Author: Peter Tremayne

Locals rally to help couple whose home was badly damaged by fire at Par

8th January 2018By Peter TremayneThe community in Par has set up a campaign to help a local family whose home was badly damaged by fire on Saturday night.Fire crews...

Cornwall wakes to find that Eleanor has moved on, leaving a mess

3rd January 2018By Peter TremayneStorm Eleanor has battered Cornwall overnight, bringing hazardous driving conditions and causing damage to some buildings.The A39 is currently closed in both directions at Kings...

Work starts on building two Spitfires

28th December 2017By Peter TremayneWork has started in Cornwall to build two WW2 Spitfire aircraft.A newly-founded not-for-profit organisation based on the Roseland, near Truro, the Parnall Foundation, is using...

Survey finds Cornwall is still one of the worst places in Britain for homelessness and rough sleeping

27th December 2017By Peter TremayneResearch by the Liberal Democrats has confirmed that Cornwall is still one of the worst places in Britain for tackling the problem of rough sleeping. ...

Falmouth by-election date set for 1st February

22nd December 2017By Peter TremaynePolling in the Cornwall Council by-election at Falmouth is to be on Thursday 1st February.The formal notice of poll is due to be published next...

Bodmin’s Dragon slain

14th December 2017By Peter TremayneBodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre is to be re-branded.  Following the award of its management contract to Better, the centre is to lose its “Dragon” name. ...

Labour selects Jayne Kirkham as candidate for council by-election

13th December 2017By Peter TremayneThe Labour Party has selected Jayne Kirham as its candidate for the forthcoming Cornwall Council by-election in Falmouth.  The by-election, in the Falmouth Smithick ward,...

South West Euro MP in legal challenge to David Davis over Brexit

11th December 2017By Peter TremayneSouth West Euro MP Molly Scott Cato has started legal action against the government over Brexit.The Green Party MEP is seeking a Judicial Review in...

How the fines imposed on fiddling bankers are coming back to help West Cornwall

7th December 2017By Peter TremayneA £300,000 charity grant, which stems from the way banks fiddled interest rates for more than 20 years, has been awarded to the Porthkerris Observation...

Budget was “a missed opportunity” to help clean Cornwall’s air quality blackpsots

26th November 2017By Peter TremayneLeaders of the UK100 Clean Air Summit – which is supported by Cornwall Council – have written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove calling for urgent...

Patients return to Launceston hospital after £440,000 repairs and improvements

24th November 2017By Peter TremaynePatients have returned to Launceston Hospital as a major building improvement programme nears completion.Beds at the facility were closed in September to allow NHS Property...

Hospital Order for St Merryn man who suffocated his wife

22nd Novembeer 2017By Peter TremayneAn 89-year-old St Merryn man was yesterday (Tuesday) convicted of the murder of his 88-year-old wife, Avis Addison.Douglas Addison, of Trehemborne Road, killed his wife...

Tamar Bridge “at capacity” in 10-15 years, as councils study possible solutions

20th November 2017By Peter TremayneNearly 20 million vehicles use the Tamar Bridge every year – prompting fears that the bridge will be at capacity, and traffic at a complete...

Cornwall’s council tax to rise 5%, despite £75 million cuts and more job losses

16th November 2017By Peter TremayneCouncil tax in Cornwall is set to rise by nearly 5% next year, due mostly to the need to find more cash for the elderly...

Devon and Cornwall police arrest of black people is disproportionate, according to Home Office figures

15th November 2017By Peter TremayneBlack people in Devon and Cornwall are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched by police than white people, according to latest Home...

Police & Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez could face defeat in Cornwall “no confidence” vote

14th November 2017By Peter TremayneThe Devon and Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner is facing a very close vote next week on a motion of no confidence in her.Although the...

Quarter tonne bell stolen from St Austell public garden

13th November 2017By Peter TremaynePolice are hunting thieves who stole a large bronze bell from public gardens in St Austell.The Warner Bros London 1884 bell was taken from Pine...

Home Office says “sorry” for UK Border Force no show at Newquay Airport

30th October 2017By Peter TremayneThe Home Office is conducting an inquiry to find out why British passengers returning from a holiday in Spain were held up at Newquay airport...

A bit of a gamble: Cornwall Council’s “ethical” investment policy cost £135,000 last year

24th October 2017By Peter TremayneCornwall Council’s “ethical” investment policy cost around £135,000 last year, according to a new report.The council’s money market investments have typically returned 0.17% - nearly...

Torbay Lib Dems withdraw Police & Crime Commissioner “no confidence” motion

22nd October 2017By Peter TremayneDevon & Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez, has called on local councillors to work more closely with her after Liberal Democrats on Torbay...