Camelford local news

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”...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Is Tintagel’s new footbridge causing more harm than good? asks councillor

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has questioned whether the new bridge at Tintagel is doing more harm than good for the historic site. Bert Biscoe, independent councillor for...

Councillors to debate call to make them walk “dangerous” school routes

By Graham Smith The debate about young children having to walk long distances to school, along dangerous country lanes, is set to re-ignite next week when some Cornwall councillors...

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson visits North Cornwall

By Anne North Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson took time out from a family holiday yesterday (Saturday) to visit party activists in Launceston. She told reporters she was confident...

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

EXCLUSIVE: How the roads lobby hijacked air quality and turned it into a by-pass for Camelford

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s support for a Camelford by-pass is based on a highly partisan interpretation of local public opinion, according to documents obtained by Cornwall Reports. A...

Weather delays opening of Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The official opening on Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge has been postponed because of Friday's poor weather forecast. The £5 million bridge had been due to open...

County Hall to draw up revised plans for Camelford by-pass and ask government to fund new road

By Richard Whitehouse Plans for a Camelford by-pass will include provision for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders, according to Cornwall Council. County Hall is backing plans for a £42.5...

Tintagel’s new footbridge to the castle will open next week

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge will open to the public next week (Friday 9th August.) English Heritage today (Tuesday) confirmed that problems with the 70-metre bridge have...

A new look on the cheese counter, as Cornwall’s Dairy Crest re-brands as Saputo

By Graham Smith One of Cornwall’s largest employers, Dairy Crest, has finally changed its name and brand to Saputo Dairy UK, following a £1 billion takeover earlier this year....

Is the man who fell to Earth in Davidstow Britain’s first Libyan boat refugee?

By Graham Smith The young man who fell from underneath a lorry near Davidstow earlier this month has told immigration officials he is a refugee from Libya. Although his...

County Hall sets its sights on a £42.5 million Camelford bypass by 2023

By Anne North Cornwall Council is preparing to put its weight behind a renewed campaign for a £42.5 million Camelford bypass. The council’s ruling cabinet is to meet next...

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...