West Country Mining

85-year-old heads back down Cornwall mines after starting work at age 14

Arthur Northey wants to share his knowledge of the mining industry with the next generation.

200 feet hole appears in Cornish car park

Part of a St Ives housing estate is sealed off after a mineshaft opened up. A resident says he poked it with a broom just before it caved in

Reopening of tin mine could create hundreds of jobs

South Crofty, between Camborne and Redruth, last produced tin in 1998 but beneath the surface are essential natural elements.