Author: Peter Tremayne

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...

Cornwall’s leisure centre staff face two-year wait for the living wage

By Peter Tremayne Some staff at Cornwall’s leisure centres could have to wait two years before they are paid even the “living wage” of £9 per hour, councillors were...

Under the hammer: After consuming millions in “regeneration,” St Austell’s White River shopping centre is up for sale

By Peter Tremayne The White River shopping centre, at the heart of St Austell, is up for sale – less than ten years after consuming millions of pounds of...

New outdoor gym to open at Falmouth

By Peter Tremayne A new outdoor fitness centre at Falmouth is due to open on Friday (14th June.) The outdoor gym is the latest project to be realised since...

Two held after hit-and-run accident near Sticker

By Peter Tremayne Police are questioning two people after a 24-year-old man was left with serious head and chest injuries after a hit and run accident at Coliza Hill,...

South West Euro MP Ann Widdecombe blames “liberal tyranny” for loss of her theatre shows

By Peter Tremayne South West Euro MP Ann Widdecombe has blamed “a liberal tyranny” for the cancellation of her scheduled appearance at the Penlee Park open air theatre, Penzance,...

Citizens Advice expands service in Launceston in wake of factory closure

By Peter Tremayne Citizens Advice Cornwall is planning an expansion of its service in the Launceston area.  The decision follows the closure of the Kensey food factory in the...

Should Tamar Bridge safety barriers be raised to prevent suicides? Councillors will have to decide

By Peter Tremayne Councillors in Cornwall and Plymouth are to consider raising the height of parapets on the Tamar Bridge in a bid to cut the numbers of suicides....

Waiting for Branson: Cornwall’s taxpayers will be forced to gamble on spaceport

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall councillors seem certain to approve the spending of £12 million on the construction of the Newquay spaceport, despite last year’s promise from chief executive Kate...

Crown Prosecution Service backs drugs charges against 18-year-olds, following girl’s death

By Peter Tremayne The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised drugs charges against two 18-year-old men following the death of a 15-year-old girl in Camborne last year. Joshua Ward, of...

New concern about outsourcer Kier as shares fall another 40%

By Peter Tremayne Shares in the construction firm Kier, which is currently engaged in the £20 million refurbishment of Truro’s Hall for Cornwall, fell a further 40% yesterday (Monday)...

Nearly 4,000 petition health chiefs to save Mevagissey’s GP surgery

By Peter Tremayne St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double, and local Mevagissey councillor James Mustoe, have urged Cornwall’s health chiefs to commit to keeping open the local GPs’...

Tory leadership hopeful Mark Harper gets more backing from Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has joined St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double in declaring support for former Tory chief whip Mark Harper to be...

Brexit Party storms to victory in Cornwall, despite good results for Liberal Democrats and Green Party

By Peter Tremayne The Brexit Party swept to victory last night in the South West region elections to the European Parliament. Defending Euro MPs from both the Conservative Party...