Wadebridge and Padstow

Cornwall Council’s “estates transformation” puts question mark over Corserv HQ at Wadebridge

By Graham Smith The Wadebridge headquarters of Cornwall Council’s Corserv group of companies could be among those considered for disposal, following a County Hall cabinet meeting this week. The...

Up, up and away into the skies over Wadebridge

A hot air balloon festival is due to take place at the Royal Cornwall showground, Wadebridge, in September.  The event is scheduled for the weekend of 18th and 19th...

Clean-up continues after lorry carrying bitumen and diesel crashes over Camel Estuary cliff near Padstow

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Environment Agency is continuing the clean-up after hundreds of gallons of bitumen and diesel spilled into the River Camel yesterday (Friday) when a lorry crashed...

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...

Atlantic Ocean claims another car left on a Cornish beach

Police and coastguards have confirmed that no-one was inside this car, washed out to sea at Polzeath after its driver apparently failed to appreciate that tides come in and...

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,...

Planners vote unanimously to refuse permission for large housing scheme to north west of Wadebridge

Cornwall’s planners have again voted unanimously to refuse permission for a large housing estate to the north west of Wadebridge. The application had been for outline permission for a...

EXCLUSIVE: Corserv shakes off councillors as non-executive directors

By Graham Smith The link between Cornwall Council and its wholly-owned, arms-length group of companies appears to have suddenly become much weaker, after a decision by chief executive Kate...

Planners asked to think again about 245-house project to the north west of Wadebridge

By Graham Smith The long-running saga of whether planning permission should be granted for a large housing scheme to the north and west of Wadebridge is set to resume...

Porthcurno parking chaos fuels calls for Cornwall Council to take action

By Rashleigh MacFarlane It happens every year but yesterday’s (Sunday’s) car parking chaos near Land’s End has provoked new calls for Cornwall Council to take action. Hundreds of tourists...

Padstow’s walrus “hit by boat” on his way to France

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Arctic walrus spotted off Padstow two weeks week ago has been injured in collision with a boat. The accident happened off the coast of western...

I am the Walrus: Arctic mammal spotted off Padstow

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Wildlife experts around the South West have been excited by photographs of a walrus seen swimming close to the Cornish coast off Padstow. At first thought...

No rocking at Rock, as music festival is cancelled and farm at the centre of “Butlins” planning application collapses into administration

By Graham Smith A controversial North Cornwall music festival planned for the end of May has been cancelled because the organisers cannot get insurance against Covid-19. The festival had...

Birdwatchers report the return of osprey – the large “fish-eagle” – to Cornwall’s rivers

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Birdwatchers in Cornwall have been excited to see an osprey, a large bird of prey which migrates between the UK and Africa. They are more often...

David Cameron used collapsed firm’s private jet to visit Daymer Bay – and then asked government chums for a bail-out

By Julia Penhaligon Former Prime Minister David Cameron has been unable to tell MPs to how many times he used a private jet owned by Greensill Capital to fly...

The curious case of the 8-hour delay in counting Cornwall’s Police & Crime Commissioner votes

By Julia Penhaligon and Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has refused to explain the eight-hour delay in counting Police & Crime Commissioner votes, which led staff, politicians and media facing...

Wadebridge Post Office finally has a new home

Former postman, now North Cornwall MP Scott Mann, declares the Wadebridge Post Office formally open.  The Post Office is now housed in the town's Spar shop, having once had...

Anti-lockdown Reform UK candidate comes bottom of the poll in both Cornwall and Buckinghamshire

By Julia Penhaligon The Reform UK candidate who entered last week’s local elections in two different councils, separated by 245 miles, came bottom of the poll in both. Bettina...

Don’t vote for the Liberal Democrat candidate in Padstow, says Padstow’s retiring Liberal Democrat councillor

By Julia Penhaligon As more than 370 Cornwall Council candidates embark on their last-minute scramble for votes, one retiring Liberal Democrat councillor has raised eyebrows by urging people to...

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....