Camelford local news

Democracy comes to Delabole, as one of Cornwall’s largest holes-in-the-ground gets its own parish council

By Richard Whitehouse Driving into Delabole there is an instant indicator of its most famous export – a fine piece of slate with Delabole engraved into it. A few...

Suspended jail sentence for Camelford man who punched paramedic

By Peter Tremayne A Camelford man who assaulted a paramedic has been given a suspended prison sentence, a rehabilitation order and ordered to pay compensation. Kevin Spillane, 27, was...

“Save Our Pool!” – Wadebridge fears its leisure centre is at the top of County Hall’s “hit list”

By Graham Smith About 30 protestors staged a peaceful, socially-distanced demonstration in Wadebridge on Friday evening to highlight the loss of their local leisure centre. The swimming pool, gym,...

Some of Cornwall’s indoor swimming pools might never reopen, warns new report

By Rashleigh MacFarlane At least a fifth of Cornwall’s publicly-owned indoor swimming pools could close permanently without a dramatic change in policy, according to a new report. Cornwall Council...

Suspended sentence for “hit and run” driver after fatal St Teath accident

By Peter Tremayne Wayne Shilling, 39, of St Teath, has been given a four-month suspended prison sentence after admitting that he failed to stop and report an accident in...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Three more Cornwall councillors in the “dock” over alleged misbehaviour

By Graham Smith There may be ten months to go, but next year’s Cornwall Council elections are already on the minds of some local communities – with some serving...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Camelford Show falls victim to the Covid-19 lockdown

By Julia Penhaligon The Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis has claimed another of Cornwall’s agricultural shows.  The Camelford Show, due to have taken place on 12th August, has been cancelled for...

Question: When is a holiday home not a holiday home? Answer: When the council fails to take action for so long that nobody cares

By Richard Whitehouse A family used a photograph of their housewarming party to prove that they have been living in a holiday home without planning permission for more than...

No school on Monday? Keep Calm, Carry On – Malory Towers is coming to the rescue

By Anne North We might not yet have reached the stage of child-evacuees put on trains at Paddington by anxious parents hoping their offspring can escape Covid-19.  But the...

Budget cash for Camelford by-pass

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s budget has included funding for a Camelford by-pass. The government has accepted the business case for a single-carriageway to the west of town. The £42.5...

This is why Cornwall Council won’t say where the local Covid-19 patients come from

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has explained why it has not provided the exact location of the five people who have tested positive for coronavirus. It comes after an...

Coughs and sneezes don’t just spread diseases – they underline the 5,000-mile connection between Cornwall’s dairy farmers and China

By Julia Penhaligon Some call it the “butterfly effect.”  A small change in initial conditions can have much larger consequences in a later state.  It is why students of...

Public consultation on proposed Camelford by-pass ends 16th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of the most important public consultations for many years is underway as Cornwall Council invites comments on its ambition to build a bypass around Camelford....

Labour Parties in North Cornwall and St Ives nominate Emily Thornberry as their leader

By Graham Smith Labour Party members in the North Cornwall and St Ives constituencies have nominated Emily Thornberry to be their leader. Last night’s (Tuesday) decisions means that across...

Health chiefs sacrifice overnight services in North Cornwall in order to treat patients elsewhere

By Anne North The staffing crisis at the Royal Cornwall hospital in Truro is having a knock-on effect around the county, undermining health chiefs’ calls that patients should seek...

Liberal Democrat Disability Association files formal complaint about its own North Cornwall candidate

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrat general election candidate in North Cornwall has come under fire from members of his own party for a series of social media posts...

Labour selects Bodmin’s Joy Bassett as its Parliamentary candidate in North Cornwall

By Anne North Labour took a step towards completing its compliment of Parliamentary candidates in Cornwall last night (Tuesday) when the party selected Bodmin’s Joy Bassett as its choice...

Two Cornwall councillors in line for national awards

By Julia Penhaligon Two Cornwall councillors, Conservative James Mustoe and Liberal Democrat Rob Rotchell, have been shortlisted for a national award. They are both in line for “achievement awards”...