Author: Peter Tremayne

County Hall spent £1.3 million on Cornish language in eight years

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has spent more than £1.3 million on promoting the Cornish language since 2011, according to a Freedom of Information answer. Most of the cash...

Shepherds to stage French-style “No Deal Brexit” protest in bid to save Cornwall’s livestock sector

By Peter Tremayne Sheep farmers plan to drive a small flock of animals past government buildings in Whitehall today (Thursday) to warn of the impact of a no-deal Brexit. ...

Steep rise in police use of armed officers in Devon & Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne New Home Office statistics show that Devon and Cornwall police are deploying armed officers more frequently than ever before.  Last year the force carried out 320...

Whipsiderry beach closed because of fears over cliff stability

By Peter Tremayne There are new fears about the stability of cliffs at Whipsiderry Beach, Newquay.  Coastguards are warning of rock falls and possible landslips. The warning follows concerns...

Small earthquake near Helston

By Peter Tremayne The British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed a small earthquake, measuring 2.2 on the magnitude scale, happened about three miles (5km) south-west of Falmouth. Residents in...

Heavy rain expected on Friday, as South West reservoirs continue to empty

By Peter Tremayne The forecast heavy rain for Friday, which contributed to last night’s decision to cancel the Boardmasters music festival at Newquay, could bring much-needed relief to the...

Climate scientists keen to get their hands on County Hall’s spaceport study

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s scientific community is bracing itself for a robust exchange of views as it awaits an Exeter University report on the “carbon footprint” of the proposed...

MAIB identifies insurance issues at the heart of last year’s grounding of Russian cargo ship at Falmouth

By Peter Tremayne Swift action by the Falmouth harbourmaster prevented a potentially serious incident with the Russian bulk carrier Kuzma Minin, which ran aground in December, according to a...

Police appeal for witnesses after tragic end to St Teath carnival

By Peter Tremayne Police are investigating what they describe as the “unexplained” death of a 31-year-old local man whose body was found on the B3267 road at St Teath...

Falmouth School faces a long battle to satisfy Ofsted, as new Trustees submit “Action Plan” to Department for Education

By Peter Tremayne Parents and pupils at Falmouth School have been warned it could be a year before all of the measures necessary to address Ofsted’s concerns are fully...

Hayle’s long wait for harbour redevelopment could soon be over

By Peter Tremayne A 35-year wrangle over how Hayle harbour might be redeveloped has taken a major step forward, after Cornwall Council planners finally approved proposals for the North...

GWR warns of delays today as train passengers face an uncomfortably hot journey

By Peter Tremayne The train company GWR is warning customers that they expect to run a reduced service after midday today (Thursday), and those travelling should check before they...

“The natives are getting restless” as spaceport bosses prepare to answer councillors

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall councillors are preparing to question Newquay spaceport bosses about progress on the project, as Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit project approaches a crucial deadline for reaching...

No need to panic, but we have less water in our reservoirs than in 1995 (technically a drought year)

By Peter Tremayne South West Water has said it has “no immediate concerns” about supplies even though reservoirs are only 73.2% full.  This time last year they were at...

Man’s body recovered after cliff collapse at Bude

By Peter Tremayne Emergency services have recovered the body of a man from underneath a rock fall at Bude. Coastguards, and fire and rescue crews, brought the body to...

Increase in local motorists caught speeding at more than 100 mph

By Peter Tremayne The number of motorists caught speeding at more than 100 mph in Devon and Cornwall increased 14% last year. Research by the road safety campaign Brake...

European Commission approves Flybe takeover

By Peter Tremayne The European Commission has approved the takeover of Flybe by Connect Airways, paving the way for the company’s aircraft to be re-branded under the Virgin Atlantic...

Armed police commandeer boat in response to woman’s threat to jump from Wadebridge by-pass

By Peter Tremayne Armed police commandeered a boat in Wadebridge yesterday (Thursday) to provide “back up” in case a woman at risk of jumping from the by-pass ended up...

Newquay airport rated “very good” for disabled access

By Peter Tremayne Newquay airport has been ranked as one of the best in the country for access to people with disabilities. Newquay was one of only 14 to...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s “surf tax” raising even less in revenue now than when it was introduced

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s controversial “surf tax” is raising even less revenue now than when it was introduced to several beaches in 2016, according to a Freedom of Information...