Author: Peter Tremayne

Motorcyclist dies in accident near Lostwithiel

By Peter Tremayne A 39-year-old motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a car on the A390 at Lostwithiel.  The accident happened yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) near the junction...

Three die in car crash near St Austell

By Peter Tremayne Police hope today (Tuesday) to confirm the identities of three people killed in a car crash at Ruddlemoor, St Austell, in the early hours of Sunday...

Devon and Cornwall chief constable to retire this summer

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall’s chief constable, Shaun Sawyer, is to retire later this year.  He has announced his intention to leave Devon & Cornwall Police this summer....

Asset rich but cash poor? Cornwall Council might offer £150 council tax discount to help pay energy bills

By Peter Tremayne People in Cornwall who live in large houses – but who have less than £6,000 in savings – may be eligible for a one-off £150 “discretionary”...

Partner of Cawsand former solider vows to continue legal battle over “legacy” prosecutions

By Peter Tremayne The partner of Cawsand’s Dennis Hutchings has said she is taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming discriminatory treatment of former service...

New-look Newquay Airport forum “should meet in public” says government

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport has given more details of how it plans to “engage” with the local community following Cornwall Council’s confirmation that the existing Consultative Forum has...

Man charged with causing death by careless driving through drink, after two killed near Bude

By Peter Tremayne A man is due to appear before Bodmin magistrates today (Thursday) in connection with a road traffic accident near Bude on Monday which killed a couple...

Flying blind: Newquay Airport left to operate on auto-pilot, as councillors told they no longer have a role

By Peter Tremayne The Newquay Airport Consultative Forum is officially no longer a part of Cornwall Council, the airport has confirmed. The organisation, which brought together Cornwall councillors, town...

A familiar name takes to the skies again – but won’t be seen over Newquay any time soon

By Peter Tremayne Flybe is back in the air – but does not appear to be coming back to Newquay Airport any time soon. The airline went bust two...

How will County Hall exercise its “discretion” over who will get help with energy bills?

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall council leader Linda Taylor is expected to make a decision within the next few days about who will benefit most from the government’s attempt to...

Hello, hello, hello – have you been trying to talk to your MP?

By Peter Tremayne A fascinating video has emerged on social media revealing how Devon and Cornwall police are responding to the murder of Essex MP David Amess last year....

Only 83 Ukrainian refugees have made it to Cornwall, despite offer of 2,000 homes

By Peter Tremayne The government has granted visas for only 83 of the Ukrainian refugees who have been offered homes by 2,000 Cornish residents, according to Home Office data....

Newquay Airport: even Cornwall Council, which owns it, does not know who is in charge

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s grip on events at Newquay Airport came under the microscope yesterday (Tuesday) as cabinet members were quizzed about who is in charge. Councillor Paul...

A third satellite hitches a ride on Branson’s rocket, boosting the business case for a Cornish spaceshot

By Peter Tremayne Another satellite company has signed a deal with Virgin Orbit to launch from Newquay later this year, subject to the approval of various licensing applications. The...

More pre-fabs set to sprout in Camborne

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is seeking planning permission to build flats on the site of a Camborne car park. The pre-fabricated buildings will replace the temporary “bunkabins” at...

More than two years behind schedule, Cornwall’s new deal for buses finally crawls into view

By Peter Tremayne Bus services in Cornwall are about to undergo their biggest shake-up in decades, uniting rival operators with a single ticket. The “Bus Fares Pilot” has been...

Another construction firm in administration, posing questions over unfinished buildings in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Another large construction company has gone into administration, leaving question marks over a number of public sector projects in Cornwall. Caledonian Modular had been working on...

Now you see them, now you don’t don’t: the curious case of Launceston’s vanishing roadworks

By Peter Tremayne Launceston looks set for weeks of traffic chaos after Cornwall Council warned of roadworks – and then withdrew its warning – before likely reintroducing the warning...

EXCLUSIVE: Still plenty of empty seats on taxpayer-funded flights between Newquay and London

By Peter Tremayne The taxpayer-subsidised cheap flights between Newquay and London are still resulting in aircraft which are barely half-full, according to an official report. The period December-February resulted,...

Newquay Airport Forum meeting cancelled again – due a licence-threatening outbreak of Covid, or is it just a dead parrot?

By Peter Tremayne The Newquay Airport Consultative Forum meeting promised for this week has been cancelled.  The forum, which Cornwall Council’s website says was “discontinued” in January, now seems...