Author: Peter Tremayne

Ahoy, matey! Can you please direct me towards the nearest collection of world leaders?

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police have staged a special “photo-opportunity” for the media to witness a new “fleet” of specialist patrol boats and underwater divers who will...

Truro park and ride back to normal tomorrow, says council

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has confirmed that the Truro Park and Ride will resume normal service from tomorrow (Thursday) when the Tregurra site reopens at 6.30m. The car...

Truro’s park-and-ride travellers are on the move, after five-night stay

By Peter Tremayne There are reports that the large travellers’ camp which set up in the Tregurra park and ride, on the eastern side of Truro, on Friday evening...

Government confusion over Covid travel rules brings new dilemma for Newquay airport and Cornwall Council

By Peter Tremayne The government’s confusion over which countries people can – or should – visit has caused a new headache for Newquay airport and its owner, Cornwall Council....

Truro’s Tregurra Park and Ride could remain closed until next week, as travellers refuse to budge

By Peter Tremayne It looks as if the unauthorised travellers’ camp which has closed Truro’s Tregurra park and ride, next to Waitrose, is set to remain on site until...

Cornwall’s Wave Hub is now a Swedish wind hub

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has sold the Hayle Wave Hub to a Swedish floating windfarm company. County Hall is not saying how much it got for the Wave...

The thin blue line is about to become highly visible, as 6,500 police look forward to their G7 visit to Cornwall – and the use of a floating spa and beauty salon

By Peter Tremayne The deployment of 6,500 extra police to Cornwall for the G7 Summit cranks up a gear next week, as officers take over Fraddon village hall as...

Krowji fire: crowdfunding campaign to help artists raises nearly £10,000 in only a few hours

By Peter Tremayne A crowdfunding campaign to help artists whose work was destroyed in the fire at Krowji yesterday (Sunday) has raised nearly £10,000 in only a few hours....

A headache for County Hall: more than 20 travellers’ vehicles turn up to occupy the Tregurra park and ride car park, Truro

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s new Conservative-controlled council faces its first test tomorrow (Monday) – more than a week before it officially takes over. Council leaders have to decide what...

Krowji arts centre, Redruth, “well alight” as 11 fire engines called to tackle major blaze

By Peter Tremayne Fire crews are tackling a major blaze which has severely damaged the Krowji building at Redruth, centre of Cornwall’s creative arts sector. The building, in Blowinghouse...

Police “raid” Penryn boatyard and Mabe quarry in pre-emptive strike against possible G7 protest

By Peter Tremayne Environmental campaigners in Cornwall have complained to police about what they say was a “heavy-handed raid” intended to prevent legitimate protest at the G7 Summit next...

Police confirm U-Turn over designating Truro’s Lemon Quay for “authorised” G7 protests

By Peter Tremayne Police have confirmed their U-Turn over designating Truro’s Lemon Quay as an “authorised” protest site during the G7 Summit. It means the five-day Truro Farmers’ Market...

Girl dies in West Cornwall campsite accident

By Peter Tremayne A girl has been killed in collision with a vehicle at a campsite in the Helston area. It happened around 12.50pm yesterday (Wednesday.)  The air ambulance...

Police give details of G7 Summit road closures, warning local residents will need ID

By Peter Tremayne The main A3074 road in the St Ives and Carbis Bay area will be closed to all traffic for four days during the G7 Summit, police...

Not so fast with Truro New Town, government tells County Hall, as Highways England questions the impact of additional traffic

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has been told to pause its consideration of its own planning application for Truro New Town, after concerns about likely traffic flows were flagged...

Conservative Alison Hernandez wins another term as Devon & Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner

By Peter Tremayne Conservative Alison Hernandez has won another term as Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner, after defeating Labour’s Gareth Derrick in a second round run-off. The...

Police & Crime Commissioner election: second round of counting now underway, as Tories miss first round victory by 0.03%

By Peter Tremayne Counting votes for the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner has moved to its second round, after Conservative Alison Hernandez failed to win a clear...

Cock-up at the count: Police & Crime Commissioner election result delayed by “discrepancy” in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne A “discrepancy” in the counting of votes is delaying progress towards identifying the next Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner. The mistake has occurred at...

Police conclude their investigation into how fox hounds killed a pet cat: no criminal charges

By Peter Tremayne There are growing signs that Devon and Cornwall police are not prepared to bring criminal charges against those from a fox hunt who were responsible for...

Inquest will be held into the death of Liskeard murderer found dead in Strangeways prison

By Peter Tremayne An inquest is to be held into the death of Carl Smythe, 46, from Liskeard, who was found dead in Strangeways prison last week.  Mr Smythe...