Author: Peter Tremayne

I’ll fire my rocket on 30th April, says Branson

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s reputation for unshakeable optimism has received a boost after he announced that he now plans the first launch of his rocket on 30th April....

From zero to hero: how the government changed its tune on migrant farm workers

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s farm labourers – many of them EU migrant workers – have within only one month gone from being “unskilled workers” to “key workers” whose children...

Falmouth University suspends face-to-face teaching because of Covid-19

By Peter Tremayne Falmouth University has suspended face-to-face lectures and studio work because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Some students have been sent home and told they can work...

Newquay Aerohub Enterprise Zone cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers more than £200,000 last year

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council wrote off more than £200,000 in business rates at the Newquay Aerohub Enterprise Zone last year, according to new figures. A County Hall report...

Where have all the passengers gone? New figures reveal it was getting quiet at Newquay Airport, even before Flybe collapsed

By Peter Tremayne The difficulties facing Newquay Airport following the collapse of Flybe have been thrown into sharp relief by the publication of new figures which show an 11%...

MAIB safety warning after anti-fire system kills apprentice on Newlyn trawler

By Peter Tremayne The Marine Accident Investigation Branch of the Transport Department has published an urgent safety bulletin after the death of a 20-year-old apprentice on board a Newlyn...

Newquay Airport to be transferred from Cornwall Council to Corserv, dodging scrutiny and control

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport, currently owned by Cornwall Council, is to be transferred to the authority’s arm’s length “commercial” company Corserv. The disclosure, which follows weeks of speculation...

The incredible shrinking council: County Hall prepares for asset sales worth £12 million a year

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is about to embark on a new project to halve its office space, encouraging staff to “hot desk,” work from home or in the...

Loganair picks up the former Flybe route from Newquay to Edinburgh

By Peter Tremayne Logainair has stepped in to replace one of the Newquay Airport routes lost when Flybe collapsed on Wednesday. The Scottish airline will provide two flights per...

Police appeal for information following “unexplained” death in Camborne

By Peter Tremayne Police have named the woman who died in Camborne on Monday, sparking a murder inquiry. Beata Lis, 47, was found dead at a house in Wesley...

Flybe lands with a bump, unlikely to take off again, leaving Newquay Airport all dressed up but with nowhere to go

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport bosses are expecting to be called to an emergency meeting tomorrow morning (Thursday) amid strong rumours that Flybe will collapse tonight.  About 2,000 jobs...

In and out: Mebyon Kernow candidate withdraws from Police and Crime Commissioner election in order to focus on council contest at St Mewan

By Peter Tremayne Mebyon Kernow is to field a candidate in the forthcoming St Mewan by-election, to fill a vacant seat on Cornwall Council. Michael Bunney (right) will represent...

Building a road to nowhere? The dilemma facing planners as they wonder how they will ever reach the promised land for Truro New Town

By Richard Whitehouse and Peter Tremayne Plans for a temporary road which would provide access for construction traffic for the Langarth Garden Village will be decided on Thursday (5th...

Back to school for Cornish students who went skiing in the coronavirus region of Italy

By Peter Tremayne Students and staff who have recently returned to Cornwall after a skiing trip to Northern Italy have been told they do not have to stay at...

Truro New Town – have your say next week

By Peter Tremayne Plans for a Truro New Town will go on show next week.  The project could eventually see the construction of 4,000 new homes. Cornwall Council is...

Dead whale is towed out to sea

By Peter Tremayne Members of the Porthoustock Coastguard Rescue Team have helped tow the dead 60-foot fin whale from Parbean Cove, Nare Point, The Lizard, and out to sea....

Stranded whale was malnourished, say experts

By Peter Tremayne The 60-foot fin whale which died at Parbean Cove, The Lizard, on Friday had an empty stomach, according to scientists who carried out the post mortem...

Bodmin’s Tulip food factory to stay open, but with 130 fewer workers

By Peter Tremayne The Tulip food processing factory in Bodmin is to stay open – but with a reduced workforce. The company has released a statement saying that it...

Gorse fire damages Cornish nature reserve

By Peter Tremayne A fierce gorse fire has damaged the Rosenannon Downs nature reserve, near Wadebridge. Firefighters from Wadebridge, St Columb, Padstow, St Dennis and Lostwithiel attended.  Flames were...

£290 million A30 upgrade between Carland Cross and Chiverton gets its final political sign-off, meaning work should start later this year

By Peter Tremayne The government has given the final, formal go-ahead to build a dual carriageway between Carland Cross and Chiverton on the A30 in west Cornwall. The Development...