Author: Peter Tremayne

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...

Single ticket for trains and buses can still be used on Go Cornwall, insists County Hall

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has insisted that its One Public Transport project is still on track, despite the withdrawal of First Kernow from its single-ticketing arrangement for buses...

Single ticket scheme for Cornwall’s trains and buses comes unstuck in major blow to One Public Transport project

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s high-profile bid to integrate public transport has suffered a serious setback, after a leading bus company withdrew from a single-ticket scheme designed to work alongside...

Roselyon school to close – not enough pupils, say trustees

By Peter Tremayne Roselyon school, founded in 1952, is to close.  The private school, based at Lanlivery, caters for children aged 3-11.  It charges fees of up to £3,800...

Steve Double slams Theresa May’s latest Brexit plan as “betrayal”

By Peter Tremayne The Prime Minister’s latest Brexit proposals have been condemned as a “betrayal” by one of Cornwall’s MPs. St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double said he...

Scott Mann and Derek Thomas throw their weight behind Esther McVey’s new “blue collar” group, as MPs jockey for position in Tory leadership contest

By Peter Tremayne Three of Cornwall’s MPs have thrown their weight behind a bid to define the future of the Conservative Party as a right-wing, working class movement. North...

New train timetables operate in Cornwall from today

By Peter Tremayne New train timetables come into effect today (Monday) which should see a doubling of commuter services through Cornwall. The new timetable will see regular half-hourly local...

End of the line for Inter City 125 trains from Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne The Inter City 125 high speed trains which have connected Cornwall to London for more than 40 years have finally gone.  The last one travelled on...

European Parliament election votes will be counted at Wadebridge

By Peter Tremayne The counting of Cornwall’s votes in the European Parliament elections will be at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. Although Britain votes on Thursday 23rd May, voting...

Brexit Party is cruising to victory in Euro elections, as Labour and Conservatives get that sinking feeling

By Peter Tremayne A snapshot of several polling organisations suggests the Brexit Party is well on its way to winning the European Parliament elections, and could get two or...

Police investigate South West UKIP candidate over “rape Tweet” comment

By Peter Tremayne Police are investigating one of the South West candidates in the European elections over complaints that he has speculated about whether he might or might not...