Wadebridge and Padstow

Harbour Commissioners issue formal warning over Wadebridge jet-ski incident

By Peter Tremayne Padstow Harbour Commissioners have issued a formal warning to youths who launched a jet-ski in the River Camel at Eglshayle last week. PC Alex Allen, local...

North Cornwall police investigate allegations of anti-social behaviour

By Peter Tremayne Police are investigating two allegations of anti social behaviour which local residents associate with holidaymakers in North Cornwall.  The incidents have fuelled underlying tensions stemming from...

It’s a drive-in Friday as Cornwall’s cinema-goers get the chance of their first movie in three months

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall will host one of Britain’s first drive-in cinemas in the Covid-19 era this week, as The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to a big screen...

Wadebridge Post Office saved, as Town Council steps in to provide a temporary Covid-19 home

By Graham Smith Wadebridge Post Office is to move into the local town hall this week, as a temporary measure due to the Covid-19 crisis. The Post Office had...

RNLI lifeguards to patrol six more Cornish beaches from tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse More beaches in Cornwall will have RNLI lifeguards patrolling from this weekend. Cornwall Council has announced that from Saturday another six beaches in Cornwall will have...

Covid-19 disrupts plans to relocate Wadebridge Post Office

By Graham Smith Wadebridge Post Office is to close next week – because Covid-19 social distancing rules prevent the planned move into the town’s Spar shop. The Post Office...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

EXCLUSIVE: County Hall steps in to rescue Corserv from insolvency

By Anne North Cornwall Council has stepped in with an emergency bail-out loan to rescue its own company Corserv, which was on the brink of financial collapse. The council’s...

Outsourcing company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres asks taxpayers to top-up staff’s wages

By Anne North The company which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres is asking local taxpayers to top up its staff wages, as central government pays only 80% of normal salary...

Royal Cornwall Show cancelled – and now planning for next year

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Royal Cornwall Show for 2020 has been cancelled.  The event, which regularly attracts crowds of more than 100,000, had already been postponed from June to...

No school on Monday? Keep Calm, Carry On – Malory Towers is coming to the rescue

By Anne North We might not yet have reached the stage of child-evacuees put on trains at Paddington by anxious parents hoping their offspring can escape Covid-19.  But the...

Royal Cornwall Show and Flora Day both fall victim to Covid-19 coronavirus

By Anne North The Royal Cornwall Show will not be held in June because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Organisers have postponed the event until September. With potential exhibitors...

Budget cash for Camelford by-pass

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s budget has included funding for a Camelford by-pass. The government has accepted the business case for a single-carriageway to the west of town. The £42.5...

This is why Cornwall Council won’t say where the local Covid-19 patients come from

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has explained why it has not provided the exact location of the five people who have tested positive for coronavirus. It comes after an...

Are you local? Nervous residents tell second home owners to stay away from Cornwall to prevent the risk of spreading Covid-19

By Graham Smith As the government’s emergency Cobra committee today (Tuesday) ducked the difficult decision about exactly when to impose Covid-19 travel restrictions, residents in one North Cornwall community...

Western Power promises more “flight diverters” after death of a swan at Wadebridge

By Graham Smith Western Power has promised North Cornwall MP Scott Mann that it will install more “flight diverters” to prevent the sort of incident which killed a swan...

Post Office pledges to stay in Wadebridge

By Graham Smith The Post Office has said it plans to keep a presence in Wadebridge when it leaves its current premises on The Platt. The Post Office will...

Western Power pressed to replace “swan balls” after bird dies at Wadebridge

By Anne North Residents in Wadebridge are pressing Western Power to replace the “swan balls” on power cables which run overhead at part of the town, following the death...

Post Office shock as Wadebridge staff told of redundancy

By Graham Smith The Post Office has promised to clarify the situation at Wadebridge, where its staff were today (Tuesday) given notice of redundancy. Residents have been worried for...

Planners vote 9-6 to allow demolition of North Cornwall hotel, to be replaced with apartments

By Richard Whitehouse Planning permission has been granted – by nine votes to six - for the demolition and replacement of a hotel with apartments and houses but only...