Author: Peter Tremayne

Great Western Railways suspends Penzance-Paddington route after cracks found in train carriages

By Peter Tremayne Rail passengers hoping to use high-speed trains from Penzance are being advised to find alternative ways to travel today (Sunday) after cracks were found in some...

EXCLUSIVE: Police are having second thoughts about use of Truro’s Lemon Quay for “authorised” G7 protests

By Peter Tremayne Police are coming under pressure to reverse their decision to appoint Truro’s Lemon Quay as a “designated, authorised” protest site during the G7 Summit next month....

24 hours after the death of Liskeard murderer Carl Smythe, another inmate dies at Strangeways prison

By Peter Tremayne A second inmate has died at Manchester prison, just 24 hours after Liskeard murderer Carl Smythe was found dead in the jail. Mr Smthe, 46, died...

Cornwall to get a taste of “international” football for the first time since 2019

By Peter Tremayne A football team representing Cornwall is due to play an "international" in London on 22nd May.  The Kernow FA team is playing a friendly game against...

G7 Summit: We have no plans to demonstrate in Truro, protestors tell police

By Peter Tremayne Some of the groups organising protests against the St Ives G7 Summit next month have said they have no intention of gathering at Truro’s Lemon Quay...

Jersey “blockade” row: how Cornwall helped the Royal Navy prepare for confrontation with French fishermen

By Peter Tremayne One of the Royal Navy warships involved in an election-day fishing-dispute “patrol” off the coast of Jersey this morning (Thursday) left Falmouth on Tuesday sporting a...

Inquiry launched as Liskeard murderer found dead in Strangeways prison

By Peter Tremayne The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman is investigating what caused the death of 46-year-old Carl Smythe, of Liskeard, in Manchester prison yesterday (Tuesday.) Mr Smythe was serving...

Branson awards £7.8 million Newquay spaceport contract to Spanish company

By Peter Tremayne A vital part of the Newquay spaceport is to be built by a Spanish-based company. Virgin Orbit has awarded the contract for developing its Transportable Ground...

Counting the cost after fertiliser fire destroys barn near Summercourt

By Peter Tremayne Firefighters have spent the night at Tredinnick Farm, Gummow’s Shop, Summercourt, damping down a fertiliser blaze which forced residents to keep their windows and doors closed...

“Close windows and doors” advice, as firefighters battle fertiliser blaze near Summercourt

By Peter Tremayne Emergency services are warning people in mid-Cornwall to keep their doors and windows closed because of a huge barn fire, involving fertiliser. Fertiliser can release toxic...

Two months later: still no arrests, as the “Mini’s Law” petition reaches Parliament in a bid stop fox hounds killing pets

By Peter Tremayne The government is coming under pressure to legislate after out-of-control fox hounds killed a pet cat in West Cornwall. Two months after the incident, involving the...

Police appeal for witnesses to accident which killed moped rider

By Peter Tremayne A 48-year-old man from the Newquay area has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and driving while unfit through drugs, after colliding...

G7 Summit: “Ring of steel” around St Ives with details of road closures due next week

By Peter Tremayne Security fencing and a radio mast are about to appear at St Ives, as police prepare for the G7 Summit of world leaders, starting on 13th...

Cornwall dog breeder gets suspended jail sentence

By Peter Tremayne A man has been banned from keeping dogs and ordered to pay thousands of pounds in costs following a prosecution by Cornwall Council. Barry Rowe, 70,...

Serious failings at Cornwall Housing, demanding urgent inspection of old electrical fittings

By Peter Tremayne A government watchdog has launched an investigation into Cornwall Housing. Cornwall Housing has more than 10,300 tenants.  It is part of Cornwall Council’s arms-length Corserv group...

White House confirms US President Joe Biden will visit St Ives for G7 Summit

By Peter Tremayne The White House has confirmed that US President Joe Biden will be attending the G7 Summit, in St Ives, from 11th-13th June. Millions of pounds are...

Truro’s Pydar redevelopment to be considered at “informal” City Council meeting just one week before election

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EasyJet flying Newquay-Gatwick from June

By Peter Tremayne EasyJet has confirmed that it is launching a new summer route between Newquay and London Gatwick this summer. Flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay will operate three...

Devon & Cornwall police sergeant who shared offensive image did not commit a crime, court rules

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall police sergeant has been found not guilty of a crime after distributing a "bad taste" image of a US policeman killing a...

Unemployment holds steady at 7% of Cornwall’s workforce

By Peter Tremayne The number of people out of work and claiming benefit in Cornwall has held steady over the past month, after a huge leap between February and...