Author: Peter Tremayne

Treyarnon Bay death not suspicious, say police

6th February 2017 By Peter Tremayne Police say they not treating the death of a man whose body was found at Treyarnon Bay, Padstow, on Saturday as suspicious. Officers...

How many County Hall councillors? 87 is ample, say towns and parishes, as the saga continues

6th February 2017 Peter TremayneTwo of the most senior figures from the Local Government Boundary Commission are due to visit Cornwall today (Monday) for an update on work designed...

Plans for 140 new homes at Quintrell Downs

1st February 2017 By Peter Tremayne Follow @CornwallReportsPlanners have been asked to consider new proposals for 140 homes at Quintrell Downs, near Newquay.The 9-acre site, between West Road and...

Offenders could avoid prosecution as Devon & Cornwall Police urged pilot new scheme

30th January 2017 By Peter Tremayne Follow @CornwallReports Offenders in Devon and Cornwall are to be offered the chance to avoid prosecution by signing up to new “diversionary” ways...

Cornwall’s rough sleeping crisis gets even worse, as council finds extra cash

The number of people sleeping rough in Cornwall has hit a new high – 99, up more than 50% on the previous year. The 2015 figure was itself a...

Devon & Cornwall to get 100 extra police officers

26th January 2017 By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall Police are to recruit 100 additional officers, bringing the force back up to more than 3,000 for the first time...

Padstow’s “Darkie Day” again under the spotlight as Shrewsbury folk festival bans “blacking up”

The controversy over Padstow’s “Darkie Day” parade seems likely to be refuelled today (Monday) with the screening of a BBC South West Inside Out report about the event.The parade...

Cause and effect? Budgets down, rough sleeping up

18th January 2017 By Peter Tremayne Figures released by Cornwall Council show a steady decline in the amount spent on dealing with homelessness and rough sleepers over the past...

Cornwall needs only 85 councillors at County Hall, say Tories

Cornwall Council should lose nearly 30% of its members and needs only 85 councillors to represent the whole county, according to a motion tabled by Conservatives and due to...

Plans go in for 2,000-home student village at Penryn

11th January 2017 By Peter Tremayne Follow @CornwallReportsAn instant “village” to house 2,000 Falmouth University students could be built at Treluswell, near Penryn, if planners approve an application submitted...

Royal Cornwall Show boost to charities

Two charities have been given official status at the 2017 Royal Cornwall Show. Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Alzheimer’s Society have welcomed the decision, which gives them the exclusive...

“Hands off our hospital” says Bude – but gets no reassurances as NHS roadshow rolls on

Nearly 200 people have attended the first in a series of public meetings about the future of Cornwall’s National Health Service. The Parkhouse Centre at Bude was packed as...

Welcome to Cornwall’s World Heritage site – next door to a Travelodge hotel

Visitors to the Unesco World Heritage Site which is part of Cornwall’s tin mining history will soon be greeted with a very 21st century image: a Travelodge hotel. At...

Police & Crime Commissioner interviewed over general election accounts

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Alison Hernandez, has been interviewed under caution in connection with allegations of false accounting related to the 2015 general election....

Superfast internet connections for thousands more in 2017

2017 is set to be the year that thousands more people in Cornwall get superfast broadband. The next phase of connecting fibre internet connections will see nearly 1,450 homes...

From tin mining to Travelodges: planners consider the meaning of “heritage”

Cornwall’s industrial past comes face to face with its tourism-dependent present on Thursday when part of the county’s Unesco-protected World Heritage mining landscape is considered for a Travelodge and...

Organisers stump up the cash to police their events

Devon and Cornwall Police made more than £100,000 by providing “special services” during 2016, according to official figures. Among several “Special Policing Services” contracts identified in response to a...

£50,000 St Breock wind farm community fund open for bids

Communities in the Wadebridge area have been told they have little over six weeks to submit bids for a share of the £50,000 St Breock Windfarm fund. The fund...

Devon and Cornwall police raid the wrong address – 10 times in 3 years

Devon and Cornwall police have paid out nearly £4,000 in recent years for raiding premises – but getting the wrong address.Police raided a total of 10 “wrong address” premises...

Cornwall’s fire service takes charge of monitoring CCTV in eight towns

Cornwall is set to pioneer a new way of monitoring Closed Circuit Television in eight towns today when the county’s Fire Service takes over responsibility for watching the screens.The...