Camelford local news

The Queen is not amused: Davidstow cheese factory could lose its Royal seal of approval over Bodmin Moor pollution

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Davidstow cheese factory is at risk of losing its Royal patronage unless it stops polluting Bodmin Moor with black sludge. The Queen is said to...

EXCLUSIVE: Marlborough College puts entire North Cornwall hamlet on the market (again)

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Storm clouds are gathering over the tiny North Cornwall hamlet of Trevalga, near Tintagel, which is owned by the Marlborough College private school in Wiltshire. About...

EXCLUSIVE: The 30 year secret which describes how health officials considered trying to silence one of their fiercest critics over the Camelford water poisoning disaster

By Graham Smith Senior officials at the Department of Health were so concerned about their perceived response to the Camelford water poisoning disaster of 1988 that they considered taking...

Davidstow cheese factory fined £1.5 million for pollution offences

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Davidstow cheese factory, owned by Dairy Crest Ltd, has been fined £1.5 million for polluting the countryside to the harm of local residents. Dairy Crest...

“Doc Martin” surgery in North Cornwall, closed for two years because of Covid, might never reopen

By Anne North A small, rural doctors’ surgery in North Cornwall – closed for two years because of Covid – might never reopen because of staff shortages. The St...

Rave On: Davidstow’s “Not The Jubilee” party continues to irritate some locals

By Peter Tremayne Hundreds of people are still at an impromptu music festival on Davidstow moor, near Camelford, despite a three-day police presence at the site. Officers have made...

The wrong kind of Jubilee party has North Cornwall residents up in arms

By Peter Tremayne With dozens of roads in Cornwall due to be closed for the Queen’s Jubilee street parties this weekend, police are warning people to avoid Davidstow, near...

North Cornwall farmer gets his climate protest day in court

By Peter Tremayne A North Cornwall farmer is due to appear in court in East London this afternoon (Friday) accused of taking part in a climate change protest. Paul...

David Flower, former TV repair man, photographer and Tintagel local news website pioneer, dies

By Graham Smith One of the best known characters in Tintagel has died.  David Flower, a local photographer and publisher of the Tintagel Web community news site, was in...

A bridge too far: Cormac prepares for major engineering task at Helland, as locals urge physical traffic-calming measures to prevent more damage in future

By Graham Smith A 15th century bridge over the River Camel in North Cornwall looks as if it will remain closed for weeks, despite the delivery of machinery and...

Camelford by-pass: the £48.17 million project awaits a government decision as timetable slips

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The possibility of a £48.17 million by-pass to the north of Camelford is now waiting for the government to decide, finally, whether or not it will...

Planners again reject proposals for eight bungalows on golf course near Camelford

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Controversial proposals for housing on land at the Bowood golf club, near Camelford, have been rejected by Cornwall planners. Officials had recommended refusal of the plans,...

Who should pay to repair Port Isaac’s harbour?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Port Isaac harbour wall is falling into the sea, raising the risk of tidal flooding but also posing questions about the nature of coastal life in...

Government promises to review “hit and run” laws after being forced to debate fatal accident in North Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne The government has promised to review the law on hit-and-run driving after Parliament debated a fatal road traffic accident in North Cornwall. Ryan Saltern, 31, was...

Sits Vac: North Cornwall Liberal Democrats seek new Parliamentary candidate

By Julia Penhaligon Liberal Democrats in North Cornwall are looking for a new Parliamentary candidate, after their 2019 champion Danny Chambers abandoned hopes of winning the seat at the...

Rescue services save four from car roof as Storm Aurore floods St Kew ford

By Peter Tremayne Rescue services were called to the St Kew ford last night to help recover four people trapped by floodwater on the roof of their car. The...

Promotion for St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double in this week’s government reshuffle

By Julia Penhaligon St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has been promoted in the latest government reshuffle.  He becomes an Assistant Whip, an unpaid post, and joins North...

Twenty years later, and after a long “Metric Martyrs” march to Strasbourg and back, people in Camelford might soon be able to buy a pound of apples once more

By Julia Penhaligon The government’s review of post-Brexit weights and measures, offering retailers the prospect of once more selling goods in pounds and ounces, will revive memories a decades-old...

North Cornwall planning embargo could remain in place for months

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Property developers and their agents have been invited to hear an update about the planning embargo which is affecting a large part of North Cornwall. The...

Call for more walk-in Covid vaccination centres in North and South East Cornwall is “a fair challenge”

By Anne North County Hall is to explore ways of increasing Covid vaccination opportunities in North and South East Cornwall, after hearing concerns that Stithians and Wadebridge are the...