Author: Peter Tremayne

Call for review after inquest jury says police use of Taser weapon played “more than trivial” role in the death of Falmouth’s Marc Cole

By Peter Tremayne The family of a Falmouth man who died after police Tasered him three times have called for a review of the weapon. An inquest jury yesterday...

Man appears in court accused of Liskeard murder

By Peter Tremayne Carl Smythe, 45, of Varley Lane, Liskeard, has appeared before Truro magistrates charged with the murder of 20-year-old Damien Bendelow (right) in the Liskeard cattle market...

Inquest into the death of Falmouth man who died after being shot three times with police Taser weapon is drawing to a close

By Peter Tremayne An inquest into the death of a Falmouth man whose heart stopped after police shot him three times with a Taser is drawing to a close. ...

Police question man in connection with Liskeard murder

By Peter Tremayne Police are continuing to question a 45-year-old man in connection with a murder investigation in Liskeard. A local man in his 20s died shortly after midnight...

Royal Marine recruit dies during training exercise at Tregantle

By Peter Tremayne A Royal Marine who got into difficulty during a training exercise at Tregantle, Whitsand Bay, on Tuesday has died in hospital.  About 18 armed forces personnel...

Cornwall hopes that new flights from Newquay-Amsterdam will keep open its window to the world, as Branson snatches Heathrow slots and confirms Flybe will be re-branded as Virgin

By Peter Tremayne Flybe is to introduce new flights between Newquay and Amsterdam, and increase services to Manchester and Edinburgh, as part-compensation for the loss of its connection to...

Cornwall College to close Saltash campus in bid to avoid financial collapse

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall College is to sell its 35-year-old Saltash campus to help stave off a financial crisis. A statement on the college website says the Saltash campus...

WW2 Lancaster bomber to be restored at Newquay

By Peter Tremayne A World War 2 Lancaster bomber is being rebuilt at Newquay airport.  Replica Aircraft Fabrications, based at Newquay’s AeroHub, is searching for spare parts to help...

Man’s body found on a beach at Widmouth Bay, Bude

By Peter Tremayne Police searching for 23-year-old Ricky Gamage, who was reported missing from the Bude area on 28th December, have found the body of a man on a...

Flybe continues its slow shuffle towards the exit, as hopes fade for the Newquay-Heathrow link

By Peter Tremayne Flybe is refusing to comment on multiple media reports that it is close to collapse, despite its “rescue” last year by a consortium including Richard Branson’s...

Thieves steal 100 sheep in South East Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Police are looking for 100 sheep stolen from farmland at Trerulefoot, near Liskeard.  The flock disappeared from a field sometime between Thursday and Monday. Police are...

Truro stadium: all eyes on the 11th March budget

By Peter Tremayne The future of a possible Truro sports stadium and hotel might become clearer in March, after Chancellor Sajid Javid set a date for his first budget....

Teenager arrested in connection with New Year Eve assault at St Ives

By Peter Tremayne A teenager has been arrested in connection with a serious assault that took place in St Ives in the early hours of New Year’s Day.  A...

Man in critical condition after New Year’s Eve assault at St Ives

By Peter Tremayne Police are appealing for information following an assault in St Ives in the early hours of yesterday morning (Wednesday 1 January) which has left a man...

Penzance’s Cliff Hotel, once a dangerous drugs den, could soon be converted to flats

By Peter Tremayne Plans to restore the Penzance Cliff Hotel should be determined early in the New Year.  The building has been in a poor state of repair for...

Christmas Eve fire destroys barn near Launceston

By Peter Tremayne Fire crews from across North Cornwall were called to deal with a large barn fire near Launceston on Christmas Eve.    Emergency services advised residents in and...

Sharp drop in the number of children arrested by Devon & Cornwall police

By Peter Tremayne There has been a dramatic fall in the numbers of children arrested by Devon and Cornwall police. Data compiled by the Howard League for Penal Reform...

Masked knifeman steals six-month-old puppy in St Austell

By Peter Tremayne St Austell police are appealing for information after a dog was stolen while being walked by its owner in Belmont Road. A masked man approached Catherine...

American takeover of RNAS Culdrose supplier raises eyebrows

By Peter Tremayne The Dorset-based defence contractor Cobham, which was last week taken over by a US hedge fund, is a major supplier to the Royal Naval Air Station,...

Investigation into the cause of fire which swept through the building where Rudolph Hess was once interned

By Peter Tremayne Investigations are continuing today (Sunday) into the cause of a fire which swept through a £2 million Victorian house at Milltown, Lostwithiel, yesterday. The building, known...