Author: Peter Tremayne

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...

“Illegal immigrant” arrested after falling from underneath lorry at Davidstow

By Peter Tremayne Border Force officials are preparing to question a man who fell from underneath a lorry as it drove through Davidstow, north Cornwall, last week.  The incident...

Cornwall’s last chance to access EU funds for superfast broadband

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s last chance to use European money to develop its broadband infrastructure will come under scrutiny next week. The total cost of a “Superfast 3” project...

Man dies after being pulled from sea at Penzance

By Peter Tremayne A man has died after being pulled from the sea off Penzance Promenade.  He was taken to a slipway near the Jubilee Pool, and airlifted to...

Don’t believe everything you read in the papers, warns Spaceport Cornwall, trying to dampen speculation about flights from Newquay to Australia in only 90 minutes

By Peter Tremayne Officials promoting the idea of a Newquay spaceport have been moved to correct a wave of wildly inaccurate media stories claiming that sub-orbital tourist flights would...

Man dies after being pulled from the sea at Prussia Cove

By Peter Tremayne A man died on Friday (28th June) after being pulled from the sea off Prussia Cove, Mounts Bay, near Penzance.  Several people called the coastguard reporting...

Flybe stops selling nuts because of passenger allergy fears

By Peter Tremayne Newquay airport airline Fly is to stop selling peanuts or nut-based products on board its own-operated flights.  The airline said it has made the decision “in...

Man’s body found at bottom of cliffs near Padstow

By Peter Tremayne The coastguard helicopter has found the body of a man at the bottom of cliffs between Trevone and Crugmeer, near Padstow. A 65-year-old man had been...

Woman, 18, and man, 21, arrested in connection with Helston car fires

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested an 18-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man in connection with the arson attacks on several cars in Helston yesterday morning (Wednesday.) The pair...

No criminal charges after Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss death

By Peter Tremayne A coroner is to investigate the death of a woman who died at the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss festival on 1st May. Laura Smallwood, 34, from Padstow,...

RNLI launches new lifejacket hire at Rock in bid to cut sea angling deaths

By Peter Tremayne The RNLI has launched a new sea safety campaign offering to hire out lifejackets to anglers for only £5 per day. The initiative stems from the...

Work continues to build two WW2 Spitfires in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne A not-for-profit organisation based on the Roseland, Truro, is now nearly half-way through a four-year project to build from scratch two World War 2 Spitfires. Started...

Firefighters warn again of parked car problems in Wadebridge

By Peter Tremayne Fire crews have again warned of the problems caused by parked cars at Glen Road, Wadebridge. Residents and visitors frequently park on both sides of the...

End of the line for Looe Fish Market

By Peter Tremayne The end of an era is approaching in Looe, where the port’s Looe Fish Selling Company will stop trading at the local fish market on Friday....

Devon and Cornwall police charge only 1 in 7 for cannabis possession

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police are among the least likely to bring criminal charges against people arrested for possession of cannabis, according to a Freedom of Information...

Labour Party selects Felicity Owen as Parliamentary candidate in St Austell & Newquay

By Peter Tremayne The Labour Party has selected Felicity Owen as its Parliamentary candidate for the St Austell & Newquay constituency. Ms Owen, a former director of Public Health...

Masked man arrested in Newquay for threatening people with knife

By Peter Tremayne Police in Newquay have arrested a man wearing a "Friday 13th"-style mask and brandishing a meat cleaver, who chased people in the seaside resort. It happened...

Decision on raising Tamar Bridge walkway barriers, to reduce suicides, postponed for more research

By Peter Tremayne It could be several weeks before a decision is reached about raising the height of parapets on the Tamar Bridge in a bid to cut the...