swedish-owned windfarm, built by Americans

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Wave Hub, developed by taxpayers at a cost of more than £40 million despite never delivering a single watt of commercial electricity, was sold to...

Kit Hill killers to be sentenced today following jury’s murder verdict

By Peter Tremayne Two men from South East Cornwall will be sentenced today (Wednesday) after being found guilty of murdering a 22-year-old in an arranged fight. Kristian Humphries, 31,...

Announcement on Newquay-London flights subsidy “within days”

By Peter Tremayne A new “Public Service Obligation” taxpayer subsidy to fly commercial passenger aircraft between Newquay and London could be announced within days, the St Austell and Newquay...

Only 9 months to go before Branson launches his rocket from Newquay, promises spaceport boss

By Peter Tremayne A countdown, of sorts, is underway at Newquay “spaceport” in anticipation of the first satellite launch.  For the first time, a “launch window” has been set...

Police condemn “biker trap” wire on woodland trail

By Peter Tremayne Police are trying to find out who was responsible for setting a life-threatening trap for mountain bikers in woods near Wadebridge. Someone tied a piece of...

Unemployment in Cornwall much lower than same period last year, as Covid vaccine gets people back to work

By Peter Tremayne The number of people in Cornwall who are out of work and claiming benefit has fallen significantly compared with the same period last year. Jobs figures...

Talks “are continuing” over taxpayer subsidy for Newquay-London flights

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council officials are in a race against time to save the air link between Newquay airport and London. Unless a deal is done within the...

Our new cycle hub vision is bigger and better than the original, and that is why it is now twice as expensive, says Cornwall Council

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has explained why its proposed “cycle hub” at Newquay has doubled in price in only 12 months.  County Hall says the latest vision is...

EXCLUSIVE: Time is running out for any taxpayer-bailout to keep aircraft flying between Newquay and London

By Peter Tremayne Time is running out for the government and Cornwall Council to agree any subsidy for flights between Newquay airport and London. There is an eerie quiet...

Lots of lycra on display as two-wheel fans prepare to salute Tour of Britain cycle race

By Peter Tremayne A four-year campaign to bring the Tour of Britain cycle race to Cornwall will be realised this morning (Sunday) in Penzance. It was in November 2017...

Search continues for divers presumed dead at HMS Scylla wreck, Whitsand Bay

By Peter Tremayne Emergency services are urging people to avoid Whitsand Bay today (Sunday) as they continue their search for two divers, who are presumed to have died while...

Cornwall’s proposed Cycle Hub doubles in price in only 12 months, as County Hall starts its search for £7 million

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has revealed that a “cycle hub” to be built on council-owned land near Newquay has nearly doubled in price in only 12 months. In...