Camelford local news

Tintagel Castle footbridge will not be open in time for school holidays

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The £4 million footbridge to Tintagel Castle will not be open in time for the start of the school holidays, English Heritage has confirmed. The 12...

Local government Ombudsman rules against Cornwall Council, and in favour of Delabole families, in the long running saga of school bus passes

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has apologised to the parents of children from Delabole whose bus passes were taken away because County Hall officials decreed that they could walk,...

“Illegal immigrant” arrested after falling from underneath lorry at Davidstow

By Peter Tremayne Border Force officials are preparing to question a man who fell from underneath a lorry as it drove through Davidstow, north Cornwall, last week.  The incident...

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann stands up for Cornish Wrestling

By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann plans to use an adjournment debate in the House of Commons this evening (Wednesday) to win government support for Cornish Wrestling....

Seal died after “ghost gear” net entanglement

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A post-mortem examination of a seal recovered from the sea in North Cornwall has confirmed that the animal died because of “ghost gear” fishing net wrapped...

Controversy rages over Davidstow cheese factory expansion, with planning decision now overdue

By Julia Penhaligon Controversial plans to expand the Dairy Crest factory at Davidstow are due to be determined by Cornwall Council soon.  The plans were submitted in September and...

Camelford man charged with attempted murder

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Nigel Frederick, aged 45, from Market Place, Camelford, has been charged with attempted murder.  He appeared before Truro magistrates today (Tuesday) and was remanded in custody,...

Rock rocked by music festival described as “a very good idea in the wrong place”

By Richard Whitehouse Fears have been raised that a new music, food and wellbeing festival could bring traffic chaos and drugs to a quiet area in north Cornwall. Porthilly...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats select Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate

By Julia Penhaligon North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have selected vet Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate. Mr Chambers is from just over the border in Devon and at only...

Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall live in poverty, says Director of Public Health

By Graham Smith Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are living in poverty, according to the latest annual report by the Director of Public Health....

Bodmin councillor Leigh Frost declares he wants to be North Cornwall’s next MP

By Anne North Bodmin Liberal Democrat councillor Leigh Frost has declared his ambition to stand for Parliament at the next general election. Mr Frost, a town and Cornwall councillor,...

Unite seeks talks with new owners of Davidstow cheese factory

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Unite is seeking an urgent meeting with Saputo, the Canadian diary giant, following Friday’s announcement that the company has tabled a takeover bid for Dairy Crest. ...

Port Isaac Rowing Club’s annual Gig Push raises £600

By Anne North The Port Isaac Rowing Club has raised £600 for the Invictus Trust, a Cornwall-based charity which helps provide support for children and young adults with mental...

School transport policy which forces 11-year-olds to risk their lives must be reviewed, says Delabole councillor

28th November 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornwall Council policy which says it is reasonable for 16 children in Delabole to walk nearly three miles to school along a...

The 30-year campaign for a skatepark in Wadebridge finally goes out to tender

18th September 2018 By Julia Penhaligon After a campaign lasting nearly 30 years, youngsters in Wadebridge might soon have a bike-and-skate park constructed on land behind the Lidl supermarket,...

EXCLUSIVE: 135 complaints per year. There’s something in the air at Davidstow, as Dairy Crest prepares for controversial expansion

13th September 2018 By Anne North Residents in and around Davidstow are preparing for a public presentation later this month of a proposed £75 million expansion to the local...

Nearly £40 million unspent at County Hall, as Delabole parents face bus pass bills

10th September 2018 By Graham Smith The parents of 21 schoolchildren from Delabole are to each be invoiced £280 for bus passes, after they refused to let their children...

How Cornwall Council could save nearly £12,000 without really trying (and find the money for school bus passes in Delabole)

4th September 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council officials and the authority’s ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration are fighting a rearguard action to save their Strategic Planning Committee, which has...

Delabole bus pass row comes to the boil

3rd September 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The row over school transport between Delabole and Camelford will intensify over the next 24 hours as some children prepare to walk nearly...

“Insane” County Hall tells Delabole children they must pay-up – or walk to school in Camelford on Tuesday

30th August 2018 By Anne North Campaigners are fighting a frantic last-minute battle to persuade Cornwall Council that a narrow country lane between Delabole and Camelford is not suitable...