Author: Peter Tremayne

Is Camelford about to become a council healthcare guinea pig?

9th March 2017By Peter TremayneCamelford could be about pioneer a new way of providing healthcare – with Cornwall Council building and owning the facilities.In what would be a radical...

Inquiry continues as former RCHT boss is jailed for two years

7th March 2017By Peter TremayneThe former chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust board, Jon Andrewes, has been jailed for two years after admitting he lied about his qualifications....

Re-heated roast lamb contained deadly bacteria

1st March 2017By Peter TremayneThe former managers of a pub near Truro have been ordered to pay more than £40,000 in fines and costs after a court heard how...

First Cornish language festival starts tomorrow

24th February 2017 By Peter Tremayne Follow @CornwallReportsThe first-ever festival to promote the Cornish language gets underway tomorrow (Saturday) in Penzance.The Festival Kernewek is centred on The Acorn, Parade...

Ram raiders smash their way into Bodmin’s Original Factory Shop

21st February 2017 By Peter Tremayne Follow @CornwallReportsPolice are seeking witnesses after The Original Factory Shop in Bodmin was broken into during the early hours of Saturday morning.Thieves used...

Students in Cornwall: Planners aim to protect Falmouth and restrict future accommodation close to Penryn campus

20th February 2017 By Peter Tremayne Follow @CornwallReportsThe number of students at Falmouth University is to be limited by being linked to the construction of new, purpose-built accommodation close...

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....