Camelford local news

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...

15th century Helland Bridge, a Grade 1 scheduled monument, faces long closure after car crash

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A 15th century bridge over the River Camel in North Cornwall has been closed, and badly damaged, after it was hit by a car. Helland Bridge,...

Covid-19: Cornwall records its first new cluster for more than a week

By Anne North A new cluster of Covid-19 cases has appeared in Cornwall, the first for more than a week. The Camelford and Tresmeer area recorded four new cases...

The Once and Future Kings of Tintagel settle in to their new roles as parish councillors

By Graham Smith Tintagel parish council took the first steps towards resolving community tensions last night (Thursday) by holding its first meeting since bitterly contested local elections two weeks...

County Hall confirms embargo on new building in part of North Cornwall: full details

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has today (Tuesday) confirmed – and given more details of – the embargo on new development in the River Camel area of North Cornwall....

EXCLUSIVE: Natural England asks Cornwall Council to pause housebuilding because of serious, long-term damage to important wildlife sites

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Land owners and property developers in North Cornwall are bracing themselves for a possible embargo on new building, pending investigation of serious pollution in the River...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

“Hitler Youth” group takes a hike on Bodmin Moor to protest against Covid lockdown

By Peter Tremayne A far-Right political group has taken a group of youths on a hike across Bodmin Moor to stage an anti Covid lockdown protest. The youths unfurled...

Budget boost for Okehampton rail link could benefit North Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has welcomed yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) budget support for improved rail services between Exeter and Okehampton. Regular services were withdrawn in 1972 but...

Canadian cheese giant gets £3.2 million of Cornwall’s “shovel-ready” Covid recovery cash

By Peter Tremayne The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is giving the Canadian multi-national dairy empire Saputo a £3.2 million grant to boost cheddar production at...

Reopening Cornwall’s branch railway lines: plenty of ideas, but no money for infrastructure

By Daniel Clark A £500 million government fund to study the prospect of reopening old railways lines in Cornwall has now been open for more than a year –...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Tintagel parish council ordered to release information, after Commissioner rules that questions were not “vexatious”

By Julia Penhaligon Tintagel parish council has been ordered to release details of its accounts after the Information Commission ruled that it could not rely on its claim that...