Wadebridge and Padstow

Tuesday night’s fire destroyed 25% of rare wildlife site

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Wildlife Trust has said that about a quarter of its nature reserve between Wadebridge and St Columb was destroyed by Tuesday night’s arson attack, which...

Huge gorse fire lights up the sky over Cornwall

Flames could be seen for miles.  Thousands of people took to social media to swap theories, ranging from alien invasion to atomic bomb blast.  A similar fire broke out...

TV shows contributing to Cornwall’s soaring property prices, say estate agents

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A rash of network television programmes extolling Cornwall’s natural beauty and lifestyles have led to an explosion in house-buying inquiries, according to Rightmove. The town of...

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 –...

Wadebridge Town Council unveils plan to build “affordable” houses – in the parish next door

By Graham Smith Wadebridge Town Council has announced that it is starting to prepare a planning application which could see it work with a property developer to build “affordable”...

“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...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

Covid-19: Royal Cornwall showground opens for mass vaccinations on Monday – 67,595 jabbed so far

By Anne North The Royal Cornwall showground, Wadebridge, is to open for Covid-19 vaccinations on Monday (1st February.) The news comes as health chiefs announced that 67,595 people in...

Covid-19 forces the closure of several Cornish pubs

By Julia Penhaligon A growing number of pubs in Cornwall are closing because of Covid-19.  The specific reasons vary, with some blaming staff shortages following reported contact with a...

Next year’s Royal Cornwall Show will not be before September, as Covid confusion continues

By Graham Smith Continuing uncertainty over Covid-19 has forced the Royal Cornwall Show to change its traditional dates for next year.  The event, at Wadebridge, will not be held...

Housing plan for Wadebridge Football Club refused permission

By Graham Smith Plans to build 143 houses on the site of Wadebridge Football Club have been refused permission. Cornwall Council issued a formal decision notice last week, appearing...

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...

Wadebridge armed robbery: two men arrested

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested two men on suspicion of the alleged armed robbery of a betting shop in Wadebridge town centre. The incident occurred on Wednesday 4th...

Covid-19: Cornwall records another 57 cases in 24 hours

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded another 57 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours – making the total for the past two days 113. It is...

Patches of blue come and go on Cornwall’s Covid-19 cluster map, as another 23 positive cases confirmed

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid-19 cluster map is continuing to fluctuate, as another 23 positive cases have been recorded across the county this afternoon. Wadebridge has joined the map...

After yesterday’s £6 million bail-out, the battle for Cornwall’s leisure centres is only just getting started

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People who use Cornwall’s leisure centres are waiting anxiously for details of a “strategic review” which will see all sites operate up to and beyond next...

Proposed tourism complex at Camel estuary AONB “will not be a mini-Butlins,” says owner

By Richard Whitehouse Standing at the heart of Trefresa Farm the smile on Will Hermann’s face is wide as he explains how he aims to create a boutique resort...

“Save Our Pool!” – Wadebridge fears its leisure centre is at the top of County Hall’s “hit list”

By Graham Smith About 30 protestors staged a peaceful, socially-distanced demonstration in Wadebridge on Friday evening to highlight the loss of their local leisure centre. The swimming pool, gym,...

Plans rejected for new development at North Cornwall beauty spot

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to demolish a beachfront house and replace it with two new homes have been refused permission due to the impact it would have on the...

Major chemical spillage at Sharp’s Brewery, Rock

By Graham Smith Up to 1,000 litres of potentially lethal hydrochloric acid has spilled from Sharp’s Brewery at Rock, near Wadebridge. There are no casualties but fire crews, police ...